August/September 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 6

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 411.88 KB)

News (PDF, 659.92 KB)
Hewden changes crane strategy, Universal files for administration, Alfons Moog dies in accident, Builder hit for £124,000, Demag announce new 1,000 tonner, Long boom for new Grove 100 tonner, Half-year financials Haulotte, Palfinger, Manitowoc, Terex Cranes, Genie, Manitou Tadano and Liebherr. Platform Company, Access Rentals, AFI and Ainscough open new depots. Unic takes on Paus cranes, New 16 tonner from Ormig, New Yardboss from Grove. Wolffkran launch new flat-top city.

UK/Ireland Top 30 rental companies (PDF, 685.48 KB)
Now in its eighth year, the Cranes&Access Top 30 UK/Ireland Crane, Access and Telehandler rental companies has grown and now covers more companies than ever. We highlight new entrants and companies that are on the move.

Heavy and Alternative Lifting (PDF, 652.29 KB)
Everyone is fascinated by the worlds largest cranes 'doing their stuff'. Here we chart a brief history of 'big' cranes in the UK and take a look at clever alternative solutions to lifting heavy loads.

Keep On Truckin' (PDF, 899.53 KB)
Mark Darwin looks at the ups and downs of the truck and van mounted sector and discovers that the 3.5 tonne GVW machine is currently the place to be. Developments at the top end of the market sees machines breaking through the 100 metre barrier.

Vertikal Check (PDF, 256.69 KB)
This year we Check Out 14 to 16 metre spider lifts in the side by side specification comparison carried out by our German sister magazine Kran & Buhne. Here we publish the results and comments of the judges for Teupen, Hinowa and Oil&Steel.

Holland Lift (PDF, 306.97 KB)
Holland Lift is going from strength to strength. We talk to sales director Menno Koel about his plans for the future and take a look at the company's new plant which has just been completed.

Company profile (PDF, 189.7 KB)
NMT is celebrating 30 years in the crane business. Leigh Sparrow visits the three Ambridge brothers and discovers what makes the company tick.


ALLMI focus (PDF, 139.26 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 143.54 KB)

Training (PDF, 137.53 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 93.23 KB)

Letters (PDF, 146.97 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 1.55 MB)