May 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 4.61 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 333.57 KB)

News (PDF, 909.31 KB)
Tanfield buy UpRight, Fork Rent order 1,000 telehandlers, Haulotte buy Holland lift designs, Terex buy Chinese crane maker, AFI buys Alan Drew, Manitou shows radical scissor lift, Grove and Terex announce new 100 tonne All Terrain cranes, Crane Driver jailed, Esta Awards announced, Mastclimber kills three, MK Scaffold collapse, Manitou sues MEC.

Telehandlers (PDF, 646.24 KB)
New Editor Mark Darwin takes a look at the rapidly changing telehandler market: With several large manufacturers vying for market leadership, a slew of larger and smaller new models being launched at the extremities of current model ranges, Caterpillar passing production to JLG, Haulotte looking to change the way it covers the market and a number of dramatically differing strategies towards achieving the same objectives, the future shape of the market is far from clear.

Tower Cranes (PDF, 315.16 KB)
Phil Bishop talks to the major UK tower crane rental companies and try's to determine the emerging trends and developments. One thing that does become clear is that the UK and Ireland is becoming a very dynamic tower crane market.

SED (PDF, 414.5 KB)
By the time you receive this magazine the 40th SED will be mere days away. We take a very brief look at who is exhibiting this year and what new products to look out for.

Trailer lifts (PDF, 422.05 KB)
We have put together a simple, straightforward buyer's guide to trailer lifts. With tips on what to look out for, listing the best performers for certain criteria, complete with a full listing of the main stream products. We also attempt to address the tricky subject of whether you can tow these trailer lifts and with what.

Intermat Review (PDF, 537.82 KB)
This years Intermat closed its doors barely 14 days ago, we look at some of the more significant new product launches and publish a photographic overview of the crane, access and telehandler exhibits.

IPAF Summit, photo album (PDF, 455.29 KB)
Following the highly popular publication of a selection of photographs from last years IPAF summit, we repeat the exercise this year with a four page supplement.


Innovations (PDF, 138.31 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 100.75 KB)
Choosing a loader crane

Training (PDF, 112.17 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 147.08 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 903.55 KB)