May/June 2011

Vol. 13, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 6.98 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 427.94 KB)

News (PDF, 652.75 KB)
Appleton to step down at Lavendon, Mijnlieff leaves Gardemann, Four yearly crane overload testing, Tadano shows new 400 tonner, Land Rover chassis recall, Demag Cranes rejects Terex bid, 3,600 tonne Sany, Another new Multitel from Pagliero, Movex plans wider dealer network, FEM advice on lifting people with cranes, Power Towers opens in Holland, Altec acquires Aerial Lift of Connecticut, Youngman launches 'anti-surf' podiums, New Hiab loader crane, LSI steps up European presence, ALE launches 50,000 tonne Mega Jack system, Loxam acquires Stammis, Financials round-up, Time/Versalift’s new van outrigger, King Lifing takes five Terex ATs, Lube A-Boom moves into Europe, Ruthmann adds new 33 metre and telematics.

Spider lifts (PDF, 687.6 KB)
The spider lift is a true marvel of engineering, the product range is diverse and highly developed and financially provides an excellent return on investment with strong growth potential. But it is still relatively unknown by most end users. Cranes & Access looks at new ways to promote the specialist product as well as rounding up the more important recent events in the sector.

Tower cranes (PDF, 914.4 KB)
Over the past six months or so the construction industry as a whole and high rise construction in particular, has continued to show signs of recovery - to the point were interest in tower cranes is on the rise again. Manufacturers are also fuelling this interest by adding new models. We take a look at the latest introductions as well as a few interesting applications.

Vertikal Days guide (PDF, 1.09 MB)
Now in its fifth year, the Vertikal Days event is bigger than ever. Find out everything you need to know about all the exhibitors, seminars and exhibits in this 12 page ‘pull-out’ show special.

A safe pair of trousers (PDF, 248.78 KB)
ZT Safety Systems has launched a completely new fall arrest harness concept. We visit the company’s production facility and learn about the amazing story of the innovative product from drawing board to final production.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 224.87 KB)

Training (PDF, 221.88 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 177.9 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 293.63 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 88.64 KB)

Your Letters (PDF, 327.53 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.02 MB)

IPAF summit (PDF, 272.4 KB)
Cranes & Access editor Mark Darwin comments on the recent IPAF Summit in Amsterdam and this is followed by our now annual ‘rogues’ picture gallery of the networking event, summit and the awards dinner.

IPAF Summit photo album (PDF, 859.1 KB)
The IPAF Summit and awards dinner.