February 2015

Vol. 17, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.58 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 514.58 KB)

News (PDF, 942.09 KB)
New Genie telehandler, New booms for Intermat, AFI acquires SAS assets, Grove badges Sennebogen, Liebherr tower crane elevator, Terex acquires Dueco, Hiab to launch its largest loader crane, HTC sells hoist division, New CTE Zed truck mounts, Global Parts Centre for Kobelco, Fork Rent goes Manitou, Palfinger’s assisted crane folding, Jekko articulated mini crane, Manitex to build PM in N. America, Financials round-up.

Hybrid/electric scissor lifts (PDF, 1.09 MB)
Hybrid is the buzz word of the moment as manufacturers strive to meet ever tougher emission regulations and cater to contractors demands for equipment that helps them reduce their ‘carbon footprint’. We take a look at the various ‘hybrid’ systems and see how manufacturers are adopting them. We also interview Eline Oudenbroek of Holland Lift.

Mobile tower cranes (PDF, 1.07 MB)
The mobile tower crane continues to grow in popularity due to its rapid set-up times and faster working cycles. We take a closer look at its benefits as well as interviewing Oliver Arnold, the new owner of UK-based Quinto Cranes.

Vertimac (PDF, 430.62 KB)
Cranes & Access visited Vertimac in Belgium which has quickly established itself as a major international player in the used aerial lift market.

Batteries (PDF, 900.18 KB)
Deep Cycle batteries are critically important factor in the running cost of electric scissor and boom lifts. We take a look at the latest developments in the market and what companies are doing to reduce costs and improve reliability.

Intermat taster (PDF, 344.36 KB)
This year’s big international construction equipment show is Intermat, which will be held in late April in Paris. We offer a brief ‘show taster’ along with some planning information to help you decide whether to attend or not.


Idiots on ladders (PDF, 169.67 KB)

CPA (PDF, 257.75 KB)


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 304.29 KB)

Training (PDF, 210.74 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 214.29 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 395.38 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 252.35 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 291.99 KB)

Letters (PDF, 319.19 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.86 MB)