February 2014

Vol. 16, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.6 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 445.7 KB)

News (PDF, 954.57 KB)
Genie Z-135/70 accident update statements, Manitowoc sells Chinese stake, Link-Belt to launch 150 ton RT, Niftylift launches new narrow booms, NMT takes first Terex Explorer 5800, Facelift adds chairman and looks to franchising, Genie unveils hybrid RT scissors, Raimondi owner establishes Brazilian operation, New guidance on working at height, New record for PASMA, Manitowoc Cranes restructures, Another Jost jib failure in London, RiRent JV to wind down operations and financials round-up.

Self propelled booms (PDF, 1013.29 KB)
In response to higher fuel and transportation costs several manufacturers have introduced innovative new self propelled booms, some of which achieve similar or better performance in terms of reach and capacity, but with lower weights and more compact dimensions. Cranes & Access takes a look at the latest trends and developments.

Rough Terrain cranes (PDF, 851.54 KB)
The Rough Terrain crane is very much a product of the Americas, so it is no accident that we feature it within a month or so of Conexpo. We look at and compare the latest new model introductions.

Conexpo preview (PDF, 1.53 MB)
Next month most major crane, access and telehandler manufacturers will be making their way to Conexpo 2014 in Las Vegas. We preview the show highlighting the major attractions.

Batteries (PDF, 740.65 KB)
With rental rates for electric scissor lifts keener than ever, an in-field battery problem can easily kill six months or a year’s profit margin. We run through battery basics and compare the good and bad points of various types of batteries on the market.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 310.48 KB)

Training (PDF, 306.74 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 246.91 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 385.84 KB)

CPA (PDF, 120.41 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 154.33 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 277.27 KB)

Letters (PDF, 426.98 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.65 MB)