October 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 7

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 343.46 KB)

News (PDF, 778.83 KB)
Manitou buys Gehl, Allan Access fails, Palfinger acquires Omaha Standard, ALE launches 4,300 tonner, New Liebherr LTM1100-4, New Kobelco CKE 1100 crawler crane, Manitowoc expands Wilhelmshaven plant, Tanfield writes off £75 million, First Ruthmann T580 arrives in UK, Tower crane drops its load, Hiab wins big order after profits warning, A new crane tyre for the UK, Instant-UpRight unveils new products, Oshkosh more upbeat.

Rough Terrain cranes (PDF, 748.16 KB)
Europe - and the UK in particular - has never been a major market for the Rough Terrain crane. Its popularity is however growing albeit from a very low level and at a slow pace. Here we take a look at its early days and chart its progress through to recent developments.

Boom lifts (PDF, 713.2 KB)
We take take a look at some of the latest new products in the self propelled boom market, including the new tracked machines from Giraf Track and Nagano and models from Skyjack, Genie and JLG.

Vertikal Check (PDF, 397.36 KB)
This year's Vertikal Check, the eighth, was held at Platformers' Days in Germany at the end of August. Self-propelled Rough Terrain articulated boom lifts with platform heights of between 50 and 60ft (16 to 18 metres) were the machines under the close scrutiny of a very experienced panel of judges.

Outriggers (PDF, 254.64 KB)
Barely a week goes by in which there is at least one or more accidents caused purely by the incorrect set-up of outriggers. We ask why this happens and what can be done improve the situation?

APEX (PDF, 735.09 KB)
APEX has now firmly established itself as the international access equipment show. The amount of new products surprised many, including us, so here is an extended review of the show highlights.

SAIE preview (PDF, 341.91 KB)
We take a brief look at SAIE in Bolgna, Italy's premier access equipment, telehandler, loader crane show.

HMF (PDF, 92.3 KB)
Danish Hojbjerg Maskinfabrik or HMF as it is more poplarly known, has slowly been ramping up its business and has its sights set on being one of the top four global loader crane manufacturers. We visit the factory talk to ceo Ove Trankjaer and hear about its new models and plans for the future.


Innovations (PDF, 61.6 KB)

Ladders (PDF, 55.55 KB)

Pasma Focus (PDF, 137.67 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 186 KB)

Training (PDF, 181.84 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 135.82 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 108.11 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 41.6 KB)

CPA meeting (PDF, 197.86 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.45 MB)