Volume 4 Issue 2 E www.manitowoccranegroup.com CONEXPO 2005 Show review Used Equipment All-terrains Job Site Report Potain in China Self-erectors Going global Booms get busy The all new GMK5130-1 10 t @ 60 m 12 t per axle “ready to work” specification (8,5 t counterweight, 10 x 8 x 10 drive, 16.00 R25 tyres, 11/18 m bifold swingaway, 20 t hookblock) Hydraulic Luffing Jib MEGATRAK™ MEGAFORM™ ECOS™ EKS5 Light TWIN-LOCK™ 1.9 t @ 92 m www.manitowoccranegroup.com Above. Beyond. Everywhere. contents 24 5 14 13 18 4 EDITORIAL 14 SELF-ERECTORS 24 JOB SITE REPORT Ben Shaw examines the proliferation of The self-erecting crane is moving Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental is Potain self-erectors. beyond its traditional Western using a number of Manitowoc crawler European market to become a truly cranes on a power plant construction in 5 NEWS global product. Wisconsin, US. 2005 is shaping up to be a busy year at Manitowoc Crane Group. 16 BUYING A USED AT 26 DEALER PROFILE Tom McCallum and Peter Schidor from Ben Shaw talks to Kanoo Machinery 9 CRANE PEOPLE Grove offer advice on where to look and of Saudi Arabia. The latest appointments, promotions what to look for. and transfers. 27 CraneMAN 10 CONEXPO 2005 18 JOB SITE REPORT CraneMAN explains the benefit of Thousands of crane owners traveled to A Grove RT875E rough-terrain helps financing crane purchases through Las Vegas, Nevada, US to view the with steel erection for a new warehouse CraneCREDIT. latest products and hear the latest news facility in Massachusetts, US. from MCG. 20 JOB SITE REPORT 12 Crane CARE ON THE COVER: Volume 4 Issue 2 E www.manitowoccranegroup.com Specialist contractor Bauer is using a The new D3 system from the Technical Model 1015 duty-cycle crawler on a A Series 500E boom CONEXPO 2005 Show review Publications department of Manitowoc Used Equipment All-terrains tunneling project in Belgium. truck from National Job Site Report Crane CARE allows users to get instant Potain in China Self-erectors helps with expansion Going global access to all their documentation on-line. 22 JOB SITE REPORT work at the Moretrench 13 NEW YORK NATIONALS Potain has produced its largest ever offices in Rockaway, New Jersey, US. Booms The popularity of National’s boom tower crane, the MD 3600. Two of get busy trucks in the New York metro area these giant units are at work on China’s For more see page 13. continues to grow. first steel cable-stayed bridge. 3 Editorial The rise in popularity of the self-erecting crane outside Western Europe Editor-in-Chief: is one of the real success stories of recent times from Manitowoc Ben Shaw Crane Group. These versatile products have been central to virtually all Contributing Editors: Malcolm Early small construction projects in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Cristelle Lacourt elsewhere for well over 30 years but their failure to catch on outside Chris Bratthauar Katharina Vohl their traditional markets has surprised industry observers. Jim Cui But now it seems MCG has solved the puzzle, with contractors John Bittner from Sydney to San Francisco realizing the benefits these innova- News Editor: Tom Cioni tive lifters bring to the job site. And as with most great mysteries it Editors-at-Large: seems the solution was not one singular answer but rather a Steve Brown Brian O’Sullivan correct combination of several answers. Production Manager: Of course much has to be put down to education. And for this the worldwide network of Guy Peterson MCG dealers came into its own. Their knowledge and hands-on experience of the Crane Publisher: Larry Bryce Group’s product line offers a real advantage when discussing the benefits of self-erectors. E-mail: MCG is always quick to praise its dealers as the best in the industry and the rise in firstname.lastname@example.org popularity of the self-erector line supports that argument. There’s also been a change in building habits over the years. There’s no doubt that on small-to-medium sized construction sites the self-erector is the most efficient method of mate- rial handling. But a number of factors now favor self-erectors over other alternatives. The fact that sites are increasingly congested means that space on site is often at a premium – a point Americas that favors the self-erector and its small footprint. While time pressures continue to grow and PO Box 70, Manitowoc, many projects are now landscaped at the same time construction is taking place. This makes WI 54221-0070, USA Tel: +1 920 684 6621 it difficult for mobile material handlers – telehandlers mainly – to operate. So the fact a self- Fax: +1 920 683 6277 erector is static but can cover most small-to-medium job sites is another advantage. EMEA And then there’s the product. While there are other self-erectors, there’s no doubt the 18, rue de Charbonnières – BP 173 69132 ECULLY Cedex – France range from Potain stands out from the competition. With more choice, greater lifting capabil- Tél: +33 (0)4 72 18 20 61 ities, cranes that are easier to transport, easier to set-up and simpler to own and maintain Fax: +33 (0)4 72 18 20 00 they offer a real competitive advantage. Plus, they have the support of the MCG dealer net- Asia – Pacific 26, Benoi Road work and the industry leading Manitowoc Crane CARE program. Singapore 629898 It seems that the self-erector business is changing on a global basis. But don’t take my Tel: +65 (0)861 7133 Fax: +65 (0)227 1663 word for it. Turn to page 14 and find out exactly how MCG customers around the world are www.manitowoccranegroup.com making use of these profitable products. Looking Up is published six times a year by Manitowoc Crane Group. Copies are available free of charge to crane customers, dealers, end Ben Shaw users and enthusiasts. Material published in Looking Up remains the Editor intellectual property of Manitowoc Crane Group and may not be reproduced without prior written approval. Looking Up is produced by: A number of trade and brand names appear in Looking Up. For ease of design, these are displayed without their superscript or subscript symbols. The most common names are: June 2005 MANITOWOC CRANE GROUP®, GROVE®, POTAIN®, TWIN-LOCKTM, MEGATRAK®, MEGAFORMTM, EPIC®, VISION CABTM, MAX-ERTM and RINGER®. News 100 000th Potain Crane CARE technician delivered at CONEXPO recognized The 100 000th production at Longtan tower crane from Potain has been handed over to North Ding Bei, Manitowoc Crane American crane rental CARE’s service engineer on company AmQuip. The China’s Longtan Dam con- handover took place during a struction, has been recognized special ceremony at this as one of the top three equip- year’s CONEXPO 2005 ment professionals on the exhibition in Las Vegas, project. The final selections Nevada, US. Senior were made from a field of over management from both 2000 equipment operators Manitowoc Crane Group and and servicemen working on AmQuip were in attendance, what is China’s second largest as were senior personnel dam project. He has responsi- from Coast Crane, one of bility for the three Potain Celebrating the AmQuip handover are (left to right): Glen Tellock, MCG; Manitowoc Crane Group’s Joseph Wesley Sr, AmQuip; Dan Goodale, Coast Crane; Frank Bardonaro Jr, AmQuip. largest dealers and the company which sold the officially the 100 000th tower was founded in 1967, so I crane to AmQuip. crane from Potain. AmQuip have a good knowledge of AmQuip also announced already owns a wide range the way they work and have at the show it has committed of other MCG products and developed close working to a $30 million (€24 million) this was central to the relationships with many of spending