May 2012

Vol. 14, Issue 3

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.19 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 252.28 KB)

News (PDF, 746.1 KB)
AFI acquires Light Hire, Sany builds crawler cranes in India, Accident reporting should be mandatory, Manitowoc restructures UK tower crane distribution, Terex completes Russian JV formation, Mammoet takes first Liebherr LR 13000, Lifterz expands as ownership changes, Dingli appoints Leach Lewis in UK , IPAF’s urban art, First Cumberland Hilux A314, United and RSC shareholders approve merger, Holland Lift takes on SkyHigh, Terex to move tower crane production, Zarges launches Telepod, Three more 90m for TGM, Speedy takes an Ormig, Lomma not guilty, Brubakken takes Malthus, New Liebherr LG 1750 boom system, Reesink buys Kemp, Financials round-up.

Low level access (PDF, 728.7 KB)
This month we review the low level access market and visit Derbyshire-based Abru, the European arm of the world’s leading ladder manufacturer the Werner group.

Bernard James 1934 - 2012 (PDF, 73.25 KB)
Bernard James was a well-known and widely respected safety inspector in the UK and a strong supporter of the powered access industry. He was charged with taking the fledgling aerial lift industry in the UK ‘under his wing’ and became closely involved with and widely respected within the powered access industry. We take a brief look at his life and career.

Overhead protection for boom lifts (PDF, 137.42 KB)
The major self-propelled manufacturers have been focusing their attention recently on overhead protection systems or anti- crush devices. We take a look at the current offerings and weigh up their relative benefits.

Wind turbine erection (PDF, 629.61 KB)
Frank Bardonaro of Terex Cranes gives his unique insight and thoughts about the ESTA’s Wind Conference in March and we highlight some of the more pertinent items when lifting wind turbines in windy conditions.

Philippe Cohet interview (PDF, 249.66 KB)
Mark Darwin caught up with Philippe Cohet, Manitowoc executive vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa before Intermat and asked why the company had decided not to attend, his thoughts on the recent ESTA Wind Conference, changes in the UK distribution of Potain tower cranes and about the 10th anniversary of the Manitowoc Crane Group.

Intermat 2012 review (PDF, 1.13 MB)
‘Much better than expected’ was the general consensus regarding Intermat 2012 held in Paris last month. We review the major product launches.

IPAF Summit (PDF, 1.24 MB)
The IPAF summit and awards dinner 2012 was held in Rome and as in previous years we bring you the slightly irreverent Vertikal photo album of the event. Perhaps it might just encourage you to attend the next Summit to be held in Miami Florida, just before Easter 2013.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 747.16 KB)

Training (PDF, 218.67 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 197.3 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 83.6 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 219.99 KB)

Letters (PDF, 113.39 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.18 MB)

PASMA Supplement (PDF, 804.46 KB)