March 2014

Vol. 16, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.6 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 444.04 KB)

News (PDF, 1.12 MB)
Wilbert rescued from administration, Hertz to spin off Equipment Rental, Counterfeit CraneSafe stickers, Genie warns JLG of patent concerns, Speedy concludes financial investigation, HSE issues tower crane alert, Wolffkran unveils City crane, ATN to launch spider lift, Samson/ Manitowoc unveil revolutionary crane rope, JLG breaks boom record, Dingli launches new 10m mast boom, 74 Ascendants for Facelift, JLG to launch true Hybrid boom, Liquidator for Evans Platforms, JLG to drop Lull, GSR launches compact E140P, New 42m Omme hybrid spider and financials round-up.

Mid-range AT cranes (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Cranes & Access takes a look at the mid-range All Terrain crane sector comparing the 220 tonne class Terex Explorer 5800 with its main rivals as well as looking at two new single engine 160 tonners - Liebherr’s LTM 1160-5.2 and the Terex Explorer 5600 - both launched at Conexpo.

Scissor lifts (PDF, 892.77 KB)
One of the most significant product development trends for scissor lifts in the past year or two has the compact electric Rough Terrain unit. We compare machines in this sector as well as reviewing the latest additions from Genie and Skyjack.

Conexpo review (PDF, 1.79 MB)
This year’s Conexpo show in Las Vegas attracted almost 130,000 visitors - the second highest attendance in its history - and set new records for exhibitor space and the number of exhibitors. Our comprehensive round-up covers the show’s major new products.

ARA/Hire show reviews (PDF, 860.26 KB)
This year’s American Rental Association rental show was held in Orlando, Florida a few weeks before Conexpo. Publisher Leigh Sparrow reports on the more interesting exhibits and developments, while Ed Darwin visits the UK’s Executive Hire Show.

Interview - Mike Evans (PDF, 508.18 KB)
Ed Darwin heads to Cardiff to speak with access industry veteran Mike Evans - currently with Riwal UK - about his wide-ranging and extensive career.


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 306.29 KB)

Training (PDF, 303.62 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 322.83 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 319.94 KB)

CPA (PDF, 180.23 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 149.04 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 268.8 KB)

Letters (PDF, 443.23 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.5 MB)