Vol. 17, Issue 6
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.36 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Terex and Konecranes to merge, APS teams up with Aldercote, A-Plant adds 200 Genies, Fork Rent acquired, Kato cranes return to Europe, First Manitowoc MLC650 delivered, Coates completes Force acquisition, Two new Ruthmann truck mounts, Link Belt to launch new cranes, TVH acquires IPS Australia, New self-erector from Arcomet, New leadership at Bronto, New crawler boom from JLG, First Wolff 700 in USA, and financials round up.
C&A annual Top 30 rental companies guide (PDF, 1.2 MB)
In the 12 months since our last survey of the UK and Ireland crane, access and telehandler rental companies, business has continued to improve. Investment is high across all sectors with the majority of companies not only renewing fleets but also expanding them. See how the leading companies have fared in this year’s Top 30 rental company survey.
Spider cranes (PDF, 1.13 MB)
The continued growth of the spider crane market in recent years has resulted in it becoming more of mainstream rather than niche product. C&A takes a look at the leading manufacturers including Italian manufacturer Jekko trying to expand its market share and profiles UK rental company Lift as well as looking at several interesting applications.
Parts and service alternatives (PDF, 1.28 MB)
After the initial product sale the ownership experience is defined by the quality of the parts and service back-up. If done well product support can allow a manufacturer to charge a premium for its products if poorly it can make good products flop. We look at the UK where the independent service supplier is becoming a highly developed alternative and two companies at opposite ends of the spectrum - IAPS and Alfa Access Services - to see how they go about providing independent parts and service support.
Van mounted platforms (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Demand for van mounted aerial work platforms around the world is largely limited to a handful of Western European countries, although this may be changing. We take a look at several interesting developments that may affect the sector…
Mission impossible? (PDF, 266.67 KB)
Your mission - to clean and maintain almost 3,600 curved glass panels on the new museum of modern art in Paris. The solution? A specially modified 33 metre Falcon F330Z spider lift.