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In its 2016 full year audited results presented on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos yesterday, Dangote Cement sold 8.6mn metric tons of cement outside Nigeria, which is 54 per cent more than what was sold in 2015
Lighter, longer, stronger: this was the mantra as Grove developed the TMS9000-2, its next-generation truck crane, which was unveiled on 20 February
The new 100 tonne-capacity truck crane features a number of improvements over previous models that will enable owners to increase their utilisation and lifting capabilities. “The Grove TMS9000-2 is a clear example of The Manitowoc Way in action,” said Harrison Hipple, product manager for truck-mounted cranes at Manitowoc. “We brought our customers in at the earliest stages of designing this crane to ensure we made a product that fits their lifting needs. It was engineered with one goal in mind: to increase utilisation rates for customers and increase their return on investment in a truck crane.”
The TMS9000-2 is approximately 363 kg lighter than its predecessor. Its reduced, best-in-class gross vehicle weight enables a wider range of flexibility in carrying counterweight, cribbing and other items, which will help lifters optimise the crane for a variety of applications.
The crane features a new, 51.6 m, six-section MEGAFORM boom that utilizes Grove’s Twin-Lock pinning system. It’s a greaseless boom, which reduces maintenance for owners. The improved reach will enable customers to complete a wider variety of applications with the crane, but from a compact chassis [width: 2.6 m (8.5 ft); length: 13.4 m (43.8 ft)].
“The Grove TMS9000-2 represents a significant advance in truck crane power and flexibility. With improved roadability, reach and capacity, companies will be able to complete a wider range of jobs at a lower cost, increasing utilisation and return on investment,” Hipple said. “We know for a fact that customers are eager to have this new crane join their fleets because they have been with us from the beginning, helping us design a crane that will have a real impact on their own profitability.”
PALFINGER Jumbo class MX access platform range has been expanded, now capable of lifting up to 900 kg and can also be conveniently performed using the access platform
Sennebogen introduced its new 850 E-series, a mobile material handler for port handling, at Bauma 2016 and the applications are being realised in Netherlands for Spaansen
McCloskey International are to attend CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 in Las Vegas where McCloskey Washing Systems will unveil its eagerly anticipated Sandstorm 620 for the first time