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1 INTERNATIONAL APRIL A KHL Group ppublication AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT Remote controls The Knowledge Wind turbines Tower cranes ESTA Awards CATT update Boom Booster Official magazine THE MAGAZINE FOR EQUIPMENT USERS AND BUYERS

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3 APRIL A KHL Group pp publication THE MAGAZINE FOR EQUIPMENT USERS AND BUYERS Official magazine A KHL Group publication APRIL 2014 Vol 53 No 3 NEWS REPORT INTERVIEW P32 SECTOR EXHIBITION EQUIPMENT AMERICAN CRANES & TRANSPORT The magazine for the crane, lifting and transport industry A KHL Group Publication Official domestic magazine of the SC&RA Volume: Twenty One Issue Two March-April 2014 April 2014 Volume 10 Issue 4 ConExpo recap Interview: Alan Barnhart Getting creative with SPMTs Telematics primer A KHL Group publication Shortlist Superbooms ConExpo review Official magazine of IPAF ACCESS INTERNATIONAL: 30 YEARS AS THE INDUSTRY S LEADING GLOBAL MAGAZINE p63 published by price: US$80.00, 60.00, Official magazine of the ERA the most comprehensive crane reference guide in the world A KHL Group Publication Volume 14 Issue 2 February-March 2014 Register for IRE show and ERA Convention! p20 Rental penetration rate: how best to measure? p17 RentalTracker survey: confidence growing p13 Las Vegas launches under the spotlight p23 INSIDE: PUMPS, COMPRESSORS, ARA RENTAL SHOW, KEVIN APPLETON COLUMN Volume 22 Number 7 APRIL 2014 Chosen as the official magazine of the SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) KHL CONTACTS UNITED KINGDOM KHL Group Southfields, Southview Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6TP, UK. 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Before that, however, it is exciting to see such rapid progress with the Boom Booster capacity enhancement kit for the Terex CC Taking the gamechanger theme from last month, this system certainly looks worthy of bearing such a title. I hope that our exclusive first photos, on page 13 and this month s cover, can convey to some extent the sheer scale of the Boom Booster. That boom is 10 metres wide, approaching three times wider than the standard one, and the kit pictured is 72 metres long. More impressive still is the amount of extra capacity it gives. As mentioned in our first story on this back in December, it is close to double that of the standard boom in some configurations. I look forward to learning from first customer Sarens later in the year about its performance. Wind turbine erection is a target application for the Boom Booster and is a market where a decent amount of other very interesting product development continues. Machines most closely related to conventional large crawler and wheeled mobile cranes for this work are perhaps the most interesting. Examples include the Grove GTK and some from Chinese manufacturers, including New Dafang, Sany, Zhong Sheng and Zoomlion. See the feature on page 25. We have been writing about tower cranes for wind turbine erection for at least a couple of years now and it is a solution that seems to be gaining ground. Large individual turbines in remote areas are particularly suitable applications and it is interesting that there is a growing trend for turbines that are larger and taller. Tower cranes are a less attractive solution for wind farms with multiple smaller turbines because complete dismantling is required to move the crane from one to another. Manufacturers Liebherr, Wilbert and Wolff have so far been active in this area who will be next to join them? 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4 The GMK6400 has put me in another market to compete in and won me more jobs. Ben Daugherty Greiner Industries The strongest, most innovative six-axle crane on the market, the Grove GMK6400 allows customers like Greiner Industries to be more productive and win more jobs. MEGATRAK - the only fully independent suspension system in the industry MegaDrive hybrid drive system - for precise maneuvering on the jobsite Self-rigging MegaWingLift - up to a 70% capacity increase in minutes 259 ft (79 m) luffing jib - increases the reach and versatility of the crane Fuel Saver option - save up to 1.3 gal (5 l) of fuel per hour To learn how the GMK6400 can help you win more jobs, contact your dealer or visit:

5 Official magazine CONTENTS ON THE COVER INTERNATIONAL APRIL A KHL Group ppublication AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT CONTENTS Remote controls The Knowledge Wind turbines Tower cranes ESTA Awards CATT update Boom Booster THE MAGAZINE FOR EQUIPMENT USERS AND BUYERS Terex Cranes new Boom Booster capacity enhancement system for the CC lattice boom crawler on the test pad in Germany last month prior to delivery to first customer Sarens. For more see the Product news on page 13. SUBSCRIPTIONS International Cranes and Specialized Transport is a monthly publication with a worldwide circulation. The annual airmail subscription rate is 195, US$310, 235. International Cranes and Specialized Transport is published on the 15th of each month. Material published in International Cranes and Specialized Transport is protected under international copyright law and may not be reproduced without prior permission from the publisher. KHL also publishes American Cranes & Transport, Cranes and Project Transport Turkey, International Construction, Demolition & Recycling International, Construction Europe, International Rental News, Access International, Access, Lift & Handlers and International Construction Turkey. Call for details. International Cranes and Specialized Transport (USPS ) is published monthly by KHL Group and distributed in the US by DSW, 75 Aberdeen Road, Emigsville, PA Periodicals postage paid at Emigsville, PA. Postmaster: Send address changes to International Cranes and Specialized Transport, c/o PO Box 437, Emigsville, PA BPA Worldwide is the global industry resource for verified audience data and media knowledge. BPA Worldwide business media audits provide assurance, insight and advantage to business-tobusiness media owners and media buyers. Published by Copyright KHL Group 2014 ISSN: X Printed by: Garnett Dickinson Print, UK The paper in this magazine originates from timber that is sourced from sustainable forests, managed to strict environmental, social, and economic standards. The manufacturing mill has both FSC & PEFC certification, and also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. MEMBER OF NEWS 6 World s largest cranes designed by Huisman, MLC300 times ten for All Erection & Crane Rental, New large luffing jib crane from Liebherr, AGD takes on Sennebogen, Counterfeit CICA CraneSafe stickers PRODUCT NEWS 13 The new Boom Booster capacity enhancement system for the 1,600 tonne Terex CC crawler crane is almost ready for delivery to first customer Sarens. Alex Dahm reports BUSINESS 15 Share prices took a knock in March as tensions in the Ukraine damaged the global economic outlook. Chris Sleight reports CONEXPO NEWS 17 From handover ceremonies to new products, IC provides a second round of news coverage from the ConExpo 2014 show, the largest construction exhibition of the year in North America REMOTE CONTROLS 21 Wireless remote control is becoming less of an optional extra and more of an expectation for customers. Laura Hatton finds out why and what new products are available TOWER CRANES 25 AND WIND TURBINES Wind turbine installation is the new challenge for specialized tower cranes. Heinz-Gert Kessel reports SPECIALIZED 36 TRANSPORT A roundup of news and projects from the sector THE KNOWLEDGE 39 It is not always a straightforward decision when considering whether a load or a route is suitable for a dolly type transport. Marco van Daal explains some options IC It is that time of year to submit information for the IC50 listing of the world s largest craneowning companies CATT UPDATE 48 International Cranes and Transport Turkey is a must-attend oneday conference and networking reception in Istanbul on 8 May. IC presents updates on what to expect ESTA SHORTLIST 57 The shortlist has been announced for the awards entries in the fast-approaching ESTA Awards of Excellence Evening in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Alex Dahm reports EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES 61 A selection of equipment and accessories for all sectors of the lifting industry BACK PAGE 63 People news, Events diary, and Picture of the month SUBSCRIPTIONS 64 How to subscribe to International Cranes and Specialized Transport SC&RA SC&RA COMMENT 51 Comment from Joel Dandrea, SC&RA executive vice president SC&RA NEWS 53 Better security makes for better trucking was the prevailing view from an SC&RA interview with Martin Rojas at the American Trucking Associations INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

6 WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS International heavy lifting and specialized transport company Mammoet has opened in Cairo, Egypt. Mammoet Egypt LLC is the second office that Mammoet has opened in recent months, following a new office in Baku, Azerbaijan. Both branches support project operations. Jan Kleijn, Mammoet Holding CEO and chairman, said, This year marks the occasion of Mammoet s 40th anniversary in the Middle East. We are proud to have made great progress in expanding our operations, and to be involved in many key projects, including Dubai Metro, Habshan, Jubail, Shaybah, Dubai Mall, and others. Wind turbine components destined for several wind farms have arrived at Humber Ports, UK. The components are for the Seven Trent and Todmorden wind farms, in Wanlip, Newthorpe, Spondon and Todmorden, UK. Port operations, storage and delivery of parts is organised and carried out by WWL ALS. Included in the shipments were five Nordex N90/R80 wind turbines for the Todmorden wind farm and 43.8 metre long turbine blades. Also included were the towers, made up of four sections each. The longest tower section was more than 20.8 m long and the largest diameter is 4.30 m, a company spokesperson said. For the Seven Trent wind farms WWL ALS helped with port operations and dispatch for four N100/R80 wind turbines. Ten Manitowoc MLC 300 crawlers for All Erection All Erection & Crane Rental in the USA has ordered 10 units of the new 300 tonne capacity Manitowoc MLC 300 crawler crane. Launched at the ConExpo show in Las Vagas, USA, in March, the MLC 300 has the Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) system first seen on the Model several years ago. In the VPC system, the counterweight is centred between the fully retracted and fully extended positions to balance the crane s centre of gravity. It moves on a rail system according to the boom extension. Michael Liptak, All Erection & Crane Rental president, said, This is our bread-and-butter capacity range, and being able to create savings for our customers here, at this capacity, is part of why customers choose All. Without hyperbole I tell you that this technology will change the crawler category. Advantages of the VPC are a smaller operating footprint with less ground preparation and lower ground bearing pressure, All said. Less matting is needed and there is no carbody counterweight so transport cost is reduced. We can reduce the number of required mats by half. That s thousands of dollars in savings per month, and that s saying nothing of the reduced counterweight loads and the savings realised by reducing the required job site prep area, said Rick Mikut, All Erection & Crane Rental crawler crane division manager. Major investment for Bay Crane USA-based crane and transport company Bay Crane has made a major investment in its fleet, adding new all terrains, rough terrain cranes and transportation equipment. Included in the order were 12 new all terrain cranes from Grove and Liebherr, including a 600 tonne Liebherr LTM , the third to be added to the Bay Crane fleet. In addition, the company also ordered 14 rough terrain cranes from Tadano, including the new 160 US ton (145 tonne) capacity GR 1600 XL. Half the order has been delivered and the remainder are scheduled for the latter half of In addition to expanding its crane fleet, the company has also added eight new Kenworth heavy haul tractors and 32 axle lines of Goldhofer self propelled electronically steered modular transporter. Another 80 flat bed and low bed trailers have also been added. The crane rental company is also expanding its services and has opened a new branch facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Keith Arden, operations manager at the new Carlstadt facility, said, Our significant investment in equipment, as well as the addition of multiple operations, project management, and sales professionals, highlight our strong commitment to both our clients and our team members to providing the highest quality of service, personnel and equipment in the region. AGD TAKES ON SENNEBOGEN Crawler crane specialist AGD has taken on the UK and Ireland distributorship for Sennebogen cranes. It takes over from former dealer EH Hassell and Sons with immediate effect. On offer from AGD will be the German-made Sennebogen ranges of lattice boom cranes from 40 to 300 tonnes, telescopic boom models from 8 to 80 tonnes capacity and the duty cycle series from 30 to 200 tonnes. AGD said it will offer parts and service for existing Sennebogen customers. In addition to its crawler crane rental business, AGD is distributor for the range of mobile cranes from Italian manufacturer Marchetti. 6 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

7 WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHT Specialized transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer is taking part in a road show with Mercedes-Benz in the UK in Goldhofer will show its STZ-MPA 4 low loader semi-trailer with MPA axle technology and the new Arocs tractor. The two manufacturers appear at four plant and commercial vehicle shows, including ScotPlant in Edinburgh, the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the Truckfest in Peterborough and at Vertikal Days in Haydock Park, on May. COAST CRANE ADDS TADANO RTS Coast Crane in the USA has ordered 12 cranes from Tadano America. The deal includes two of the new 160 US ton (145 tonne) capacity GR-1600XL-2 rough terrains and the GR-150XL-1, GR-350XL-2, GR-550XL-2, GR-750XL-2 and GR-1000XL-2 RT models. Also part of the order is the new 130 ton (120 tonne) capacity Mantis GTC-1200 telescopic boom crawler crane. Coast Crane, a subsidiary of Essex Rental Corp, is a distributor of wheeled mobile, tower cranes and other lifting equipment in North America. Essex Crane is the rental arm of Essex Rental Corp. World s largest cranes designed by Huisman Crane and offshore equipment builder Huisman has received a letter of intent to deliver a pair of 10,000 tonne capacity cranes. As the world s largest cranes, they will be mounted on a semi-submersible crane vessel planned for fellow Dutch company Heerema. Each crane will lift 10,000 tonnes at a radius of 48 metres in offshore conditions, Huisman said. They will be tub mounted rather than the usual mast crane design. Instead of bogies or large wheels for their slew system, the new cranes will use bearings designed and manufactured by Huisman in a 30 m diameter ring. This slew ring design has been used for the 5,000 tonne capacity offshore mast crane on the Seven Borealis and for the 4,000 tonne one on Heerema s Aegir. Benefits of the design, Huisman said, are more accurate control of the slewing motion, minimal maintenance and weight Huisman has a letter of intent from Heerema to build the pair of 10,000 tonne capacity cranes for a new semi-submersible crane vessel for offshore installation work saving. Another feature will be a 2,500 tonne capacity auxiliary hoist and a whip hoist with a 155 m reach. In a reduced reeving configuration the main hoist will lift 1,000 tonnes to a water depth of 1,000 m. Active heave compensation will also be fitted. Anne de Groot, Huisman project director, said, We are extremely proud of this commitment from Heerema. Huisman said that the final decision to build this new semi-submersible crane vessel will be made by Heerema before the end of The cranes will be built at the Huisman factory in China. ALLMI launches loader crane campaign The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) in the UK has begun a campaign to emphasise the importance of pre-operational checks. To help deliver the message, the association has launched an online video on pre-operational checks, a toolbox talk template for supervisors and managers and a pad of pre-operational check sheets. All are available on the ALLMI website. Tom Wakefield, ALLMI CEO, said, We would encourage all industry stakeholders to take on board the message of this campaign. Fleet owners should ensure that the toolbox talk is carried out, that operators watch the video relevant to their sector or application, and that the training being provided incorporates the campaign s core information. We re very keen to reach as many people as possible with this information and to receive suggestions for anything else we can do to improve working practices. We encourage all industry stakeholders to obtain the material and to provide us with their feedback. NEW LARGE LUFFING JIB TOWER CRANE FROM LIEBHERR Crane manufacturer Liebherr has announced the addition of a new large luffing jib model to its tower crane range, the 710 HC-L. It is in the 700 tonne-metre class and boasts a hook speed of up to 238 metres per minute from its 220 kw hoist. The 2.42 by 2.42 metre tower system is designed to allow the crane to be climbed inside elevator shafts or up the side of buildings. It can be dismantled using the Liebherr Derrik 200 DR 5/10 Litronic derrick crane. For ease of transport, the crane components can be transported in containers or on conventional semi-trailers. In addition, the crane cab can be fitted on either the left or right hand side of the slewing platform. The new model will be available from For more on tower cranes see page 25. INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

