August/September 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.41 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 344.23 KB)

News (PDF, 644.71 KB)
Haulotte buys Bil-Jax, Palfinger buys Wumag, Terex buys Fantuzzi, Manitowoc quits shipbuilding, Nationwide and The Platform Company become Nationwide Platforms, 2,500 tonne crane collapses in Houston, JLG, Skyjack, UpRight/Snorkel and JCB all announce lay-offs, New city crane from Kobelco? Manitou launches new models, Bobcat upgrades telehandlers, Terex-Demag opens UK facility, First half results round up.

Heavy lift (PDF, 646.55 KB)
Developments resulting in lifting capacities in excess of 4,000 tonnes have transformed the industry where only 60 years ago a mobile crane lifting five tonnes was a big lift. We look at the trend for major manufacturers to offer larger capacity cranes which have increasingly been designed and built by the heavy lift contractors themselves.

Top 30 Rental company survey (PDF, 799.03 KB)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Cranes&Access rental fleet survey of the Top 30 UK/Ireland crane, powered access and telehandler rental companies has been expanded yet again, check out the companies on the move and how they have grown over the past 12 months.

Trailer lifts (PDF, 642.44 KB)
As the self propelled aerial lift market in the UK has become more and more sophisticated, the trailer mounted lift has increasingly become a niche product, available more from tool hirers than the national powered access rental companies. Cranes & Access takes a look at recent market and product developments.

Apex preview (PDF, 635.62 KB)
The international specialist access equipment show Apex will open its doors once again in Maastricht in mid September. Since moving to a three year cycle in 2005, well away from Bauma and Intermat, the show has gone from strength to strength. We take a look at some of the likely highlights to look out for.

Face to face (PDF, 65.04 KB)
Cranes & Access talks to Herbert Ortner, the recently appointed CEO of Palfinger about its acquisition of Wumag and its core crane business.

Vertikal Days review (PDF, 735.1 KB)
The second Vertikal Days event - showcasing cranes, access equipment and telehandlers - was held at Haydock Park in late June. In spite of the 'summer' date the weather was not kind. However this did not deter almost 1,000 lift equipment buyers from turning out to meet suppliers and view the latest equipment innovations


Pasma Focus (PDF, 130.55 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 156.68 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 193.62 KB)

Training (PDF, 58.74 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 207.09 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 259.95 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 167.98 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.92 MB)