March 2013

Vol. 15, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.29 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 412.59 KB)

News (PDF, 658.43 KB)
Management reshuffle at Manitou, Tanfield confirms approaches, Jan Sarens shot in Mexico, Palfinger acquires Sky Aces, Manitowoc launches Indian built tower crane , AFI acquires Wilson Access, 20 cranes for Wasel, AJ acquires Carlisle Access, AlturaLift to liquidate, Genie introduces online operator training, New Co.Me.t platforms arrive in UK, Big truck mounts from Ruthmann, Multitel and Isoli, Quigley enters administration, IPS & APS are now one, Genie redesigns Z135/70

Big telescopic cranes (PDF, 880.42 KB)
Over the past 12 months or so there has been a number of interesting large All Terrain cranes coming to market. We take a look at cranes in the 1,000 and 400 tonne classes. We also interview Ainscough commercial director Gareth Jones about recent changes at the company.

Electric scissors (PDF, 879 KB)
Battery powered scissor lifts are by far and away the most popular form of powered access equipment. We review the market paying particular attention to the 12ft mast-type products and the growth of the 10ft self-propelled lifts evolving from the push-around sector.

Obituaries (PDF, 97.2 KB)

Bauma 2013 preview (PDF, 973.41 KB)
The world’s biggest trade show – Bauma 2013 – is now just a few weeks away. This month we have the second major preview of new cranes, access and telehandler products and include an exhibitor listing and map.

Rescue at height (PDF, 467.13 KB)
What happens when something goes wrong when working at height and you need to be rescued? We take a look at the procedures and equipment as well as outlining planning methods that can reduce the risks significantly.

ARA and EHN show reviews (PDF, 372.94 KB)
February is the time for general rental shows including the Executive Hire Show in the UK and the ARA’s Rental Show in the USA. Cranes & Access attended both in order to check out new models and to gauge the mood of the industry.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 156.69 KB)

Training (PDF, 235.35 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 180.79 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 204.32 KB)

CPA Focus (PDF, 101.65 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 95.48 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 422.67 KB)

Letters (PDF, 309.4 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.63 MB)