8 WORLD NEWS CICA warning on fake CraneSafe stickers The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is warning the industry of counterfeit CraneSafe Green stickers. The real ones are issued when a crane is deemed safe and compliant with Work Health and Safety Regulations, including plant requirements. Alan Marshall, CICA chief executive officer, said, CICA has been advised of three cases of counterfeit CraneSafe Green stickers, spotted in Western Australia and Queensland. If you come across a counterfeit CraneSafe Green Sticker it will be wise to assume that the crane is unsafe and not compliant with Work Health and Safety Regulations, including plant requirements. In a statement released by CICA, crane owners, users, operators and safety officers are encouraged to check the Green stickers, and to further inspect and get approval for the supporting documentation. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of CICA, which will be able to identify the CraneSafe registration certificate number and the crane serial number against the CraneSafe data base. Jinde transports 420 tonne cold box Transport company Jinde, also known as Dalian Kingdom Logistics Group, based in China, chose multiple lines of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to move a cold box weighing 420 tonnes across a ship yard in Dalian, China. The cold box measured More than 1,000 Potains from Pune The 1,001st Potain tower crane to be built at Manitowoc s manufacturing facility in Pune, India, has been handed over to Indian rental company Sai metres. For the task the box needed to be moved across the ship yard to a gantry crane, which had been positioned to lift it into its new position. To transport the unit, Jinde used 48 axles lines of TJ-G 3.0 SPMT by Tianjie Heavy Industries (THI). Challenges during the task The transportation happened inside the shipyard. The SPMT turned 90 degrees in a limited area, before it could move back 500 metres to the correct position Infraaequipments. Sai Infraaequipments now owns 11 Potain tower cranes, including 10 new Potain MCi 85 models. Projects for the tower cranes include a 40 storey residential tower in Bengalaru, a 16 storey commercial development in Pune and a 14 storey commercial project in Bangalore, a company spokesperson said. Models built at the Pune Potain celebrates 1,001st crane with Sai Infraaequipments include a limited work area, in which the SPMT had to turn 90 degrees before it could move the box to its final position. Once under the gantry crane, the cold box was lifted and positioned into its final position. The project was carried out in Dalian on 17 March facility include the MC 125, MC 175 B, MC 205, MC 310, MCi 48 C and the MCi 85 A. Ashwani Mattoo, Manitowoc tower crane sales director in India, said, We are very proud to pass this milestone and set the standard as the leading producer of high quality tower cranes in India. We have continually increased production to meet demand and we continually expand our product range to offer more diversity. We look forward to making the next 1,000 cranes. IRON ORE MINING FOR SENNEBOGEN Australian company Bis Industries is using a Sennebogen 608 Multicrane telescopic boom crane to work at an open iron ore mine in Western Australia. Located 200 km east of Geraldtown, the Karara project is a large-scale, open-pit mine and has been in production since The iron ore is extracted and refined to produce magnetite concentrate, which is produced by breaking, screening, filtering, and drying. Tasks for the crawler include assembling facilities and unloading material. The crane has been configured with railings and a fire extinguishing system. Power comes from a 91 kw diesel engine. HIGHLIGHTS Glasgow, Scotland-based based AB 2000 Plant and Crane Hire has taken delivery of two new Liebherr cranes. The cranes, including an LTM 1095 and a LTM 1200, are the rental company s first Liebherr models. The LTM 1095 taxi crane has a 58 metre boom and a lifting capacity of 95 tonnes. In addition, it meets UK road regulations when travelling with its entire ballast. The LTM 1200 has a 200 tonne lifting capacity, a 72 m boom and a road legal ballast of 16 tonnes. MacGregor s three-axis motion compensated offshore crane has won the Offshore Support Journal s (OSJ) Innovation of the Year award. The award is presented for products, systems or services that have a significant impact on offshore support vessels. 8 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

9 CTT 191 Flat Top Max lifting capacity of 10 t with 2 t at the end of the jib With a range of features and styles, Terex tower cranes are ready for lifting duties, from small residential areas and crowded cities to infrastructure projects. Designed with you in mind: Easy transport and quick setup Designed for the most demanding conditions Cab design focuses on operator comfort and ergonomics to reduce fatigue and increase productivity Customized jobsite planning by our experts Contact us to learn how we can work for you. Luffing Jib Hammerhead Self Erecting Ask about our full range of tower cranes. Terex Cranes 2014 Terex is a registered trademark of Terex Corporation in the United States of America and many other Countries

10 WORLD NEWS Record 2013 for Manitex Crane manufacturer Manitex International, headquartered in the USA, reported record financial results for In 2013 net revenue rose by US$ 39.8 million or 19 %, to a record $245.1 million, compared to $205.2 million in For the fourth quarter of 2013 net revenue was $65.4 million, a 16 % year over-year increase from $56.5 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in 2013 was $21.5 million (8.8 % of sales), compared to $17.9 million and 8.7 % in 2012, an increase in EBITDA of 20 %. For the fourth quarter 2013, EBITDA was $6.2 million or 9.5 % of sales, compared to $4.1 million and 7.3 % of sales, an increase of 52 %. David Langevin, Manitex chairman and chief executive officer, commented, We ended 2013 on solid financial footing, with record top-and bottom-line results. While we saw some volatility in market demand throughout the year, we achieved respectable growth and had solid contributions from the acquisitions we made in the year. We are also pleased to report that our backlog in cranes for the start of 2014 is up approximately 50 % since year-end, a level that represents our strongest order intake in over eighteen months, and gives us improved visibility for First speakers for 2014 World Crane and Transport Summit The first three speakers for the 2014 World Crane and Transport Summit in the USA have been announced. The two-day conference and networking event is in Miami, Florida, on 12 and 13 November. Moving to the USA for the first time, it will be the fourth time that the two day conference has KING LIEBHERRS DELIVERED Crane rental company King Lifting, based in the UK, has taken delivery of its first Liebherr mobile cranes. Included in the delivery were two new 60 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM wheeled mobile telescopic cranes. Tristan King, King Lifting director, said, We are excited by the delivery of the new Liebherr cranes, which will complement our existing fleet and help us grow the service and flexibility we can offer our customers. The engineering and build quality of the Liebherr products are something that has continually impressed us as we looked at their cranes. In fact we have been so pleased with the operation of these two mobile cranes that we have recently placed an order for three more. Richard Everist, Liebherr Great Britain and Ireland managing director, said, It is a great pleasure working with King Lifting and introducing them to Liebherr products and services. These two LTM cranes will be followed by the LTM been held. WCTS exists to offer presentations that help generate debate on key issues facing the lifting and project transport industry worldwide. The first speaker announced for WCTS 2014 is Scott Hazelton, director, IHS Global Insight Construction and Manufacturing Industries Practice. Hazelton developed and is responsible for the quarterly Global Construction Outlook as well as the US Construction Quarterly Briefing and the US Construction: State and Metropolitan Focus forecasts and commentary. IC is pleased to announce that David Rodrigues will also be a speaker at WCTS Rodrigues is chief executive officer at leading crane rental and specialized transport company Makro Enghenaria in Brazil. He has been with the company since Makro has a strong presence in many sectors, from mining, petrochemicals and energy to steel, cement and port operations. Completing this first round of speaker announcements is Ted Redmond, president & CEO at Canadian crane rental group NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services. Redmond has 30 years of management experience in Canada and the HIGHLIGHTS Crane and transport service provider Ulferts & Wittrock, based in Oldenburg, Germany, has taken delivery of several new Nooteboom specialized transport semi-trailers. Included in the order were several new 6-axle Nooteboom extendible semi low-loaders and a Nooteboom 8-line MCO-PX semi low-loader with detachable multi-dolly. The MCO-PX with 6 axle lines and Multidolly with 2 axle lines has a 12 tonne per axle line at 80 km/h rating, a steering angle up to 70 degrees and a low dead weight. The new trailers join a fleet of 120 truck loading cranes and 40 vehicles for heavy transport and special transport. Crane rental company BKL Baukran Logistik has added an eight-axle Liebherr LTM to its fleet of cranes. The LTM has a 50 metre main boom and a capacity of 500 tonnes. In addition, the model for BKL has the Y-Guy boom system and a 91 metre luffing lattice jib, which allows lifts up to 145 m high and 108 m radius, the manufacturer said. Alexander Volz, BKL Baukran Logistik managing director said, We as the crane specialist attach great importance to our crane park to be state-of-the-art in the sector of tower cranes as well as in the sector of mobile cranes to fulfil our customers needs best. USA with leading international companies. Redmond is a member of the Crane Governance Committee of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association and a Board Member for the Crane Rental Association of Canada and the Alberta Council of Turnaround Industry Maintenance Stakeholders. For more details and news updates see: 10 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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13 PRODUCT NEWS Boom Booster The new Boom Booster capacity enhancement system for the 1,600 tonne Terex CC crawler crane is almost ready. Alex Dahm reports The first unit of the new Terex Cranes Boom Booster was being tested in Germany at the end of March prior to delivery to first customer Sarens. The Belgiumheadquartered company said it was a key driver in development of the system first revealed by IC in December As one of the largest heavy lifting companies Sarens has the world s biggest fleet of CC crawlers. A primary application is erection, maintenance and dismantling of ultra large wind turbines, for example, the Enercon E The other main application is the petrochemical industry, for erecting flare stacks and modules that require a typical vessel lift configuration. Configured as pictured, with a heavy duty 12 metre fixed jib on an 88 metre main boom, capacity is 945 tonnes to a 20 metre radius and the hook height is 94 metres, Sarens said. For a lift application with 156 metres of main boom, the standard CC lifts 267 tonnes at 30 metres. With the Boom Booster this capacity is almost doubled, to 465 tonnes, Hendrik Sarens, Sarens director, told IC. Compared with alternative solutions, Sarens continued, The CC with Boom Booster out lifts the CC 9800 and the LR with P-Boom and it can also be used with LF and VL attachments. The Boom Booster is designed to The Terex Boom Booster pictured is 72 metres long. Sarens' first unit will go to Saudi Arabia for oil and gas work and in August its second one will go to the Netherlands for wind turbine erection combat the limiting factor of lateral deflection in a crane s boom. It widens the load bearing chords of the boom to increase the limit given by lateral deflection. Its greatest advantage is in steep boom angle configurations with a luffing jib. As its name suggests, the 72 Boom Booster Kit is a set of components to build a 72 m system. Other lengths will be available. The 72 kit is upper and lower 11 m adaptors and five 10 x 10 x 3.2 m intermediate sections. It is pinned together rather than bolted. Easy transport is a major requirement and it is designed to fit in standard opentop shipping containers. Sarens said that the 72 m system needs 10 containers. Without weight restriction, that number can be reduced. The containers are loaded from the top and Sarens designed the stackable racks and the pre-assembly platform. The components for each intermediate section fit into a 40 foot container. Each of the adaptors requires two containers. The 3.2 m height of the assembled boom means that the intermediate sections can travel as flat panels and do not have to be fully dismantled. To fit the Boom Booster on an existing CC a couple of changes are required. A second backstop cylinder is fitted on the lower luffing back mast and minor modifications are needed to a 6 metre boom insert. Also needed is the 800 tonne super lift tray, which some owners already have. Sarens estimates that rigging will take five days with three people, a 130 tonne capacity assist crane and a telehandler. INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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15 Ukraine impact Share prices started to slide in March. One of the key factors was the ramping-up of tensions in the Ukraine as the incumbent government was ousted as a result of street protests and Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. With such serious events it was to be expected that share prices would take a hit. The striking aspect was that the falls were relatively limited. The Dow was down just 1.15 % between weeks 10 and 13, while the FTSE 100 lost 1.87 % and the Nikkei 225 was down 2.80 %. Although the political and economic chaos in the Ukraine will undoubtedly have an impact on the national economy and the wider region, which is to say key trading partners in central and eastern Europe, the reaction from the markets has been fairly subdued. This may be linked to the fact that the international political reaction has been relatively low-key, with countries denouncing Russia s actions and tactics, but falling a long way short of a military response. The crane industry followed the trends in the wider market, with the IC Share Index dropping 3.0 % in value to points. This was its lowest all year, but it was still above the level of % seen 12 months ago, thanks to an uplift from the broad stock market rally of Most of the companies that make up the IC Share Index saw the value of their stock fall between weeks 10 and 13. The exception, for once, were a handful of the Chinese manufacturers, with Liugong and Sany gaining ground and Yongmao Holding s share price standing still. Heavier fall On the downside, there were not any dramatic tumbles. The steepest fall over the three-week period was Konecranes 7.61 % slide. As a generalisation, the Japanese manufacturers were among the heavier fallers in line with the movement of the Nikkei 225 but declines of the order of 4 % to 6 % over the course of three weeks are not really something to get too worried about. On the currency markets, APRIL IC SHARE INDEX the Dollar strengthened a little against the Chinese Yuan, Euro and UK Pound. This may be a sign of things to come this year, particularly in terms of the Dollar s relationship with the Euro. The last year or so has seen fairly stable exchange rates but that has been with similar fiscal and monetary policies. But now quantitative easing is being phased out in the USA, and there is talk of interest rate rises in both the USA and the UK. Rate rises are a distant prospect but the language is in contrast to the situation in the Euro Zone, which is only now limping out of recession. The change in policy and differing economic growth could weaken the Euro as time goes on. BUSINESS NEWS Share prices took a knock in March as tensions in the Ukraine damaged the global economic outlook. CHRIS SLEIGHT reports STOCK CURRENCY PRICE PRICE CHANGE % PRICE MTH AT START AT END CHANGE MTHS AGO % CHANGE IC Share Index* Legacy IC Share Index** Dow Jones Industrial Average FTSE Nikkei Hitachi Construction Machinery YEN Konecranes Kobe Steel YEN Liugong CNY Manitowoc US$ Palfinger Sany Heavy Industry CNY Tadano YEN Terex US$ XCMG CNY Yongmao Holding SGD Zoomlion CNY *IC Share Index, 1 Jan 2011 = 100 **Legacy IC Share Index, end April 2002 (week 17) = 100 EXCHANGE RATES US$ CURRENCY VALUE VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE VALUE MTH AT START AT END MTHS AGO % CHANGE CNY Yen UK Period: Week INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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17 CONEXPO REVIEW From handover ceremonies to new products, IC provides a second round of news coverage from the ConExpo 2014 show, the largest construction exhibition of the year in North America Second round F ollowing the initial review of the 2014 ConExpo show in last month s IC, such was the amount of news and the number of product introductions, that here we report another two pages of highlights from the US event. The 130,000 visitors, up 8 % on the previous show in 2011, were treated to a great display, all the way from a 1,000 tonne capacity crawler crane to a rated capacity indicator and everything in between. On display from PM Oil and Steel was the 100 SP telescopic crane. It has continuous slewing and radiocontrol, including the outriggers. The standard crane is available with four, six, eight, or nine telescopic extensions Liebherr s 542 HC-L large luffing jib tower crane, pictured, will soon be joined by a rangetopping 710 tonne-metre model, the 710 HC-L Shuttlelift s new SB50 mobile gantry crane has a 50 tonne capacity, a single traversing beam and a single hook Japanese crane manufacturer Maeda had a selection of mini cranes on display at the show, including the new MK1033 with articulated boom. Capacity is 995 kg, maximum lifting height is 11.4 metres and the working radius is 9.35 m. The mini crawler crane with multiposition outriggers has a body width of 750 mm. It weighs 2 tonnes and an 820 kg auxiliary winch is available The i4507 rated capacity indicator (RCI) for tower cranes from Rayco Wylie, a manufacturer of mobile electronics. It has a high resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen and is suitable for saddle jib or luffing jib tower cranes Link-Belt's ATC-3210 is its second new all terrain crane for the US market. It lifts 210 US tons (185 tonnes) and is on a five axle carrier. Export versions of both will be available by the middle of 2014 Ryan Parker from Bigge, left, takes delivery of a new Tadano GR150XL, a 15 US ton capacity rough terrain crane, from Yo Kakinuma, Tadano America president > INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

18 CONEXPO REVIEW Specialized transport equipment and trailer manufacturer Goldhofer showed its new THP/DR heavyduty module system and the PST/ SL-E 6 self-propelled module with hydrostatic drive and electronic multi-way steering On display from Italian crane manufacturer Fassi was the F950RA.2.28L426, a heavyduty articulating crane, and the F120B.2.25 light-duty articulating crane An operator taking part in one of the live equipment demonstrations run by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators Italian manufacturer Galizia showed its G20 battery-electric telescopic industrial crane Mike Cotter, Omega Riggers and Erectors president, left, signs a deal for new machines with Ben Forster at Lift Systems Palfinger showcased its rangetopping 200 tonne-metre PK L SH series articulating (knuckle boom) crane Wheeled pick and carry industrial cranes on show from Italian manufacturer JMG ranged in capacities from 2 to 60 tonnes Altec Cranes latest cab for its boom trucks. It tilts to 20 degrees for a better view Enerpac s 1,200 US ton (1,100 tonne) capcity SBL 1100 hydraulic telescopic gantry heavy lifting system. Pictured are Roberta Moring, Mike Beres and Franken Maarten from Enerpac. It is the largest gantry in the company s range and several units can be combined. The three stage system can be folded down for easier transport Trail King s hydraulic detachable gooseneck was part of a large display. The updated model has a non-ground bearing, scalloped gooseneck Rear view of the 500 tonne capacity Sany SCC8500 lattice boom crawler crane showing its movable counterweight system. Note the legs, in grey, for rear tipover prevention 18 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

19 Palfinger AG 5020 Salzburg, Austria EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL THE NEW PALCOM P7 When PALFINGER combines its customers demands and all of the company s expertise into a single product, the outcome can only be revolutionary: The new PALCOM P7, PALFINGER s first in-house development in the field of loader crane remote controls. Ergonomically designed and packed to the hilt with innovative control functions and safety features. This remote control system enables effortless, safe and easy operation.

