A staple of construction for centuries has been lifting machinery, from A-frames to cranes, human to mechanical operation. As requirements for height and lift weight have gone up, companies across the world have responded with new and more powerful equipment. Now, the claim to being the biggest, most powerful crane is being fought from opposite sides of the globe.
In China, XCMG introduced its XGC88000 crawler crane in 2013, setting the hoisting record of 2,155 tons by hoisting and installing a Fischer–Tropsch process type reactor. With a rated capacity of 4,000 tons, it has set a new hoisting record on April
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