February 2009

Vol. 11, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 5.91 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 386.5 KB)

News (PDF, 654.26 KB)
Grove to launch trailer crane, Power Tower launches Nano, Youngman introduces scissor lift, UK announces official tower crane register, Tadano buys Spandeck-Mantis, MEC launches Speed Level, Liebherr breaks ground in Russia, Bravi UK distributes new push around lift, Eazzi appoints R2, 1,600 tonne Terex Demag, UK's 7,000th Merlo, New boom from Haulotte, Bluelift and Skyjack part company.

Spider lifts (PDF, 698.65 KB)
Track mounted spider lifts have grown steadily in popularity in recent years and look set to become a major product sector particularly internal and external maintenance, repairs to domestic housing and small commercial buildings, forestry and utility work. Mark Darwin looks at the market and the latest product developments.

Tower cranes (PDF, 480.93 KB)
Tower cranes have unfortunately been the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons over the past couple of years. We take look at why tower crane safety is still a major issue as well as well as looking at the latest products and developments.

Equipment for Utilities (PDF, 534.7 KB)
Last year the HSE told utility companies that the days of climbing poles and towers were numbered given the arrival of powered access solutions that can reach even the most remote locations. We look at various forms of equipment available for isolated locations along with some routine tasks that have been converted from climbing to powered access.

Batteries (PDF, 291.06 KB)
Our annual look at the battery market focuses this year on the financial benefits of properly looking after battery packs as well as looking at the latest rules covering storage and the recycling of lead acid batteries.

Software (PDF, 166.15 KB)
Our semi-regular look at what is happening in the rental software market where hi-tec is increasingly replacing paper.

John Fuller (PDF, 342.74 KB)
John Fuller - 'Genie John' to many - retired at the end of 2008 after 25 years as UK sales manager for Genie Industries, the aerial lift manufacturer. John Fuller, this is your life.

ARA preview (PDF, 131.2 KB)
We preview the American Rental Association annual convention and its Rental Show which takes place in Atlanta early next month.

Directives update (PDF, 158.85 KB)
Peter Reed, director and technical officer with PAC, the notified body sets out the differences between normal use, predictable misuse and abuse of a product and the factors that must be taken into consideration by manufacturers and fleet owners.

Pasma Focus (PDF, 175.42 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 147.83 KB)

Training (PDF, 138.71 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 190.12 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 71.25 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 164.04 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 173.98 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.38 MB)