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21 REMOTE CONTROLS The i-kontrol range from Ikusi Wireless remote control is becoming less of an optional extra and more of an expectation for customers. LAURA HATTON finds out why and what products are available Outside operations Radio remote control (RRC) systems in the lifting industry used to be viewed as an additional piece of equipment for use by an operator as and when,they chose. Although some users are still unsure of the reliability of the technology and would prefer, given the choice, to operate a crane from a cab, the level of acceptance and trust in the technology as the primary method of crane control is changing. Safety is a driver of the change. Mounting pressure from health and safety officers and legislation puts pressure on contractors to look for alternative and safer ways to carry out lifts. Depending on the environment, remote controls can help create a safer situation for an operator DATA PN GENERATOR XOR AS MODULO ADDER MODULO The new Cervis HH-x H10 SmaRT Wireless handheld transmitter has a 10-button function control and uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) wireless technology f c RF MODULATOR CARRIER ANTENNA f to complete a lift. This is achieved by being able to move personnel away from potentially dangerous situations to safer areas, such as control rooms or an operator cabin. The influence of safety is, and always has been, a premise for wireless control, Kevin Hadley, director of sales and marketing at remote control manufacturer and distributor of Ikusi products, Cervis Inc, explains, In the North American market we are seeing machinery manufacturers that are exporting and looking to comply with certain safety standards, such as the ISO :2008 Safety of Machinery standard. We are also seeing an expansion of the wireless concept to do more than the traditional boom and winching functions. A spokesperson from Italian manufacturer Autec adds, OEMs are more aware of the importance of safety standards. Agencies and governments have been pushing for the constant adoption of stricter safety measures. Implementing safety measures such as high reliability components, diagnostic measures and extensive tests ensures higher safety and reliability of safe radio remote controls. As Alexander Hemming, HBC-radiomatic head of product management, points out, this efficiency is vital in today s climate, Radio controls increase efficiency, which is especially important under difficult economic FIGURE 1 illustrates activity in the frequency spectrum with a DSSS modulator and a block diagram of the modulator chain. Further measures are taken in some system designs where a frequency hopping algorithm is employed In addition to controlling lifting, Cavotec RRCs are used for drilling on HD machines conditions. In contrast to the control from a control cabin, the operator can fasten the load by himself without needing assistance. And if the crane is not used at the moment, the operator can perform other tasks without having to climb down from the cabin. This trend in employing strict safety measures on work sites has increased the level of interest in the remote control industry, as Hemming explains, Generally, more and more operators understand the benefits of radio controls when it comes to safety, efficiency and operating comfort, so the demand is growing in all industry sectors. We re seeing a great deal of interest in automation and remote control technologies that enable operators to do their jobs at a safe distance from dangerous machinery and harsh conditions, Peter Brandel, Cavotec chief technology officer, adds. Last year, we registered a jump in interest in RRC systems fitted with video links. As a result, we ve been adapting our existing systems to incorporate this functionality. > INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

22 REMOTE CONTROLS A Cavotec MC3300 joystick type radio remote control transmitter at work in Stockholm In addition to video links, two way radio communication, or bi-directional radio, is another example of improved remote control technology. With this feature the operator can view information from the machine they are controlling on a display, without needing to be inside the cab. To make these features work, visual displays need to be sophisticated and capable of relaying the data to the operator in a clear and understandable way. To help achieve this, displays are becoming larger and are available with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) type screens, for indoor use, or transflective models, for outdoors. Evolving trends To increase the lifetime of the product, manufacturers are looking at ways to control energy usage. Crane manufacturer Palfinger, which has just launched the PALcom P7 remote control for knuckle boom cranes (IC February 2014, p15), considered this issue at the design stage of the new control. The new Palfinger PALcom P7 remote control has a charging station that checks the discharge state and temperature of the batteries before quick charging using an optimal charging current, the manufacturer says, This helps extend the service life of the batteries over the long term, while reduced power consumption enables the PALcom P7 to run for up to twelve hours in continuous operation without recharging. HBC-radiomatic, has also focused on energy consumption. To increase working efficiency, HBC has the radiomatic continuous power supply (CPS), where the operator can change the battery of the radio control without power interruption, a spokesperson explains. Frequency bands Issues with frequency bands is another area that remote control manufacturers have to overcome. Kevin Hadley says, In the US and Canada we tend to operate in the FCC Part 15 licence free bands of 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz, as users are not required to obtain FCC site licences for operation as with some 400 MHz Part 90 radios. With operation in the 2.4 GHz bandwidth we are also able to obtain various export certifications such as RTTE/CE for Europe and other markets as well. Our partner Ikusi of San Sebastian, Spain, has developed a multi-band radio that is software configurable for operation from 400 to 900 MHz range. The latest product from Cervis is the HH-xH10 SmaRT Wireless handheld transmitter. Launched at the ConExpo 2014 exhibition, the handheld remote uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) wireless technology at 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz, to provide receiver links, even in congested radio environments. The transmitter is 13 x 70 x 30 cm, sealed with a front mount rubber membrane and it can have up to 20 functions. Direct sequence modulation spreads information around a centre frequency using a pseudo-random noise methodology (PN sequence), Anthony DiTommaso, The technos 2 transmitter from HBC has a 3.5 inch thin-filmtransistor liquid-crystal colour display and the radiomatic photon feature, which uses cameras The Air series of remote controls from manufacturer Autec The technos 2 by HBC-radiomatic Cervis engineering director, explains. The carrier format is usually a digital technique, like binary phase shift key (BPSK) or quadrature phase shift key (QPSK). The baseband information is added to the code sequence, which is superimposed on the carrier. Redundant copies of information are transmitted on different frequencies within the band. The key is for unwanted signals to remain below the jamming margin. Once an interfering signal exceeds the jamming margin, the ability for a DSSS modulator to accurately retrieve the information from the intended transmitter falls off significantly. (See Figure 1). To keep the industry supplied with up to date remote control technology, manufacturer Autec has launched a new range of joystick transmitters for its Air series. Air series products automatically detect the best working frequency at start-up and use bi-directional radio communication, multi-band radio, CAN and serial communication and system configuration software, the manufacturer says. The new AJM, AJR and AJS models added to the Air series are designed for industrial lifting applications and are available in analogue and digital versions. The models comply with PL d/cat.3 according to the EN ISO safety standard. The products can log operation data and work on rechargeable Li-ion batteries, with a run time 40 hours, the manufacturer says. Controls on the Autec models include the Listen Before Talk (LBT) function, by which the radio channel is tested periodically before every transmission. 22 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

23 REMOTE CONTROLS It also includes Automatic Frequency Agility (AFA), to avoid busy radio channels. Another technique used by the manufacturer to prevent frequency interference is the Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). In the event of particular situations requiring multiple systems, Autec offers a Multi Units system, which allows a single operator to control different machines in synchronised or independent mode, a spokesperson adds. All transmitting and receiving units constantly communicate with one another in order to establish a safe and co-ordinated behaviour. To overcome issues with frequency interference, HBC-radiomatic offers a range of frequency management procedures, including automatic frequency selection and the automatic frequency management. New models include the technos 2 control transmitters, designed for tower cranes, magnet cranes, logistics vehicles and container transporters. The technos 2 has a 3.5 inch thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal (TFT LCD) colour display and the radiomatic photon feature, which uses cameras. This feature works with up to eight video cameras simultaneously, Alexander Hemming explains, They can be installed on the machine or in the working environment. They then transmit precise live images to the display of the transmitter over a separate radio link. The technos 2 is available with up to three joysticks, z-axis switches for three drive commands and up to eight linear levers. Other options include a LED flashlight, user identification with data logger and a micro drive function. A Li-ion exchange battery offers up to 18 hours of operating time, the manufacturer says. New models Ikusi from Spain also has a new range of products, the I-Kontrol range of transmitters. Included in the range are three versions, IK2, IK3 and IK4. All include an EEPROMS recorder for configuration and recording data. Also included is the REPCON function, which allows users to customise device mechanisms, hardware and functionality, the manufacturer says. Additional features include a Super Key, which offers a start button and a 5-position selector switch on the same device. The Super Key has an internal memory and an RFID tag with a unique identification number. The three versions are fitted with graphic displays and include a CORTEX M3 microprocessor. Crane manufacturer Palfinger s PALcom P7 remote control is designed for loader cranes. Attention has been given to areas that include control position, hand rests, padded shoulder straps and setup of the control levers, the manufacturer says. The new remote control has a 4.1 inch TFT colour display designed to be read in bright sunlight. Safety features such as rollover and acceleration sensors that prevent unintentional crane movements if the unit is dropped. The PALcom P7 remote control will be available on the market for the European SH-series from 40 tonnes. Models for the series between 10 tonnes and 40 tonnes will be introduced from mid-june New from Cavotec is the MC3100 unit, designed for operators to control mobile cranes, tower cranes and other machinery. The unit is Cavotec s lightest and most compact unit, the manufacturer says, and the height and angle of the controler can be adjusted from the belt. The new Palfinger PALcom-P7 and its charging-station building for the heaviest duties MODULAR TRAILERS AND SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES INDUSTRIE COMETTO S.p.A Borgo San Dalmazzo CUNEO (Italy) - Tel INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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25 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY Wind turbine installation is an interesting market for specialized tower cranes. HEINZ-GERT KESSEL reports Wind towers Grove Megalift 1500 on the test yard in Wilhelmshaven, Germany Wolffkran offers luffing jib cranes for wind turbine erection According to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) in 2012 more wind turbines than ever before were erected with some US$ 83 billion invested worldwide. China and the USA were the largest investors, each country representing about 30 % of the 44,799 MW new wind power, followed by Germany adding 5 %. Growth decreased, however, in the first half of 2013 and further decline is forecast. Turbine construction companies have to struggle with a shrinking market reducing prices and putting pressure on installation cost, especially cranes and transport. ZSTL1350 with 80 tonne lifting capacity Larger turbines are favoured to raise productivity. Now 2 and 3 MW units are common, with towers from 60 to 125 metres. In the last 25 years the cost of electricity from wind turbines has dropped by more than 80 %. A major portion of the installation cost is setting the tower, nacelle and rotor. Contractors demand lifting equipment that does not significantly add to the installation cost despite the greater height and capacity needed. Turbines are getting taller so that they produce power even on low-wind days, a trend seen in Germany and elsewhere. Increasing hub height from 70 to 125 m can increase turbine output by up to 59 %. Another boost, from 90 to 160 m, means 45 % more output. Experts already see 200 m hub height becoming a target within five years, which would dramatically change the required crane capacity. Steel towers above 100 m approach a costprohibitive limit. Hybrid towers of concrete and steel or laminated timber panels, also influences crane choice. Installation sites are increasingly in remote woodland and mountains where rough terrain and environmental preservation mean limited access and little erection space. Most turbines are installed using specialized truck or crawler cranes designed for maximum capacity at long boom combinations and minimum radius, with short set up and de-rigging times. Bring on the towers Considering the success of tower cranes in the development of the high rise construction industry it makes sense to examine how this crane type could be a better choice for turbine erection. The two main tower crane types have different benefits and limits. With conventional truck and crawler cranes there is a focus on fast set up time and limited rigging space so a highly mobile tower crane with self rigging features could be better. Limited under hook height and capacity restricts their application to about 2.5 MW turbines on 70 to 100 m towers. The design benefit of being split into a small number of transport units means short rigging time but also a major restriction in the weight and size of the individual crane components needed to cope with the site access. As an example, when the Grove GTK1100, a pioneer of this crane type, is moved on four trucks, the heaviest trailer weights tonnes. As developed in 2006 it is a tied-in 76.5 m vertical telescoping > INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

