August/September 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.53 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 449.34 KB)

News (PDF, 826.11 KB)
Terex launches 100 tonne truck crane, JLG withdraws telehandlers from ag market, Senior management changes at Genie, Tanfield to launch rights issue, Wolseley sells Brandon, AFI refinances, Bielefeld establishes Snorkel Deutschland, New electric spider crane from Unic, First Mec Titan in Europe, Terex acquires China Crawlers, Half year financials, New Campod for truck mounts, Finning moves into Ireland, £34,000 for tower crane drop, Vertikal Days 2011 dates set, UpRight name takes a final bow, Grove to launch 150 ton RT, GGR takes Oktopus.

Top 30 rental company survey 2010 (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Now in its 12 year the Cranes & Access Top 30 UK/Ireland survey of crane, powered access and telehandler rental companies has been completed. This year’s survey includes further fine tuning and follows a tough year in all three markets highlighting the changes at each company.

Telehandlers (PDF, 474.28 KB)
We take a look at one of the hottest sectors in the telehandler market, at least in terms of developments, the compact and ultra-compact models. We also look at a few interesting applications and talk to the head of a contractor-owned rental operation.

Face to face (PDF, 209.97 KB)
Mark Darwin meets with Ian Gordon, managing director of Kier Plant and talks telehandlers and crawler cranes.

Van mounted lifts (PDF, 529.38 KB)
Van mounted lifts are a particularly strong product sector in the UK, possibly due to the weather? We take a look at the latest developments, applications and some of the key manufacturers.

Lifts for utilities (PDF, 505.79 KB)
As part of our on-going look at aerial lifts for utility work we focus on lifts for reaching difficult locations. This month we look at Land Rover mounted lifts, currently a hot development area and also touch on the lifting equipment solutions for reaching even more difficult areas.

Crawler cranes (PDF, 555.59 KB)
Despite the hammering taken by the new crane market over the past two years, one area that has remained surprisingly buoyant is crawler cranes, and in particular the larger end of the sector, as well as the growing number of ‘big lift’ alternatives. We take a look at this sector of the market and ask if the largest crawlers are now just too big for the market?

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 69.97 KB)

Training (PDF, 217.49 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 133.34 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 192.66 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 231.01 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 145.46 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 179.74 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.21 MB)