Vol. 18, Issue 1
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News (PDF, 1.07 MB)
Dingli takes stake in Magni, Gelev Group launches new Klubb van range, Palfinger to launch 75m truck mount and first spider lifts, New name for Fork Rent/One Call, Zoomlion bids for Terex, New Grove RT, Ainscough operators’ strike update, New owners for HWS, Skyjack to launch new booms and scissors, Link Belt HTT for Bauma, Hewden acquires Interlift, Haulotte to launch Heavy Load telehandlers, 15m spider from Hinowa, Palfinger fall protection system, New Snorkel scissors, €7.3 million Ruthmann order, New trailer lift and boom from Omme, Mammoet sells salvage business.
Scissor lifts (PDF, 1007.47 KB)
Compact, inexpensive, clean, quiet and relatively cheap to run sums up the appeal of the battery powered mini scissor lift. We take a closer look at the sector and in particular the growth of the 14 metre working height platforms, safety and productivity developments and an application involving a scissor stack and Wurlitzer theatre organ.
Mobile self-erecting tower cranes (PDF, 1.44 MB)
One of the great mysteries of the modern crane market is why the self-erecting mobile tower crane is still such a niche product, given the advantages it offers. We review the latest products from the major manufacturers as well as looking at some of the more specialist cranes.
Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 944.13 KB)
Unfortunately mastclimbers still fall into the ‘nearly but not quite category’ when it comes to fulfilling their potential market penetration. Given the right contract they can save time and money but so often clients stay with the traditional forms of tried and tested access equipment. We ask why and highlight several interesting applications.
Bauma first preview (PDF, 1.17 MB)
Once every three years the industry gears up for the world’s biggest equipment show - Bauma in Munich, Germany. As is usual manufacturers are gearing up to unveil a raft of new products. We preview some of the more significant launches that that we already know about. Part two of this review will appear in the March issue.