26 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY The QLY 9096A from New Dafang Group in China can climb up to 30 % steep slopes mast on an 18 x 18 m base supporting a modified upper from a 450 tonne all terrain crane. Capacity is 55 tonnes at 18 m radius and 107 m hook height. To accommodate larger turbines the Megalift1500 extension kit for the GTK allows the top slewing superstructure to be rigged with 56 tonnes of counterweight, self-erected using a special spreader installed at the rear of the tower mounted jib crane. The resulting increase to 600 tonne-metres maximum load moment raises the lifting capacity at 18 m radius to 78.5 tonnes. Advantages of the GTK design are: fast set up time of six hours; the ability to transport the crane in four to six truck loads 3 m wide and 4 m high, instead of more than 20 for a conventional crane; and quick and safe movement on site when folded. Disadvantages of the design are: lack of access to the winch and engine during operation; the need for 40 minutes of calm wind to extend the vertical tower before it can be tied in, using the folding bar pendants with the outrigger ends, to stand 130 km/h wind. More solutions The highest rates of turbine installation are achieved in the north eastern provinces of China. For standard 1.5 to 2.5 MW turbines Chinese crane manufacturers developed specially adapted lifting equipment as alternatives to 400 tonne crawler cranes and 600 tonne truck cranes. Harsh weather demands operation down to minus 35 degrees centigrade and relocation over rough terrain and access roads on steep slopes. Zhong Sheng Construction Machinery (ZS), based in Nanjing, developed its ZSTL series of fast rigging bottom slewing jib The New Dafang Group QLY 9096A installing a wind turbine on top of a mountain in China cranes on a hydraulically driven wheeled chassis. For short distances the crane can move itself rigged, without counterweight when the outriggers are folded to the chassis, the telescoping mast is retracted and jib folded. In the direction of travel 30 % slopes can be handled by the 5.5 m wide rough terrain undercarriage. For road transport the dieselhydraulic crane is split into undercarriage, telescoping mast and jib sections. Underhook height between 90 and 110 m and 80 to 160 tonne capacity can be achieved. Similar design features are incorporated in the QLY series of hydraulic wheeled tower cranes manufactured by New Dafang Group. Specialized in shipyard transporters and rubber tyred machines for bridge segments, the company uses its experience of hydraulic independent suspension and steering systems for the crane Different tower crane concepts for wind turbine installation up to 140 m hub height undercarriage. The 4.5 m wide carrier can be adjusted mm for longitudinal slopes, up to 25 % and transverse slopes, up to 7 % with the retracted three section telescopic mast upright. The QLY 9096 developed to install 2.5 MW turbines has conventional H-pattern outriggers. The updated QLY 9096A has its multi-steering and hydraulically driven wheels directly under the swinging X-pattern outriggers. The more compact chassis allows turning on narrower access roads. At a height of 96 m capacity is 90 tonnes. In modified configuration at 115 m capacity is 65 tonnes. The QLY 1560, for 2 MW turbines, can be moved on site at 4 km/h between pads with its telescopic mast folded back to reduce the point of gravity, for 30 % slopes. Like the mast system, the jib is made up of a three section telescopic rope-moved system. No more room than the size of the crane base is needed to install itself. A 100 m hub windmill installation can be done on a 30 x 40 m spot. From Japan a patented design study carried out by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding was made for another fast rigging mobile tower crane concept for raising 100 m class turbines. A multiple section telescopic mast is carried on an all terrain crane carrier. On site the mast is completed using hydraulically operated bracings delivered in a second truck load. The mast is lifted upright close to the bottom wind turbine tower section installed by an assist crane. A bracing surrounds the foot section of the tower where remote controlled roller chain arms form a ring-shaped tie-in Japanese patented design of a mobile wind turbine erection crane braced at the tower under erection Tower crane concept studies for turbines up to 200 m hub height 26 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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28 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY Liebherr 630 EC-H 70 placing a prefabricated wind turbine base tower section support adjustable for the different outside diameter of turbine towers. On top of the mast a jib crane, transported by the third transport unit, is installed by the assist crane. It is tied back to the mast foot by a pair of winch-operated suspension guy lines. Together with the bracings installed to the windmill tower when the crane is jacked, these suspension lines provide stability for the slim crane mast. Limitations Economical and versatile crane concepts reach their limits as you pass the 140 m hub height point. Giant crawler cranes with 200 m hoist height available today are expensive to transport because of their oversized components. Long erection corridors are needed for boom installation. At and above the 650 tonne crawler crane class, as exemplified by even the latest models, mobilisation and set up costs rise exponentially in relation to crane size. For the Terex Superlift 3800 to lift 78 tonnes to 146 m hub height a 150 m long corridor is needed to rig the boom. The superstructure has A-frame quick connection and winches weighing 68 tonnes, which leads to a heavy special transport requirement, sometimes causing permit problems in the remote countryside with small access roads. Flood lights and enhanced safety devices are essential to allow crane rigging and work without daylight Liebherr developed a special tie-in tower section Further stripping the superstructure is possible but adds to erection time on site. Bigger mobile cranes also exert more ground pressure, which can need extra site preparation, adding cost. In addition, long boom combinations are more sensitive to wind conditions, which can mean more out of service days and lifting capacity is decreased. Little wonder that as turbine towers get taller alternative construction methods are considered. Capacity and the free standing ability of European-designed climbing tower cranes could see wind turbine erection become a new market for this crane type. Design-integrated benefits Tower cranes can be installed inside or close to the turbine foundation by a relatively small auxiliary crane reducing dramatically installation Liebherr 1000 EC-B 125 being tested with the new fast climbing system This Liebherr 630 EC-H 70 has already been climbed to its full height after being tied to the wind turbine tower under construction space requirements to less than 40 % in comparison to standard crawler and lattice boom cranes. Compared to conventional cranes transport logistics are simplified because, in nearly all cases, standard trailers can be used and the crane components can be easily split to components under 30 tonnes. In contrast to mobile cranes the lifting capacity is only marginally influenced by the increase in working height, even with the extra weight of the rope. Lifting height is mainly only restricted by winch capacity. Generally tower cranes can work in wind up to 20 metres per second while mobile cranes have to stop work at least at 9 metres per second. Compared to mobile cranes tower cranes often offer higher hoisting speed. For the same hook height tower cranes show less deflection of the tower and boom system than mobile cranes for their long boom combination. Heavy loads, therefore, can be placed more easily and precisely. Foundation anchors already in place can be reused, even by smaller tower cranes, for maintenance work on existing turbines. System disadvantages Modern European tower cranes are driven by frequency regulated drives. A suitable power supply, from a power pack, is needed in remote turbine sites. Where the cranes have to be installed on the turbine foundation, to avoid special ground preparation, suitable foundation anchors must be integrated into the turbine foundation. If, in addition, due to the 28 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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30 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY One free standing Wilbert WT2405L luffer installing an Enercon E-110 turbine in a remote woodland area requested height, the tower crane has to be anchored to the turbine tower, customised solutions have to be found, which further influence the design. Depending on the tower crane installation solution, a climbing procedure during turbine construction may delay the project's progress. The tower crane has to be dismantled nearly completely when being relocated to the next site, making this crane type more effective for isolated wind turbines than wind farms. A high risk of accidents, however, with mobile cranes moving partly rigged from one site to the next, means that from a safety and insurance point of view, complete de-rigging will also become more popular for mobile cranes. Tower cranes arrive on site split into smaller parts than large crawler cranes. They also have to climb to reach their under hook height so overall installation time is generally one day longer than mobile cranes. Tower crane manufacturers, however, are working hard to speed up erection while mobile crane builders have to split their cranes into smaller units due to poor infrastructure in remote areas and the increasing difficulty of getting transport permits for heavy loads. Pros and cons With respect to the two basic types of top slewing climbing tower cranes, recent trial installations of wind turbine towers in Germany made clear several design-integrated potential benefits and Turbine blade installation with a Wilbert WT2405L luffing jib tower crane challenges. First, when using a crane of saddle jib design, depending on the cabin location, the crane driver sits level with the nacelle, simplifying this delicate operation as far as his view is not obstructed by a large trolley and hook block. A very precise level lifting operation is possible thanks to the horizontal movement of the trolley. To reach the required hub height the tower of a saddle jib crane must be higher than on a luffer, making the saddle jib concept more expensive, since it requires either tie-ins or stronger tower sections. With a saddle jib crane, after installing the last blade, the rotor star has to be moved in synchronisation with the tower crane as it is climbed down. This lets the counter jib pass the blades before the tower crane can turn at a greater radius when it is lowered below the nacelle. In cases of a short gondola the wind turbine is simply turned in its direction to let the tower crane climb down. The raised jib of a luffer reduces the required tower height so that cost-intensive bracing to the turbine tower may be unnecessary. Where crane climbing is delayed construction work can be kept going when choosing a luffing jib crane thanks to the extra height from the raised jib. With a luffer in this short radius application the load moment can be dramatically increased. With luffing jib cranes, however, precise horizontal load movement relies on a sophisticated steering system and the experience of the crane driver. Delicate nacelle and blade installation under the working area is without direct eye contact. Compared with mobiles, tower crane cabins generally offer a relatively poor view for work above the cabin. A camera at the end of the jib is essential. A long jib adds to the under hook height but, at minimum radius, small outreach changes are more delicate than if using a short jib. It should be considered whether extra reeving of the luffing winch could add to the desired precise movement with limited outreach changes. In the author s opinion it may be advisable to add hydraulic buffers which could move the jib outwards when strong wind pressure from the front resists lowering of the jib by the luffing winch alone. Luffing jib cranes exert higher corner pressure on the crane foundation. To obtain a comparable under hook height with a saddle jib crane, the luffing jib alternative generally generates 30 to 50 % more foundation pressure. Where the tower crane uses the foundation of the wind turbine, the corner pressures of the crane are negligible compared to pressure exerted by the wind turbine. Luffers have a larger minimum working radius when a long jib is used as a way to reduce tower height. The crane foundation then has to be further from the turbine tower. This distance allows the crane to free-slew, even after the turbine is finished, making it safer in high wind regions. If a luffing crane is placed as close as possible to the turbine tower, to make use of the steep increase of load moment at small working radius, the crane boom has to be parked in a steep position and it cannot slew freely with its machinery deck as soon as the turbine tower is higher than the crane tower. A longer wind-sensitive The massive outriggers of a Wilbert universal cross base allow the installation of wind turbines with 200 metres hub height in free standing condition 30 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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33 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY construction phase has to be considered than with a saddle jib solution where the crane can weather vane freely over the tower under construction before the blades are installed. In the author s opinion luffing jib cranes may be more suitable outside the turbine foundation on free standing towers, while saddle jib cranes are preferred when bracing the crane tower to the turbine. The new Wolff 700 B Custom luffing jib crane offers unique installation flexibility. It can be safely parked with its slew brakes on for wind up to 130 km/h. Climbed down one or two elements it can be parked safely for 170 to 180 km/h wind. Potential Manufacturers could create very specialized climbing cranes for turbine installation. For economic reasons, however, every effort is made to adapt existing models, meaning acceptance of technical compromises. Liebherr upgraded its 630 EC-H 40 Litronic standard tower crane in co-operation with Max Bögl. It was a customised 630 EC-H 70 Litronic heavy lift crane suitable for a 70 tonne hook load at 171 m under hook height to raise 3 MW turbines at 140 m hub height. In this case the requested 151 m under hook height only required one tie-in support to anchor the crane to the turbine s hybrid tower. Up to 98.1 m under hook height the crane is operated free standing on a combination of 3.40 x 3.4 m 1000 HC and 2.45 x 2.45 m 500 HC tower systems. In addition to the special tie-in tower section, which diminished the need for an anchor frame, many further measures were taken to speed up installation. Customer Max Bögl, which operates five units, wanted to keep the option of reverting the cranes into a standard tower crane version. To make use of the standard 110 kw drive unit a special trolley was designed with one hook block allowing six line fall operation. In contrast to a conventional double trolley arrangement, limited working radius can be reduced and the hook block is small enough to be lowered into the turbine tower opening. The 30.9 m short jib had to be reinforced for the higher lifting capacity but is easy to change for the standard version if it is ever needed for conventional work. In the way that wind turbines are rapidly getting bigger, the capacity of tower cranes must also increase. Installation needs to get quicker to compete with development in mobile cranes. A year ago Liebherr-Werk Biberach presented its 1000 EC-B 125 Litronic for 5 MW class wind turbines. To minimise engineering and manufacturing expense, components are identical to the Special Wolff tower crane base section adapted to the wind turbine foundation also-new 1000 EC-H 25/50 Litronic. The requested increase in capacity from 50 to 125 tonnes, however, and the fast rigging devices, led to a rigid flat top design with a compact counter jib and a 31.5 to 36.5 m short jib as well as a new fast climbing system for the 1000 HC tower system. For the new EN safety requirements during climbing, a sophisticated electronic control permits crane movements outside those necessary for the climbing operation. For each step of the climbing process the crane s load moment is reduced. Safe climbing is possible up to 17 m/s. For the first time Liebherr uses one long hydraulic ram to jack the upper crane for a complete 5.8 m long tower section in one stroke. When the maximum free standing capacity of m is reached, only one brace is needed to reach a 175 m under hook height. Again for tie-in support, a special tiein tower section without time-consuming collar installation is used, with just two struts, in contrast to the normal three, reducing installation time by about 75 %. In contrast to the 630 EC-H 70 the hook block allows a change between 6 fall and 4 fall operation within five minutes by means of two pins. The crane components are designed to allow basic crane installation with a 200 tonne capacity telescopic crane. Jib parts can be transported inside tower sections to minimise transport. Including climbing to 160 m under hook height, crane installation is claimed to take about 40 hours. On customer request Liebherr has built a flexible stationary 18 x 18 m undercarriage that allows different angles for the outriggers, giving a 15 to 20 m wide crane base. With this it is possible to place, for example, two The transportand erectionfriendly Wolff 700B Custom in extraordinary free standing condition with 162 m under hook height on its first job outriggers on the circular foundation wall of a wind turbine tower while the other two legs are placed outside the turbine foundation on 6 x 2.5 m outrigger pads. The 1000 EC-B 125 can reach a free standing height of 108 m supported by the new undercarriage as well as on foundation frame. A luffer first Wilbert was the first crane company to perform a test turbine installation with a luffing jib climbing crane in To raise an Enercon E-101 with 133 m hub height in an ecologically sensitive forest area, a standard version of the heavy lift WT2405L model was rigged free standing on a stationary portal mounted with m tower and 60 m jib. With a lifting capacity of 96 tonnes, even the 87 tonne heavy base concrete ring of the wind turbine could be handled easily by the tower crane alone. The crane was based outside the windmill foundation on the standard 12 x 12 m Wilbert portal used for power station projects. Rigging took a day. A new multifunctional 17 x 17 m cross type undercarriage, with four massive outriggers INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

34 TOWER CRANES AND WIND ENERGY Barnhart proposal for a climbing lifting frame to construct extremely tall wind turbines simply connected by hydraulic pins to a central adapter, has since been designed to save time. At the corners containerised crane mats distribute the forces to the ground. In feasibility studies Wilbert s engineering department combined this new crane base with a combination of the 6 x 6 m Wilbert tower system and the 3.30 x 3.30 m monoblock tower system to obtain a lifting capacity of 128 tonnes at m free standing under hook height of the WT2405L. With respect to the long assembly process for the 6.60 x 6.60 m tower system, which has to be split for transport, on the outrigger ends of the crane base anchoring devices are intended to be installed for a strand jack guided tower system, similar to the well known guying arrangement for cooling tower cranes. Therewith the free standing capacity of the transport-friendly 3.30 x 3.30 m monoblock tower system could be raised significantly. Another first For its first turbine installation project Wolffkran, with customer Max Bögl, chose an anchored solution in the turbine foundation done with a custom-built base section. In addition, in contrast to Wilbert, the upper crane has been extensively modified. Based on the transport- and erection-friendly 700B luffing series, Wolffkran reduced the 8.9 m standard counter jib radius to 7.7 m with steel ballast instead of concrete. Based on the 900B series, instead of the standard triangular lightweight jib, a stronger 50 m jib was attached to the machinery deck, allowing 80 tonnes to be lifted at 10 m radius in 4 fall operation and 95 tonnes on 5 falls, instead of the 50 tonne maximum provided by the standard 700B version. Even the 88 tonne base section of the turbine tower can be placed by the tower crane alone. A combination of the 3.30 x 3.30 m base tower section with the new transport optimised Wolff TV x 2.90 m tower system raises free standing under hook height to 162 m. That is suitable for installing wind turbines with 143 m hubs. For turbines up to 200 m hub height the TV29 tower system would require just two tie-in supports. The crane could climb directly from ground level after being assembled by a 250 tonne telescopic boom crane. The compact Wolff 700B Custom represents an economical way to benefit from the extra lifting height of the luffing jib principle combined with the transportand rigging-friendly Wolff crane design. Wolff 700B Custom lifting the next tower section into place and making use of the extra lifting height from the raised boom. Note the very compact machinery deck For lifting capacities above 120 tonnes Wolff is already considering a custom design upgrade of its standard 1250B, again with a square heavy duty boom instead of the standard triangular light weight one. Modifying towers for erecting turbines can also open up new markets outside the wind energy industry. Liebherr, for example, said it could imagine its 1000 EC-B 125 with 160 kw hoisting winch being well adapted for heavy industrial projects, power plants and bridge pylon construction. Wolff is already bidding for high rise steel sites traditionally served by powerful Favelle Favco luffers. Increased free standing capacity and fast climbing systems could become welcome features of the standard climbing crane series. If wind turbines are getting even taller an idea should be considered for the crane upper to climb the turbine tower. It would reduce the size and number of crane parts that have to be moved in. Such a concept would rely on a close relationship, in basic engineering studies, between crane builder and turbine manufacturer. Barnhart in the USA proposed a lifting frame carrying a double boom luffing jib crane that can be installed around the turbine tower base section using a small truck crane. As the construction progresses the special climbing crane is moved upwards by four strand jacks. To reduce side loading on the wind turbine tower a movable counterweight arrangement has to be operated to correspond with the movement of the jib. 34 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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36 SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT Faktor 5 double Specialized transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer has delivered two of its new Faktor 5 high girder bridge transporters to heavy haulage companies in South America and Sweden. The Faktor 5 has a payload-todeadweight ratio of 5:1. The vertical stroke in the loading area is 1.8 metres and it has loading widths ranging from 3 to 6.75 m. Loading lengths range from 11 to 17 m and it has variable axle configuration, from 2 x 12 up to 2 x 20, the manufacturer said. One unit has been delivered to heavy haulage company Transportes Pesados Itajaí (Transpi), headquartered in Brazil. Eduardo Dassoler, Transpi operations manager, said, I am delighted to have a new vehicle that equips us to handle demanding future transport contracts. We shall be using Faktor 5 for heavy loads with a length of up to 14 metres. ALS TRANSPORTS TEREX 883 TO KAZAKHSTAN A recent project for WWL ALS, a specialist in global logistics and freight forwarding, was the transport of a Terex 883 tracked screen machine from Ireland to Kazakhstan. The machine weighed 32 tonnes and was 14.7 metres long, 3 m wide and 3.4 m high. For the first stage of the project, the machine was transported from a factory in Northern Ireland to a storage unit ready for shipment. Once it was ready to be shipped, the machine was transported using a semi-low loader to a UK port and loaded onto a vessel. From here it was shipped to Estonia. On arrival the machine was transported via rail to a dispatch location ready to be taken to its final location in Kazakhstan. The Terex 883 awaits transportation The vehicle is perfect for meeting Brazil s highway regulations. Another unit went to heavy haulage specialist Kraftdragarna, based in Sweden. Hans Müller, Kraftdragarna chief executive officer, said, We re a little bit excited as we re a relatively new Goldhofer customer, having purchased our first axle lines from them in The positive performance of our Goldhofer axle lines, the company s outstanding reputation as the world market leader in the field of transport and the first-class advisory service offered by Bolding as the Goldhofer agent in Denmark persuaded us that now was the time to invest in Faktor 5. Mammoet in double mine transportation International specialized transport and heavy lift provider Mammoet, has transported two lots of mining equipment for two separate companies during a short time frame in Australia. For the first project, Mammoet transported a Liebherr R996 mining excavator 250 kilometres from a mine in Christmas Creek to Solomon, Australia. The client, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), requested that the machine was transported in one piece and that it arrived on site before a ban on heavy hauling was put in place during the run up to Christmas. To complete the task, Mammoet used a double 24 Goldhofer with 6 block trucks. Bad weather meant that the task was temporarily put on hold. During this time Mammoet was asked to carry out a transportation job for BHP Billiton Iron Ore. The task was to move to a Liebherr R996B mining excavator 35 km. To complete the job, Mammoet moved 36 axle lines, including self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and auxiliary equipment, 500 km to Jimblebar, where the Liebherr R996B was located. From here the mining excavator was transported to Mount Whaleback mine, 35 km away. In addition to a short time frame, Mammoet moves a Liebherr R996 for Fortescue Metals Group challenges included two national highway crossings and a high-voltage power line. To complete to move, the machine was moved at night. Once the machine was delivered to the Mount Whaleback mine, Mammoet returned to FMG s Solomon mine, where it loaded the R996 onto a double 18 SPMT due to sloping road conditions, a company spokesperson said. Both jobs were carried out and completed within the designated time frame and were delivered on time, the company said. 36 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

