April 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 3

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 3.84 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 340.47 KB)

News (PDF, 621.65 KB)
Platform company move into Telehandlers; First glimpse at the Iteco boom... and new scissor; Valla UK to take on the USA; Results round up- Terex, Ashtead, Lavendon, Palfinger; New cranes from Hiab, Palfinger and Fassi in advance of the CV shows; Skylift restructure and re-brand; Tadano begin Carrier production; HSE warn on retractable lanyards; New parts centre for Manitou; Omega launch RT scissor.

Straight Booms (PDF, 649.57 KB)
We take a look at the self propelled straight telescopic boom lift, while articulated self propelled booms tend to be more popular in Europe; for certain trade there is nothing like a simple straight boom. We look at how the new Haulotte compares to its only competitor, the JLG 1350SJP, we take a look at the new Skyjack and compare it to its peers.

All Terrain cranes (PDF, 555.55 KB)
Phil Bishop takes a look at the latest developments in the All Terrain crane market. We ask where did all the truck cranes go? With a look at how the AT has developed so fast. And finally we ask a number of regional UK crane hirers what they are buying or looking at buying.

Intermat (PDF, 479.48 KB)
Intermat is this years big show, we consider its future, supply the essential details needed for your visit and then look at who will be there and what is new.

Remote Controls (PDF, 194.62 KB)
We take a very basic look at why radio remote controls are rapidly becoming standard equipment on smaller cranes, including self erection towers, loader cranes and minis.

IPAF summit (PDF, 69.48 KB)
We publish a few pictures from this weeks IPAF summit, prior to the full review in May issue.

For the record (PDF, 166.44 KB)
Who can use red diesel in the UK? With some confusion regarding who may use red diesel now and in the future, we try and clarify the situation following the recent ruling from the UK treasury.

Innovations (PDF, 139.35 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 101.86 KB)

Training (PDF, 119.4 KB)


Your letters (PDF, 117.55 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 41.95 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 1.04 MB)