November/December 2005

Vol. 7, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 3.5 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 342.17 KB)

News (PDF, 587.71 KB)
James Ainscough bailed after arrest; Octobers comment finds support; JLG take on CAT telehandlers, Terex Go-Maximum, new Kobelco 250 tonner, New Liebherr 1,250 tonner, CTE confirm Effer details; new SED site; Unsafe access costs developer; Lionlift appoint UK dealer; SGB Holland settle for £3.7 million; Light Hire sold; new self erecting tower crane player.

SAIE review (PDF, 295.75 KB)
We report on the new products and events at the big Italian show.

Creanes&Access 2005 UK/Ireland rental rate guide (PDF, 399.56 KB)
We publish our annual review of UK and Ireland rental rates, this years results vary widely between crane and access hirers. We have also added Telescopic handlers for the first time.

Polished Knuckles (PDF, 536.91 KB)
We take a look at the market for articulating lorry loaders, and highlight some of the developments.

Articulated self propelled booms (PDF, 302.16 KB)
We take our most in depth look at self propelled articulated booms of all types, the range of product offerings has grown so wide that in spite of adding space we still needed more. This year's review is intended as a mini buyers guide to what is available.

Face to face (PDF, 186.81 KB)
The crawler mounted self propelled boom lift with outriggers, a product often known as a Spider lift, is on the increase. Both in terms of the number of manufacturers producing them and the number of end users who are finding work for them. They offer some excellent solutions for difficult to get to locations or for work on delicate surfaces.

Book reviews (PDF, 51.08 KB)

Training (PDF, 125.62 KB)
A new page that we hope will become a regular, we report on training news, from the very real costs for those who did not train their staff, to HSE warnings, to new training ideas.

IPAF News (PDF, 47.78 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 148.24 KB)

Web links / What's on / Marketplace (PDF, 727.74 KB)

Software (PDF, 153.61 KB)
We report on the successful use of an integrated machine tracking system and Andreus Hllström explains how an integrated information system can add ££££ to the bottom line of a hire or sales company.


For the record (PDF, 66.28 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 79.93 KB)