37 ALEXANDER TRANSPORTS CARGO TO EGYPT Alexander Global Logistics, based in Germany, transported two oversize absorbers from Berlin in Germany to Alexandria in Egypt. The absorbers measured 7.12 x 7.05 x 4.21 metres and weighed tonnes each. In addition to the absorbers, other containers and cargo were also transported from Berlin to the jobsite in Alexandria. For the project the absorbers were loaded onto a barge by a mobile crane in Berlin and transported to Antwerp. From here the cargo was loaded as sea freight to Alexandria. Challenges included the cargo s width of 7.05 m. SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT Waiver Logistics transports wind power plant Transport company Waiver Logistics has been contracted to transport components for a wind farm in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The equipment for the project is coming from China. For the task, Waiver Logistics is responsible for transporting the components from Arica Port in Chile 900 km to Cochabamba in Bolivia. For the first stage of the project, Waiver Logistics transported two 1.5 MW turbines to the site. The team will continue with the project until all components are at the site. Once complete the Qollpana wind farm will have 15 MW-worth of turbines. The first parts of the turbines are delivered to Arica Port ready to be transported to Cochabamba SINCE 1945 LEADER IN PICK & CARRY A COMPLETE RANGE OF SELF DIESEL PROPELLED, LPG AND ELECTRIC BATTERY OPERATED PICK&CARRY CRANES CAPACITIES FROM 2.5 TO 90 TON. One of the absorbers weighed tonnes AFRICAN JOURNEY FOR VAN DER VLIST Seven used Caterpillar D8R bulldozers have been moved by transport company Van der Vlist, based in Belgium. For the project the bulldozers were transported from a location in Germany and taken to a port where they were loaded onto a roll-on roll-off vessel. From here the cargo was shipped to Bata in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. Once in Bata, the cargo was transported to a construction site in West Africa. The used Cat D8R bulldozers awaiting transport The machines are loaded onto a roll-on, roll-off vessel Facility and offices: Via Piacenza, Calendasco (Piacenza) - Italy Tel Fax INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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39 THE KNOWLEDGE Dolly or not It is not always a straightforward decision when considering whether a load or a route is suitable for a dolly type transport. MARCO VAN DAAL reports A dolly transport is one where the physical dimensions of the load allow that two independent transporters (equipped with turntables) can be positioned in line underneath the load. There are a number of situations or instances where such a configuration is desirable or even a requirement to carry out the transport. 1.) Long loads, irrespective of weight, that need to be manoeuvred in such a way that the infrastructure of the surrounding demands the manoeuvrability of a dolly configuration as opposed to a single transporter: Such infrastructure demands include site restrictions, trees, light posts, buildings, roundabouts or traffic islands. 2.) Loads that are long but not heavy compared to their length and do not need to be supported over their full length: In such cases it would require more axle lines to carry out the transport without FIGURE 1 TRUCK turntables than it would to carry out the transport with turntables. Once it is determined that a load is transported in a dolly configuration, there are two types of configurations that can be used. At first glance these seem identical but further analysis shows a distinct difference between the two. A.) The lead dolly is being pulled or propelled and the second one trails B.) Both dollies are being pulled or propelled. TYPE A (Figures 1 and 2) In both cases the lead dolly is being pulled by a truck or propelled by a power pack. There is no pushing or pulling force on the second dolly. It trails behinds the lead dolly. The velocity of the trailing dolly is determined by the velocity of the lead dolly. It would seem that the velocity of the trailing dolly is the same as the velocity of Avoiding an accident with a dolly load requires attention to be paid to maintaining equal velocity of the dollies the lead dolly. This is, however, only the case as long as both dollies are driving in the same direction. As soon as the lead dolly starts turning (see figure 3), its velocity will start to differ from the trailing dolly. Let s assume that the dolly transport has an initial velocity of 3 mph (about 5 km/h) and that both dollies are travelling in the same direction, the X-direction. The lead dolly now takes a turn (30 degrees) and maintains its speed of 3 mph. What happens at this point to the velocity of the trailing dolly? As the lead dolly is now no longer travelling in the X-direction its velocity now has to be resolved in an X-velocity and a Y-velocity. The figure below shows that the velocity in X-direction is 2.7 mph (4.3 km/h) and the velocity in Y-direction is 1.7 mph (2.5 km/h). The X-velocity is determined by: V Lx = cos 30 x V = x 5 = 2.7 mph V Ly = sin 30 x V = 0.5 * 5 = 2.5 mph The trailing dolly still travelling in > ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marco van Daal has been in the heavy lift and transport industry since He started at Mammoet Transport from the Netherlands and later with Fagioli PSC from Italy, both esteemed companies and leading authorities in the industry. His 20-year plus experience extends to five continents and more than 55 countries. It resulted in a book The Art of Heavy Transport, available at: com/books/the-art-of-heavy-transport/ Van Daal has a real passion for sharing knowledge and experience the primary reason for the seminars that he frequently holds around the world. He lives in Aruba, in the Dutch Caribbean. FIGURE 2 PPU FIGURE 3 TRAILING DOLLY V T=4.3 km/hr (2.7 MPH) LEAD DOLLY PPU V Ly=2.5 km/hr (1.7 MPH) V L=5 km/hr (3 MPH) 30 deg V Lx=4.3 km/hr (2.7 MPH) INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

40 THE KNOWLEDGE FIGURE 4 TRUCK TRUCK X-direction can only have a velocity that is equal to the X-velocity of the lead dolly, thus 2.7 mph. Here is a situation where the velocity of the lead dolly is no longer equal to the velocity of the trailing dolly. The difference in velocity between the lead and trailing dolly becomes greater as the lead dolly takes a sharper turn. Note that in such cases the cargo should be secured well as the side forces can be substantial. TYPE B (Figures 4 and 5) Both the lead dolly as well as the trailing dolly are propelled or pushed. The trailing dolly is no longer trailing as it now has a propulsion force applied to it but for simplicity we still call it here the trailing dolly. Both trucks or operators maintain the same velocity and both transporters are travelling in the same direction. Now, as before, the lead dolly takes a turn of 30 degrees (see figure 6)and maintains its speed of 3 mph. As demonstrated before, the velocity of the lead dolly in X-direction is now 2.7 mph. How does the operator or driver of the truck know what the velocity of the lead dolly is in X-direction? The answer to this question is simple; he does not know. A difference in velocity in X-direction is obviously not possible as both dollies are connected and this results in forces between the leading and trailing dolly. These forces are acting on the load as the load is what keeps both dollies connected. In case the driver or operator of the trailing dolly does not notice that he needs to slow down, or he is not experienced enough to correctly interpret the signs, these forces 'have to go somewhere' as this situation of unequal velocities cannot be sustained. As the lead dolly takes a sharper turn (more than 30 degrees) its velocity in X-direction further decreases and if the trailing dolly tries to maintain its velocity the forces on the load, on the turntables and on the lashing, keep increasing. Getting an idea There are a few methods, however, that give feedback to the driver or operator of the trailing dolly if his velocity is either too high or too low. For self propelled: the oil pressure in the drive line is an indication if the velocity is getting too high, this pressure FIGURE 5 PPU FIGURE 6 TRAILING DOLLY PPU V T=5 km/hr (2.7 MPH) will increase as the trailing dolly is now pushing the leading dolly to go faster. The operator of the trailing dolly is required to slightly reduce his RPM. Likewise, if the trailing dolly falls behind in velocity, the oil pressure is an indication for the operator to slightly increase his RPM. If this is recognised and the velocity of the trailing dolly is adjusted accordingly, the transport proceeds as planned. Needless to say that both operators should be in constant contact with each other. Propulsion forces Under the influence of these forces, a range of things can happen. In cases of relatively light dolly loads, the tyres may start spinning under the influence of the propulsion force, this can happen with both self propelled as well as with a truck. Spinning is a sign that the operator or driver needs to reduce his speed. In the worst case it can lead to some very real unwanted situations as one of the dollies can be pushed out from underneath the load and the load can end up in the ditch (see the picture on previous page). Note that on public roads many turns and curves show a road camber, this causes the load to lean and if not recognised and corrected it adds to the risk of overturning the load in addition to the forces caused by the velocity differential. There is a much smaller force required to push a dolly out from underneath the load if the load is already leaning in the right direction. LEAD DOLLY V Ly=2.5 km/hr (1.7 MPH) 30 deg V Lx=4.3 km/hr (2.7 MPH) PPU PPU V L=5 km/hr (3 MPH) A similar problem occured on another project, where large storage tanks were transported inside a frame placed on two self propelled dollies. This frame was used to allow access under some pipe racks just outside the refinery. During the transport of these tanks, the tanks themselves formed part of the strength of the frame. When the tank was delivered, however, and lifted out of its frame using a site crane, the frame had to travel back empty. It turned out that it was a very flimsy frame. As with every project, there were time constraints as the transport route partially blocked a railroad track. The operators of each dolly did not take into account or they did not realise, their different velocities in the X-direction and the Y-direction and the associated forces on the empty frame. While leaving the plant, in the last turn the frame buckled, with the result that the forces caused the frame to reach its plasticity limits and, permanently deformed, it was unsuitable for further use. Note: when the frame buckled and was useless, one more tank had to be brought to its final destination. With the frame no longer available the last tank was skidded under the pipe racks and into the refinery, a distance of many hundreds of feet. NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the contents of these articles. If you find any mistakes, a brief notification and explanation would be appreciated. 40 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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43 IC50 CALL FOR ENTRIES Enter the IC It is time again to submit information for International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine s listing of the world s largest craneowning companies The IC50 was the world s first ranking of the industry s largest crane operating companies and has grown in popularity each year. A number of entries have already been received this year, so, if your company has not yet taken part, this is a chance to ensure it takes its position in the listing. The IC50 figure is obtained by adding together the maximum load moment rating, in tonnemetres, of all mobile and crawler cranes in your fleet on 1 May A separate form is available over the page for those taking part in the IC Tower Index listing of tower cranes. Again, the figures you supply should be the total combined load moment rating, in tonne-metres, of all the tower cranes in your fleet, as at 1 May It is also helpful for us to have details of all the cranes in your fleet. If you would like to send a list please include the make, model, type, capacity and number of units for all the cranes in your fleet. Copies of the IC50 and IC Tower Index forms are on the following two pages and also at If you have any questions regarding the forms or require help with representing tonne-metres, please contact the editor, Alex Dahm, by telephone on +44 (0) or by at PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE FORMS BEFORE 2 MAY 2014 EDITOR S IC50 NOTES 1. All IC Index and IC Tower Index figures should be given as a maximum load moment rating in tonne-metres. 2. Tower cranes are not included in the IC Index for crawler and wheeled mobile cranes. Please ensure that there are no figures for this equipment in your calculations if you have tower cranes please complete the IC Tower Index section of the entry form. 3. Alternative lifting equipment is no longer included in the IC Index. Please ensure that there are no figures for this equipment in your calculations. 4. Figures in the IC Index for crawler and wheeled mobile cranes should include an allowance for any super lift attachments that you own. 5. The IC Index should include all cranes that are in your fleet as at 1 May this year. Do not include cranes that you have ordered but that have not yet been delivered. 6. To help illustrate the IC50 editorial in the magazine you could include some photographs, perhaps showing your cranes in action that will be considered for publication. 7. Please return all fully completed forms by 2 May INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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45 IC50 CALL FOR ENTRIES IC Please read the form and the notes on page 43 carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at International Cranes and Specialized Transport. The listing must only include cranes that you will actually have in your fleet at 1 May Please do not include cranes for which you have placed orders but not yet taken delivery. Company name Full address of company HQ Name of senior contact Job title of senior contact address Company web site IC50 MOBILE CRANES Number of wheeled mobile cranes Total tonne-metre rating * IMPORTANT: To calculate your IC Index, please add together the maximum load moment ratings in tonne-metres of all the crawler cranes and wheeled mobile cranes in your equipment fleet. Number of crawler cranes Total tonne-metre rating Total IC Index * (tonne-metres) Make and model of largest crane Lifting capacity of largest crane in metric tonnes Average age, in years, of the equipment in your fleet Number of depots Number of employees Scope of operation local national continental worldwide Annual revenue, in US$, from crane-related activity I confirm that the information shown above is correct. Signed: RETURN BY POST: ALEX DAHM KHL GROUP Southfields, Southview Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6TP United Kingdom BY Name (please print) Job title Date: BY FAX: +44 (0) INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

46 IC50 CALL FOR ENTRIES IC Tower Index 2014 Please read the form and the notes on page 43 carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at International Cranes and Specialized Transport. The listing must only include cranes that you will actually have in your fleet at 1 May Please do not include cranes for which you have placed orders but not yet taken delivery. IC TOWER INDEX Company name and address (if different from previous page) * IMPORTANT: To calculate your IC Tower Index, please add together the total combined load moment ratings in tonne-metres of all tower cranes in your fleet. RETURN BY POST: Name of senior contact Job title of senior contact address Company web site Number of depots Number of tower cranes Number of employees ALEX DAHM KHL GROUP Southfields, Southview Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6TP United Kingdom BY Make and model of largest tower crane Capacity in metric tonnes and load moment rating in tonne-metres of largest tower crane in your fleet IC Tower Index * Average age, in years, of the equipment in your fleet tonne-metres Scope of operation local national continental worldwide Annual revenue, in US$, from tower crane-related activity I confirm that the information shown above is correct. Signed: BY FAX: +44 (0) Name (please print) Job title Date: 46 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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48 CATT PREVIEW Turkish talks The International Cranes and Transport Turkey 2014 conference and networking reception is in Istanbul on 8 May. IC presents more details of the programme and other updates The Marriott Asia Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey Cranes and Project Transport Turkey is a sister title to IC for Turkey and the surrounding region Final touches are being made to the programme for this year s International Cranes and Transport Turkey conference. CATT 2014 is a full day conference and evening networking event in Istanbul on 8 May It serves the interests of the industry in Turkey and the surrounding region of North Africa, the Middle East, South Eastern Europe and the so-called stan countries. First held in 2012, this second CATT will be held at the Marriott Asia Hotel. CATT has a unique audience of senior executives and leading professionals from the crane and heavy lift sector and includes the buoyant energy sector. It follows the very successful crane and transport events held previously in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Istanbul, Turkey; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China. This year s conference will begin with a short welcome speech from ALEX DAHM, International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine editor, international editor Cranes and Project Transport Turkey, American Cranes and Transport. It will be followed by opening remarks from the chairperson, M Kazim Apa, who chaired the previous Istanbul conference in The presentations begin with keynote speaker NABIL AL ZAHLAWI, NFT Cranes managing partner, who will talk about, among other topics, the ongoing project to construct a new Bosphorus bridge crossing between the west and east sides of Istanbul, and the challenges of doing business in the crane sector. Also on the agenda are presentations from leading international specialist contractor Al Jaber Heavy Lift and enduser crane and transport company Sistem Vinç Türkiye. Transport issues Keynote speaker on the specialized transport sector is HÜSEYIN HÜSNÜ İLGÜN, Turkey s general directorate of highways, Department of Traffic Safety, transportation safety section chief. Born in Sivas, he graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of the Republic. He has worked in vehicle traffic engineering and was appointed to the civil service. Ilgün will speak about the highway regulations regarding project transportation in Hüseyin Hüsnü Ilgün, Turkey s general directorate of highways, Department of Traffic Safety, transportation safety section chief Turkey, specifically the topics of special permits and special load applications. Another view on this will also be presented by ÖMER FARUK GÖRÇÜN, Kadir Has University logistics department head, in his presentation on problems and solutions for specialized transportation in Turkey. Görçün completed his bachelor degree in the department of Public Administration and graduated with a masters from the department of International Affairs and Relations. Subsequently he completed a doctorate and gained a Ph.D. in maritime administration and science at the Istanbul University. Görçün then began his career in the logistics sector as a senior executive. In M Kazim Apa, CATT conference chair person 48 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

