November 2012

Vol. 14, Issue 8

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.07 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 401.29 KB)

News (PDF, 701.67 KB)
Contractors get specific on Anti-entrapment devices, FEM wind turbine guide released, New telehandler company Magni launches the Rickilift, Compact Lifting Equipment enters administration, Kiloutou acquires Starlift’s locations and fleet, HSS acquired by Exponent Private Equity, Atlas Cranes to distribute Effer loader cranes in the UK, Hi-Reach launches SkyAlert, MEC starts production of Titan 60S, Ramirent and Cramo agree joint venture in Russia and Ukraine, Liebherr acquires Waitzinger, Palfinger to acquire Bergen Group Dreggen, CMC appoints Ranger Equipment in UK, WorkSafe warns on Italmec truck lifts, New Badger RT, financials round-up, Ruthmann unveils new 54 metre truck mounted platform.

Mastclimbers (PDF, 505.48 KB)
For years, the mastclimber market has been on the verge of a major market breakthrough. In spite of clear advantages over façade scaffold it still has not taken a significant slice of that market. Cranes & Access looks into the possible reasons and also reviews the USA crane legislation that may affect some users.

Loader cranes (PDF, 920.96 KB)
Like many other equipment sectors, the loader crane market is changing, both on a European level and globally. We review the market - particularly the lack of Chinese manufacturers.

SAIE show review (PDF, 781.69 KB)
Last month’s exhibition was a shadow of former years with drastically lower numbers of exhibitors and visitors. Cranes & Access was out in force to bring you the best bits of what was still an excellent show.

Power line working (PDF, 840.94 KB)
Electrocution is one of the two major causes of fatalities when working with aerial lifts or cranes. We take a look at a few high voltage warning indicators and at the electricity supply and distribution industry.

TVH profile (PDF, 349.47 KB)
Last year Belgian replacement parts and fork truck specialist TVH acquired Dutch rental company Gunco, along with its sales division HDW. The result is Europe’s third largest powered access fleet and one of the largest access equipment distributors. Publisher Leigh Sparrow visited the company to learn more.

Crane Interest Group meeting (PDF, 373.92 KB)

Using social media (PDF, 436.73 KB)
Assistant editor Ed Darwin takes a look at social media and how it has grown, while highlighting the benefits and the potential pitfalls of implementing social media within a business.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 142.14 KB)

Training (PDF, 241.39 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 197.02 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 177.14 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 195.84 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 429.36 KB)

Letters (PDF, 112.04 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.74 MB)