November 2013

Vol. 15, Issue 8

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 440.75 KB)

News (PDF, 1018.73 KB)
Manitex acquires Valla, Ascendant to restructure, First Reserve to take over TNT, MEC announces Aircraft GSE range, Taiyuan Heavy Industry unveils 500t AT crane, IPS acquires PLC Sales, Yanmar takes stake in Manitou, Palfinger announces new truck mounted platform, Liebherr splits tower crane and concrete divisions, Genie ships 1,000th GS-4047, Fassi launches new crane, Ruthmann unveils T-630 and TBR220, new scissors from Sinoboom, Terex warns on counterfeit cranes, Zoomlion record load AT test, New loader crane from PM, Bobcat upgrades telehandlers, Hewden spends £61 million, third quarter financial roundup.

Heavy lift (PDF, 963.2 KB)
Compared with 2012, this year has been relatively quiet in terms of the development of large cranes from the major manufacturers. Although we have seen deliveries of the recently launched 3,000 tonne Liebherr LR13000 and 2,300 tonne Manitowoc 31000, customers are not exactly lining up to order more of them. And yet on the other hand smaller units are selling like hot cakes. Cranes & Access investigates....

Outrigger mats (PDF, 1.26 MB)
Every year since 2005 we have highlighted the importance of the safe use of outriggers and mats as well as spreader plates, cribbing and other forms of ground protection. All are intended to prevent cranes, aerial lifts and telehandlers from overturning. Unfortunately, eight years on, it is clear that many crane operators, owners and site managers still fail to treat this area seriously enough.

Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 1.64 MB)
With the construction industry gradually recognising the many advantages that mastclimbers provide for façade and other works, Mark Darwin pays a visit to UK-based mastclimber rental company Brogan Group and talks to operations manager Jim Casey about the company and the industry as a whole.

CPA (PDF, 220.82 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 272.81 KB)

Training (PDF, 290.76 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 208.98 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 385.99 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 460.08 KB)

Letters (PDF, 310.02 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.89 MB)

Innovations (PDF, 297.92 KB)