plan with Potain company’s decision to their people,” he said. “It was which will see it become one choose Potain for its tower this trust, combined with the of the US’s biggest tower crane fleet, according to excellent quality of the Potain crane providers. Included in CEO Joseph Wesley Sr. product, which convinced us the spending plan is the “Personally I have been that the Manitowoc Crane MDT 178 Topless City crane dealing with people at Group was the company we on show at CONEXPO – Manitowoc since AmQuip wanted to partner with.” Ding Bei of Manitowoc Crane CARE (left) on site at Longtan Dam with Jiang Zhou from the MCG office in Shanghai. special application cranes on the job, two MD 2200s and one MD 1800 unit. In addition the Potain MD 2200 cranes working on the project were also given special mention by the man- agement company Longtan Hydropower Project. The cranes, along with 11 other pieces of construction equip- ment, were awarded a ‘Redflag’ distinction for their superior performance. Williams Crane Service of Baltimore, Maryland, US has supplied its Grove GMK5100 (or GMK5120B in the US) to Ding Bei has been on the Central Maryland’s firefighters for disaster response training. The firefighters are taught industry-standard hand site in China’s Guangxi signals and rigging techniques to make them more effective when using cranes to remove debris at the scene of Province since November collapsed buildings. In addition to the crane, Williams supplied an operator and two of its riggers to carry out the 2003 and will remain on the training. The crane was sold to Williams through local dealer J W Burress. project until the end of 2007. 5 News Towers on the up in France Two leading French crane rental companies have announced major tower crane orders with Potain to significantly boost their fleets. Sofral and Arcomet France have both committed to multiple crane orders as Celebrating the Sofral order at CONEXPO 2005. Left to right are: Gilles Marchand, MCG; Glen Tellock, MCG; the market in France continues Jack Stive, Sofral; Frans Vanwinkel, MCG. to grow. The Sofral order was 500 cranes in our fleet, most country and this year that strength of the market and in signed by company president of them from Potain,” said number is expected to be Potain’s products,” said Jack Stive at CONEXPO 2005 Stive. “But this current boom much higher. Luc Theyskens, managing in Las Vegas, Nevada, US in construction combined Meanwhile Arcomet director of Montpellier-based and comprises 60 cranes with a growing desire among France, another leading Arcomet France. “We chose from across the Potain range contractors to rent cranes tower-crane rental company, Potain because they are in a deal valued at $15 million rather than purchase means has ordered 28 new Potain extremely reliable cranes (€11.5 million). The order was we need even more cranes tower cranes. The deal which meet our expecta- originally intended to replace to meet our commitments for includes three MD 365Bs, tions, in specifications and older cranes in the Sofral the year.” According to Stive seven MD 310Bs, five performance. In addition, fleet, but Stive revealed that there is huge demand in MD 265Bs, five MDT 178s, we know we can rely on work levels are currently so France at present for and eight GTMR 386Bs. the superior technical high all the cranes will be apartment blocks. Last year “This major expansion of support provided by Potain needed to expand the fleet. over 400 000 new our fleet demonstrates our and Manitowoc’s Crane “We already have over apartments were built in the confidence, both in the CARE network. More Manitowoc Masters Two more technicians have Lawler, a field technician for Level Three qualification technicians achieved the achieved the prestigious the Texas division of MCG students must repair a Level Three qualification; Master Level Three dealer H&E Equipment series of faults set across Warren Fors, a Manitowoc qualification from Manitowoc Services, both successfully the spectrum of components field technician, and Cranes. Steve Bertsche, a completed the technical and systems found inside Richard Morris, a field Manitowoc Crane CARE training program. the Manitowoc crawler technician for All Erection & employee, and James To achieve the Master crane line. Elsewhere, two Crane Rental Corp. James Lawler problem solving on the Model 999 training system. Steve Bertsche at work on the Can-Bus training system. 6 News MCG levels of interest in the products on show and orders were received for a success at number of other machines. On the Ibergruas stand, SMOPyC the company used the trade fair to showcase the MDT 98 model from the Manitowoc Crane Group range of Topless City enjoyed great success at cranes. The 6 t (6.6 USt) SMOPyC 2005, the leading unit was being shown in construction equipment Spain for the first time. Also trade fair in Spain held every on stand from the range of three years in Zaragoza. self-erecting cranes was the The company was present Igo 22. Visitors to the through its local dealers MOPSA stand, meanwhile, MOPSA, representing the were able to take a closer Grove range of mobile look at the 130 t (165 USt) cranes, and Ibergruas, GMK5130-1 (known as the representing the Potain GMK5165 in the US). It too range of tower cranes. Both was being shown in Spain companies reported high for the first time. From the Middle East to the Midwest Steve Rowe, one of Manitowoc Crane CARE’s most experienced techni- cians, is returning to the US from Saudi Arabia to take up a new Crane CARE position working for a Midwest based MCG customer. Rowe became training manager for the Middle East and Africa in January of 2000 and worked on a variety of projects during his tenure, the largest of which was a 96-week program of in-house training for oil giant Saudi Aramco to support a large all-terrain order placed by the company in 2002. The training was carried sterling silver plaque from out in conjunction with Kanoo (see picture). Steve local dealer Kanoo Rowe joined Manitowoc Machinery and the Crane Group in 1974 and Manitowoc Crane Group has over 31 years experi- regional office in United ence with the company. He Arab Emirates. To com- has returned to the US to Work on one of the most prestigious high rise projects in the Asia-Pacific region, Nina Towers in Hong Kong, is progressing well thanks to the Potain memorate the completion take on the role of Crane tower cranes installed on site. Thought to be currently the tallest Potain of the training program and CARE account manager for tower in the world at present, an MD 345 has been installed on site at a to mark the end of Rowe’s All Erection & Crane Rental height under hook of 345.4 m (1133 ft). For more on this innovative skyscraper project see Looking Up Volume 3 Issue 2. time in the Middle East he Corp, headquartered in was presented with a Cleveland, Ohio. 7 News Work begins on new Chinese Where IN THE WORLD factory You can find 139 000 m2 (1.5 million ft2) Manitowoc facility as MCG responds to Crane Group the growing demand for its at these events products. