April 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 3

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.27 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 297.08 KB)

News (PDF, 703.58 KB)
New president for IPAF, Sarens to launch heavy-lift crane, Ausa announces mini telehandler, Zoomlion introduces Rough Terrain cranes, Wemotec and Palfinger to launch spider crane, Oil&Steel goes regional in UK, New 500 tonne Liebherr for Bronzeshield, Palfinger enters US access market, Beaver 84 and Haki sign partnership agreement, Wolff 1250 debuts in Germany, Prolift Access takes first SIOPS safety system, Manitowoc goes direct in Spaink, Potain opens new hoist line, More military orders for JLG, Yokohama introduces new crane tyres, Isoli to launch new 22.5 metre telescopic truck mounted lift, Outrigger accident costs £20,000, New Smart-Rig lightweight mini crane, NY crane inspector gets up to six years.

Truck cranes (PDF, 419.09 KB)
The truck crane is easily the most popular type of mobile crane in the world today with thousands produced and bought in the Far East every year. In Western Europe there is renewed interest with several manufacturers set to introduce new products. We take a look at the latest additions and ask if lower life-time ownership costs are enough for users and rental companies to start switching to them from All Terrain cranes?

Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 498.96 KB)
For all its advantages, the mastclimber is still the access industry's 'invisible man'. Many large and sophisticated contractors still appear oblivious to the cost and convenience benefits for routine façade work. How can the sector spread the word and raise its profile? We also look at some recent applications.

Lifts for arborists (PDF, 571.69 KB)
The recent batch of innovative and usual access platforms provide arborists with an even better choice of equipment making working at height safer and more efficient. We take a look at the new products including the self-levelling Mecaplus ME12SL specifically designed by tree workers for tree workers.

Last minute Bauma (PDF, 1.3 MB)
So much information has been received since we ran our main Bauma coverage - 50 products not to miss at Bauma - last month that we have included an extended 'last minute' round-up of the biggest and most important equipment show in the world.

Innovations (PDF, 150.26 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 122.75 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 154.54 KB)

Training (PDF, 212.73 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 160.88 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 202.24 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 36.89 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.47 MB)

IPAF Summit (PDF, 155.86 KB)