October 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 7

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 390.57 KB)

News (PDF, 685.38 KB)
Grove introduces radical new crane concept, London tower crane accident, New president for Genie, JLG to build new scissor in France, Kramer adds to its telehandler line, Maeda launches new mini crane, Mark Butler returns to truck mounted lift rental, Tadano-Faun expands Lauf facility, Near miss in New York, New chairman for ALLMI, Terex sells Tatra, Yong Mao tower cranes arrive in Europe.

Boom time for Crawlers (PDF, 821.65 KB)
Demand for crawler cranes is probably at its highest for many years. Recognising the growth in certain sectors, manufacturers are now offering application specific machines. We take an in-depth look at the rapidly growing wind power sector and the cranes currently on offer; AGD Equipment is profiled and we check out a variety of interesting crawler applications.

Spreading the Load (PDF, 409.06 KB)
80 percent of all crane and truck mounted lift accidents are related to ground conditions. Gone are the days of railway sleepers and timber off-cuts – the latest outrigger pads and mats are purpose-made, easy to handle and virtually indestructible. But pads are only half the story – the correct outrigger set-up is

Making Tracks (PDF, 517.31 KB)
Sales of tracked 'spider boom' aerial lifts have soared in recent years. We explore the rarer self propelled crawler lifts, look at some very special crawler mounted scissor lifts and ask why they are not more popular in the UK and Ireland?

SAIE Preview (PDF, 608.68 KB)

APF Show (PDF, 169.53 KB)

Platformers' Days (PDF, 140.63 KB)
Mark Darwin talks to Alfons Thihatmer of Teupen following a visit to the company's production facility in November.

Hoogwerkers (PDF, 151.18 KB)
A real risk on loader cranes – we report on two incidents and look at what lessons can be learned.


ALLMI focus (PDF, 74.35 KB)

Training (PDF, 155.08 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 183.52 KB)

Letters (PDF, 168.81 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 139.95 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 1.04 MB)

CPA crane meeting (PDF, 282.41 KB)

Who would have guessed (PDF, 276.9 KB)
From an inauspicious beginning, Ainscough Crane Hire's growth over the last 30 years has been spectacular. In an exclusive interview, managing director Martin Ainscough charts its route to success