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony SC&RA Crane & Rigging Eric Etchart, MCG’s EVP for Workshop the Asia-Pacific region, said. September 22 – 24, 2005 A ground-breaking ceremony stations. The new factory is “This is a special day for us at Houston, Texas, US officially marked the start of scheduled to open in early Manitowoc Crane Group. This www.scranet.org construction on the new 2006 with all production and new factory will give us even ICUEE Manitowoc Crane Group staff from MCG’s existing fac- greater presence in China and September 27 – 29, 2005 factory in Zhangjiagang, tory in Zhangjiagang transfer- the Asia-Pacific region and Louisville, Kentucky, US China. Local dignitaries, ring to the new location. we are greatly looking forward www.icuee.com politicians and journalists all State-of-the-art production to beginning work in this new CICA Crane Industry attended the event which technology is being installed facility after next year’s Conference was also covered on local TV at the new expanded Chinese New Year.” October 6 – 8, 2005 Fremantle, Australia www.cica.com.au Potain Crane & Hoist Conference and Expo October 5 – 7, 2005 Igo 50 in Houston, Texas, US www.zweigwhite.com/events Germany SAIE 2005 October 12 – 16, 2005 Bologna, Italy One of the first Potain www.saie.bolognafiere.it Igo 50 self-erecting cranes in Germany has been put to work on construction of a new “sleep laboratory” at a hospital in the Hemer region of Sauerland. Local contrac- tor Verfuss is using the new Igo 50 for lifting all materials and equipment at the job site. The family-owned Verfuss company purchased the crane from local dealer Manitowoc Crane CARE NIBM (Gelsenkirchen) which employee Joel Zick has been is also providing a complete registered as a Professional support service, from initial Engineer in the state of Wisconsin, US after successfully specification to mainte- passing the PE exam at the end nance, through Manitowoc of 2004. Zick joined Manitowoc Crane CARE. The Igo 50, Cranes in 1999 after graduating with maximum lift capacity from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Mechanical of 4 t (4.4 USt), and a jib- Engineering. He was involved in end load capacity of 1.1 t the design of the Model 555, (1.2 USt) at maximum radius Model 1015 and Model 18000 of 40 m (130 ft), is the (31 000 ft2) ‘sleep laborato- and will be used to cranes and currently holds the position of Manitowoc Crane largest in the Igo range. ry’ with 11 beds will be diagnose and solve the CARE Engineer II. The new 2900 m2 completed by mid-2005, problems of snoring. 8 Crane PEOPLE Name: Scott Alexander Name: John Bittner Region: The Americas Region: The Americas Location: Manitowoc, Wisconsin, US Location: Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, US Scott Alexander has been named John Bittner has joined the general manager of Manitowoc Crane Manitowoc Crane Group in the newly CARE for The Americas. He is an created position of director of accomplished executive who brings marketing for Manitowoc Crane CARE over 20 years of success in domestic in The Americas. In this position he and international OEM and aftermarket businesses will lead the strategic planning, direction and to Crane CARE. He reports directly to Larry execution of Crane CARE Americas marketing. Weyers, executive vice president of Crane CARE, John is well known to MCG customers and and is responsible for strategic planning, direction brings a broad experience in product marketing and management of the Crane CARE Americas and aftermarket support that he gained during his team. He will also work closely with other regional previous tenure with Grove Worldwide, a career executive teams to ensure continued growth and that spanned more than 28 years. During this alignment of Crane CARE. period he served in increasingly responsible Prior to joining Manitowoc Crane Group, Scott positions such as parts marketing manager, served as vice president and general manager at director parts operations, director market support P&H Mining Equipment where he headed up the and training, and in his last position he served as North America Group of P&H MinePro Services’ director of marketing for crane sales. John reports mining and industrial OEM and aftermarket businesses. to Scott Alexander, general manager of Manitowoc Crane CARE, Americas. Name: Marie-Aude Joly Region: EMEA Name: Tai Kai Meng Location: Ecully, France Region: Asia-Pacific Marie-Aude Joly has joined the market- Location: Singapore ing department of MCG in Europe, the Tai Kai Meng has joined Manitowoc Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as an Crane CARE’s finance team as senior internet communication executive. In accountant. In this position she is her new position she will oversee the responsible for analyzing parts, serv- websites for all MCG brands in the EMEA region, ice and project costs for Crane CARE handling the maintenance, management and in the Asia-Pacific region. She reports directly to updating of the sites. John Bautista, controller of Crane CARE. She reports to Malcolm Early, marketing Tai most recently served as an audit supervisor communication manager for the EMEA region. for KPMG in Malaysia. Prior to this, she was an Marie-Aude holds a Masters degree in new informa- accountant for Merge Housing Berhad. She has a tion and communication technology. degree in accounting from the University of Western Australia at Perth. Name: Katharina Vohl Region: EMEA Name: Andrea Madia Location: Ecully, France Region: EMEA Katharina Vohl has been promoted to Location: Parabiago, Italy marketing communication executive Andrea Madia has rejoined for EMEA, having previously served as Manitowoc Crane Group as sales head of website marketing for Potain director for Southern Europe. In this in EMEA. Her new function includes position he will also act as general promotional material development, writing press manager of Italian company Potain releases, creating advertising plans and other Sud Europe based in Parabiago, Italy. He reports to marketing functions including contributing to Frans Vanwikel, vice president of sales and marketing Looking Up. for MCG EMEA, and will develop sales of all MCG She will remain based in Ecully, France and reports brands throughout Southern Europe. directly to Malcolm Early, marketing communication Andrea is already well known to Potain customers manager for the EMEA region. Katharina is a German as he previously served as factory director at the native and holds a French-German double degree in Manitowoc Crane Group facility in Niella Tanaro from international marketing and management and a 1990 to 1997 and then as director of Potain’s Italian professional degree in export sales. sales subsidiary from 1997 to 2003. 9 CONEXPO 2005 CONEXPO crow MCG’s decision to take its biggest ever stand at CONEXPO paid handsome dividends with the company enjoying one of its most successful trade shows ever. Tom Cioni reports from Las Vegas. C ONEXPO 2005 was bathed in beautiful The high demand for cranes in South Korea continues with a number of visitors sunshine and the glorious weather served to the MCG stand hailing from the country. Among those present were as a perfect gauge for the mood at the representatives from two of the largest crawler crane companies: Daewon and show. Over 124 000 construction industry Chunjo Construction, both of which have previously purchased two Model 18000 professionals visited the Las Vegas event between units for their respective fleets. Pictured left to right are: Sam Sim, MCG; Ho Joon Bang, MCG; Jae-Chung Roh, Daewon; Chang Hwan Jang, Chunjo; Glen Tellock, MCG; March 15 and 19 and the mood among them all Al Kadow, MCG; Larry Bryce, MCG. can be summed up in one word – upbeat. On the Manitowoc Crane Group stand there CraneMAN was on hand was rarely a quiet moment as dealers, customers throughout CONEXPO and end users from across North America con- mixing with staff and verged to view the latest products and get the customers on the Manitowoc booth. latest updates from the company. There was a Comparing muscles with raft of major deals completed and discussions the MCG mascot are opened on a range of other possible