49 CATT PREVIEW Ömer Faruk Görçün 2004 he began in academia, working at Istanbul University and Bahçeşehir University. At the same time, he took on projects in the public and private sectors, including Turkey s Ministry of Transport, Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and Association of Rail Systems (RAYDER). Safety and best practice Topics on safety and best practice will follow with a presentation from DR OLIVER FRIES, WireCo WorldGroup, vice president of global R&D, innovation and technology, based in Germany. Fries will talk about the importance of looking after your crane s wire rope. ANDREAS KÖHLER, Köhler Kran- Service chief executive officer, will talk about the importance of maintaining the highest standards in crane repair and refurbishment. Counterfeit parts, especially for wheeled mobile cranes, is another topic on his agenda. Köhler is nominated as a crane expert by the German health and safety authority and part of his job is to inspect cranes after accidents. On a similar theme, talking about the risks and dangers of counterfeit parts is DAVID SEMPLE, Manitowoc vice president sales, Middle East and Africa. Semple joined the crane industry in 1998 after a first work experience in Syria and was tasked in 2005 with establishing and managing regional offices in Dubai s Jebel Ali Free Zone, supporting all Manitowoc dealers over 20 countries in the Middle- East. In his presentation Semple will talk about the dangers of counterfeit crane parts, especially crane mast sections, which can be severely flawed and cause death and serious injury. At work Projects and case studies are on the agenda next. First up is MARCO VAN DAAL, owner, The Works International, who will explain a practical approach to developing techniques for safe lifting and transport projects. Van Daal has been in the heavy lift and transport industry since He started at Netherlandsheadquartered Mammoet and later was at Fagioli PSC from Italy. He is a contributing member on the P30 committee with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Van Daal is a great believer in sharing knowledge and experience. As founder and owner of The Works international he offers heavy transport and lift seminars all over the world, both in a classroom environment as well as hands-on. Following this is a presentation from JAN PETERS, Anatolia Logistics owner, who will explain the processes and challenges on one of his company s recent project transports. Jan Thies Peters established his own company, Anatolia Logistics in He has achieved remarkable project transportations in terms of both size and weight in northern Africa, Middle-East, CIS, Central Asia and Europe. A slight change from previous announcements on this year s agenda is a presentation from SAMET GÜRSU, Hareket operations manager, instead of Engin Kuzucu, Hareket general manager. Starting at Hareket in 2000, Samet Gürsu has worked as vice maintenance manager, project engineer and, since 2005, as operations manager. Samet Gürsu, Hareket operations manager He studied mechanical engineering at Istanbul Technical University and also business administration there immediately afterwards. He gained industry experience at the Ereğli Steel Factory, at Ford and at Mammoet. Training includes ISO 9001:2000 and at manufacturers Goldhofer, Hydrospex and Scheuerle. For final updates to this year s agenda, the full CATT programme, booking information and more details on this and other KHL events appear please see: Delivering lasting solutions Global technology leader in the manufacture of wire and rope solutions for the world s most demanding applications. Our superiority relies on continuous innovation, quality assurance and technical expertise throughout the organisation and along the supply chain. United Kingdom: Tel: +44(0) , USA: Tel: , Germany: Tel: +49(0) ,

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51 SC&RA COMMENT COMMENTJoel M Dandrea Access and ownership Twenty- and thirty-something CEOs certainly aren t the norm and likely never will be, but industries around the world have begun to experience a rise in CEOs who weren t even born when many of us were moving into leadership positions of our own. Some of these young guns have started their own companies, while others have quickly climbed the ladder within an established organisation. Absolutely, success usually shines brightest on those who pursue it most persistently, but that doesn t mean the road is easy at any stage of the game. These rising stars would be smart to listen to some of the insights discovered by industry veterans along the way. The irony, of course, is that this very wisdom often still applies as much to the old dogs as it does to the new breed. Specialized transportation, crane and rigging is an industry whose leaders have traditionally attained positions of influence through years, even decades, of hard work and relationship building. For that reason, today s industry heads possess a wellspring of valuable knowledge that can be passed on to future, and even current, leaders who find themselves on a path where others have walked before. And though many of today s young achievers are often lauded for their innovation and flexibility, versus experience gained through decades on the job, these attributes aren t as mutually exclusive as some purists might think. The following four insights emphasise the timelessness of effective wisdom. 1. LISTEN TO THE RIGHT ADVICE Whether young, old or somewhere in the middle, we re never so smart that someone else can t offer us a helpful bit of information. But that doesn t mean everyone s advice is helpful. Knowing who to listen to is also a skill particularly for leaders. Especially for young leaders on the rise, where resources are often slim, discovering and maintaining relationships with folks who haven t found their own success by accident, is a necessary part of career ascension. 2. CONQUER PROBLEMS, NOT PEOPLE Indeed, CEOs will find themselves in a position that requires the courage to make a tough decision. Unfortunately, some leaders acquire blurred vision during such times, and can t distinguish between the problem and the people around them who are trying to help. In a phrase: Don t be a tyrant. Inspire the people around you with your ability to solve problems and make difficult choices don t terrify them. You re only ever as good as the strategy and the people you have in place. 3. MEASURE AND ADAPT Leaders have to take risks there s no way around it. But as companies grow, and there s more on the line to lose, the measure with which a good leader takes risks should be carefully crafted. This sometimes causes executives to dig in and, eventually, not evolve. Sustainable success, however, requires the ability to gradually measure strategic steps while understanding that adaptation to a customer base, an audience and the overall market place is a fundamental skill a leader must possess in guiding a successful organisation. Risk taking and adaptation are often more closely related than we think. 4. THINK AHEAD BUT PLAN IN THE PRESENT A strategic business plan is a series of steps with long-term initiatives supported by short-term goals and achievements. Both types of milestones are vital to the growth and maintenance of an organisation, and it s a leader s responsibility to recognise the value of both the forest and the trees. Continued passion for day-to-day endeavours will not only inspire the people around you to do the same but will create a culture of integrity within your company that sustains its growth and solidifies its future. WHO S WHO SPECIALIZED CARRIERS & RIGGING ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Joel Dandrea 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 200 Centreville, Virginia, 20120, USA Tel: +1 (703) Fax: +1 (703) CHAIRMAN Michael Battaini Sheedy Drayage San Francisco, CA, USA PRESIDENT Ron Montgomery Intermountain Rigging & Heavy Haul Salt Lake City, UT VICE PRESIDENT Alan Barnhart Barnhart Crane and Rigging Memphis, TN TREASURER Delynn Burkhalter Burkhalter Columbus, MS ASSISTANT TREASURER Bruce Forster Rigging Gear Sales Dixon, IL ALLIED INDUSTRIES GROUP CHAIRMAN David Wittwer, Hays Companies Salt Lake City, UT CRANE & RIGGING GROUP CHAIRMAN David Cowley, TNT Crane & Rigging Longview, TX LADIES GROUP CHAIRWOMAN Cathy Moore, NBIS Atlanta, GA TRANSPORTATION GROUP CHAIRMAN Geary Buchanan Buchanan Hauling & Rigging Fort Wayne, IN SC&R FOUNDATION OFFICERS PRESIDENT: Robert Moore NBIS Atlanta, GA VICE PRESIDENT: Stephanie Bragg Bragg Companies Long Beach, CA TREASURER: Jim Sever PSC Crane & Rigging Piqua, OH INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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53 SC&RA MEMBER PROFILE Better security makes for better trucking was the prevailing view from an SC&RA interview with MARTIN ROJAS at the American Trucking Associations The safer the better American Trucking Associations (ATA) has been one of the leading advocates for the trucking industry in the USA since The organisation s commitment to developing innovative, research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability is established through a strong federation of state associations, affiliated conferences and individual members. SC&RA and ATA continue to benefit from the experience and leadership gained through their valued relationship. Similar to SC&RA, ATA represents the trucking industry in the legislative and regulatory arena in both federal and state courts around the country. Their staff works tirelessly to promote policies that improve highway safety, advance the industry s environmental goals and educate policymakers and the general public about the essential role trucking plays in the economy. Martin Rojas, ATA vice president of security and operations, is one such executive staff member. His presentation at the SC&RA Board meetings in January (Park City, Utah, USA) symbolised the commitment ATA has in representing the border security concerns of SC&RA and its many members. We struck up a conversation with him recently, and had a chance to discuss some ATA topics of interest for many of SC&RA s local and international members. ATA actively pursues a wealth of trucking industry issues, from energy to agriculture to highway infrastructure to hazardous materials and many more. The focus for Rojas primarily falls within the cross border security category and he has been doing it for quite a while. I ve actually been with ATA longer than I ever expected seventeen years now. I primarily work on issues involving cross-border international trade, with a lot of Homeland Security stuff over the last ten years. Rojas job description evolved quite a bit post-9/11, with cross-border security becoming a deep national security concern. One of the first areas impacted by post-9/11 was cross-border trade. Homeland Security got tangled in the trade and supply chain issues, so they started developing security programmes. I Martin Rojas has been at American Trucking Associations (ATA) for almost two decades. He is VP of security and operations was involved in those programmes with customs support and protection. When Homeland Security felt comfortable with the programmes, they asked me if I d take over a lot of it. Since then, our primary focus has been background checks and compliance with the Patriot Act as part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. We also deal with background checks for drivers going into maritime facilities under the Transportation Worker ID Card (TWIC). At a time when transport companies around the world are trying to shake off the economic hangover of the last several years, Rojas sees the ATA s role, especially from a security standpoint, as more pivotal than ever. There are so many issues that affect commercial trucking operations, from the Department of Labor to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Homeland Security, EPA, OSHA. So we have various people at ATA dealing with specific areas. We certainly all play supportive roles, but the minutiae of each issue really requires people that are focusing on that specific issue. Rojas, because of his experience, often finds himself wearing a few different hats. I get involved in a broader range, maybe, because people need to know what might be going on in Canada, or Mexico, even Europe. ATA also understands that the many moving parts within transport security requires an ability to remain flexible and diplomatic. Rojas admits that the continuous efforts to advocate for commercial trucking, while also keeping a steady eye on national security interests, can make for busy schedule. Being in Washington, DC, USA, I participate in a number of local events be it a think tank, the US Chamber of Commerce the Canadian Embassy or the Mexican Embassy. So, as you can imagine, I m dealing with a variety of issues across a wide range of trucking policy and procedure. Between customs, Homeland Security and DOT, there s always something going on it gets pretty busy. One of the most consistent issues is: how > INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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55 SC&RA NEWS do we allow for a more efficient flow of trucks across the border? And, of course, every year, this topic gets more intense this is a very important year for that topic. Rojas attended the SC&RA Annual Board Meetings in January of this year and presented on transport security across international borders. His primary focus concerned supply chain security and crossborder security. Within the supply chain security, I wanted to highlight the various requirements for different types of transport: hazardous materials, air cargo and visiting maritime facilities. Some of the other issues were related to chemical facilities and military facilities something that s still ongoing. He receives a lot of questions concerning military facilities, particularly US Navy facilities, and has recognised a need to tighten up some security concerns that have begun to involve additional security requirements. We ve been hearing that some suppliers are requiring separate background checks, called RAPIDGate, which have an additional cost. We want to nip that in the bud. A lot of SC&RA members visit a lot of these different facilities and refineries places like that. There s a perpetual vetting process. We want to tell people that we already have a lot of these measures in place we don t need any more. One check Rojas sees a need for better co-ordination so that one background check, because of the vetting process, is of equal value to any additional checks. This is also about pre-emption. Since this is a national security issue, this should be a federal programme that pre-empts state or local background checks. We ve had cities or towns considering doing their own checks, and if that starts spreading through every town and city in the country [USA], well, that would be something we d really like to avoid. Our key legislative issue right now with security is to eliminate the redundancy of background checks. We re either losing drivers, or pushing potential drivers away from the industry, because they might look at construction and think no background checks, but look at trucking and think three or four background checks. So they ll travel the path of least resistance, in a sense. A healthy and productive relationship with SC&RA is a key advantage for ATA when addressing these ongoing areas of concern within the commercial SC&RA ANNUAL CONFERENCE BOCA RATON RESORT, BOCA RATON, FL APRIL 22-26, 2014 ²ʾˇė Ƽ ʽˈ ė ˇ trucking industry. We certainly work with SC&RA on a lot of internal issues, as well as with other trucking organisations. Our relationship with SC&RA is very friendly; we know we can call them up and work together, and they know they can call us. The ultimate mission for both organisations is not lost on Rojas after nearly two decades in the business. Obviously, both organisations are constantly working towards the best interests of their members. With almost half a million motor carriers registered to operate with the DOT through interstate commerce in the USA, the goal of both ATA and SC&RA often overlap, which is as good a reason as any for Rojas to come to work every day. A lot of those are small carriers, in a very competitive industry. You want to represent everyone s interests as best as you can for them with the federal regulators in DC, and make sure that you re implementing policies that make sense, that are pro safety and industry supportive, but at the same time, don t go overboard with regulation. These carriers provide a critical service; we want to allow them to be able to continue doing what they re doing. It s definitely a good reason to come to work every day, for sure. Join more than 700 top executives and senior managers at THE industry event of the year. Establish new partnerships, learn ways to increase profitability, improve safety and gather new ideas to grow your business. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: s Education Sessions PRODUCTS s Networking Events FAIR OPENS s Products Fair JANUARY 6! s Committee Meetings s Golf and Tennis Tournaments s Industry Awards Program For more information or to register, visit INTERNATIONAL IC SC&RA News.indd 55 (703) AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL /04/ :27:51

