Vol. 10, Issue 8
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News (PDF, 650.15 KB)
HSE will not prosecute over Liverpool tower crane accident, Nationwide Platforms is born, Two big Liebherr cranes for Fagioli, Iteco appoints Russon Access, Hewden announces new regional structure, Sennebogen and Holland Lift open new facilities, Third quarter financials round-up, Access Link expands, IPS opens in Spain, Defeo and Bamford recognised.
Bis scissors (PDF, 496.05 KB)
We ask the question 'What is a big self propelled scissor lift?' and take a look at recent product developments in the Dutch-style heavy duty scissor lifts. We also look at the history of Holland Lift which celebrates 25 years which coincides with the birth of the heavy duty scissor lift.
Self erecting tower cranes (PDF, 464.64 KB)
Will the self erecting tower crane ever rival the telehandler as the preferred choice on the small to medium build job site in the UK and Ireland? Or is it being overtaken by the City tower crane? Mark Darwin investigates.
Remote controls (PDF, 286.95 KB)
Wireless remote controls are now an accepted every day method of controlling a wide variety of equipment. We take a look at the many benefits as well as the latest developments.
SAIE 2008 (PDF, 890.88 KB)
The Italian equipment manufacturers were out in force at this year's SAIE exhibition in Bologna. Despite the proliferation of equipment shows, there were a surprising amount of new products to be seen.
Push around scissors (PDF, 456.49 KB)
The first push-around scissor lift work platforms date back to the late 1950's and virtually died out in the 1960's as self propelled's took over. Who would have thought that 40 years later push-around scissor lifts would be selling in their thousands? We take a look at the main players in the market and the latest arrivals.
Face to face (PDF, 197.43 KB)
Since being appointed head of access at Hewden, Nick Childs has made subtle yet significant changes that are helping to re-establish the hire giant. Mark Darwin fires the questions.
Outrigger mats -follow up (PDF, 346.08 KB)
Last month's article on outrigger mats seems to have hit a nerve and generated an unprecedented reader response. This month we have a follow-up article which includes information sent in and material we did not have space for last month.
Credit sense (PDF, 63.6 KB)
When it comes to running a small business one of the greatest challenges is cash flow. We review a product from Redditch-based Top Service which has an impressive credit checking and follow up system which may help the industry establish a useful credit experience pool.