THE first ever World Crane Championships held at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham has been won by Johnny Jensen from Denmark, who took away a prize of EUR25,000 (US$26,940) for his winning time of two minutes 18 seconds.
To win Mr Jensen had to manoeuvre a crane manufactured by Cargotec unit Hiab, the X-HiPro 192, through a series of obstacles. The aim of the competition was to beat a time set by one of the company’s crane professionals on a challenging course, which included toppling water-filled drums with a load whilst keeping the crane below a crossbar.
Said Haib vice president Carl Gustaf Goransson: "The enthusiasm for the World Crane Championships has been tremendous, with people flying in from all over world, and a staggering amount of interest from the media and spectators."
He said that the success of this event means that the company is committed to holding it annually, and the next competition will be staged in Germany at the IAA Exhibition.
Source : SN – TR, 18.04.15.