August/September 2009

Vol. 11, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 5.7 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 332.38 KB)

News (PDF, 685.23 KB)
Lavendon takes EPL, Fassi sells Socage, Mammoet to build even larger PTC, Three new GSR models, First Liebherr City crane image, Riwal confirms UK operation, Imer buys Iteco, GBK enters administration, Vertikal Days 2010, Mammoet acquires in Australia,104 metre Bronto debuts, JunJin arrives in Europe, Half year results round-up, Upgraded Merlo telehandler, new Boomlader self-propelled platform attachment for telehandlers.

Top 30 rental (PDF, 938.72 KB)
Now in its 11th year, the Cranes & Access Top 30 rental fleet survey for UK/Ireland crane, powered access and telehandler rental companies has been further refined and reveals just how hard this past year has been in terms of investment, staff and depot numbers.

Blade access (PDF, 263.32 KB)
Truck mounted rental company Blade Access, has major plans that might shake up some of the more established players. Cranes & Access visited one of its partners, Mark Bell, to find out more.

Trailer cranes (PDF, 211.01 KB)
Given the trailer crane's significant advantages including lower purchase cost, good reach, low weight and reduced carbon footprint, we take a look at their advantages and why they are not more popular outside of their home market.

Face to face (PDF, 189.67 KB)
Neil Berry of Berry Cranes is a man who speaks his mind and is happy doing his own thing, buying equipment that he thinks is right for his business. Since forming his own company about nine years ago, he has built up a varied and unusual fleet of cranes. Mark Darwin paid him a visit to find out more.

Boom lifts (PDF, 751 KB)
This month we take a look at the self propelled boom lift market focusing on some of the more unusual products and recent entrants into the market.

Cumberland Industries (PDF, 153.28 KB)
Newly formed Cumberland Industries joins a small group of UK truck mounted platform manufacturers. Within six months of opening, it has already secured a sizeable deal for the Middle East and has been appointed as a dealer for Terex Utilities. Cranes & Access visited the company to find out more.

Shield Batteries (PDF, 71.25 KB)
Bishop's Stortford-based manufacturer and distributor Shield Batteries can trace its history back 100 years and is the UK's only remaining independent battery manufacturer. We profile the company making big in-roads into supplying products for access sector.

Roy Wren (PDF, 68.81 KB)
1932 - 2009

The Ladder Page (PDF, 127.83 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 216.76 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 53.44 KB)

Training (PDF, 195.96 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 140.29 KB)

Pasma Focus (PDF, 158.47 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 49.57 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 72.59 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.31 MB)