March/April 2012

Vol. 14, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.14 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 249.84 KB)

News (PDF, 736.69 KB)
Denka Lift files for bankruptcy, CPA moves towards MoTs for cranes, Palfinger and Sany team up, Compact 25 metre spider lift from Omme, Battersea crane verdict, Dingli adds new production facility, CTE to launch new ZED 21J, Leach Lewis and Snorkel end agreement, JCHI acquires Nagano, New fixed jib option for Manitowoc 16000, First Movex for UK, Final tests for Manitowoc 31000, New spiders from Platform Basket, JMG launches MC60, Haulotte to close Spanish plant, Mains Crane acquired, Financial results round-up, Caterpillar launches new telehandlers, New six tonne crane from Galizia.

Spider cranes (PDF, 884.99 KB)
We ask the question: Is lack of awareness holding back the uptake of spider and mini cranes? We also look at the highest spider crane in the UK and interview Philip Hird of mini crane and access rental and training company Peter Hird & Sons.

RT scissors (PDF, 1.15 MB)
Rough Terrain scissor lifts have been around since the earliest days of the self-propelled aerial work platform. We review its development over the past 40 years and look at the latest trends.

Interview - Hendrik Sarens (PDF, 348.09 KB)
Hendrik Sarens, group and heavy lift division director of Sarens and president of the Belgian crane association recently gave Cranes & Access an exclusive interview, during which he talked about the company and its cranes....

Wind conference (PDF, 257.49 KB)
Following a spate of serious accidents, almost 200 crane and wind industry people met up in Hamburg to discuss crane and lifting safety strategies in the wind turbine industry at the first ESTA wind safety summit. We report on the meeting and the key points and subjects discussed.

Intermat preview II (PDF, 823.58 KB)
Since our last issue many more companies have confirmed their exhibits at the Intermat show in Paris. A few companies have booked last minute booths while others have joined the IPAF demonstration area. We preview the latest show products.

Alfred Sparrow 1921-2012 (PDF, 164.66 KB)
Alf Sparrow, founder of the Sparrows Crane hire business which became one of the world’s largest crane rental companies died in late February following a short illness. His nephew Leigh Sparrow, publisher of Cranes & Access, takes a look back over his life.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 739.18 KB)

Training (PDF, 221.65 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 240.28 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 182.97 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 187.27 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 121.46 KB)

Ladders (PDF, 94.9 KB)

Letters (PDF, 125.59 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.13 MB)