June/July 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 5

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 4.17 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 333.45 KB)

News (PDF, 723.95 KB)
Quigley becomes Quigley, UpRight to move production to the UK, Liebherr starts telehandler production, John Deere quits telehandler market, Fork Rent enters access market, Platform company place £30 million order with Genie, Terex discloses spec on AC100-4 how does it stack up?, Liebherr to launch new 130 tonne five axle AT, Vanson launches trapezoidal topless tower crane, new mini cranes from Imai, Leith Docks fined £200,000, Allan Access introduces a 20 metre boom on a Ford Transit.

Lorry Loaders (PDF, 484.93 KB)
Mark Darwin finds out more about Travis Perkins and how it manages its fleet of over 1,000 cranes. Plus a roundup of what's new on the market.

Lighter, Smaller, Cheaper (PDF, 460.69 KB)
We look at the market for the smallest self propelled lifts, designed for work in the most compact areas and to travel in the smallest elevators. With mast type lift mechanisms which is best, aluminium or steel?

Its Plant Shutdown time (PDF, 547.2 KB)
Our annual review of access and lifting products and methods for the annual manufacturing plant shutdown period. We include job reports on some challenging machinery removals and installations in restricted headroom situations.

The 2006 C&A/Ireland dealer and source guide (PDF, 293.48 KB)
Our eight page pull out dealer guide provides a comprehensive listing of suppliers of all types of access and lifting equipment.

Face to face (PDF, 132.31 KB)
Pam Penny visits Bob Francis crane hire and talks to Bob and Mark Francis about the company's new Manitowoc 8500E.

SED (PDF, 428.45 KB)
This year the UK's big equipment show, SED, opened the doors to its 40th show at a new location in Corby, We present some of the highlights in our three page review.

ALLMI focus (PDF, 88.89 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 94.96 KB)

Training (PDF, 93.23 KB)


Innovations (PDF, 220.16 KB)

Letters (PDF, 64.05 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 978.41 KB)

Peter Oram (PDF, 103.31 KB)
1937 - 2006

Access for Forestry work (PDF, 367.04 KB)
Mark Darwin talks to tree surgeons and learns how the increasing use of powered access is making the work faster and safer, but also how a lack of guidance is causing accidents with the equipment.

For the Record (PDF, 158.69 KB)
How Bovis Lend Lease helped improve tower crane safety in the UK