December 2004

Vol. 6, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 5.01 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 673.87 KB)

News (PDF, 877.37 KB)
Bryn Thomas takes first UK GMK 7450; Terex increases crane price; Hewden parent discloses record profits; Maxim Crane wins Court approval.

Mast Climbers (PDF, 498.11 KB)
It's been a rocky ride for the mast climbing work platform since its early development days, but the MCWP is impacting markets across the globe thanks to a new lease of optimism. C&A reports.

Crawler-Mounted Platforms (PDF, 256.08 KB)
Following in the tracks of the crawler-mounted platform, C&A takes a look at why more and more job sites are looking to the capabilities of these earth-conquering machines.

Hire rate survey 2004 (PDF, 281.76 KB)
Turn to page 24 to find out what happened to UK crane and access rental rates in 2004 and take in industry predictions for 2005.

Face-to-Face Hewden (PDF, 317.52 KB)
With nearly £30 million invested in new cranes and a similar figure spent on powered access in the last three years, these are exciting times for Hewden. C&A caught up with its general manager – Crane Hire and Powered Access, Martin Hender, to find out more.

Knuckle Booms (PDF, 309.66 KB)
C&A looks back over 2004 at some of the issues and developments from the fast-moving knuckle boom sector.

Book Review (PDF, 98.84 KB)
Hot off the press: For those with little or no time to spare searching for a worthwhile industry read, C&A takes on the role and presents opinions on two of the latest.


ALLMI Training (PDF, 436.25 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 93.53 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 98.06 KB)

What's on / Classified Advertising / Web Directory (PDF, 987.49 KB)

Outrigger Pads (PDF, 103.02 KB)
With the HSE now on the prowl for make shift outrigger set-ups. Can you afford to scimp on correct procedure? C&A reports.