May/June 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.85 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 507.47 KB)

News (PDF, 869.23 KB)
Kimberly acquires 1st Access Rentals, Paylor leaves JLG, McNallys adds more 1,200 tonners, Ramirent acquires Havator Access, Finning Sells Hewden, New lightweight 17 metre Niftylift, Barry Barnes of Terex Cranes to retire, Road Rail boom from Platform Basket, Manitou and Genie sign supply agreement, Atlas sale details confirmed, CTE unveils new multi-purpose platform, Platform Sales & Hire acquires BAR, Graeme Hill to move to CTE UK, Hiab introduces new EN280 platform, IPAF announces female harness winner, Financial results round-up, Dunlop to launch crane tyre.

Mobile tower cranes (PDF, 548.68 KB)
With many businesses struggling to survive it would make sense to look for more efficient, money saving ways of doing things. We take a look at the many advantages of the self erecting mobile tower crane and ask why are they not more popular? Mark Darwin interviews Liverpool crane character John Sutch about his experiences over the past 40 years.

Trailer lifts (PDF, 566.57 KB)
The trailer lift - while still a popular powered access product with a loyal band of users - has settled into something of a sleepy backwater. Does the surprise entry into the market by Italian manufacturer Platform Basket signal a renewed interest in this sector? Does it know something no one else does? Cranes & Access investigates.

Bauma 2010 review (PDF, 1.13 MB)
This year’s Bauma exhibition was set to break all records before a puff of Icelandic volcanic ash effectively scuppered tens of thousands of international visitors. Although final figures were down, the show lived up to its reputation as ‘the biggest construction show in the world’. The Vertikal team were review of the more interesting product launches.

Vertikal Days show guide (PDF, 1.16 MB)
The fourth Vertikal Days event at Haydock Park is almost here, taking on a much more important role with the demise of SED and so many UK visitors not being able to make it to Bauma. This ‘pull-out’ show guide has all you need to know about the show, the exhibits and the seminars.

IPAF Summit in pictures (PDF, 820.82 KB)
Here is our annual ‘slightly irreverent’ pictorial review of the IPAF Summit and Awards evening.

Innovations (PDF, 130.84 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 330.59 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 277.62 KB)

Training (PDF, 205.87 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 253.36 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 123.33 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 371.84 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.61 MB)