Vol. 13, Issue 9
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.45 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 684.57 KB)
United acquires RSC, Lavendon rebrands in the UK, €40 million order for Liebherr, MSD Cranes restructures, Marchetti appoints UK/Ireland dealer, Bravi launches Spin-Go, IPAF to collect accident data, Welsh company appointed Sany distributor for UK , JLG to launch crush protection technology, Boels acquires Baurent and Warmerdam, Multitel spiders for Gardemann, UK Tower Crane register could go, Riwal restructures in Spain, Elev8 orders 50 metre Bronto, Sterling Crane to acquire Freo, ATN hits the majors, Ramirent acquires in Sweden, Kobelco launches new S series crawler cranes, New 12 tonner from Valla, R&B Engineering appoints European distributor and much more……
Rental rate survey (PDF, 2.87 MB)
A year ago the annual Cranes & Access rental survey reported on a bloodbath in the crane and access market, while telehandlers had hit rock bottom. Thankfully the latest survey covering 2011 reveals not only an improvement in rates - particularly with telehandlers and access equipment - but other encouraging signs for the year ahead.
Heavy lift (PDF, 693.77 KB)
Heavy lift is one area where clients and lifting contractors work closely together and where price is not the final arbiter. 2011 saw a spate of new ‘super heavy lift’ product launches aimed specifically at saving both time and money on the largest projects. Here we review some of the most recent additions.
Truck mounted lifts (PDF, 717.26 KB)
Over the past year or so there have been several interesting additions in the 3.5 tonne truck mount sector from the unusual - CTE 20.13MP and Cela DT21/24 - to the ‘has it gone too far’ 26 metre articulated CMC 260 and 27 metre Ruthmann TB270. All of these new machines offer advantages in one area or another BUT so far have only captured a relatively modest slice of the 3.5 tonne market. We take a look at the new additions to the self-drive sector and ask are they too radical for their own good?
The Cranes & Access review of 2011 (PDF, 951.45 KB)
As we predicted 2011 was a far better news year than the previous two, for the industries we cover, with companies bouncing back into profit and rental rates moving steadily towards more sustainable levels. Here we take an extensive look back at 2011 - it wasn’t all bad…