March 2016

Vol. 18, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.85 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 516.88 KB)

News (PDF, 991.82 KB)
Vp acquires Higher Access, Aldercote/APS van mounts ready, Falcon pleads guilty and faces heavy fine, New Grove GMK 4100L and 150 tonne GMK 5150, Tracked platform from Ascendant, Genie launches new electric and hybrid 60ft booms, Terex pushes Zoomlion negotiations continue, Nic Hamilton to host Vertikal Days awards, Nishio acquires Skyreach, Maeda launches new mini crane, New Polish aerial lift manufacturer, Manitowoc splits, New MEC and JLG scissor lifts, Niftylift unveils telescopic trailer lift, Easy Lift to launch new spiders, Time France contract terminated and financials round-up.

Tower cranes (PDF, 1.09 MB)
This month we take a look at London-based City Lifting. Unusually for a crane rental company it has large fleets of tower cranes, mobile tower cranes and All Terrain cranes. We also take a look at some unusual applications from around the world.

Small booms and mast booms (PDF, 1.17 MB)
Recent new model introductions mean that choosing a small boom lift in the 10 to 12 metre range is even more difficult than before. Not only is there a wide choice of concepts - mast boom, ultra-compact industrial booms, light weight electric and Rough Terrain - there is also a growing choice of power units. Cranes & Access looks into the latest models and developments.

Bauma preview part 2 (PDF, 1.35 MB)
Last month we featured the first of our Bauma 2016 previews which concludes this month with more new products that are expected to be at the show. Products unveiled at the show will be covered in the show review in the April issue of Cranes & Access.

Batteries (PDF, 525.99 KB)
Semi or full traction batteries are a critical component of more than half of all aerial lifts and an increasing number of pick and carry cranes. Many companies just look for a supplier that offers a keen price and has inventory, however choosing correctly can make a massive difference to machine reliability and performance and therefore customer satisfaction. We review the latest trends in battery development including lithium ion power units.

Show reviews (PDF, 806.33 KB)
This month we review two totally different shows - the ARA Rental Show from Atlanta, USA and the Executive Hire show from Coventry, UK.

Rental rates (PDF, 329.59 KB)
What causes rental rates to go down, stay down and be so resistant to increases? And what can rental companies do about it? Jeff Eisenburg takes a look in the first part of a two part feature concluding next month.


IPAF Focus (PDF, 192.58 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 408.04 KB)

Training (PDF, 683.16 KB)

CPA (PDF, 584.78 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 398.9 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 352.23 KB)

Letters (PDF, 437.54 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.21 MB)