March 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 3.83 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 324.1 KB)

News (PDF, 650 KB)
Lavendon acquire Panther and Kestrel Grove launches new 25, 80 and 160 tonne All Terrains. Skyjack re-enter the boom lift market with a straight telescopic. Sennebogen launch the Multi crane. JLG sell Gradall. First glimpse at Liebherr's new All Terrains. Slack buys out partners. Railway booms. Street lighting made easy.

Mini Cranes (PDF, 556.44 KB)
We take a look at the emerging Mini crane market, both pedestrian cranes and small fully formed models complete with a specification comparison.

Refurbishment and repair (PDF, 486.21 KB)
Demand for the refurbishment and repair of both cranes and access equipment is growing rapidly, we take a brief look at the work that some companies are doing and the results they achieve.

Mast Climbers (PDF, 528.11 KB)
Our regular in depth look at mast climbing work platforms, why are mast climbers not more widely used in the UK and Ireland? We report on how the Terminal five façade challenges were solved with a mast climber.

For the rules on lifting with cranes (PDF, 302.71 KB)
Phil Bishop takes a look at the new European rules for lifting people with cranes, when it is allowed and what precautions must be taken.

Your letters (PDF, 67.38 KB)
A new feature, this issue covers the red diesel debate.

Intermat, a preliminary review (PDF, 182.13 KB)
A preliminary look at the arrangements for this year's big show and what to expect.

Interview (PDF, 292.21 KB)
We speak with Jim Otley the new man heading up Genie Europe.


ALLMI focus (PDF, 143.74 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 86.74 KB)

Training (PDF, 181.29 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 94.46 KB)

What's on event guide / Market place / Web links (PDF, 1.12 MB)

IPAF summit (PDF, 114.25 KB)
This year's summit is scheduled for April 4th.