Demags for Cosmo

Australian sales and rental company Cosmo Cranes has taken delivery of two Demag All Terrain cranes, a 300 tonne AC 300-6 and 130 tonne AC 130-5.
The six axle AC 300-6 has an 80 metre main boom plus a 21 metre bi-fold extension, with up to 40 degrees of offset, and can handle up to 15 tonnes on its fully extended main boom. The five axle AC 130-5 has a 60 metre main boom, while extensions take the maximum tip height to 86.5 metres. Both cranes are equipped with Demag’s IC-1 Plus control system with variable outrigger setup and automatic load chart calculation.

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Owner Josh Handley said: “Over the last 16 years, we have built a reputation on being experts in our field by performing quality work safely. The machinery we use, as well as the distributors and manufacturers we choose to partner with help us get to where we are today. We have always trusted the Demag team to deliver quality equipment and outstanding service support. The technology built into these two new cranes will help us continue to meet the needs of our clients.”

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Established in 2003, Cosmo Cranes is based in Sydney, and offers crane services across the country. Its fleet includes both tower cranes and All Terrain cranes.

First crawler for HKV

German crane and heavy haulage company HKV Schmitz + Partner has taken delivery of a 500 tonne Liebherr LR 1500, the company’s first crawler crane.
The crane has a maximum lift height of 165 metres, a maximum radius of 144 metres and an overall width of 9.1 metres, and replaces a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All Terrain crane in the company’s fleet. Its first job is a power plant construction project.

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Managing director Michael Schmitz said: “We analysed the market and the future requirements of our customers. We also modernise our fleet continuously and invest in the latest technology. Purchasing a 500 tonne crawler crane gives us a whole new range of ways to serve our customers and to acquire new customers.”

“We decided on the LR 1500 because it is one of the most modern crawler cranes on the market. It has short setup times and features high safety standards for the setup and operating personnel – aspects which are extremely important to us. The LR 1500 is very compact yet delivers high lifting capacities. Compared to other crawler cranes, it is much more economical to transport. The new crane delivers some significant benefits”.

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Established in 1995, HKV is based in Cologne, western Germany. The company employs 45 and operates a fleet of 26 cranes, all from Liebherr.

Two LHM 550s for Mozambique

Mozambique based Maputo Port Development Company has taken delivery of two 144 tonne Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes.

The LHM 550 provides a radius of 54 metres and will handle high density bulk materials such as ferrochrome, one of the main products being handled at the port on the Indian Ocean. They join two LHM 550 cranes that were purchased back in 2015.

One of the new Liebherr LHM 550 cranes

One of the new Liebherr LHM 550 cranes

Chief operations officer Marla Calado said: “In addition to the two mobile harbour cranes, we have recently acquired 14 payloaders, eight tractors, eight forklifts and two rail excavators for wagon unloading operations. This investment is in line with the need to improve the berth usage and the rehabilitation and deepening works that are taking place at the moment.”

First Liebherr tower for Lee Lifting

Lee Lifting’s new MK 140

UK rental company Lee Lifting Services has taken delivery of an eight tonne Liebherr MK 140 self erecting mobile tower crane.
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First Terex RT 100US for Empire

Empire’s new Terex RT 100US

US based Empire Crane Company has taken delivery of a 90 tonne Terex RT 100US Rough Terrain crane.

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First LG 1750 in USA

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US rental company Trand has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom truck crane, the first in the USA.

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First Swiss LTM 1230-5.1

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Swiss construction and logistics company Christen has taken delivery of a 230 tonne Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 All Terrain crane, the first in Switzerland. »

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Bennetts takes Raimondi stand cranes

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UK tower crane rental company Bennetts Cranes, has purchased two of the three cranes on the Raimondi stand at Bauma. »

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650t Liebherr for NMT

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UK crane rental company NMT placed one of the first orders for the new 650 tonne Liebherr LTM1650-8.1 at bauma this week. Following the show, the display model will travel to the UK to appear at Vertikal Days – May 15 and 16 at Donington Park.  »

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Lambertsson takes new Potain

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Sweden’s Lambertsson Kran has purchased the new Potain MDT 809 flat top crane displayed on the company’s stand at Bauma.
Lambertsson played a significant role in the design of the new crane, working with Potain to perfect the final machine.
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