January/February 2006

Vol. 8, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 3.21 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 336.25 KB)

News (PDF, 667.22 KB)
Arcomet target the UK; UpRight to consolidate into Ireland; Manitou launch new MT14; Tadano restructure production in Japan....and take over Chinese joint venture; Grove launch new 80 tonne All Terrain crane; Aerial makes a comeback; MEC take over Volvo's telehandler product line; Easi-uplift to open in London; Catinot opens Riwal France; New Heila mini crane; Terex Telehandlers come under Genie in Europe; Spierings to build seven axle crane; Skyjack launch new compact RT scissors; Lavendon invest in the UK; Terex to launch AC55-1 at Intermat; Company owner receives 18 month prison sentence.

2005 in review (PDF, 347.83 KB)
We look back at the crane, access and telehandler events of 2005 along with a few from the wider world stage.

Industrial Lifting (PDF, 449.45 KB)
We look at general lifting in an industrial environment, with emphasis on machinery moving, highlighting a number of different solutions for moving difficult loads in a limited space.

Electric Scissor Lifts (PDF, 663.2 KB)
We look at the volume electric scissor market, concentrating on mini and micro models up to 10 metres. The feature serves as a buying guide while highlighting a number of issues and applications.

Batteries (PDF, 317.01 KB)
Major cost or clean low cost power? We look at the difference between tubular and flat plate designs, while David chambers supplies some tips to help extend battery life and avoid downtime caused by battery problems.

Finance for Cranes (PDF, 76.62 KB)
A new feature, this issue covers the red diesel debate.

Face to face (PDF, 175.82 KB)
A preliminary look at the arrangements for this year's big show and what to expect.

Training (PDF, 152.04 KB)
We speak with Jim Otley the new man heading up Genie Europe.


ALLMI focus (PDF, 77.24 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 184.87 KB)

Web links / What's on / Marketplace (PDF, 843.36 KB)

IPAF News (PDF, 139.02 KB)