deliveries. David Baker (left) from Demand for lifting equipment is on the rise not MCG dealer Kirby-Smith Machinery and John only in North America, but across the globe. Jones from H&E This global demand was reflected in the atten- Equipment Services, also dance at CONEXPO with a record number of visi- a MCG dealer. tors from overseas. Over 21 220 or 17% of attendees hailed from outside the US, with a total of 130 countries represented. This was certainly evident on the MCG stand with visitors, cus- tomers and dealers coming from virtually every corner of the globe. Glen Tellock hailed the event as a complete success. “I can comfortably say this was one of the best CONEXPOs ever. Of course, it was the first one we’ve attended with all four of our brands – Manitowoc, Potain, Grove and National – under the same banner which made it a special event for us. But in terms of feed- back from our customers and dealers and the shear volume of activity on the stand it’s clear ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp is the proud new owner of the first two of Manitowoc’s that the market is demanding lifting equipment – new Model 16000 crawler crane. Management from the company was on hand to celebrate the event. Pictured left to right are: Dave Birkhauser, MCG; Jack Swan, ALL Erection; and it’s looking to Manitowoc Crane Group to Connie Swan, ALL Erection; Vickie Ashworth, ALL Erection; Marvine Liptak, ALL Erection; satisfy that need.” N Mike Liptak, ALL Erection; Bill Aurelius, Crane & Shovel Corp; John Kennedy, MCG. 10 CONEXPO 2005 ds flock to MCG Potain dealer RMS Rentals of Savage, Minnesota was presented with a plaque at CONEXPO recognizing the company’s achievements with self-erecting cranes over the course of 2004. The company also The success of the Grove YardBoss range of industrial cranes continues. celebrated a five crane order at the show, making it doubly- Empire Crane attended CONEXPO to celebrate its appointment as a successful! Pictured left to right are: Clay Thoreson; MCG, Carson YardBoss dealer, covering the state of New York. Pictured left to right are: Erickson, RMS Rentals; Tom Randall, RMS Rentals; Jeff Sisk, RMS Tom Lonergan, Empire Crane; Ron Lado, Empire Crane; Tom McCallum, Rentals; Jim Everson, RMS Rentals; Tim Rients, RMS Rentals; MCG; Luke Lonergan, Empire Crane; Paul Lonergan, Empire Crane; Craig Minnich, MCG. Glen Tellock, MCG. Champagne time! Jack Stive (right), president of French tower crane rental giant Sofral, commemorates a 60 crane order worth $15 million (€12 million). Helping him celebrate are Gilles Marchand (center) and Glen Tellock from MCG. A strong press contingent was in evidence at this year’s show and MCG’s press reception attracted well over 130 media representatives. The major announcement at the event was the handover of the 100 000th Potain (see News). 11 Crane CARE lessly via the internet, helping maintain a fleet with current information. “An operator can download data, put it into the cab and be OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) compliant immediately,” states John Alexander, manager technical publications – Americas. “It’s important from an operational and service standpoint that data is serial specific and updated continually. We can also show customers what data has been accessed by their work force.” On-line update Complementing the With D3 customers get the latest updates to technical publications immediately. customer side of D3 is a site for MCG dealers only. Manitowoc Crane CARE has made enormous strides with This allows a dealer to have all product information in Technical Publications. John Bittner explains how. one place and obtain updates electronically. “Any product information we Electronic want to make our dealer network aware of will eventually be done by D3,” says Alexander. An especially useful feature – available to dealers and D3 Advantage customers – is the ability to search an entire site for a key- word or phrase, preventing the need to search through differ- ent electronic documents. The technical publications D igital Document online for their entire crane the OEM serial number on component of Crane CARE Distribution, better fleets are Kiewit and Maxim. each Web page. There is no is also making great strides known as D3, is the Kiewit was in fact instrumental age limit for the cranes listed with its product offerings latest electronic product to be in helping drive the develop- in D3. All Manitowoc Crane on DVD and CD. DVDs redeveloped by the Technical ment process, agreeing to Group products no matter have, in fact, proved perfect Publications Team of become involved with a pilot how old are supported by for providing ten-minute Manitowoc Crane CARE. The scheme that ran for around Crane CARE tech- instructional new D3 product allows one year. Now the construc- nical publications. “It’s important that material when customers and dealers to tion contractor has opted to Prices for a cus- data is updated an update is view technical documentation have all its Manitowoc Crane tomer specific site made available. – operator and service Group manuals posted online are based upon continually.” Instead of manuals, charts, maintenance – over 200 cranes. fleet size but common to all trying to show service schedules and more – via a users is how MCG charges for personnel how to do it in a secure Web connection, Tailor made D3. There is one annual cost, classroom, the same infor- negating the need to take Each Web site is specific to rather than monthly charges mation can be watched at a paperwork on site. an individual customer. It based on usage. customer’s location. N Two US-based customers shows equipment numbers, D3 gives Crane CARE the G For more information quick to see the advantages designated by the customer, ability to communicate updat- contact John Alexander: of having documentation to identify cranes, as well as ed service information seam- email@example.com 12 NY Nationals National continues to be the boom truck of choice for New York companies. Chris Bratthauar talks to one of the latest purchasers, Moretrench. A number of boom trucks from National Crane have been helping groundwater and geotechnical giant Moretrench American Corporation with its day-to-day operations. Most recently the company tested a 15.4 t (18 USt) Series 500E model at its headquarters in Rockaway, New Jersey where it assisted with material handling duties on National boom-trucks continue to grow in popularity with New York the expansion of the company’s facilities. The company is also More companies. Inset: A Series 500E from National helps with expansion work at the Moretrench offices in Rockaway, New Jersey. Nationals making good use of a 23.6 t (26 USt) Model 9103A for move our equipment between transporting pipework, job sites and from our yard in pumps, drill casings and other New Jersey into the city.” equipment required on the But it’s not only the fact for NY various projects it undertakes. the crane is certified Equipment Co. Mike The majority of the company’s that has won admirers Johnson, district manager work takes place in New York at Moretrench. “The with the company, says the City and all cranes in the city guys that operate the sales to Moretrench reflect must have a Certificate of 9103A love it,” says the continuing dominance of Approval supplied by the NYC Tambasco. “Features such and makes two to three trips National in the New York area. Department of Buildings’ as the electronic LMI [load per day. “We push it hard, “The fact our cranes are Cranes and Derricks. moment indicator] give us a sending it wherever we need so easy to certify is an According to Joe factor of safety which was to and then using it for more excellent selling point,” says Tambasco, shop foreman at missing in older cranes. Plus lifts in the yard at the end of Johnson, “but it’s by no Moretrench, ensuring the the overall layout and com- the day,” says Tambasco. means the only reason we’re National unit was New York fort of the crane make it a “We’re very pleased with it.” doing so well in the region. City certified was central real pleasure to operate.” Customers like the industry- to the company’s decision The Model 9103A has a Fleet additions leading performance and to purchase. 