Vol. 12, Issue 8
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News (PDF, 588.61 KB)
JLG enters the spider lift market and announces a new Toucan, New president appointed at Skyjack, Big Ecostar from Holland Lift, SED closes its doors, €70 million mega order for Terex, Genie launches shipyard booms in China, JCB compensated for copying, new 1,500 tonne jack-up vessel, Palfinger to produce in India, Terex unveils 60 tonne challenger, First Euro 5 van with Versalift platform, CAT buys Bucyrus, Big Liebherr offshore pedestal telescopic, Facelift opens on Tyneside, Emerson invests, Pop Up production moves to UK, Weldex chooses Hyster ReachStackers, JCB launches EN15000 compliant control system, New UK dealer for Altec, Crane Management UK chooses Maeda and third quarter financial results roundup.
Truck mounted lifts (PDF, 818.69 KB)
The truck mounted lift was arguably the first form of powered access. Today it can be found in every country even those few places where powered access has yet to make an impact. We take a brief look at its development and delve into the minefield that is the 3.5 tonne truck driver license requirements and equipment. We also compare two unusual new products the CTE 20.13MP and the Cela DT21.
Loader cranes (PDF, 801.01 KB)
In recent years, loader crane manufacturers and installers have had to endure more than their fair share of red tape. The latest version of EN12999: 2010 has recently been finalised by the European Committee for Standardisation. While many may complain, the legislation has been introduced to improve safety and reduce accidents. We take a look at the changes and how manufacturers will comply as well as rounding up other loader crane news.
Tower cranes (PDF, 921.88 KB)
Now approaching 100 years old tower crane developments have been relatively slow and steady. In recent years there have been some radical ideas some which have caught on, some which haven’t. We take a look at some of these developments as well as a number of interesting applications.
SAIE review (PDF, 688.82 KB)
Might this year’s SAIE show in Bologna be the last at which access companies attend on annual basis? In spite of this being a Bauma year, there was still plenty of new and interesting product launches to see. We bring you the show’s highlight in a largely pictorial review.
Face to face (PDF, 242.91 KB)
The UK-based Specialist Hire Group brought together all of its crane rental operations under one umbrella on 1st October. This growing crane company, which made it into the UK Top 100 fastest growing private equity funded companies in 2008 and 2009 has another side which includes heavy-duty fork trucks. Mark Darwin travelled north to one of its depots in Wigan, Lancashire to speak with managing director John Chappell.