October 2009

Vol. 11, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.26 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 358.77 KB)

News (PDF, 670.11 KB)
New Italian crane company PC Produzioni unveils RT, UpRight launches push-around scissor lifts, JLG to drop pivot steer telehandlers, New 2.5 t crane from Valla, JCB launches its smallest telehandler, New Holland Lift platform, CAT launches new 17m telehandler, Aldercote launches fork platform, Kobelco develops SL4500 'Light', Badger unveils its new RT, Lavendon launches EPL-Skylift, Ranger pulls out of Dinolift distribution, Hitchens enter rental.

Heavy lifting and transportation (PDF, 733.7 KB)
As mobile cranes grow ever larger we view the latest batch of 2,000 tonne plus cranes planned by the big three and take a closer look at the two European-based international heavy lift companies taking over the special build mega crane market. We also review some interesting lift and transportation applications.

Rough terrain scissors (PDF, 448.88 KB)
Is the 40/50ft Rough Terrain scissor past its prime? We review the market and speculate on what might be the platform of choice in the future. We also talk to UpRight's Richard Tindale about its new RT range, the thinking behind the design, manufacturing and marketing of the machines.

SAIE show preview (PDF, 306.06 KB)
Yes it's that time of year again when the Italians do what they do best show off some weird and wonderful new cranes, telehandlers and access platforms at the SAIE show in Bologna.

PASMA supplement (PDF, 1.31 MB)
Our first supplement in co-operation with PASMA the mobile access tower association. We look at the association, choosing and using access towers, future trends developments, and non powered, low level access.

Crane Interest Group (PDF, 194.78 KB)
We review the hot topics raised at the UK's annual crane rental company meeting - the CPA Crane Interest Group.

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.

Face to face (PDF, 160.26 KB)
Cranes & Access talks to Lee Maynard of the loader crane division of Terex about business in the current climate and how the company is coping.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 150.29 KB)

Training (PDF, 272.67 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 53.73 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 143.16 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 79.24 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 57.01 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.51 MB)