October 2013

Vol. 15, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.98 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 469.07 KB)

News (PDF, 988.4 KB)
Snorkel shareholders agree deal with Ahern, Palfinger and Sany to expand partnership, Shantui quits planned Manitowoc JV, Dingli unveils its first mast boom, New models from Ruthmann, Socage unveils new models and product improvements, Tadano looking direct for UK, Two more MX models from Multitel, Harsco exits scaffold business, Dueco launches backyard boom, First Niftylift HR28 delivered, Elliott unveils larger platform, Alltec launches 45 ton crane, Genie upgrades GTH 5519, Palfinger launches compact truck mount, France-Elevateur launches live line work platform, Finance updates.

Mast booms (PDF, 1.02 MB)
While remaining a niche product, the mast boom is gaining in popularity - at least in some countries. Cranes & Access looks at the players, developments and products including the new product introductions from JLG, ATN and new player Dingli.

Crawler cranes (PDF, 1.03 MB)
There is a renewed interest in smaller crawler cranes - including those with articulated booms - either specifically designed and manufactured, or those created by mounting a loader crane knuckle boom onto a tracked chassis. We look at the smaller end of the spectrum, as well as the latest telescopic crawler crane introductions.

Verticaal Dagen (PDF, 1.15 MB)
The fourth Verticaal Dagen event for access, mini cranes and telehandlers was held at the Beekse Bergen safari park near Tilburg in late September. While a slightly smaller show than usual the display of new equipment was still very impressive.

CPA Crane Interest Group (PDF, 264.35 KB)
A brief review of the Crane Interest Group meeting held last month.

Vehicle type approval (PDF, 462.1 KB)
On the 29th April the process of registering a 3.5 tonne vehicle in Europe changed. With further changes scheduled next year involving larger vehicles, Ed Darwin takes a look at the new type approval legislation and the different avenues available to obtain certification, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each.

CPA (PDF, 288.43 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 277.41 KB)

Training (PDF, 341.53 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 231.59 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 248.21 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 256.52 KB)

Ladder Association (PDF, 302.09 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 239.2 KB)

Letters (PDF, 550.47 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.7 MB)