February 2013

Vol. 15, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.02 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 423.77 KB)

News (PDF, 822.11 KB)
Wilbert enters administration, IPAF issues first year accident reports, Palfinger unveils biggest knuckle boom, Manitowoc and Shantui form JV, Tadano Faun ATF180G-5 ready for Europe, Socage unveils 28 metre truck mount on 3.5 tonne chassis, Death Wish of the Year, Terex reshuffles management team, Helicopter crashes into tower crane, APS to distribute X-Step, Terex launches Quadstar 1100RT Rough Terrain crane, Bluelift to unveil new 18 metre spider, GGR to distribute Cormidi, Financial round up and news highlights.

Self-propelled booms (PDF, 803.91 KB)
For many years, the self-propelled boom sector has seen few major developments which differentiate new models from the old. Recently however there have been several exciting new product launches and new entrants that look set to re-ignite the sector. Cranes & Access investigates...

Spider cranes (PDF, 740.93 KB)
The growth of the spider crane has perhaps been restricted by lack of awareness and the generally slow adoption of new ideas by the construction industry. Little by little this is changing as the number of units in rental fleets is on the increase again in many countries. We take a look at the market and new products.

Bauma preview (PDF, 872.13 KB)
This year’s Bauma - the 30th international trade fair - will be its biggest show to date with more than 570,000 square metres of exhibition space and over 3,300 exhibitors attracting more than half a million visitors. Our coverage is the first of a two part look at the new products that will be on display.

Brazil (PDF, 170.22 KB)
With Brazil hosting the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Cranes & Access takes a look at this rapidly growing economy and why it is attracting so much interest from crane and access manufacturers.

Batteries (PDF, 490.76 KB)
Our annual look at the deep cycle battery market considers which manufacturers are worth considering and stresses the money that fleet owners can save from having a decent sourcing and maintenance programme. We also take a look at the uptake of lithium battery technology.

Harnesses (PDF, 791.04 KB)
In this introductory feature covering harnesses and personal safety equipment, Ed Darwin takes a look at the basic selection process for personal fall protection following the completion of an IPAF Harness Safety Course.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 148.28 KB)

Training (PDF, 225.47 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 212.26 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 230.43 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 77.53 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 201.02 KB)

Letters (PDF, 331.74 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.09 MB)

CPA Focus (PDF, 96.58 KB)