International Cranes and Specialized Transport – February 2023
14 February 2023
NEWS SPECIAL: LINK-BELT ALL TERRAIN
A new 300 US ton (250 tonne) capacity range-topping Link-Belt all terrain crane on five axles will make its debut at the ConExpo 2023 trade show in mid-March. ICST reports.
ConExpo is the year’s biggest show for the industry. Alex Dahm and D.Ann Shiffler, editor of ICST sister magazine American Cranes and Transport, report what’s new and on show.
SITE REPORT: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS
BKL is using a pair of Liebherr 340 EC-B 16 flat top tower cranes to handle the lifting operations for the Elster Viaduct refurbishment project in Germany. ICST reports.
ROPES AND WINCHES: HOLDING HIGH
Developments in ropes and winch technology offer real improvements to a crane’s performance. Niamh Marriott reports.
TECHNICAL: INCLINED BEAMS
Installation of an inclined beam – how do the sling forces change? Specialist technical contributor Keith Anderson considers the question.