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Lifting case study: Sewer exit and entry
08 December, 2023 Reid Lifting has supplied its PortaGantry Rapide to a company requiring safe sewage access at confined space entry points.
  • Baumann adds hydraulic gantry to fleet
    Baumann, a heavy lift transportation and logistics company, has added a new Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry system to its fleet, which will allow the company to undertake heavy lift projects where limited space makes a mobile crane impractical.


Kito Crosby CEO interview: How we combined two businesses
03 November, 2023 Kito Crosby’s CEO provides insight into the deal that brought two lifting brands together.
  • Lever hoist insight: Automatic locking
    Jenny Eagle reports... The Kito LB-SL is a modified version of Kito’s standard Kito LB series lever hoists that provides additional safety through a safety locking module. Kito adds that existing LB hoists can be upgraded, so LB hoist owners do not have to buy an entire new hoist to get the modification.
  • Liftex in Liverpool
    If your role requires you to operate lifting equipment in any sector you can’t afford to miss the LiftEx show. Here, we highlight the latest news from several exhibitors.


How to pick a crane remote control
07 December, 2023 Brian Cook, senior product manager, Conductix-Wampfler USA, discusses how to pick the best crane remote for your business.
  • Below the hook: Sheet Lifters
    There are special below-the-hook products for lifting sheet, and the most common electrical version is not the only option, says Jay Strong, applications specialist, at The Caldwell Group.
  • Crane damage: Inspect and detect
    Mukulesh Debnath, vice president (structural) at India’s Texmaco Rail & Engineering, pinpoints the spots on a crane where damage is most likely to occur.
  • LEEA column: The life of a crane
    Understanding of the Design Working Period is crucial if age-related crane failures are to be avoided, writes Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.