February 2012

Vol. 14, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.58 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 370.46 KB)

News (PDF, 623.16 KB)
Sheriff calls for UK crane road worthiness tests, Skyjack launches 63ft articulated boom, JLG unveils new lower cost scissors for non CE markets, Abu Dhabi cracks down on crane safety, Crawler crane collapsed due to poor set up, New CEO for Riwal, First outing for 52 metre Falcon, Oshkosh wins the day, Trimble and Manitowoc to collaborate, Manitou and Toyota to split, Terex launches tower crane transfer masts, JMG unveils six tonner, JCB launches new telehandler work platform, Manitou and Yanmar to cross sell, New Holland goes compact, 600 telehandlers for Fork Rent, New dealer for Altec and Cumberland/Socage.

Boom lifts (PDF, 743.49 KB)
Between 40 and 50 percent of all self-propelled aerial lifts sold each year are either articulated or telescopic boom lifts, and there has never been a wider choice of suppliers and models. We review what is available and take a look at Manitou, predominantly known for its telescopic handlers, but with a growing range of access equipment including articulated and now telescopic booms.

Intermat first preview (PDF, 396.29 KB)
This is an important year for Intermat. One of the three major international exhibitions - the others being Bauma and Conexpo - Intermat’s importance and draw for manufacturers has waned over the past two shows. We run through some of the new equipment that will be on show.

All Terrain cranes (PDF, 924.59 KB)
Cranes & Access investigates the latest breed of small All Terrain cranes - the Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 and Terex Challenger - profiles Edinburgh-based crane rental company Bernard Hunter and looks at some interesting applications.

Used equipment (PDF, 561.54 KB)
We review the changing face of buying and selling used equipment, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of the different avenues available. We also look at why the market is improving and how buying and selling over the internet may have contributed to this change.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 229.01 KB)

Training (PDF, 205.31 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 194.44 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 193.65 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 166.66 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 104.95 KB)

Letters (PDF, 198.32 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.22 MB)

Batteries (PDF, 446.08 KB)
Batteries are an increasingly important component in the lifting world. Here we see how to extend their life as well as looking at a company that specialises in battery recycling.

The Rental Show (PDF, 513.56 KB)
There were several new launches at the recent Rental Show held in New Orleans. We round-up some of the more notable introductions.