February 2011

Vol. 13, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.07 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 440.26 KB)

News (PDF, 775.06 KB)
TVH/Ashtead bid for Lavendon, Link-Belt to unveil new telescopic and lattice crawlers and first big AT, Manitou badges more Genie scissors, JLG cuts back in Maasmechelen, Kimberly acquires High Level Platforms, Ashtead buys US scaffolder, Bryn Thomas goes under and is reborn, New Bravi Lite, Two new 60ft Snorkels, New Genie RT scissors, Cramo moves into Germany, More Kobelco crawlers for Mammoet, CEA to go ahead with new UK show, Waste recyling crane from Palfinger, Ramirent acquires Danish rental Company, Palfinger heavy duty marine crane, Engineer liable in Singapore crane collapse, New EN15000 solution from JLG, New Terex Hydra Under-bridge platform and financial results round-up.

Boom lifts (PDF, 656.72 KB)
JLG has introduced three significant models recently including its smallest non-industrial boom lift to date – the 34ft 340AJ. We compare the new platform against the established 12 metre working height alternatives and ask what is the customer really looking for in this sector of the market?

All Terrain cranes (PDF, 568.84 KB)
We ask: what’s behind the move towards a larger capacity taxi cranes and review the 90-130 tonne sector? Should mobiles be subjected to an MOT? And interview Terex’s Doug Friesen about changes taking place within the company.

Face to face with Alexandre Saubot (PDF, 210.81 KB)
Publisher Leigh Sparrow talks with Alexandre Saubot, chief executive of Europe’s largest power access manufacturer Haulotte Group which is showing signs of recovery after losses of €60 million in 2009.

Conexpo preview (PDF, 1.09 MB)
America’s largest and this year’s big international construction equipment show is just a month away. We take a peek at what should be unveiled in Las Vegas in this our main show preview.

Batteries (PDF, 460.63 KB)
In recent years an increasing number of powered access rental companies have tuned into the significant cost savings that can be generated by looking after their lead acid batteries. We give some helpful tips on how to reduce costs further.

Books & Models (PDF, 97.45 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 283.06 KB)

Training (PDF, 207.43 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 176.17 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 167.54 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 169.24 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 342.03 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Face to face with Mike Potts (PDF, 258.58 KB)
Mike Potts is a new name at Lavendon Access Services, by far and away the UK’s largest powered access company. Its new UK chief executive is also new to the access industry. Just four weeks into his new role, Mark Darwin travelled to Lutterworth for a chat.