Vol. 16, Issue 4
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News (PDF, 1 MB)
Genie announces new booms, New Almac Italia compact crawler scissor, IPAF inspection guidance, Lifterz acquires The Spiderlift Company, Palfinger’s P480NX, New GSR telescopic, Palazzani to launch 43 metre spider lift, Palfinger Sany RTs for Russia, Haulotte’s new HA16, Huisman unveils Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane, New Manitowoc crawlers for Bigge, CPA Stars of the Future, Loxam adds Brontos, Terex success at Vertikal Days, Hiab cranes for Australian Army, APS takes on MEC plus financial results round-up.
All Terrain cranes (PDF, 1020.83 KB)
This month we take a look at the increasing competition in the small All Terrain crane market sector (40 tonners) and cover a variety of interesting All Terrain applications including a logistically difficult train derailment rescue in Italy.
Spider lifts (PDF, 877.49 KB)
The spider lift sector has been particularly active over the past few years. Currently manufacturers appear to be concentrating on larger models, including the 40 metre sector as well as making transportation easier and more cost effective. Cranes & Access reports.
Vertikal Days review (PDF, 1.74 MB)
Moving Vertikal Days to May proved to be very successful in terms of the weather and visitor numbers. Many exhibitors said it was the best show to date - high praise indeed considering the success of the previous seven shows. Here is an extensive pictorial round-up of some of the highlights.
Remote controls (PDF, 816.46 KB)
Over the past 10 years the use of wireless remote controls in the construction industry has grown exponentially. Ed Darwin takes a look at the benefits of recent developments and reviews some of the latest systems to enter the market.
APEX preview (PDF, 656.48 KB)
As well as being a Conexpo year 2014 also has Apex. However this year the show is different in that it has moved from its long term home of Maastricht to the bright - or should we say red - lights of Amsterdam. Here are some of the interesting and new products that will be on show.