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Wind power transport – tall order

Wind power is continuing to gain momentum and with it the need for increased performance, which means larger and heavier components to transport. The specialized transport sector has to keep up with demand to stay in the game. Capturing wind energy at greater heights is the key to increased performance in wind power. Wind blows with less force nearer the ground than it does as you go higher, so companies need to build turbines that are tall enough and strong enough for the job. A company that is… Read more »

XCMG Exports Six Rotary Drilling Rigs to Thailand, Taking Further Steps in Southeast Asian Markets with Top Quality Products and Services

The leading construction and mining equipment manufacturer XCMG has shipped six rotary drilling rigs to Thailand that will be used in the highway bridge pile construction, including two XR180D, two XR180DII, one XR220DII and one XR280DII, aiding this project with top quality products and services. Independently developed and manufactured rotary drilling rigs and horizontal directional drilling rigs, XCMG holds major market share of both products. The drilling rigs now serve in more than 20 countries and regions globally. The XR180DV multi-function rotary drilling rig was shipped to the… Read more »

JCB Unveils Next Generation 4-6 Tonne Midi Excavators

Building on the successful introduction of next generation 6, 8, 9 and 10 tonne midi excavators last year, JCB is releasing four additional models, with operating weights of 4.8-5.7 tonnes. The midi excavators are available in conventional, reduced and zero tailswing configurations, to meet the requirements of customers across the world. Key features include: 500 hour greasing intervals Improved cab instrumentation 18% increase in 57C operator’s cab capacity 11% improvement in visibility 9% boost to bucket tearout 5% additional dump height 2% more powerful bucket tearout force  … Read more »

New pack-and-go Konecranes mobile crane on shipping containers for indoor and outdoor use

Konecranes has mounted its popular CXT electric overhead travelling crane on a steel frame and two standard ISO shipping containers to create a powerful, adaptable, fully mobile industrial crane, the CXT Explorer.   “This is an outstanding opportunity for our customers to improve their lifting operations efficiency and safety on the field. This new product category brings the quality and safety of lifting from the factory building to remote site conditions” says Olli Kuismanen, General Manager, Konecranes Business Factory.   The CXT Explorer is a standard industrial crane… Read more »

The Crane gets first new Terex CC 6800 in Thailand

A Terex CC 6800 crawler crane has been delivered to new owner The Crane – a subsidiary of Chu Kai. It is the first new crane of its kind to be commissioned in Thailand, Terex said. The new unit will help the Thailand-based heavy lift company to grow its position in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia as the main provider of the area’s largest cranes, the company said. Delivery of the CC 6800 was commemorated with a handover presentation attended by more than 500 people from… Read more »

JCB Adds Fourth Hi-Viz Model To Loadall Telehandler Range

JCB today unveils a fourth model to its HiViz telescopic handler range – building on the success of its high visibility, low boom pivot design. The 540-140 HiViz offers a 4,000kg maximum lift capacity with a maximum lift height of 13.47m on wheels, or 13.78m when using stabilisers. Delivering unrivalled rear and offside visibility, the HiViz machine is equipped with a choice of Tier 4 Final diesel engines. This new model offers four key benefits for customers in the rental sector and the construction industry: Improved on-site safety… Read more »

ASW Engineering introduces solar powered aerator to Thailand

It seems everybody today is talking about the need for a greener environment and technology that can be used to achieve it. Thailand is no exception and is soon due to burst onto its predestined path towards solar energy. A German based company, ASW Engineering, therefore chose a Pattaya location for its Thai-German pilot water aeration project. The venture is the brainchild of the company’s CEO and inventor Alfred A. Wilhelm and the managing partner Klaus K. Waldhecker. The recent pilot test consisted of an “Aerator S2” machine… Read more »

Sumitomo sees Thailand as hub for construction machinery sales to the region

THAILAND could be strategically promoted by Japan-based Sumitomo Construction Machinery as the distribution and financial hub of Asean, especially CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam), to cash in on the region’s high mid- and long-term potential, Kazuhiko Sasaki, the company’s president director for Southeast Asia said. Sumitomo Construction Machinery is one of the world’s leading integrated manufacturers of industrial and construction machinery. In Thailand, the company appointed Leadway Heavy Machinery as its exclusive distributor for Sumitomo construction machinery, including excavators and pavers, about four years ago. Sasaki said… Read more »

Bangkok’s IconSiam Mall gets off the ground with Liebherr luffing jib cranes in Bangkok

Thai Obayashi selects three Liebherr luffing jib cranes for construction of key waterfront mega shopping mall on Bangkok’s IconSiam development; Thailand’s largest private sector project. Three Liebherr luffing jib tower cranes are being used by Thai Obayashi for the construction of a nine-storey waterfront shopping mall complex on Thailand’s largest current private sector project, IconSiam, being constructed on the Chao Phraya River in the centre of Bangkok. Thai Obayashi selected the Liebherr luffing jib units, two 125 HC-L and a 160 HC-L, because of limitations on the overflying… Read more »

SIKA opens second factory in Thailand

Sika is expanding its supply chain footprint in Thailand by inaugurating a mortars and concrete admixtures plant. The new facility in Saraburi, 100 km North of Bangkok, is the Group’s second in the country. This latest investment will enable Sika to meet the needs of Thailand’s booming construction market, expand its local product portfolio and continue its strong growth. Heinz Gisel, Regional Manager Asia/Pacific: “After our existing plant in Chonburi reached its limits, we consequently invested in additional production capacities. The new plant will enable us to maintain… Read more »