October 2010

Vol. 12, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.6 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 394.7 KB)

News (PDF, 815.09 KB)
Terex buys into tower crane maker, Spierings back on track, Kobelco to build plant in China, Caterpillar and Soilmec team up to produce foundation cranes, Grove launches two new Rough Terrain cranes, Specialist Hire Group consolidates cranes, Leigh Farmer makes a comeback, Boels goes with Skyjack, Olympic Park says no to Particulate Filters, Manitowoc restructures its debt, JLG switches to steel covers, Isoli delivers demountable lift, CTE launches lithium ion battery powered spider lift, Verticaaldagen and Elevarte reviews, Comoplast acquires Solideal, Custers appoints in the UK, Terex and JLG win large US military orders for telehandlers.

Heavy lifting (PDF, 775.08 KB)
The growth of the alternative heavy lift cranes is giving users increased choice. But how will this affect the big capacity crawler cranes from the major crane manufacturers? Cranes&Access investigates and looks at several heavy lift applications from around Europe.

Outrigger mats (PDF, 760.83 KB)
In our annual look at the subject of outrigger mats we make a simplistic and possibly naïve proposal to cut accidents in half. Mike Allanson, operations manager for BFL Alimats and crane AP warns that doubling up on safety factors may backfire.

Rough Terrain scissor lifts (PDF, 681.17 KB)
We take a look at the market for large rough terrain lifts and some of the more unusual products that are now available, many of which no longer use a scissor type mechanism to lift the platform.

Why SAIE? (PDF, 413.43 KB)
We ask why you should go to this year?s SAIE exhibition in Bologna, Italy and provide a four page preview of the new product launches that you might expect to see when you get there.

The Crane Interest Group meeting (PDF, 323.15 KB)
Mark Darwin reports form this year’s annual CPA mobile Crane Interest Group and covers some of the more heated presentations.

SAIE Stop Press (PDF, 162.11 KB)
Some last minute, new product introductions for the big Italian show.

Books & Models (PDF, 188.5 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 240.79 KB)

Training (PDF, 214.24 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 173.88 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 315.17 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 175.85 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 150.94 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.26 MB)