25 January 2020

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Belgian heavy lifting and transport specialist Sarens and Sinotrans Heavy-lift Logistics Company, a subsidiary of government owned Chinese integrated logistics company Sinotrans & CSC Group, have entered into a joint-venture agreement through which they will develop a joint market, shared management and advanced technologies.  The new company will offer Chinese customers heavy lifting and engineered transport services. The activities of the new firm will be centered on large engineering logistics projects, especially modular offshore projects. It is reported toward this end Sinotrans Sarens Logistics will purchase 180 axle lines of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and invest in staff training.



Vinci has just finalised the acquisition of the HEB Construction company in New Zealand. Founded more than 40 years ago, HEB Construction is a leader in the New Zealand construction market. The company offers a broad array of expertise in civil engineering, engineering structures, hydraulic engineering, roadworks, earthworks, marine and port works, pre-casting and transport. The company employs 750 people and generated revenue of about €230 million in 2014. With this acquisition, VINCI confirms its strategy of expanding in the high-growth international markets.



Sáez has launched the first unit in a range of luffing jib models. It is reported that with its maximum 60 metre jib the SL 240 has the ability to lift 12 ton out to 21 metres and with a 30 m jib to lift 16 ton to 17.4 m radius. The complete slewing unit is 4.6 x 4.8 x 3.3 metres and weighs 13.5 tonnes. Mast sections are 2.3 x 2.3 m. It can be configured for either internal or external climbing. The Spanish tower crane manufacturer is already working on larger models, including an SL 280, SL 465 and SL 710.



Swedish firm Sandvik which offers tools and tooling systems for metal cutting, mining and construction equipment, stainless steel and special alloy products, has designed and developed four new Rammer breakers on the strength of the success and popularity of previous model. The four new attachments in the Small Breaker’s range are 90 kg for 0.8 to 1.8 ton carriers and 850 kg for 9 to 15 tonne carriers and the 1,080 kg for 12 to 21 ton carriers and 1,400 kg 2166 for carriers from 16 to 27 ton in the Medium Breaker range.



Palfinger has introduced the first of a new generation of articulating boom cranes.  The PK 165.002 TEC 7 is designed for carrier vehicles with a maximum permitted total weight of 32 tons, is rated at 125 ton-metres. It is reported the machine’s capacity with the fly jib is 8.2 tons and it offers a maximum lifting height of 35 metres. In addition, the knuckle boom system enables an over extension of 15 degrees. The hydraulic crane manufacturer’s goal was to develop a crane designed for heavy loads and high reach capacities while reducing the weight at the same time.



Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has recently completed its milestone of building and delivering its 500,000th construction machine. The half-million milestone was achieved after the company introduced its first excavator in 1987, a year in which it produced merely about 426 machines. The company has has since grown to be a global player, and has a portfolio including excavators from 1.5 tonnes to 120 tonnes, wheeled loaders and forklifts. Its most recent additions are the HX series excavators, which feature low emission Tier 4 Final/Stage IV compliant diesel engines.



Crane specialist Liebherr has introduced a new crawler crane in the 500 ton capacity. The new LR 1500 which has the dimensions and transport weights of a 400 tonner has a maximum boom and luffing jib combination length of 84 + 84 metres. It is reported the 250 tonne jib head on the luffing jib is also used for SL main boom operation.



Caterpillar has entered a tie up with Modustri to develop systems which monitor and measure wear parts in the field using groundbreaking hardware and software. This will help dealers interact with customers, build trust and plan ahead for maintenance and parts replacements. According to the partners a web-based system will provide accurate real-time data on wear rates, thus enabling customers and dealers to be constantly updated on the status of their machines in relation to maintenance, repair and replacement of components.



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