31.3 m (103 ft) four-section In addition to the Model product support that National “Around 85% of the work main boom and can be 9103A, Moretrench also has offers. It’s the reason compa- we do takes place in New equipped with a maximum of an 18.1 t (20 USt) Series 600 nies at the top of their game York City,” he says. “So it was 13.4 m (44 ft) of jib. in its fleet. Both cranes were – such as Moretrench – essential we had a crane that’s Moretrench’s unit is supplied through local dealer want to include National New York City certified to mounted on a Mack carrier Garden State Engine & equipment in their fleets.” N 13 Self-erectors The self-erecting crane has long been popular with European contractors but in the past five years the units have grown in popularity outside their traditional markets. Ben Shaw explains. I f you ask any contractor in Western Europe what is the best piece of equipment for material handling on a small to medium rise construction you’ll get the same answer. The self-erecting crane. For the past 30 years house builders, carpenters, contractors and others have relied on these units to handle just about anything that’s needed on a regular small construction site. And now their popularity is beginning to spread beyond their traditional market of An Igo 32 – the first in Africa – is working for Neil Muller Construction, a prominent building and construction contractor in the Western Cape of South Africa. This Igo 50, belonging to Ladybird Crane Hire in the UK, is helping with expansion work at a school. Self-er 14 on the Self-erectors Western Europe. While there reach farther than other have always been instances material handling options we of companies using self- looked at,” he says. “On the erectors outside their usual first project we used this market, the number being crane there was no access sold is on the rise, as is the on three sides of the build- number of companies that ing, while on the second now include self-erectors in there was no access from their equipment fleets. one side. On both these jobs Perhaps the strongest if we had used something growth at present is in North other than a self-erector it America where both the would have added days to HDT and Igo ranges from the construction time.” Potain are finding favor Grau is using the cranes among contractors. End to mostly pick steel wall users have been impressed panels and wood or steel Grau Contracting of St Louis, Missouri is using this Potain HDT 80 on a variety with the cranes’ small foot- floor panels. According to of job sites in its local neighborhood. prints, ease of mobility, ease Schierding these lifts are no of set-up and problem for which is the 4 t (4.4 USt) Igo would have been very difficult, excellent lifting the HDT 80 50, currently on a long-term and it has proved to be very capabilities. even though rental to T&B (Contractors) for cost effective.” Among the on occasion it expansion work at a school. recent converts can be asked T&B chose the Igo from Around the world in the US is Grau to make up to Ladybird instead of a telehan- The Igo concept has headed Contracting, 60 picks in dler because construction is to Africa too, with the first based in St one day. taking place during the school units arriving in South Africa Louis, Missouri, year and the Igo range boasts in the past few months. An which is making UK users low noise and pollution. Igo 32 has been sold to Neil use of a 6 t Pictured is an Igo 36 belonging Another Another advantage on the site Muller Construction, a promi- (6.6 USt) HDT to Swedish rental company relatively new is the Igo’s ability to operate in nent construction contractor Europakranar. 80. Such has market for a confined area as space on in the Western Cape which is been the demand for the self-erectors is the UK where the job is limited. Even so the using it in Stellenbosch for crane that it has been the cranes are becoming Igo can handle the majority of work on a new headquarters booked into three jobs in its more accepted thanks to the incoming material, including for the British American first few weeks and has a efforts of Ladybird Crane Hire some of the structural steel- Tobacco company. Two promising future. and its charismatic owner work, most of which is pallet- South African Potain dealers, Jerry Schierding, CEO at Chris Bird (see Looking Up ed or packed in units of about ETCS in Cape Town and SA Grau Contracting, explains Volume 3, Issue 3). The rela- 1 t (1.2 USt). The 40 m French in Johannesburg, are what makes the crane so tively new company has a (130 ft) jib can reach all parts now both actively promoting popular. “These self-erecting large number of self-erectors of the site, so the crane can the Igo technology. cranes take up less area and in its fleet the biggest of pick and place material direct Elsewhere around the from the delivery truck. world, self-erectors have been “We have used many dif- raising their profile. In Chile rectors ferent types of tower cranes the first two models from the before, but this is the first Igo range have been delivered time we have used a self- – the first Igos in Latin erecting crane,” says T&B America – to local Manitowoc project manager Andrew Crane Group dealer ETAC, Todd. “It has caused us less while in Sweden rental giant nuisance and disruption than Europakranar, part of the e rise having mobile handlers Lambertssons Sverige moving around. It has also Group, has added several achieved better management Igo 36 units to its fleet. And of materials and by minimizing there are further orders for site traffic has been excellent cranes from Australia to from a logistical and safety Africa, from Canada to the point of view. Undertaking this Caribbean. Self-erectors are contract without the crane now truly global. N 15 Buying used Buying a use Tom McCallum and Peter Schidor from Grove offer advice on buying and inspecting a used all-terrain. B uying a used all-terrain After the general walkround, And a visual check on the is a significant take a look at the chassis. ATs straightness of the boom investment so it’s travel frequently on highway so should be made too. The entire important to get it right first it is imperative that the crane is hydraulic system must also be time. The first check to make legal to travel on the road. The checked for leaks. Inside the is to call the manufacturer wheels, the brakes and the cab check that all relevant (or local dealer for customers electrics in the chassis will manuals are present and that in North America) with details need to be thoroughly they correspond to the correct of the relevant crane. By checked. Then move on to the crane – if the crane has been verifying the details it will also superstructure. To examine this part of a larger fleet it is possi- be possible to obtain set the crane in a working ble the manuals may have information on any serious position and while this is hap- been switched. It is important accident involving the crane. pening check the condition to check the cab displays too