August/September 2005

Vol. 7, Issue 5

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 285.27 KB)

News (PDF, 696.23 KB)
Liebherr launch telescopic crawler crane, and announce details of its new 200 tonne All Terrain. More boom lift deaths due to lack of harnesses, New 26.5m-1.2m wide scissor lift from Omega Lift. Symon and Taylor to sell Nigg cranes, AFI launch new Resale business, Vanson launch new mid range tower crane. MAN sell Wolffkran, AJ buy Lloyds access, Panther opens in Haydock.

UK-Ireland Top 20 Hirers (PDF, 633.06 KB)
This years Cranes & Access UK/Ireland top 20 crane, access and telehandler hire companies is more comprehensive than ever, we take a look at the 25 largest crane and access hire companies in the two countries in addition to the top 10 telehandler rental companies.

APEX (PDF, 378.34 KB)
We review what could be called the biggest dedicated powered access show ever. This years APEX event is the first on the new three year rotation and is the first time that the European access industry has got together since Bauma a year and a half ago. More new products are due to be unveiled at the show than ever before.

Alternative Lifting and applications (PDF, 466.14 KB)
We round up a number of unusual lifting jobs and solutions to tough challenges. Including the building of the UK's first offshore wind farm and substation which is going up in the model of the Irish Sea. We also visit a young inventor who thinks he has solved a signalling challenge on a small Staffordshire boat yard.

Vans and small truck mounts (PDF, 349.72 KB)
We take a look at the UK/Ireland truck and van mount market, with some unusual applications. Ian Boughton Cranes & Access new associate editor visits the top three van mount producers in the UK and looks at some of their developments.

A new lease of life (PDF, 211.09 KB)
Toby Guise a director at the Moorgate group, discusses the changes in the 2006 UK finance act which looks set to end an effective subsidy for finance leases for smaller companies. It may well direct such buyers back towards a new style of operating lease that some bank and finance houses are preparing to launch.

Vertikal check (PDF, 398.27 KB)
Every year at Platformer Days our German sister magazine Kran & Bühne carries out a side by side specification check of a chosen type of access equipment. This year was the turn of 20ft electric narrow aisle scissor lifts. Nine manufacturers took part. We publish a brief overview of the findings.

Operator training (PDF, 146.53 KB)
Finally qualified, Editor Leigh Sparrow finally takes an IPAF course and qualifies for a PAL card.


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 220.55 KB)

IPAF News (PDF, 84.15 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 90.51 KB)

Web links / What's on / Marketplace (PDF, 1.06 MB)