Press Releases

    Linden Comansa Unveils Upcoming Cab


    New cab

    Linden Comansa, the tower crane manufacturer used Vertikal Days show in the UK to display for the first time its new cabin, scheduled to be launched in the summer.
    "The squared shape is new and ideal"; “It’s very spacious and bright"; "Uses flat glass, to avoid distortion and be able to easily replace it if necessary”…  These were some of the comments heard at the Vertikal Days show regarding Linden Comansa’s new cab, shown to the public for the first time. The presence of this new design at the UK’s most important show for the cranes & lifting business  was due a special request by Linden Comansa’s dealer City Lifting.
    “We already had the chance to see the prototype of the new can at the beginning of the year in Linden Comansa’s premises in Spain, along with other customers and dealers”, says Trevor Jepson, owner of City Lifting. “Our initial reaction was of surprise due to the absence of curved lines, quite common in the cab of most manufacturers. But we loved it right away, even before seeing the inside, which is very bright and spacious. We wanted to show it at Vertikal Days to see the reaction of our customers ourselves, and the truth is that we are very satisfied as they were all delighted with this new cabin”.
    The large amount of advantages of this new design would be announced as soon as Linden Comansa launches officially the new cab.

    Modern USD2.72 Million Alserkal Bridgestone Centre


    Breaking ground ceremony

    Nasser Bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est., the sole importer and distributor of Bridgestone brand tires for Dubai and the Northern Emirates within the UAE, in partnership with Dubai Municipality, has successfully broken ground for the construction of a modern USD 2.72 Million Alserkal Bridgestone Truck Tyre Centre. The new facility, spanning across 52,000 sqf is part of Alserkal’s strategic retail expansion plan and will be built within the truck and heavy equipment market in the Al Ruwwaya area of Dubai. 
    Recent industry reports have shown that truck market sales in the UAE are expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 8% until 2021. The new centre, which is up for completion during the end of the first quarter of 2018, will be staffed with certified and highly- experienced trucking maintenance managers and technicians.
    “The centre is expected to add positive value in the continuing efforts to provide excellent, safe, healthy, environmentally friendly and accessible services,” said Ahmed Abdul Karim, Assistant Director General for public support, Dubai Municipality. 
    The centre will house a truck wash, repair facility and a registration & insurance counter--providing a complete solution to private, fleet and transport companies. The Alserkal Bridgestone Truck Tyre Centre will also be offering preventive maintenance services (PM) for trucks and trailers, which include oil, lube and filter service; DOT annual inspections; electrical repairs for lights, charging and starting; brake adjustments, repair and replacements; wheel-end work; and minor body repair services.

    IROCK Crushers Launches Finishing Screen


    IROCK TS-518

    IROCK Crushers’ new TS-518 mobile tracked screening plant gives medium to large producers a compact, heavy-duty and easy-to-move finishing screen with a high output. IROCK developed the screener with hydraulically powered components, including conveyors, which allow operators to quickly and easily move the machine into place for production in as little as 10 minutes. 
    The TS-518 track screen delivers fast, easy maneuverability around the jobsite without the need for a trailer, saving time and hassle. 
    The screening plant optimizes productivity with its 12-cubic-yard hopper and 129 horsepower CAT® diesel engine. IROCK offers the TS-518 in two- or three-deck models. Both feature heavy-duty, high-energy, two-bearing screen boxes for sorting a wide range of materials, including aggregates, concrete and sand. Contractors can sort as many as three sizes with the two-deck unit and four sizes using the three-deck model. 
    The screener’s feed conveyor offers an adjustable speed for efficient and effective material loading into the screen box. Producers can sort and stockpile as many as three different materials at once with the unit’s tail conveyor and two side conveyors. The tail conveyor quickly sorts material into stockpiles as high as 15 feet, 2 inches, while its two side conveyors offer an adjustable speed for fast sorting into stockpiles as high as 16 feet, 8 inches — among the highest in the industry. This high stockpile height allows operators to put more material under the belt before moving the screener to the next stockpile.