Make sure the crane is in the Users should be cautious of and operation of the outriggers. and to undertake lifting tests to working position before cranes involved in such verify the LMI. checking the superstructure. In accidents and will need to Superstructure Overall an AT inspection can this position lifting tests should take account of this at the Once the crane is in a working last anything from one hour to also be carried out to verify the performance of the LMI. inspection stage. Another position a thorough check of four hours. It is worth taking general rule of thumb is to the superstructure may take time to ensure the inspection choose a supplier with a place. One of the most signifi- fully satisfies all curiosities as a healthy level of stock. Such cant checks should be on the well-prepared inspection will suppliers will often have more slew ring. Any misalignment almost always lead to a than one of a particular model here may have serious implica- well-chosen purchase. N allowing easier comparison. tions for the crane’s operation and to replace this crucial Call ahead component can be costly. The Before you visit the crane call boom and jib should both be ahead to make sure mainte- checked for ease of operation. nance records will be avail- able. The buyer should travel to the inspection with a mechanic and/or an inde- pendent inspector. Although this can add to the cost, overall the outgoings will be minimal compared with the cost of the crane. Once at the yard, start the crane’s engine immediately. Give the system plenty of time to get warmed up and it should become immediately apparent if there are any major oil leaks. Take a look at the overall structure of the machine pay- ing particular attention to any signs of damage or repair. 16 Buying used ed all-terrain Check that all displays in the cab are working. Also check that the relevant manuals and Buying from documentation are all present. MCG There are a number of advantages to buying a used all-terrain direct from Grove. Firstly there is the issue of stock and availability. With dealers and regional offices all over the world MCG may have details of literally hundreds of used all-terrains for sale at any one time. One good place to browse the available stock is at manitowoccranegroup.com. By following the directions users are pointed to a list of used ATs, complete with specifications, images and other details. Another reason to choose a used AT from MCG is experience. Grove knows the products intimately. If repairs are needed Grove can detail exactly what they are and – depending where the crane is being purchased – can arrange to have them carried out. For example at the Langenfeld facility in Germany, required work can be undertaken in consultation with the customers – including painting. Cranes purchased from the Langenfeld facility ATs travel frequently on the highway may also be sold with a so it is essential that the wheels – warranty, offering end users along with the brakes and the rest of peace of mind – in addition the chassis – are thoroughly checked. to the peace of mind to be had in buying a used crane Check the condition and from one of the world’s the operation of the outriggers when setting the leading crane companies. crane in working mode. 17 Job site report Fleet essential The tilting cab proved particularly popular with operators. Grove’s RT875E is fast becoming a steel, handling girders of up to 3800 kg (8500 lb). The gruel- On the up LJ Crane is one of the fastest must-have rough-terrain for equipment ing eight-week job, in extreme weather conditions, saw the growing crane rental compa- nies in the Northeast of the US fleets throughout North America. RT make between 100 and thanks to forward-thinking 120 lifts a day. Stacey Izzo, president Stacey Izzo and her Chris Bratthauar reports. president of LJ Crane, investment in the very latest describes the performance of equipment. Although the com- the crane as “outstanding”. pany only began business in T he 68 t (75 USt) rated The firm most recently sent 1999, it has already built a fleet RT875E was launched the crane to work in Outstanding of 13 cranes, 11 of which are in the middle of 2004 Bellingham, Massachusetts on “We were extremely pleased Manitowoc Crane Group prod- and can already be found on the construction of a new with the capabilities of our ucts. In addition to the Grove job sites from coast to coast 23 225 m2 (250 000 ft2) RT875E on this job,” she RTs the company also runs in the US while a number of Northeast Regional says. “Its lifting performance two Grove TMS760E truck units have also been Distribution Facility for Dunkin was outstanding. There was cranes and a GMK5200 all- delivered to fleets overseas. Donuts being built by contrac- a larger capacity lattice boom terrain (known as the One company singing the tor Cranshaw Construction. crane from another manufac- GMK5240 in the US). It also praises of the RT is LJ Crane turer on this job and the has two crawler cranes from & Rigging of Cranston, Steel work RT875E was able to keep Manitowoc, a Model 999 and Rhode Island, US which Working for steel erector pace with this model and on a Model 2250. purchased its unit through Metro West Steel and DFM most occasions surpass it. Further expansion from local dealer Shawmut Industries, the crane was We have a number of other the company is sure to Equipment Company. used for setting structural Grove RTs from the E-Series follow as it has recently in our fleet and this RT875E announced a strategic has all the features and bene- alliance with Marino Crane, fits we’ve come to expect.” one of New England’s According to Izzo, the largest and most experi- crane also proved popular enced crane companies. The with operators from the alliance will allow LJ access contractor. to Marino’s resources includ- “We received very positive ing personnel, cranes and feedback from our customer heavy hauling equipment on this crane,” she says. “In which will allow it to offer particular the quick swing and bigger and better services to smooth operation were men- its loyal client base. For this tioned, as was the tilting cab up and coming New which greatly improved the England company it seems operator vision and increased the sky’s the limit. N efficiency. Also, compared with the other crane on the Main picture right: Up to 120 The RT875E is an increasingly familiar sight on job sites as popularity for job the relocation and set-up lifts per day were required from the workhorse continues to grow. time was excellent.” the RT875E. 18 Job site report 19 Job site report High speed crane f A major tunneling project in Belgium has called on Manitowoc’s duty-cycle workhorse the Model 1015. Malcolm Early reports. “To tackle these M anitowoc’s Model The project is near Eupen, SNCB – Société Nationale 1015 duty-cycle Belgium, in the Wallonia des Chemins de Fer Belge tough ground foundation crane Region, a scenic area close (Belgian Railways). As a sub- has been selected by Bauer to the German border. contractor to Société de conditions a Spezialtiefbau for a heavy- The overall project Travaux Galère, Bauer is duty tunneling job as part of consists of providing a direct responsible for building an selection of high Europe’s expansion of its high-speed rail link between 1100 m (3600 ft) tunnel at the performance digging high-speed train network. Brussels and Köln under the point where the rail line must pass under the E40 highway. equipment is being The highway carries a large amount of traffic and employed including must remain open during construction of the tunnel. the Manitowoc Arrangements have been Model 1015.” made to always keep one side of the highway open with oncoming traffic sharing two lanes in the area where the tunnel crosses under the E40. The crane is working mostly at night to minimize disruption to traffic. Tough conditions The tunnel is being The Model 1015 is working extremely well in tough ground conditions. constructed by installing 20 Job site report for high speed train approximately 300 consist of varying strata of grab to quickly steer it Most of the work on the tunneling diaphragm wall panels of compact sand, shale, into the trench and position project takes place at night to minimize disruption to traffic. 