Vol. 18, Issue 7
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News (PDF, 888.67 KB)
Genie launches SX-135XC telescopic boom lift, Voluntary road inspection scheme for UK cranes, New Link-Belt 298 Series 2, New 24,000 tonne ultra-lift crane, Fassi invests in Jekko, Palazzani to provide Palfinger spiders, Genie acquires PSR, Fish moves from Nationwide to Ardent, Palfinger launches 25m Light, Alimak sells US rental operations, Retractable windsail for tower cranes, new Potain Hup self-erecting crane, New Klubb pick-up, Maxim gets Essex Crane assets, New 10/12 tonne Comansas, Potain luffers from China, Ardent orders big with JCB, Teupen books largest UK order and financials round-up.
Heavy lifting (PDF, 1.19 MB)
Nearly all the recent activity in the ultra heavy lift sector has been with the specialist heavy lift companies such as ALE, Mammoet and Sarens. All three already have their own mega-lift machines, and all three are in the process of launching new versions or building more of their largest cranes for contracts around the world. We round-up the latest news from the sector as well as interviewing Grant Mitchell of Sarens UK and highlight some interesting applications from around the world.
Rough Terrain boom lifts (PDF, 1.27 MB)
We delve into the history of Genie which formally celebrated its 50th anniversary in September at the same time launching its new SX-135XC telescopic boom lift. Also, this year has seen the introduction of two new self-propelled boom lifts equipped with levelling outriggers. We review both the ATN and Dinolift and compare them with the lighter semi-self propelled platforms.
Outrigger mats (PDF, 972.01 KB)
With the number of overturning incidents refusing to decline we take a look at how one UK truck mounted platform rental company dealt with the problem. Also Paul Koolmees of mat supplier Welex sheds an expert eye on the advantages and disadvantages of the various hard and tropical woods used for heavy timber mats.
The APF 2016 show review (PDF, 788.44 KB)
This year’s UK bi-annual International Forestry Exhibition - APF 2016 - took place last month at Ragley Estate in Alcester, Warwickshire with more than 300 exhibitors and around 18,000 visitors. We bring you the highlights including the new 42 metre Teupen Puma, a Versalift boom on a Mercedes 6x6 Oberainger chassis and the new 4x4 Multitel MJ 226.
Crane Interest Group Open Meeting (PDF, 433.71 KB)
We review last month’s CPA Crane Interest Group Open Meeting which although attendance numbers were down, still represented most of the UK crane sector.