Laticrete Middle East launches pump truck
New system designed for speed and cost effectiveness, company says. Laticrete Middle East has launched its first pump truck, which aims to enable speedier completion of new concrete slabs or leveling existing ones and reduce costs in the process, the company has announced. Managing director, Sujit Singh,…

Bauma 2016: Liebherr previews new cranes, earthmoving equipment
Products being showcased include an eight-axle mobile crane and a new crawler crane for the 100t class. Germany’s Liebherr is out in force at this year’s Bauma show in Munich, with over 60 construction machines being exhibited and 20 global premieres. Among the new machines being showcased…

Bauma 2016: Doosan launches Scania-powered generators
The Scania-powered G500 is on display at the show. Scania has signed with Doosan to supply engines for two new generators, which are being launched at the Bauma exhibition in Munich.The new Scania-powered generators are being produced by Doosan Portable Power, according to a company statement. Doosan…

Bauma 2016: Caterpillar launches ‘Age of Smart Iron’ strategy
American equipment brand highlights new technology. Caterpillar has unveiled “The Age of Smart Iron”, the US-based equipment giant’s digitalisation strategy to improve efficiency, safety and productivity.“Caterpillar is the world’s leading innovator around iron. We’re…

Kuwait’s Integrated Logistics buys 24 Grove cranes
New additions to work in oil and gas sector. The Kuwait-based heavy lift crane rental company Integrated Logistics last month added 24 Grove all-terrain cranes to its fleet, according to a company statement. Jassim Mustafa Boodai, chairman and managing director of Integrated Logistics, said the additions…

Equipment worth more than $41m sold at Ritchie Bros. auction in Dubai
More than 2,000 items sold during two-day unreserved public auction. Ritchie Bros. started strong with its first Dubai auction of 2016, selling US$41+ million of equipment and trucks on March 1-2, 2016—a 54% increase in gross auction proceeds compared to the March Dubai sale last year.“People…

Dubai to host first International Cranes and Transport Middle East conference
Event to be held at Conrad Dubai on December 8. The first International Cranes and Transport Middle East (CATME) conference will be held on December 8th at the Conrad Dubai hotel, according to the event organiser, the KHL Group and International Cranes and Specialised Transport magazine. With free entry…

Manitowoc Cranes announces new service partnership in Colombia
Partners with Bogota-based E McAllister to offer after-sales support for Manitowoc and Grove lines. Manitowoc Cranes has partnered with Bogota-based E McAllister to offer after-sales support for its Manitowoc and Grove lines throughout Colombia, according to a press announcement.Manitowoc said the partnership…

Moroccan king opens Volvo-supported training centre
Academy in Settat built on financial, technical and equipment support from Volvo. A Volvo-supported vocational education academy with a capacity to provide industrial training to 150 students per batch was inaugurated late last month in the Moroccan city of Settat by the country’s monarch King…

Caterpillar excavator, carried by truck, hits bridge in Saudi Arabia
Repair works underway after incident in Riyadh region. A Caterpillar excavator being transported by truck has hit a pedestrian bridge in Saudi Arabia, according to the state news agency SPA.Pictures show the footbridge badly damaged after the incident on Thursday on the road to Al-Hair, in the Riyadh…
Construction Machinery ME April 2016

Construction Machinery ME April 2016
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