Vol. 18, Issue 6
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.42 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.05 MB)
Arcomet UK and Skyline merge, Essex Cranes for sale, Vertikal Days on the move, First Böcker spider crane in UK, Ritchie takes Iron Planet, Hiab launches X-HiPro 558, Baldwin Crane Hire loses transport licence, New 14 metre Aldercote, Manitowoc to relocate crawler production, New mobile tower crane, 60th LTC 1050-3.1, Earthquake standard for tower cranes, The WolfLift returns, PB Lifttechnik expands, Fork rotator for telehandlers, Lifterz acquires Spider Rentals, Management buy-out at MTS Nationwide, Terex Cranes to close Waverly and financials round-up.
C&A annual Top 30 rental company guide (PDF, 1.23 MB)
Since our last survey it has been a relatively good 12 months for UK and Ireland crane, access and telehandler rental companies. Business has continued to improve and investment has been high across all sectors with most companies expanding their fleets. See how the leading companies have performed in this year’s Top 30 company survey.
Spider cranes (PDF, 1.09 MB)
As the spider crane market outside of Japan continues to grow at a steady pace, we take a look at the latest players and models, and assess if there is a move towards European designed and built equipment? We also visit UK company TCA Lifting, a company that likes doing things a little differently.
Safety first (PDF, 1.09 MB)
Several recent fatal incidents with cranes and aerial work platforms have highlighted the dangers of not using safety equipment correctly. We take a look at some of the problem areas and the developments aimed at reducing the number of serious incidents - but only when used appropriately.
Rough Terrain scissors (PDF, 952.84 KB)
We review the latest developments in the large Rough Terrain scissor sector as well as visiting Snorkel UK, charting its chequered history and looking at its significant efforts to again become a successful global access equipment manufacturer. It is also 25 years since the first production units of the UpRight Speed Level. We look at its development up to its recent relaunch.