October 2015

Vol. 17, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.51 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 474.24 KB)

News (PDF, 1.13 MB)
Death toll in Mecca crane overturn exceeds 110, Secondary guarding for scissors, New Jekko mini crane, Paylor joins Ahern, New Spierings mobile tower crane unveiled, Nationwide launches Intelligent guarding, All-new Skyjack telehandler, Versalift launches big insulated platform, ATN 12m mast boom, Crawler booms from Omega, Fifth Terex Superlift 3800 for Steil, New Manitou telehandler, Gatwick Plant acquired, New 30m Cela Spyder, 13 big truck mounts for BMS, Mammoet and Sankyu JV, Dinolift confirms UK dealer, Major investment for City Lift.

Heavy lift (PDF, 1.05 MB)
Since we looked at the heavy lift market last year, there have been some significant new cranes launched in the 500 to 750 tonne market sector. We review these as well as looking at a wide and varied range of applications.

Large and RT scissor lifts (PDF, 753.6 KB)
Given their infamously poor rental returns, few access rental companies have been investing in big deck Rough Terrain scissor lifts. Mark Darwin visited UK-based newcomer Quick Reach in Greater Manchester to chat with director Dave Barton to find out why his company has invested in big scissors and we also round-up the latest new models.

Ground conditions and outrigger mats (PDF, 1.23 MB)
In spite of the growing awareness there appears to be more overturning incidents due to poor outrigger set up than ever. For more than a decade, Cranes & Access has highlighted this issue and the need to use outrigger mats/pads which would almost eliminate the problem.

Show round-up (PDF, 981.51 KB)
Regional shows this month included Platformers’ Days in Hohenroda, Germany. We bring you the highlights from the show.

Alimak Hek open day (PDF, 271.47 KB)
Alimak Hek launched several new products at its recent customer/dealer day held at its facility in Neuilly-en-Thelle, just north of Paris, France. Mark Darwin attended to find out more.

Rental finance basics (PDF, 253.5 KB)
Finance consultant Jeff Eisenberg takes a closer look at the changing availability of funding and how it affects rental companies.


Training (PDF, 658.96 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 276.63 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 368.37 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 365.07 KB)

CPA (PDF, 266.74 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 121.18 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 136.03 KB)


Letters (PDF, 592.24 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.58 MB)