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57 ESTA AWARDS SHORTLIST The shortlist has been announced for the awards entries in the fast-approaching ESTA Awards of Excellence evening in Amsterdam. Alex Dahm reports In the finals The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) has announced the shortlist of companies entered into the annual Awards of Excellence competition. ESTA is the European platform for stakeholders in the mobile crane and abnormal road transport industry. The ESTA Users Night 2014 will be at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands, received one winner is selected in each category on Thursday 24 April from a maximum of four nominees. The From all the Awards of Excellence entries nominees in each category are listed below: CRANES, TELESCOPIC, LIFTING CAPACITY LESS THAN 120 TONNES Koninklijke Saan, Netherlands Two 10 tonne capacity crawler cranes were chosen to lift the three dimensional elements of an artwork inside a milk factory. The load was transferred from one crane to the other in the air. Karen van Oorschot Kranen, Netherlands The project was placing 4.5 tonne concrete elements underneath flyovers and inside tunnels on a road construction project. For each lift the load had to be rotated to clear the overpass. Nordic Crane Stangeland, Norway An urgent requirement for lifting capacity on an offshore platform to avoid a six to nine month delay costing billions of Euros was a challenge met using a 100 tonne telescopic crawler crane. It had to be specially dismantled into pieces weighing a maximum of 15 tonnes. Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands Installation of a 150 metre long curved pipe, 150 mm in diameter and weighing 12 tonnes, was a challenge met using five 100 tonne capacity cranes. They had to be at least 25 m away and ground bearing pressure had to be less than 10 tonnes per square metre. CRANES, TELESCOPIC, LIFTING CAPACITY MORE THAN 120 TONNES Aertssen Kranen, Belgium Insufficient space for 700 tonne capacity cranes to position three cycle bridge decks over a canal meant adding extensions to the bridges so that 500 tonne capacity cranes could be used. Fagioli, Italy As part of the project to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, the sponsons for the parbuckling operation, weighing up to 450 tonnes, had to be transported, stored and rotated using telescopic hydraulic gantries, SPMT and wheeled mobile cranes. Michielsens, Belgium A change in site conditions meant a new way had to quickly be found to lift a large and fragile, 47 metre diameter, 165 tonne roof for a storage tank. Four large wheeled mobile cranes, linked using multibeams, did the job. Sarens, Netherlands Four large wheeled mobile cranes worked in a confined space to lift stinger parts, the larger of which was 60 x 8.5 x 14 metres and weighed 410 tonnes. A tandem lift situation was created with a single lift point for each pair of cranes. CRANES, LATTICE BOOM ALE, United Kingdom The contract was for 161 installations at a chemical plant in loads ranging from 25 to 1,329 tonnes, the latter one standing 108 metres tall. Other challenges included obstructions up to 30 m at installation points, high winds and extreme heat. Sarens, Belgium Installation of the 260 tonne and 43 metre diameter dome on the nuclear reactor building in Flamanville, France, was completed using the 200 metre tall SGC-120 crane operating at 130 m radius. Sarens, Netherlands Space restrictions meant that construction of a car park above the new railway station at Breda required the 160 tonne capacity crane to be set up on the railway tracks and on the platforms. Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands A total of 52 isolated storage tanks and 32 pipe rack modules had to be transported from Willebroek in Belgium to Vlaardingen in the Netherlands. They then had to be installed on the tank foundations. Transport TRAILER AND LOAD UNDER 120 TONNES GROSS WEIGHT Collett & Sons, United Kingdom Delivering a pair of cyclone vessels, each 22 metres long by 6 m high and weighing 40 tonnes, was a complex transport project that also involved a 1,200 tonne capacity crane. Gaffert, Netherlands The contract was to move a large gantry crane consisting of two main girders nearly 50 metres long and weighing 50 tonnes, support legs and two hoists. Koninklijke Saan, Netherlands A job to move large tanks from an old factory site in Lijnden to a new one in Amsterdam turned out to be very involved, with many transfers and much equipment. INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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59 ESTA AWARDS SHORTLIST Ville Silvasti, Finland A special frame had to be designed and built for a project to move Woima The Bull, a wooden sculpture, 250 km at 7 km/h through Finland. The 10 tonne sculpture was 16 m long by 5 m wide and 7 metres tall, after having taken 3 m off the height by sawing down the legs for the journey. TRAILER AND LOAD OVER 120 TONNES GROSS WEIGHT ALE, United Kingdom Transportation and installation of two 335 tonne heat exchangers for the Kaxu Solar farms, Northern Cape, South Africa used 28-axle, 2-file trailers for the 985 km journey. Another project at the same time to the same place included installation of 19 accumulators, turbine and generator. Fagioli, Italy Steep mountain roads and several trans-shipment operations were among the challenges on a project to get a 70 tonne transformer from Milan to the Formazza power plant 1,650 metres above sea level. Sarens, Belgium A series of 150 modules weighing between 50 and 150 tonnes were transported on K25 hydraulic trailers 1,300 km in Canada from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands The Groene Verbinding, a 200 metre pedestrian and bicycle bridge weighing more than 600 tonnes had to be transported from the production yard in Flushing to its foundation at highway A15 near Rotterdam. COMBINED TECHNIQUES ALE, United Kingdom The contract was to complete the skidding, assembly and float installation of two 2,700 tonne bridge arches over the 500 metre wide River Wisła, in Poland. Felbermayr, Austria Realisation of a project started in July 2008 to transport heavy components into a cavern for a hydro-electric power generation project. Steep gradients, tight transport dimensions and high ground bearing pressure were the primary challenges. Mammoet, Netherlands A wide range of techniques, including synchronised jacking and skidding, mobile cranes, climbing jacks, SPMTs and a barge were used to install a 145 m steel bridge weighing 1,550 tonnes across the Moselle river. Sarens, Belgium The 16 new lock doors of the Panama Canal transported on 4 x 30 axle lines of SPMT weighed between 2,900 and 4,300 tonnes and were 58.7 x 10 x 34.7 m. SAFETY Aertssen Kranen, Belgium Following a site accident a device was devised to introduce triple security measures to prevent loss of the final connection between the lifting rope and the crane. ALE, United Kingdom The challenge was to safely organise and manage teams of different nationalities to work together on the heaviest ever jack up operation: the 43,745 tonne Aurkutun Dagi topside, before it was jacked down and skidded out to a barge for offshore installation. Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, Germany The new VarioBase variable crane support system is designed to improve safety on everyday crane jobs. It reduces the risk of accidents caused by incorrect use of outriggers, each of which can be extended to any length. Michielsens, Belgium Incidents where machines and people entered the zones between the outriggers of a mobile crane led to the development of a barrier system to individually secure it. INNOVATION END USER Fagioli, Italy A 12 tower lift and 168 strand jacks, plus 48 lines of SPMT, was some of the equipment used for the parbuckling operation, part of the project to remove the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Gaffert, Netherlands The challenge was to create a very short but highly manoeuvrable truck with maximum fifth wheel load in combination with a truck mounted loader crane in the 150 tonne-metre range. Mammoet, Netherlands An easily transportable crane to provide temporary unloading facilities, often in harbours where alternatives are less practical or more expensive. The derrick crane lifts 500 tonnes at 30 m radius. Sarens, Belgium The SMB modular barge consists of 20 and 40 foot units that can be connected to adapt to the size of a channel or the width of a lock. Mobilisation is costeffective thanks to container-sized dimensions. INNOVATION, MANUFACTURER Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, Germany The new Liebherr LR crawler crane has a capacity of 1,000 tonnes. It is designed for flexibility, economical transport and work on constricted sites. Mammoet, Netherlands A project to develop and operate a custom jacking and skidding system to work at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine. The New Safe Confinement is a 110 metre tall and 165 m long arch structure weighing 35,000 tonnes. Peinemann Kranen, Netherlands The project was to devise a safe lifter for exchanging 350 kg airfin bank electric motors. It is aluminium and works from a walkway or working platform. Aluminium is used to minimise loading on the walkway. Terex Cranes, Germany The Superlift 3800 is a new lattice boom crawler crane in the 500 to 699 tonne capacity class. It is designed to deliver more capacity for less operating cost. SPMT Fagioli, Italy Suriname was the location for the heavy transport activity of several PAR and PAU modules, of a total of 24 items, in a refinery expansion project at Paramaribo. Hareket, Turkey The project was to transport a 580 tonne autoclave 176 km from Aliaga port in Izmir to a mine in Manisa, Turkey and place it on to the foundation by SPMT. Mammoet, Netherlands This project at the busy Schuman train and metro station in Brussels mostly employed SPMTs but also required lifting (with telescopic cranes and jacks) and skidding. Sarens, Netherlands. Transport of De Vechthoeve a 360 tonne wooden farmhouse (also known as the Pippi Longstocking house) using several wheeled mobile cranes, 22 axle lines of SPMT, barges, and 10 bridges. It had to be moved 500 metres to make way for road improvements. INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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61 EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES NEW COMSTAR HEADSETS S US patent for Magnetek Eartec Wireless Headsets, an American manufacturer of communication systems and accessories, has launched a new range of wireless headsets named ComSTAR. ComSTAR headsets allow up to eight users to communicate at once, without delay, on a hands-free device within a 732 metre range. The headset can be used with the XTreme hard hat without needing cables and belt pack transceivers, the manufacturer added. The headsets are not voice activated and no FCC licence is required in the USA. Comstar operates in the DECT, 1,920 to 1,930 MHz band allocated by the FCC for voice communications only. For more information see: Manufacturer of motion control systems Magnetek has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Enrange MHR radio remote control. The MHR radio controller is a radio receiver and hydraulic controller in a single unit. It has a graphic display, two-way 2.4 GHz FHSS feedback, and includes analogue, digital, and frequency inputs and outputs. When matched with a Magnetek transmitter, the control system is wireless. It is designed for operating mobile equipment, including boom trucks, truck mounted cranes and trenchers. It is protected by patent number LOCKING THIMBLE NEW FROM CROSBY The Crosby Group, a manufacturer of accessories for material handling and rigging applications based in the USA, has launched a new Crosby locking thimble system. The system includes the new G-414SL locking thimble, which has a thimble design with a lock mechanism. This feature prevents removal of the shackle when properly applied, the manufacturer said. The G-414SL locking thimble can be used in a number of applications and is ideal for use on DNV offshore container slings, a company spokesperson added. For more information see: Tyre manufacturer Double Coin Tires, has launched the REM-8, a tyre designed for mobile cranes, in on- and offroad applications. The range of REM-8 tyres has been engineered to have an F speed rating (50 mph / 80 km/h), the manufacturer said. REM-8 tyre sizes 14.00R25*** and 16.00R25**, which are available to order, can be driven at speeds up to and including 50 miles per hour, a company spokesperson added. Aaron Murphy, vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, the American subsidiary of Double Coin Holdings Ltd, MHR Radio Controller said, In response to the equipment demands of our global OEM partners, we are providing drivers better control and handling at higher her speeds in addition to greater carrying capacity. The Double Coin REM-8 is among the very select few that can achieve this highspeed rating with the necessary carrying capacity. Our ability to produce and supply these tyres both to the OEMs and replacement market dealers shows the industry that we re e technologically advanced as a Ben Stoller, Magnetek director of radio controls, said, The US patent for our Enrange MHR radio controller reinforces the innovation designed into this sophisticated hybrid controller. The MHR controller offers the benefits of both traditional hydraulic controls and radio controls in a single unit, providing the mobile and mining marketplaces with a control solution for a variety of applications. For more information see: Crosby G-414SL locking thimble New tyres for high speed cranes The Double Coin REM-8 tyre is designed for on- and offroad applications manufacturer and dedicated to the constant evolution of products. For more information see: INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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63 BACK PAGE EVENTS DIARY SC&RA ANNUAL CONFERENCE April 2014 Boca Raton, Florida, USA ESTA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 24 April 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND TRANSPORT TURKEY 8 May 2014 Istanbul, Turkey SAMOTER May 2014 Verona, Italy LIFTEX June 2014 London, UK APEX (ACCESS EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION) June 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands INTERNATIONAL RENTAL EXHIBITION June 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands SC&RA CRANE & RIGGING WORKSHOP September 2014 Dallas, Texas, USA INTERNATIONAL CRANES AND TRANSPORT ASIA PACIFIC 30 September 2014 Singapore ICEF INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ECONOMIC FORUM 30 & 31 October 2014 London, UK WORLD CRANE AND TRANSPORT SUMMIT & 13 November 2014 Miami, Florida, USA BAUMA CHINA November 2014 Shanghai, China This Picture of the Month was sent in by International Cranes and Specialized Transport reader and photographer Jean Van Dyck. The picture was taken by technical assistant Madhu Manniën during the assembly of the 3,200 tonne capacity Sarens SGC-120 super heavy lift lattice boom crane known as Big Benny. The photo of the 120,000 tonne-metre crane was taken in February 2011 near the Sarens facility, at the Langerbruggekaai along the Ghent-Terneuzen canal in Picture of the month Ghent, Belgium. PEOPLE NEWS The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA) has appointed MARK WOODY as its new president. The announcement was made during the Work Truck Show 2014 in North America. Woody is president and area manager at Palfinger, covering loading and handling vehicles for the North American market, including knuckle boom cranes, recycling cranes, truck bodies, lift gates and truck-mounted forklifts. Commenting on his new position, Woody said, I look forward to filling this role and am driven to work hard to lead the NTEA during its 50th year of serving the work truck industry. Woody takes over from previous president Shawn Jacobs, who is STS Trailer & Truck Equipment president and CEO. Crane rental company Essex Rental Corp, based in Illinois, USA, has appointed NICHOLAS MATTHEWS as president and CEO. Prior to his new role, Matthews was chief operating officer at Essex Rental. Laurence Levy, chairman of the board, said, After an extensive search, we are confident that Nick is the right individual to lead the company given his proven experience at Essex and his keen focus on driving return on invested capital that he gained from his prior executive positions. Matthews said, I am extremely honoured to take the helm and lead Essex, a company with a strong market position, extensive asset portfolio and even greater prospects for the future. I am focused on operational excellence and financial discipline in order to reposition the company for success. I am committed to driving success for the company and I am confident that we will create long-term value for our shareholders, employees and other stakeholders. The Manitowoc Company has appointed THERESE HOULAHAN as treasurer. In her new role, Houlahan will be responsible for global cash management, foreign currency, commodity and interest rate hedging strategies, and management of bank and debtmarket relationships, a company spokesperson said. Prior to her new appointment, Houlahan was treasurer at Kaydon Corporation. Houlahan has taken over from DEAN NOLDEN, who has been appointed executive vice president of finance in Manitowoc s Crane segment. Terex Cranes has named STEVE HEADDEN as vice president of sales, North America. Responsibilities include distributor development and working closely with manufacturing locations and customer support teams, a company spokesperson said. Headden has held positions in the Terex Aerial Work Platforms segment, working as director, business development, national account manager and regional sales manager. Headden said, As Terex Cranes transitions from a factory-centred approach to a customer-centred approach, it gives us an opportunity to be closer to customers, to develop deeper relationships and, with this, to contribute to their businesses success more than ever. Send picture of the month entries and all other back page-related information to International Cranes and Specialized Transport, KHL Group, Southfields, Southview Road, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6TP, UK or by to Picture caption entries should include: the month and year taken, the place, type of crane, owner and project, plus any other relevant information. INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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65 CLASSIFIED CHU KAI PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED Terex CC6800 and CC Chu Kai Public Company Limited and its group of companies are the leading service operator on lifting, assembling, installing and transporting machinery and equipment in Southeast Asia with highest standard of services and readiness for the maximum benefit and satisfaction of our customers. The Company has been commissioned to install 7 very heavy vessels in a petrochemical plant in the Kingdom of Thailand. Two of the heaviest vessels were 80m tall 6m diameter fractionators with a total gross weight of over 400te. The project was completed on time within budget and without incident of any kind, all the engineering was carried out with in house staff and included method statements, hazard analysis documentation, drawings and calculations. No other company was used to assist in this project. Our Terex CC6800 and CC crawler cranes were used in tandem to lift and install a number of fabrications into several structures which would eventually be used to process gas and hydro carbons around the world. Our contract was not only to provide the cranes but in addition engineering to prepare the necessary documents calculations and drawings to satisfy the ultimate client that each proposed lift was not only feasible but safe to implement. Chu Kai Public Company Limited is an exclusive dealer for ZOOMLION cranes in Thailand and mainly operating in sale of this brand new cranes from People s Republic of China, used good working condition cranes from various manufacturers, as well as provding repair services and sale of spare parts. While its three subsidiaries mainly providing rental and giving full package lifting consultancy services using heavy construction machinery by team of engineer with over 40 years experience. Exclusive Distributor Operating locations: Chu Kai Public Company Limited 42/62 Moo 14, Bangna-Trad Road Km. 7, Bangkaew, Bangplee, Samutprakarn 10540, THAILAND. Telephone : +66 (0) Fax : +66 (0) , , The Crane Rayong Company Limited 4/2 Moo 4, Nikom Phattana, Nikom Phattana, Rayong 21180, THAILAND. Telephone : +66 (0) , , Fax : +66 (0) , The Crane Laem Chabang Company Limited 195/95 Moo 5, Nong Kham, Sriracha, Chonburi 20230, THAILAND. Telephone : +66 (0) Fax : +66 (0) , The Crane Services Company Limited 42/51 Moo 14, Bangna-Trad Km. 7 Road, Bangkaew, Bangplee, Samutprakarn 10540, THAILAND. Telephone : +66 (0) Fax : +66 (0) INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

