Vol. 13, Issue 6
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News (PDF, 657.22 KB)
MBO at Falck Schmidt, New platform for wind turbine blade maintenance, Dinolift unveils first fully self-propelled boom, Dates confirmed for Vertikal Days 2012, Four new Teupen platforms, Plant Hire Investment report now available, Another new Multitel, 48 crane order for Palfinger Wind, Alimak Hek adds to light range, New Zealand Crane fits TRAM fall protection, JCB launches two new telehandlers, Ainscough and ALE form heavy-lift partnership, Lavendon to pull-out of Spain, Terex completes purchase of the Demag, AFI-Uplift acquires AJ Rentals, GT Access takes Swift Access, Nacanco opens new facilities, Iteco self-propelled push around, Merlo acquires 100% stake in Merlo UK.
C&A Top 30 rental company survey (PDF, 1.11 MB)
This year’s Cranes & Access Top 30 UK/Ireland rental company survey highlights the fact that the sector is beginning to pull out of the recession. It is also clear that telehandlers and powered access are fairing significantly better than cranes. All is revealed in the 2011 survey.
Insulated booms (PDF, 628.52 KB)
We take a look at the market and the latest equipment developments available to utilities companies involved in distribution and overheard power line work and try and fathom out why Europe differs so much from the rest of the world.
Wind turbines (PDF, 709.65 KB)
2010 was a year of highs and lows for European wind power. We review the market, talk to the leading UK and Ireland leading specialist wind turbine lifting and installation contractor Windhoist and look at some of the problems lifting wind turbines.
APEX show preview (PDF, 1.02 MB)
The international powered access exhibition APEX, held every three years in Maastricht, Holland, opens later this month. Now in its 15th year, the show has become a first class event for those interested in access equipment with a full spread of products from a wide range of manufacturers. Check out what to see in our comprehensive preview.
Telehandlers (PDF, 703.07 KB)
With compact and sub or ultra-compact telescopic handlers becoming increasingly popular to the point where they are beginning to take over some work previously carried out by skid steer loaders, we take a look at how the two compare. We also have a brief market round-up and an interesting application.