December/January 2017

Vol. 18, Issue 9

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 11.22 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 549.68 KB)

News (PDF, 967.13 KB)
Loxam and TVH in bidding war for Lavendon, Crane operator blamed for NY incident, Terex to restructure German crane production, New 86ft booms from Haulotte, Dingli, XCMG and Skyjack, Ashtead acquires Hewden, Loxam to acquire Hune, Ainscough takes Select cranes, Lightweight Service Crane from ALE, New 32t Elliott boom truck, A new Link-Belt crawler, New Matilsa trailer lift, New recycling crane from Hiab, JLG confirms Euro parts outsourcing, Speedy acquires Lloyds British and financials round-up.

Truck mounted lifts (PDF, 808.7 KB)
The truck mounted lift market is alive and kicking with plenty of new products and developments including pushing the working height envelope on 3.5 tonne chassis a little bit further. We review developments before turning our attention to the larger 70 metre truck mounted platform sector. We also interview Ib Steffensen of BMS on its plans to expand its Europe-wide truck mounted rental fleet.

Rental rate guide (PDF, 2.81 MB)
After another mixed year with crane companies doing considerably better than the access rental sector, this is the second year in a row where the overall results were not quite as good as the year before. Find out the full facts in our comprehensive rental rate survey.

Alternative lifting (PDF, 797.9 KB)
This month we take a look at alternative methods of lifting and moving loads. Mark Darwin travelled to high pressure hydraulic systems specialist Enerpac in the Netherlands and interviewed Bob Pooler of Pooler-LMT in the UK the international distributor for Versa-Lift lift trucks.

Bauma China review (PDF, 615.67 KB)
Although the atmosphere at this year’s Bauma China was more subdued than in 2014, powered access products were the ‘flavour of the month’. We have the show highlights.

Conexpo 2017 preview (PDF, 375.09 KB)
This year’s big international construction equipment show is Conexpo in early March. In our first preview we highlight a few of the major new product launches.

Look back at 2016 (PDF, 892.06 KB)
We take our annual look at the major news reports and events in 2016, covered issue by issue in Cranes & Access. Apart from the major political shocks, terrorism was never far from the headlines. Our industry sectors were generally busy but several major manufacturers struggled as uncertainty and low oil prices choked investment.


Training (PDF, 362.21 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 233.1 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 275.37 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 387.96 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 248.74 KB)

Letters (PDF, 281.24 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.8 MB)