1200 mm (48 in) and sandstone, silt, and clay it for discharging the exca- 1500 mm (60 in) thickness deposits. To tackle these vated material. stand. It comes equipped and 7250 mm (29 in) length tough ground conditions, a The Model 1015 made with 2 x 30 t (33 USt) at depths from 13 m (43 ft) selection of high perform- its European debut on the at winches, 447 kW (600 hp) to 22 m (72 ft). Geological ance digging equipment is bauma 2004 exhibition on Cummins engine and self- conditions in this area being employed including the Manitowoc Crane Group erect system for fast mobi- the Manitowoc Model 1015 lization and transport. It can with a Stein K-1210 two- be configured to handle and rope diaphragm wall grab. power other foundation attachments such a casing Grab work oscillator, trench cutter, The grab, having an empty vibrator, rotary, and pile weight of 26 t (29 USt) with hammer equipment. 1500 mm (60 in) jaw The crane has a attachment, is hoisted maximum rated capacity of using the standard 30 t 120 t (132 USt) and can be (33 USt) winches on the fitted with a maximum of Model 1015. The crane’s 61 m (200 ft) of main boom multi-disc clutch/brake and a maximum of 67.1 m design allows this weight to (220 ft) of fixed jib. be lowered in free fall and Standard line pull is 294 kN using the foot pedals in (66 000 lb). A self-erect The unit has been fitted with a The Model 1015 was first seen in Stein K-1210 two-rope the cab, the operator can Europe at the bauma 2004 exhibition package is also available diaphragm wall grab. control the rotation of the in Germany. for the unit. N 21 Job site report Yu Li, the director assistant, Nanjing No 3 Chinese Yangtze River Bridge Co Ltd, and the man in charge of tower cranes on the project. steel Job site report China’s first steel cable-stayed bridge is taking shape thanks to the heavyweight lift capacity of the largest Potains ever built. Ben Shaw reports. C hina’s construction with the help of Manitowoc Main contrac- drive has been well- Crane Group equipment. tor on the job is publicized over the Nanjing No 3 Yangtze River Two of the steel pylon sections past few years and its Steel first Bridge Co Ltd. In charge of the waiting to be lifted into position. seemingly insatiable appetite One such project is the cranes on the project is Yu Li, much lower risk of polluting for development has caught Nanjing Bridge No. 3, in who explains why steel was cho- the surrounding environment. the world’s attention. Nanjing, a former capital of sen as the construction material And thirdly, we studied other Several projects in the China. What makes the struc- of choice on this project: steel cable-stayed bridges – country are destined to ture particularly noteworthy is mostly in Japan – and came become notable world the fact it will be the first Choosing steel to the decision that overall it landmarks either for their cable-stayed bridge in China “There were three main factors was a more efficient way for scale or the manner in constructed using steel, not which affected our decision to us to proceed.” which they are being built. concrete. It will also be one of use steel on this project,” he Once completed the new And many are being built the longest cable-stayed says. “Firstly, steel is a high- bridge will form an important bridges in the strength material that is easy to part of the national highway world and at the build with and easy to handle, so between Shanghai and center of its con- we knew we could simplify the Chengdu (the capital of struction are two construction process. Secondly, China’s Sichuan Province in MD 3600 special there are concerns about the the southwest of the country) application tower environment in this region and by linking the existing Shanghai cranes from using steel – as opposed to – Nanjing and Nanjing – Potain. The cranes concrete – meant there was a Hefei expressways. N are the largest ever built by Potain and can lift a maximum of 160 t (176 USt) Nanjing Bridge No 3: which they can handle out as far as 18.7 m (61 ft). FACTS AND FIGURES N Work on the project started on December 24, 2002. Each has been fitted with 40 m N The bridge will span 650 m (2133 ft) but its total length will (131 ft) of jib and be 15.6 km (9.7 miles). the cranes will N There will be 89 steel deck sections in the bridge. eventually reach a N Each of the bridge pylons will be 210 m (689 ft) tall. height under hook of 232 m (761 ft). N Main contractor on the project is Nanjing No 3 Yangtze The bridge will River Bridge Co Ltd. There are four main subcontractors: be supported by • China Railway BaoQiao Co • CHEC No 2 Bureau two pylons – North • Hunan Road and Bridge Co and South – each • China Railway Shanhaiguan Bridge Co Before and after. One of the of which comprises two legs. features of the Nanjing project is There is one MD 3600 N The Potain cranes will handle an estimated 10 000 t the speed with which the bridge (11 023 USt) of steel on the project. In total the bridge will assigned to each of the pylons have been installed. These bridge’s pylons and they will contain around 33 000 t (36 376 USt) of steel. two shots were taken less than 10 weeks apart and give an climb as the construction N There are 2000 people employed on the site which works indication of just how fast the grows taller. Each pylon con- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. construction is taking place. tains 21 steel sections and the N Construction work should finish in December 2005 and the average weight of the sections bridge is expected to open to traffic in early 2006. is between 130 t and 150 t Left: The cranes are climbed N The estimated cost of the bridge is RMB3 billion (143 USt and 165 USt) throughout the project and will (US$362 million or €276 million). eventually reach a height under although the largest weighs hook of 232 m (761 ft). 160 t (176 USt). 23 Job site report Working in harmony V isible for miles around is a battery of Manitowoc lattice boom crawlers towering over We Energies Pleasant Prairie Power Plant. The cranes have been supplied by Dawes Crane & Rigging – an All Erection company – to project management company Washington Group International. The list of Manitowoc iron is impressive, comprising Model 4100, Model 777 and Model 888 units as well as a Model 18000, the second largest crawler crane available from Manitowoc Crane Group. It is fitted with Manitowoc’s MAX-ER attachment, boosting capacity from 600 t (660 USt) to 750 t (825 USt). In addition, a 90 t (100 USt) Grove RT9100 rough-terrain buzzes the job site, picking and placing materials upon demand. (200 USt) capacity Model 777 Series II crawler in an area no Long lifters wider than around 21 m (70 ft) The cranes are on long- among a maze of pipes and term rental by Washington components. “We had to strip Group from Dawes to lift in the crane of boom and Ironworkers setting the Model 777. Selective Catalytic reassemble it again,” says Reduction (SCR) modules. Mike Wood, sales manager at An impressive array of Manitowoc Each