Aug./Sept. 2012

Vol. 14, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.65 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 330.11 KB)

News (PDF, 520.73 KB)
Jan Van Seumeren Jnr back in the crane business, New chairman for IPAF Ireland, AFI acquires another training company, Leach Lewis in administration, ALE and ECR form JV, Speedy spends £4 million with Skyjack, Zoomlion confirms Indian JV, New Omme trailer lift, Dunlop upgrades crane tyre, Crane operators exempted from Driver CPC, Kier sells equipment businesses, Haulotte launches new scissors in USA, Palfinger adds five new loader cranes, Longton Crane Hire closes, Riwal orders 900 new lifts, new Elliot rear mount 36127R, New Performance range from Hinowa, New Boom Raise system for Manitowoc 16000 and Financials roundup

Top 30 UK and Ireland rental companies (PDF, 1.29 MB)
For many companies the 12 months since our last rental company survey has been something of a roller coaster ride. Although telehandlers have made a strong recovery the overall summary would be ‘generally better but still a struggle’. All is revealed in our 2012 survey of the UK and Ireland’s largest crane, access and telehandler rental companies.

Taxi cranes (PDF, 908.64 KB)
Over the past 30 years the notion of what constitutes a taxi crane has constantly shifted. Crane rental companies appear to be moving back towards the fully self-contained, carry everything on board - without special permits mode. Cranes & Access looks for the ultimate taxi crane and talks with NMT Crane Hire’s Tim Ambridge.

Small truck mounted lifts (PDF, 870.19 KB)
We take a look at the ever-changing small truck mounted lift sector, profile Affordable Access the Co.Me.t distributor in the UK, as well as interview Palfinger Platform’s Stefan Kulawik.

Why visit SAIE 2012? (PDF, 412.75 KB)
After last year when most crane and access companies stayed away, this year’s SAIE show in Bologna, should be back to its Italian best with a full range of cranes, access and telehandlers.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 744.87 KB)

Training (PDF, 202.88 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 172.63 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 236.42 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 214.24 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 693.12 KB)

Letters (PDF, 244.58 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1020.89 KB)