Vol. 16, Issue 9
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.86 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Schwing to offer tower cranes, Terex expands Explorer range, Sinoboom Europe formed, New Bobcat 10/12m telehandlers, AFI acquires Altitude Access, First Jekko SPX 1275CDH, Wolf Haessler returns to access, Linden to replace 21LC290, Comansa Jie launches flat top, One million PAL cards, New Manitou mast boom for Oz, Peinemann platform exit system, Terex Cranes takes all of Topower, Big knuckle for Skaks, Altalink takes first Palfinger P650i in N. America, Changes at Tadano Faun, Carbon fibre jib and financials round-up.
Truck mounted lifts (PDF, 720.75 KB)
We take a look at the three manufacturers producing the largest platforms mounted on a two axle, 18 tonne chassis all of which were introduced in 2014, and interview Brian Stead, managing director of Loxam UK.
Annual rental rate guide (PDF, 2.18 MB)
With the best response ever, this year’s annual survey reveals a positive year for both rates, utilisation and growth plans for the crane, access and telehandler rental companies. Almost 60 percent of companies increased rates last year and more encouraging still, 65 percent plan to further increase rates in 2015.
Crawler cranes (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Two of the biggest crawler crane launches in recent years - the Terex Superlift 3800 and the Manitowoc MLC650 - are reviewed with the Liebherr LR1600/2’s upgraded boom kit. We also take a look at the crawler crane sector and some interesting applications.
A look back at 2014 (PDF, 1.67 MB)
We take a look a the major news reports and events of 2014, as well as listing those who sadly passed away, both in our industry and the wider world. Overall 2014 was a better year than 2013 for most but dogged by continuing uncertainty.