June/July 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 5


Contents / Comment (PDF, 336.71 KB)

News (PDF, 706.2 KB)
Terex China to the rescue, Easi UpLifts acquires in Slovakia. Big offshore Liebherr, Riwal acquires in Spain and Estonia, Lampson mega crane collapse, New IGO42 from Potain, ESTA 2008 awards, New CEO for JCB, Proud in mini cranes, GT Access order, Lego tower record, JCB announce record profits.

Pick and carry cranes (PDF, 482.23 KB)
Industrial 'pick and carry' cranes, once a major sector in the UK, seem destined to be niche players in the global crane market. In spite of a recent resurgence in the last few years, they are 'always the bridesmaid and never the bride'. Cranes & Access takes a look at the developing but still relatively small market.

Personnel lifts (PDF, 579.98 KB)
'If and when it is right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it properly,' is the message from the Ladder Association. However, if the risk assessment rules out the use of a ladder, one of the growing numbers of personnel lifts may be the answer. We look at some of the latest equipment.

SED 2008 (PDF, 452.86 KB)
Sun, wind, rain and queues – it must be SED time again! Here we take more of a pictorial view of this year's show – its third year at Rockingham.

What's in a name? (PDF, 375.49 KB)
Lifting group Bocker is celebrating 50 years in business this September. Over that time it has seen many changes but probably the biggest is the most recent, the bringing together all of its 11 companies under one single brand image. Mark Darwin visited the company's facilities in Werne, Germany to find out more.

The C&A 2008 Dealer Guide (PDF, 286.73 KB)
Bigger than ever, our 'pull-out' UK and Ireland dealer reference guide provides a comprehensive listing of lifting and access products.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 566.67 KB)
Vertikal Days – the event for the lifting industry at Haydock Park – is shaping up to be a major event in the UK calendar. Here is the official eight page pull out guide with all the product and show information you will need.


IPAF Focus (PDF, 140.49 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 159.92 KB)

Pasma Focus (PDF, 150.21 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 173.13 KB)

Training (PDF, 197.69 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 58.8 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 87.45 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.96 MB)