module contains 96 Dawes, “allowing it to squeeze bundles of catalyst. These in between pipe racks and two lattice boom crawler cranes are units are integral compo- power plants.” nents to remove nitrous The Model 777 has been working in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. oxides from the flue gas. rigged with 42 m (140 ft) of main One of the most impres- boom and a 33.5 m (110 ft) Tom Cioni went to investigate. sive displays of engineering luffing jib that allows up and on this job site is how over movement. It is fitted with Dawes rigged its 181 t the maximum counterweight of 24 Job site report “Dawes and Manitowoc worked well for us... the service each provides has been top notch.” DAN PRICE, SITE MANAGER, WASHINGTON GROUP The Model 18000 has been rigged with 80 m (260 ft) of main boom and 64 m (210 ft) of luffing jib. radius of 87 m (286 ft),” reports Chuck Skalsky, gen- eral superintendent on the job. “We anticipate there will be 20 picks between 40 t (90 000 lb) and 50 t (110 000 lb) at a radius between 51 m (170 ft) and The Model 18000 is the largest one of two Dawes has in its 80 m (260 ft). Pick and of four Manitowoc crawler cranes rental fleet. Washington placement of an SCR at work on the WE Energies Pleasant Prairie Power Station in Group International had pre- module takes about 45 Wisconsin, US. viously utilized a Manitowoc minutes in total.” Model 2250 with MAXER Dan Price, Washington 84 t (186 000 lb) and is hard at when performing SCR work Group’s site manager at the The Model 777 has been set-up in work erecting SCR support on the Unit 2 section of the project, is pleased with how an area no wider than 21 m (70 ft) and access steel. A Manitowoc power station some two the cranes have performed. among a maze of pipework. Model 888 Series II, rigged with years ago. Now it chose the “The challenge has been to 45 m (150 ft) of main boom mighty Model 18000 rigged get the SCR units up and site in the past and we built and 33.5 m (110 ft) of luffing with 80 m (260 ft) of over a conveyor that up confidence in the dealer jib, and a Manitowoc Manitowoc # 55 main boom provides coal to the power and manufacturer. The service Model 4100 Series II are and 64 m (210 ft) of # 79A plant, but the Manitowoc each provides has been erecting steel for a Flue Gas luffing jib. “The biggest lift cranes have made it top notch.” Desulphurization system. the Model 18000 has per- possible. Dawes and Construction work at Pleasant Star of the show is formed to date was lifting in Manitowoc worked well for Prairie Power Plant is scheduled Manitowoc’s Model 18000 – a 50 t (110 000 lb) load at a us when we worked on this to end in May 2007. N 25 Dealer profile Another all-terrain delivery from Kanoo, this one to contractor Al-Osais. Left to right are: Mike Bage, MCG; Freddy Sherman, Kanoo; Ali Abdulla Kanoo, Kanoo; Mohammed Kamil, Kanoo; Srini Kadaba, Kanoo. rove’s first dealer G Oil workers capabilities. “The GMK range arrangement with is much loved,” says Kanoo Machinery Kadaba. “The MEGATRAK involved no paperwork at all. suspension system is espe- Just a handshake between J Martin Benchoff (then Kanoo Machinery of Saudi Arabia is seeing cially popular and has proved more reliable than other ATs chairman and CEO of Grove) a resurgence in the demand for RTs as the with conventional axles.” and Abdulla Ali Kanoo But despite the recent (currently chairman of Kanoo oil price continues to keep lifting activity popularity of ATs, rough-ter- Group) was enough to secure a working relationship levels high. Ben Shaw reports. rains have traditionally been the crane of choice in the between the two companies. Middle East and they are cur- A lot has changed since rently enjoying something of a those carefree days in the renaissance. “The high price 1960s, but the level of trust of the euro against the dollar between the two firms has made the rough-terrains remains just as strong. very attractive,” says Kadaba. Today Kanoo Machinery “The most popular at present represents Grove in Saudi are the [54 t/60 USt] RT760E Arabia, Bahrain and the and the [82 t/90 USt] RT890E. United Arab Emirates with 10 A lot of our customers are offices in the three countries involved in the mobilization and a total of 285 personnel and demobilization of oil rigs across the territories. Kanoo and have found these two RT Machinery is part of the Celebrating the delivery of the first RT890 in the Middle East to Ofsat Arabia. units to be ideal.” Kanoo Group, one of the Left to right are: Srini Kadaba, Kanoo; Mohammed Kamil, Kanoo; While the price of oil domi- largest family-owned compa- George Youssef, Ofsat Arabia; Freddy Sherman, Kanoo; Hamid Summers, MCG; nates world headlines Kadaba Bob Curtis, Kanoo; PV Philip, Al-Osais. nies in the Gulf region. With is positive about future growth such an illustrious name way in the oil industry. With levels of activity are very high in the market. “We’re bullish behind the business, the the current high price of oil, at present,” says Srini about 2005 and 2006,” he company has been able to cranes in the region are Kadaba, divisional manager says, “and we expect the firmly establish the Grove being kept busy. “Our largest at Kanoo Machinery. rough terrain cranes to grow in range of mobile cranes as the customer, Saudi Aramco, is Recent years have seen popularity.” Having sold Grove leading brand in the region. one of the biggest oil pro- all-terrains become the cranes in the Middle East for Understandably the ducers in the world and it mobile crane of choice in the the past 40 years, Kanoo it majority of Kanoo’s cus- has told all its production region with end users prais- seems is already looking for- tomers are involved in some sites to work flat out. The ing their mobility and lifting ward to the next 40. N 26 CraneMAN’S TOP PICK CraneMAN’s selection from the corner Manitowoc Crane Group’s extensive stock of used equipment. Keeping the hydraulic system clean is essential in Model: Grove ensuring the efficient operation of all hydraulic GMK4075 (GMK4090 in the US) components. Below is a list of just some of the faults Maximum capacity: that can be caused by a contaminated hydraulic system: 75 t (90 USt) Year: 2003 N excessive friction N loss of proper system Main boom: 43.2 m (142 ft) operating pressure N premature wear Jib: 10 m – 17 m (33 ft to 56 ft) hydraulic swingaway N rust formation N seizure of moving parts Tires: 16.00 R25 Engine: Mercedes OM 501 LA Euro II N corrosion N excessive system noise Notes: Has 10 t (11 USt), 40 t (44 USt) and N fluid discoloration N oil foaming due to moisture 65 t (72 USt) hookblocks available. Price on application N heat generation N seal damage and leakage For more information contact: N viscosity breakdown Keep oil monitored regularly to ensure Christa Gouazé N abnormal power consumption optimum performance. For more Tel: +49 (0)2173 8909 32 Fax: +49 (0)2173 8909 72 information on maintaining a N pump inefficiency Mob: +49 (0)171 550 1347 hydraulic system contact your local Email: firstname.lastname@example.org N sluggish valve operation Crane CARE dealer. 27 H E A LT H D R I N K F O R Y O U R C R A N E Day in, day out, your cranes get a serious workout. So it only makes sense to maximize their longevity with quality lubricants like CraneLUBE oils, fluids and multipurpose greases from Manitowoc Crane CARE. Each has been engineered specifically to extend the life of Grove, Manitowoc, National and Potain cranes. They’re filtered for purity, color-coded for easy identification, proven under the most severe conditions and priced competitively. 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