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LATEST NEWS

Loadshackle monitors sewer pump station cylinder removal
15 August, 2017 Dynamic Rigging Hire (DRH) supplied a 25t Wireless Loadshackle from Straightpoint and other rigging gear for the removal of a large hydraulic cylinder at a Melbourne Water sewer pump station in Australia.
  • HaiLi recommended
    Corrugated roller manufacturer HaiLi has become of the first Chinese companies to install Konecranes’ CXT Uno cranes.
  • Cargo king
    Brunnhuber Cranes Germany, part of the Teichmann Group, has delivered a 46.5m-long two-girder bridge crane with load-bearing capacity of 50t to an all-weather harbour terminal in Amsterdam.

LATEST FEATURES

Energy Boost
14 August, 2017 The Caspian is a growth region for many lifting equipment companies. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Big Issue
    A robust safety culture is driving the market in the heavy lifting sector of the crane industry. Paola De Pascali reports.
  • PUMPED UP
    Street Crane has manufactured and installed six new overhead cranes at the expanded production facility of engineering company Hayward Tyler.
  • Half-century of lifting
    Pelloby is just a few months away from celebrating its 50th year in business. Paola De Pascali takes a look at the products and services they offer today and reviews their halfcentury of lifting experience.
  • Renewed and re-opened
    Lifting Gear Hire had been absent from the UK market for 10 years but reopenedits doors for business at the end of last year. Sally Spencer reports.


BLOGS

Looking ahead to the coming issues of Hoist
14 August, 2017 It’s that time of year when, for many of you reading, work takes a back-seat and we can enjoy a well-earned break over the summer period. Here in the UK we don’t have a traditional widespread shutdown in quite the same manner as in some other countries, but nevertheless I will be spending a week in early August down in Cornwall. Planned activities include watching the boats rolling in to the bay and then watching them roll out again, and risking ejection from the region by publicly layering jam and cream on my scones in the order traditionally preferred by the neighbouring county of Devon.
  • Steady growth the benchmark in interesting times
    Iwas in Chicago last month, for the ProMat exhibition. It was my first time in the city, and certainly for the first half of the week its soubriquet of The Windy City proved accurate, with the path around the edge of Lake Michigan being temporarily closed due to large waves charging in—one person I spoke to claimed there would be 22ft waves, although from what I saw this may have been width rather than height.
  • Renting can make life easier and more efficient
    As a recent housebuyer, I’ve become very aware of two things—firstly, the fact that a small flat in the south of England will cost you more than the three-bedroom semi-detached house your friend bought in the north-west, and secondly, there are advantages to both buying and renting a property.