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68 CLASSIFIED USED CRANES FOR SALE Your partner for used mobile cranes Tel.: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Im Heetwinkel 38, D Schermbeck web: Prices on request/ Subjects to changes and prior sale/ Colour variation possible 80 t 70 t 60 t Tadano Faun ATF 80-4, 2003 Tadano Faun ATF 70-4, 2001 Terex TC 60L, t 45 t 40 t over 30 years crane experience Please contact Mr. Hellmich / Mrs. Petri / Mr. Heinrich Am Schwarzbach a. d. B Riedstadt-Erfelden / Germany Tel: Fax: Ask for our sales-list by mail or see on: x Tadano Faun ATF 50-3, 1997 & t 20 t, Krupp KMK 2020, t, Grove GMK 2035, t, Liebherr LTM , t, Liebherr LTM , 2003 Tadano Faum ATF 45-3, 2004 PPM Terex ATT 400, Liebherr LTM , Further cranes / Coming soon 3 x Terex Demag AC 40 City, 1999, 2001 & t ALL CRANES ON OUR WEBSITE 80 t, Terex Demag AC 80-1, t, Terex Demag AC 80-2, t, Terex Demag AC 100, 2001 Please visit our website to see all cranes and information: Houston, TX 77024, USA GLOBAL SALES & RENTALS Large fleet in The Americas & Europe Phone: +1(713) Fax: ) Contact us for FLEXIBLE FLEET SOLUTIONS ROUGH TERRAIN Grove RT760E, 0 ton, 07-11, 110 boom, jib Call Grove RT765E, 65 ton, 11-13, 110 boom, jib Call Tadano GR750XL-2, 75 tons, 13, 141 Boom, 58 jib Call Grove RT880E, 80 tons, 10-13, 128 Boom, 33/56 jib Call Grove RT890E, 90 tons, 10-13,142 Boom, 33/56 Jib Call Tadano GR1000XL-2, 100 tons, 11-13,154 Boom, 58 jib Call Grove RT9130E, 130 ton, 10-13, 160 boom, 36/59 jib Call CRAWLERS Demag CC2400, 440 ton, 13, SWSL, 72m+72m... Call Demag CC2800, 660 ton, 11, SWSL, 84m+84m... Call Demag SL3800, 715 ton, 14, SWSL, 96m + 84m.... Call Liebherr LR1750, 800 ton, 14, SWSL, 84m + 84m... Call Demag CC6800, 1,375 ton, 14, SWSL, 96m + 84m... Call ALL TERRAIN Grove GMK5170/5225, 170/225 ton, 11 & 12, 64m boom, 18m jib.....call Liebherr LTM , 275 ton, 13, 60m boom, 22m jib... Call Grove GMK6300L, 350 ton, 12, 80m boom, 37m jib... Call (3) 2008, Grove RT760E 60t, from 5,800 hrs, 2 hoists, aircon block and ball.just returned from long term lease. 68 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

69 CLASSIFIED CRANES FROM T MORE UNITS Nicolas 2bed5 (ref ) Liebherr LR11200 (ref ) CC4800 (ref. 430) 600T Terex-Demag CC (ref ) MORE UNITS 400T Liebherr LR (ref ) MORE UNITS 400T Liebherr LR (ref ) MORE UNITS 350T Liebherr LR (ref ) MORE UNITS 300T Demag CC1400 (ref ) 180T Sennebogen 5500 (Ref ) MORE UNITS MORE UNITS 500T Terex Demag AC500-2 (ref ) 450T Grove GMK7450 (ref ) MAN M1014 8x8 (ref ) Set Goldhofer THP/UT (ref ) Set Goldhofer THP/UT (ref ) Set Goldhofer THP/UT (ref ) 100T Terex Demag AC100 (ref ) MORE UNITS 130T Grove GMK (ref ) 35T Tadano RT350XL (ref ) MORE UNITS Goldhofer PST/SL (ref ) SPMT (317479) Mammoet Equipment B.V. Van Deventerlaan AE Utrecht The Netherlands +31 (0) INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

70 CLASSIFIED STOCKLIST HOMAR B.V. Import - Export Hydraulic and Lattice Boom Cranes Tel: Fax: info:homar.nl TELESCOPIC AT-CRANES Capacity Manufacturer Type Year Drive/Steering Boom/jib (m) Delivery 400 t Liebherr LTM 1400/ x 8 x / 56 / 84 direct 300 t Liebherr LTM 1300/ x 8 x / 42 direct 250 t Demag AC 665 SL x 8 x 8 58 / 22 / 65 direct 200 t Grove GMK x 8 x / 36 direct 160 t Liebherr LTM 1160/ x 6 x / 36 direct 160 t Krupp KMK x 8 x / 18 direct 160 t Liebherr LTM x 8 x 8 45 / 56 direct 130 t Liebherr LTM x 8 x / 19 April 120 t Liebherr LTM 1120/ x 8 x / 28+3 direct 110 t Faun ATF 110 G x 6 x 8 52 / 16,2 direct 100 t Grove GMK x 8 x / 18 direct 80 t Faun ATF x 6 x 8 48 / 16 direct 80 t Demag AC 80/ x 8 x 8 50 / 17 direct 70 t Liebherr LTM 1070/ x 8 x 8 40 / 16 direct 70 t Liebherr LTM 1070/ x 6 x 8 40 / 16 direct 70 t Krupp KMK x 6 x 8 38 / 16 direct 60 t Liebherr LTM 1060/ x 6 x 8 42 / 17 direct 60 t Krupp KMK x 8 x 8 35 / 16 direct 60 t Grove AT x 6 x 6 35 / 18,5 direct 60 t Liebherr LTM x 8 x 8 35 / 18 direct 55 t Grove GMK x 6 x 6 43 / 15 direct 55 t Liebherr LTC (2x) x 6 x 6 36 / 7,8 direct 55 t Krupp KMK x 6 x 8 35,1 / 16 direct 50 t Grove GMK x 6 x 6 38 / 15 direct 50 t Grove GMK x 6 x 6 38 / 9 direct 40 t Liebherr LTM 1040/ x 4 x 6 30 / 14,5 direct 40 t Faun RTF x 6 x 6 30 / 14,5 direct 40 t Liebherr LTM x 4 x 6 30 / 8 direct 35 t Terex-Demag AC x 4 x 4 30,4 / 15 direct 35 t Grove GMK x 4 x 4 29 / 15 direct 35 t Liebherr LTM x 4 x 4 26 / 8 direct 35 t Liebherr LTM 1030/ x 4 x 4 30 / 15 direct 35 t Liebherr LTM 1030/ x 4 x 4 30 / 15 direct 30 t PPM ATT x 4 x 4 27,4 / 15 direct 30 t Luna AT 30/ x 4 x 4 27 / 7 direct 30 t Luna AT 30/ x 4 x 4 27 direct 25 t Demag AC 25/75 City x 4 x 4 25 / 13+1,5 direct LATTICE BOOM TRUCK CRANES 115 t Linkbelt HC x 6 x 4 42 / 19 direct ROUGH TERRAIN CRANES 60 t Grove RT 760 E x 4 x 4 33 / 17 direct CRAWLER CRANES 60 t Terex-PPM A 600 C 1999 crawler 32,4 / 8 direct CRAWLER CRANES 60 t Terex-PPM A 600 C 1999 crawler 32,4 / 8 direct SPARE PARTS Gearboxes, drop boxes, jacks, beams, slewing rings, engines, booms many more spare parts available. More machines, crane details and photos on: Tel: +1 (262) Fax: +1 (262) Mini & Mobile Cranes Körner used mobile cranes for sale 20 t COLES 920 HM, year ,0 m lattice + 5,0 m tele boom, 4x2x2 23 t TADANO TR 230 E, year ,0 m, 2. winch, 4x4x4, Mitsubishi 25 t DEMAG AC 25 City, year ,2 m, 4x4x4, Perkins Phaser engine 40 t FAUN HK 040, year ,2 + 9,0 m, 8x4x4, 2x MB engines LIFT - N - LOCK Lift and move heavy loads safely and conveniently with J&R Engineering hydraulic boom gantries as detailed in this brochure. The exclusive LIFT-N-LOCK feature holds up the load in the event the lift cylinder loses pressure. Other exclusive patented safety feaures include Stabilizer bars, Octagon booms, Load sensing, Digital height indicating system and Oscillating header plates. Field proven models up to 1800 ton capacity and lift heights up to 100 feet. Crawler mounted gantries up to 700 ton capacity and other specialized lifting and transportation equipment available. Web Site: 50 LIEBHERR LTM , year m, 6x6x6, LIEBHERR engine, 9 t cw 65 t TADANO FAUN ATF 65G-4, year m, 8x6x8, 2x MB engines, 15 t cw 70 t GROVE GMK , year , m, 8x6x8, MERCEDES engine 100 t GROVE GMK 5100, year ,5 m,10x8x10, 2x MB engine, 31 t cw Mini & Mobile Cranes Körner GmbH Tel: 0049(0) Alte Kaserne 23, Duisburg, Germany Fax: 0049(0) Structural Moving Equipment (610) SALES & RENTALS Radio Remote Control System! Buckingham Power Units Engineered for maximum safety and efficiency. Proportional Hydrostatic drive with complete Radio Remote Control of Jacking, Steering and Air Braking Systems. Various models customized to meet your needs, with Diesel Engines from 24 to 173hp, and multiple Jacking and Steering ports. Buckingham Dolly Power Drive units are designed to move up to 350 tons per Dolly. Differential lock, Positraction, Power Steering or Caster Steering. Heavy-Duty multi-position tongue for towing and steering applications. 45-Ton capacity. Also available as Coaster units without driving capabilities. Offices in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico. To advertise in the May issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport please contact Paul Watson on: Tel: +44 (0) Fax: +44 (0) INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

71 CLASSIFIED SPREADER BAR KITS PATENT 7,967,352 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

72 CLASSIFIED ALL TERRAIN-CRANES Make / Type y. o. m. Drive Boom / Fly Jib 20 t Gottwald AMK x4x4 20,50m 25 t Demag AC x4x4 25,00m + 13,00m 30 t PPM ATT x4x4 27,40m + 15,00m 35 t Terex AC x4x4 30,40m + 15,00m 35 t Liebherr LTM 1030/ x4x4 30,00m + 15,00m 40 t Demag AC 40-1 City x4x6 31,20m + 13,00m 40 t Liebherr LTM x4x6 30,00m + 14,50m 45 t ATF x6x6 34,00m + 15,00m 55 t Liebherr LTC x6x6 36,00m + 7,80m 55 t Liebherr LTC x6x6 36,00m + 7,80m 55 t Krupp KMK x6x8 35,10m + 16,00m 55 t Grove GMK x6x6 43,00m + 15,00m+2,00 m 70 t Krupp KMK x6x8 38,10m + 16,00m 70 t Liebher LTM 1070/ x6x8 40,00m + 16,00m 80 t Faun ATF x6x8 48,50m + 16,00m 100 t Grove GMK x8x10 51,00m + 18,00m 110 t Tadano Faun ATF 110G x8x8 52,00m + 16,20m 120 t Liebherr LTM 1120/ x8x10 56,00m + 28,00m + 3,00m 130 t Liebherr LTM x8x10 60,00m + 19,00m 200 t Grove GMK x8x10 60,00m + 36,00m 300 t Liebherr LTM 1300/ x8x12 60,00m + 49,00m 400 t Liebherr LTM x8x14 60,00m + 56,00m +84,00m RT-TELESCOPIC-MOBILE-CRANES 55 t Grove RT 760 E x4x4 33,50m + 17,10m LATTICE-BOOM-TRUCK-CRANE 115 t Link-Belt HC x6x6 48,00m/18,00m HARBOUR-MOBILE-CRANES 40 t Sennebogen 640 M x2x2 22,00m YARD-CRANE 12 t Liebherr LI x2x2 12,00m M. STEMICK GMBH Kran- u. Baumaschinenhandel, Import - Export D Haltern / Germany Import - Export Tel: Fax: Mobile: Internet: We have a constant stock of 90 cranes ranging from 50 ton up to 1000 ton LIEBHERR LR1100, 100 ton capacity Hitachi Sumitomo SCX ton capacity LIEBHERR LR1300, 300 ton capacity Demag CC2800, 600 ton capacity Kobelco CKE2500, 250 ton capacity Kobelco SL6000, 550 ton capacity PIPE GRABS IN STOCK READY TO SHIP CUSTOM? Any Size Any Capacity Built To Order Bu y Direc t From the Manufacturer and Save! 8 Sizes from 3-14, Capacities to 3,500 lbs. Every Unit Proof Tested to 2X Capacity (WLL) No Load Blocking, Lift Direct Off Ground or Pile Outriggers Stabilize the Load Quality Anti-Abrasion Epoxy Paint, Safety Yellow ASME B & BTH-1 SHIPS WITH PROOF TEST CERTIFICATE INC Toll-Free Tel: Made in USA 72 INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

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74 CLASSIFIED Crawler cranes from stock CKE700 70T 2006 SCX800 80T x Sumitomo LS t x Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX t x Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX t x Hitachi-Sumitomo SCX800-2HD 80t x Kobelco CKE700 70t 2006 Check out our website for more details: or contact us at: Looking for equipment parts? Try us! We deliver anywhere in the world for more than 30 years! Van der Hilst Interna onal b.v. Amperestraat XX WEZEP The Netherlands nterna onal.com Tel Fax E mail nter.com MICHIELSENS trading MICHIELSENS TRADING NV Bisschoppenhoflaan 275, 2100 Antwerp (Deurne) - Belgium Tel: Fax: NEW CE-tested + Belgian Homologation Michielsens quality proofed LIEBHERR Liebherr LTM 1040/1 ( ) Liebherr LTM (2007) Liebherr LTM (2006) Liebherr LTM (2009) Liebherr LTM (2013) CRANES TEREX Demag AC40 (1998) XCMG QY25K5 QY50K QY70K (with automatic Allison transmission) QUY80E (CE) Crawler Crane Grove, Manitowoc, Demag, Volvo, Liebherr, Krupp, P&H, Potain, Cummins, Deutz, Allison, Clark XCMG QY70K LTM INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL 2014

75 CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT APRIL

76 KOBELCO CRANES STRENGTH THROUGH EXPERIENCE Since 1930 KOBELCO SL-Series of Super-Lifters The new world standard in cranes from 300 upto 600 tonnes! KOBELCO, cranes designed to your spec: Excellent lifting capacity Compact, well thought-out design In compliance with transport regulations worldwide All items within 3m transport width Fast rigging, Self-assembly system Innovative upper frame design Boom-mounted hoist winches Great operating comfort High-output engine and High-speed lifting, increase work efficiency Wide, large-capacity winches for smooth high-rise work Winches with powerful line-pull handle hard work with ease Excellent reliability Worldwide service Photo: SL6000 in Flushing, Netherlands KOBELCO CRANES NORTH AMERICA INC Houston, Texas,U.S.A. Tel: 00-1-(0) Fax: 00-1-(0) KOBELCO CRANES INDIA PVT.LTD Tel: (0) Fax: (0) KOBELCO CRANES SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD Singapore Tel: (0) Fax: (0) KOBELCO CRANES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD Shanghai, CHINA Tel: (0) Fax: (0) KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Ltd. FOR EUROPE, AFRICA AND RUSSIA Tel: (0) Fax: (0) KOBELCO CRANES MIDDLE EAST FZE Sharjah, U.A.E. Tel: (0) Fax: (0) Manufacturer: KOBELCO CRANES Co., Ltd. TOKYO, JAPAN Tel: (0) Fax: (0) KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE Ltd. FOR U.K., IRELAND AND SOUTH AFRICA Tel: (0) Fax: (0)

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