May/June 2009

Vol. 11, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.33 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 382.71 KB)

News (PDF, 651.96 KB)
WD Bennett fails and re-emerges, Traklift acquired, Ainscough's first big crawler arrives, PB goes with Ranger, Tadano confirms Knecht appointment, Access Rentals in administration, Elavation acquires Safeline, New European distribution centre for Genie, GGR launches Airlift, Isoli to appoint UK dealer, Sholz joins Sany, Jekko unveils new mini crane, Holland lift to launch Eco range, SED roundup.

Telehandler (PDF, 582.62 KB)
The telehandler sector appears to have gone from boom to bust within six months with sales to the construction sector in several major markets well down on last year. Mark Darwin takes a look at one of the most popular items of site equipment, decimated by the current market conditions. Or is it?

Intermat review (PDF, 746.91 KB)
Despite its problems, Intermat remains one of the world's largest international equipment shows. See what was happening in the Cranes&Access review.

Self erectors (PDF, 295.53 KB)
As if the current economic climate isn't enough of a challenge, self erecting tower crane rental companies (particularly those with small fleets) have a variety of other issues to watch out for. Cranes & Access takes a closer look at these and at the pros and cons of using small tower cranes rather than telehandlers for on-site.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 763.59 KB)
Now in its third year, Vertikal Days has firmly established itself as THE lifting show for the UK and Ireland, with its relaxed atmosphere conducive to networking, making new contacts, discovering new products and ideas and in some cases, trying out the equipment in the demonstration area. Here is the 12 page show guide.

Mastclimbers (PDF, 432.33 KB)
We take a look at the pros and the cons of using mastclibmers and ask why only a few contractors are exploiting the benefits the offer.

IPAF Summit photos (PDF, 578.89 KB)
The 2009 IPAF summit and awards dinner is now long past, however as promised, we are publishing our alternative photo album of the Dublin event. Hopefully the following pages will give an accurate flavour of the event, albeit in a humorous and irreverent manner.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 183.56 KB)

Training (PDF, 206.46 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 50.28 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 82.49 KB)

Pasma Focus (PDF, 56.31 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 124.56 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.43 MB)