February 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.07 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 352.57 KB)

News (PDF, 568.44 KB)
UK crane hirers facing difficulties, Tadano announces new JV in China, Bobcat to launch new 360° telehandlers, Pop-Up and UpRight join forces, Oshkosh wins appeal, Speedy adds more low level access, Merlo to unveil new concept at Bauma, UpRight Powered Access drops blue, Grove launches 300 tonner with 80m boom, Genie adds high capacity models, Lavendon invests in Nano, MEC unveils Titan Boom, Böcker adds mastclimbers, New compact telehandler from Manitou, Huisman opens new facility in China, full year results round up, Altec tracked digger derrick in Europe.

All Terrain cranes (PDF, 577.79 KB)
After 10 years of rapid development and several of the strongest sales years ever for All Terrain cranes, we take a look at what the future might hold for the mobile crane of choice? We also interview Joe Lyon managing director of Tadano distributor Cranes UK - one of Europe's most successful independent mobile crane sales companies - about the issues currently affecting the crane market.

Electric scissor lifts (PDF, 1.17 MB)
The electric battery powered scissor lift is by far and away the largest product sector in the powered access market. We review the recent batch of low-level push around and self-propelled models up to around three metres platform height as well as tall narrow heavy-duty electric scissors with heights of between 15 and 26 metres. Also PB Lifttechnick's Arne Dirckinck-Holmfeld reveals why the company is increasingly turning its attention to export markets.

ALE rebrands (PDF, 275.22 KB)
Heavy transport and lifting company ALE has unveiled its new global rebrand. Cranes & Access attended the launch to find out more about the €150 million business.

Batteries (PDF, 558.09 KB)
After six years of features on batteries, there is at last a development that may have a major impact on the access industry - but not for a few years yet. Cranes & Access investigates as well as taking the first look at Versalift's new all electric and semi-electric truck and van mounted platforms.

Books & Models (PDF, 153.73 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 57.05 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 147.25 KB)

Training (PDF, 201.84 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 122.35 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 181.12 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 79.96 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Safety nets (PDF, 69.08 KB)
FASET - the trade association and training body for the international safety net rigging and fall arrest industry - explains everything you need to know about safety nets.

Lifting Accessories (PDF, 170.74 KB)
Lifting attachments are becoming an increasingly important part of increasing site speed and efficiency. Here we take a look at two new products.

IPAF Summit (PDF, 66.15 KB)
The 2010 IPAF Summit and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) are just a month away. We run through the event essentials.

Rental shows (PDF, 226.19 KB)
February was the month for rental shows with the UK's Executive Hire show in Coventry and the ARA's Rental show in Orlando, Florida. Cranes & Access was at both to bring you the highlights.