April/May 2011

Vol. 13, Issue 3

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 461.13 KB)

News (PDF, 638.9 KB)
New IPAF president, Liebherr launches new flat top tower crane, Receivers move in at Skylift, Palfinger announces new 20tm loader cranes, Riwal acquires BMS Access, 10 years for Vertikal.Net, MLE introduces collision warning system, Tadano appoints Coast Crane, 22 Niftylifts for Workx, Kobelco goes green, Zoomlion truck crane debut, TVH merges fleets, Three new Multitel platforms, Ruthmann appoints Time Danmark, 5,000th CTE, Linden Comansa launches new Luffers, First 60 tonne JMG crane in Luxembourg, R&B cranes CE marked, United Rentals acquires in Canada, 500 tonne Liebherr for Baldwins, New BlueTec Tadano for J&M, Two new telehandlers from Ausa.

Mast booms (PDF, 901.02 KB)
The choice of equipment when working at height is huge. Usually it boils down to a scissor or boom lift and whether the job requires equipment with just vertical reach or outreach and slew. We take a look at a product that fits between the two - the mast boom - the perfect choice for those in the know.

Rough Terrain cranes (PDF, 744.1 KB)
After two years in the doldrums, sales in Rough Terrains are on the increase - a good sign for all the equipment market. We review the sector and take an in-depth look at the new boy on the block - Sany - and its new ‘Global’ RTs.

Conexpo show review (PDF, 1.19 MB)
Some hardened international equipment show-goers may have been slightly disappointed with the amount of new products at Conexpo 2011 in Las Vegas this March, however there was still plenty to see. We round-up the main highlights followed by an extended pictorial coverage.

Remote controls (PDF, 533.17 KB)
While remote controls on mobile lifting equipment have been around for more than 50 years, their popularity has only really gathered pace over the past decade. With some now a standard feature on many types of lifting equipment we review how they are used for each product type and take a look at the latest developments.

Transport trailers (PDF, 428.79 KB)
Equipment trailer manufacturers have been concentrating on increasing safety and reducing costs with the introduction of new models. We take a scene-setting first look at this increasingly important part of the overall equipment sector.

Vertikal Days taster (PDF, 238.27 KB)
Vertikal Days 2011 is getting closer and closer. This year, the fifth since it was started, promises to be the biggest ever. We take a brief look at some of the new products and events planned, including a number of the worldwide product launches.

Books & Models (PDF, 169.59 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 166.96 KB)

Training (PDF, 213.39 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 190.64 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 159.14 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 83.61 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 240.75 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.95 MB)

...Cemat (PDF, 112.02 KB)
Remote control producers will all be attending this year’s CeMAT show in Hanover which also has a stronger showing from the aerial lift, pick & carry crane and telehandler sectors. We provide a brief overview.