    Manitou Introduces its Latest 220 TJ Platform


    Manitou truck

    The Manitou Group, the specialist in all-terrain handling equipment, previewed its new 220 TJ telescopic jib at the APEX show in Amsterdam. Building on the success of its 26 meter and 28 meter models, the Group is adding a model to its line with very high market demand. Manitou has come out with two models to meet increasing demand in the 22 meter segment. The first, the 220 TJ is light and compact, while the second, the 220 TJ+ has a high-capacity basket fully rated at 350 kg. This capacity holds regardless of the position of the articulated arm or the telescopic extension. These two products carry forward the design, technology and structural components that have accounted for the success of the 26 meter and 28 meter models. The structure consists of a pivot and three telescoping elements, giving an overall length of less than 10 meters. Both models are equipped with a 2 meter pendular arm that folds up, reducing the length of the machine when transported. They can also be slung, with four chains from a single point for easy lifting without extra tools or equipment. The 220TJ and 220TJ+ telescopic booms are equipped with a 4-cylinder 26 kW diesel engine coupled with a variable speed pump, giving the operator easy, accurate use. As is true of the whole line, these booms are equipped with a system that automatically adjusts the power of the engine to what is needed, thereby reducing fuel consumption and total cost of ownership. 

    NFT Supplies Potain Cranes to New Tech Hub in ME


    NFT supplies Potain cranes to new tech hub

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation is using nine Potain tower cranes to construct the 150k m2 Silicon Park by developer Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. The nine cranes were all supplied by NFT. 
    Abdul Zidan, construction manager on the Silicon Park project for China State Construction, said “We are using the nine Potain cranes to cover 97,300 m2 of the project,” he said. “All are good-quality, reliable machines, and NFT has provided us with good service and maintenance support. Having NFT with us has helped keep this project moving swiftly despite its congested schedule, and delays have been kept to a minimum.” 
    Potain’s advanced topless designs make them ideal for busy job sites where multiple cranes need to work together. Because the cranes can overlap within shorter vertical spaces, working heights can be optimized. 
    The Potain MCT 205 topless cranes have a maximum capacity of 10 t and can lift 1.75 t at their maximum jib end of 65 m. The complete upper works can be assembled in four lifts, while the full 65 m jib can be placed in a single lift. 
    The MC 205 B is a regular-design, top-slewing crane and a proven performer on job sites across the world and has a 10 t maximum capacity, 60 m jib and 2.4 t jib end capacity. 
    Christophe Simoncelli, vice president, tower crane sales, Asia and the Middle East, at Manitowoc, said “Our designs aim to provide the lifting strength and speed that contractors need, but equally important is having strong local support.” 

    DLG launches New Variable Horsepower


    SDLG product Launch 

    Global construction equipment brand SDLG has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for Middle Eastern and African markets.
    The new G9190 & G9220 VHP automatic variable horsepower motor graders provide an automatic mode for transmission, allowing operators to shift seamlessly between manual to automatic transmission. This gives them greater control over the grading process while optimising fuel efficiency.
    “The new VHP models give the operator greater control over the grading process, with the freedom to shift from manual to automatic transmission when they choose,” says Shahir El Essawy, SDLG’s business manager for Hub South. “They are also fitted with a piston pump hydraulic system that always delivers the optimum oil flow to the hydraulic functions, regardless of engine speed.”
    Just last year, SDLG sold 28 G9220s – as well as 30 LG958L wheel loaders – to a Saudi Arabian customer to facilitate a large-scale road maintenance initiative.
    The graders are well-balanced with good traction and excellent blade down force. The G9190 features a blade width of 13 feet with a blade pull of 9,990 kg, while the G9220 has a blade width of 14 feet with a blade pull of 10,530 kg.
    The unique SDLG circle drive system comes with three support shoes and non-greasing slide bushings for better grading and easier maintenance.  The cab is designed to offer exceptional all-round visibility; with easy-to-use industry-standard controls, comfortable seating and air conditioning as standard.