February 2017

Vol. 19, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.73 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 608.64 KB)

News (PDF, 1.15 MB)
JCB adds powered access, Change of owner at Time, Hewden cranes to go in unreserved auction, United takes NES, Socage acquires Manotti, Loxam completes Hune acquisition, Loxam wins Lavendon bidding war, New generation RT from Link-Belt, Terex to close plant in China, Crane option for Palfinger NX platforms, Klubb acquires Comilev assets, Fassi takes control of French business, New JCB telehandler and transmission, ACM acquires Summit Tower, New Liebherr LTM 1090, Secondary guarding from Genie, JLG announces plant closures and financials round-up.

All Terrain cranes (PDF, 1.3 MB)
With so many new All Terrain cranes launched at last year’s Bauma we are now in a period when most of the manufacturers are concentrating on getting the new products to market. We also profile Stroud, UK-based Ellis Crane Hire run by father and son team of Bill and Simon Ellis.

Electric scissor lifts (PDF, 804.58 KB)
Following the launch of JCB’s new scissor lift range, we take a more in-depth look at the new product line and see how they stack up against the competition - particularly the larger 14 and 16 metre models.

Magni and Dingli partnership (PDF, 479.74 KB)
We talk to Magni founder and owner Riccardo Magni and Dingli founder and major shareholder Xu Sughen about their remarkable relationship and working partnership and the new Magnidesigned Dingli booms.

Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 872.21 KB)
The benefits and cost savings of mastclimbers may be finally starting to hit home - at least in some markets. We review the market and take a look at a few interesting applications from around the world.

Conexpo 2017 main preview (PDF, 1.18 MB)
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.


CPA (PDF, 638.82 KB)

Training (PDF, 379.62 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 287.1 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 204.05 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 334.65 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 481.51 KB)

Letters (PDF, 190.33 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.92 MB)