August/September 2007

Vol. 9, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.17 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 365.5 KB)

News (PDF, 652.17 KB)
Lavendon goes higher, Ray Ledger buys into Kimberly, Tanfield defines Snorkel-UpRight branding strategy, Doosan buys Bobcat, Firsts for City Lifting, WRCA buys Casar, New Liebherr 600 tonner, First Zoomlion cranes in UK, LTS double, Tadano at the Palace, Half year results – Manitou, Haulotte, Terex Cranes, Genie, Manitowoc, Palfinger, Skyjack, JLG, JCB, Hiab. Manitowoc buys in Slovakia and India. Tadano opens new loader crane plant.

Rough Terrain Scissors (PDF, 624.7 KB)
The rough terrain scissor lift has been around since the birth of the self propelled work platform. Today it is an indespensible item of equipment. We take a look at the latest trends and developments.

UK/Ireland Top 30 rental companies (PDF, 660.51 KB)
Now in its ninth year, the Cranes&Access fleet survey of the Top 30 UK and Ireland cranes, access and telehandler rental companies continues to grow. Check out the companies on the move in our eight page survey.

Heavy Lifting (PDF, 419.85 KB)
There is currently an insatiable demand for all types of large cranes. We review some interesting big lifts as well as looking at alternative ways of lifting heavy items.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 297.72 KB)
The UK's first ever dedicated event for the lifting industry opens its doors later this month at Haydock Park. We take a look at what you can expect at this show with a difference.

Check it out (PDF, 398.56 KB)
This year the Vertikal Check looks at electric self propelled boom lifts with platform heights of between 30ft (10m) and 39ft (12m) in the side by side specification comparison carried out by our German sister magazine Kran & Bühne. Check what the judges thought about Genie, JLG, PB lifttechnik, UpRight, Haulotte, Nifty and Manitou.

Platformers Days (PDF, 314.46 KB)
Platformers Days – the annual event for German access and lifting specialists held at Hohenroda, deep in the countryside near the old East German border – was a chance for many users to get their hands on the latest equipment. Here are the show highlights.

J Martin Benchoff 1927 - 2007 (PDF, 53.51 KB)
We take a look at the life of one of the crane industry greats who died in July.

Books & Models (PDF, 161.95 KB)


PASMA focus (PDF, 229.15 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 124.03 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 88.46 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 132.13 KB)

Training (PDF, 175.21 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 156.42 KB)

What's on / Recruitment / Marketplace / On-Line directory (PDF, 1.47 MB)

Face to face (PDF, 57.25 KB)
Brian Sherlock of Hewden talks to Mark Darwin about cranes, computers, access tool hire, telehandlers

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