March 2007

Vol. 9, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 5.39 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 410.75 KB)

News (PDF, 798.26 KB)
Ainscough buys Crane Services, Frey to join Jungheinrich, Tony Blair opens UpRight plant, Tower cranes on air, Venpa buys Locatelli, Train hits platform, Fraco in UK, Arcomet buys rest of Airtek, Another 100 metre lift for Gerken, Dinolift expands, Liebherr confirms UK rental, Enter for an ESTA award, Weldex orders Kobelco SL6000, New plant for Sennebogen, Wolffkran expands, Unic introduces largest spider crane, Rumsby goes out in style, Allan switches to Terex, Stirnimann announces succession, New crane and access event.

Climbing the rack (PDF, 511.46 KB)
Contractors finally appear to have realised how efficient and cost-effective mastclimbers are judging from the quiet revolution taking place in the façade market. Here we take a look at the safer alternative to façade scaffolding.

Bauma preview (PDF, 499.65 KB)
In the first of two previews, C&A outlines the must-see products at the worlds biggest equipment show in Munich next month. While its good reading about the new products, its even better seeing them in the metal.

Ho hum in Atlanta (PDF, 378.56 KB)
Upbeat and successful but not too many ground-breaking new products. This year's ARA show reflects a maturing access market aimed at refining products and designing out costs. Leigh Sparrow reports from Atlanta.

Trailer and small self erector cranes (PDF, 632.55 KB)
The arrival of the trailer crane continues with Klaas, Paus and Bocker all offering products, while an increasing number of builders and roofers giving them a try. Meanwhile the small self erecting tower crane begins to take off in the UK, we outline the reasons and benefits.

Used aerial lifts (PDF, 365.99 KB)
We take a brief look at some of the options for sourcing used aerial lifts.

Applications (PDF, 212.59 KB)
Eve-Trakway and Crane Services teamed up to solve a tricky problem at Corus steel.

IPAF Summit (PDF, 72.78 KB)
This years IPAF summit is only weeks away, we highlight this years speakers.

Face to face (PDF, 109.54 KB)
Cranes & Access managed to intercept City Lifting's very busy managing director Trevor Jepson just long enough to find out a bit more about the company. Read about its development over the last 25 years – from Boilot Petolat BP1000's to Unic mini cranes.

PASMA focus (PDF, 110.74 KB)

Letters (PDF, 137.03 KB)


ALLMI focus (PDF, 143.4 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 68.24 KB)

Training (PDF, 151.23 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 120.28 KB)

What's on / Recruitment / Web links / Marketplace (PDF, 1.15 MB)

Preserving the past (PDF, 235.96 KB)
Arthur Smith outlines the excellent work of the Excavator Preservation Trust which raises the question why crane and access companies are not preserving historic machines of yesteryear?

Books and models (PDF, 194.53 KB)

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