The development of hydraulic arm grab cranes, based on mobile excavator technology by companies such as Mantsinen, Multidocker, Sennebogen, Liebherr and Terex Fuchs, has given grab manufacturers a new market potential. Small rope jib cranes are phased out mainly due to age and it is often not cost effective to replace them with similar new units.
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This complete item is approximately 2000 words in length, and appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of Bulk Materials International, on page 13. To access this issue download the PDF here.