March 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.36 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 372.67 KB)

News (PDF, 810.05 KB)
Platform Basket enters trailer lift market, Terex sells Atlas, Filipov returns, Bronto to launch 112 metre boom, Omme launches 37 metre spider, Jekko enters the spider lift market, the end of the road for Winterlift, Tanfield receives takeover bid for Smiths, Sany unveils 1,000 tonne AT, JCB announces new telehandlers, Merlo unveils new AT Platform, Lifterz acquires C&G Platforms, H.A.B unveils 100ft boom, Socage appoints new UK dealer, Broshuis and Vestas team up, First glimpse of new Terex AC100/4L, Mechan takes on Gruniverpal mini cranes.

Spider lifts (PDF, 860.02 KB)
The spider lift appears to be the saviour of the access industry with demand generally outstripping supply, particularly above 30 metres - providing rental companies with relatively good returns. We visit Worldlift Industries, or Skako as it is to be known, the inventor of the spider lift and discover how it has transformed the business and is introducing the world's largest spider along with more mainstream models. We also do a follow up visit to spider specialist Higher Access which has just taken delivery of the UK's first Leo 50GTX.

Spider and mini cranes (PDF, 653.6 KB)
The Spider crane market is one of the few crane markets that is still in its infancy. Even though numbers are growing steadily, it is still relatively unknown. We speak with a number of rental companies, including JT Cranes and Coppard Plant Hire - as well as looking at recent product developments.

The Bauma preview (PDF, 840.83 KB)
Bauma is huge and Bauma 2010 - the 29th ¬looks set to be the biggest yet with loads of exciting new products. We kick of our coverage with a special for those with limited time at the show, by compiling our 'Top 50' products not to miss. If you are not going you can see what you will be missing.

Artic Raptor articulating tower crane (PDF, 106.59 KB)
Is this the future of confined space lifting? The world's first Artic Raptor 84 articulated tower crane is currently working on its first contract in North London and could be the answer to contractors lifting problems on tight inner city 'infill' job sites. Mark Darwin saw the crane in action with Bob Jones of City Lifting Raptors UK sales agent.

The thoughts of president Ball (PDF, 121.28 KB)
Outgoing IPAF president and managing director of Easy UpLifts/Height for Hire makes an impassioned plea to the powered access industry as a whole to face up the mess that industry is in and adapt to the modern world. He also reflects on his two years as president of IPAF.

Innovations (PDF, 56.57 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 64.65 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 140.57 KB)

Training (PDF, 208.97 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 219.36 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 166.43 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 130.8 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.61 MB)

Ladder update (PDF, 237.55 KB)