October 2004

Vol. 6, Issue 6

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 384.13 KB)

News (PDF, 654.1 KB)
Hewden in £12 million plant investment; Delta Rentals takes on JLG line; Palfinger buys Bison; Crane producers lay down STGO rules.

Crawler Cranes (PDF, 349.8 KB)
Modern, hydraulic crawler cranes are doing much to shake off the crawler crane's traditional label as the 'old man' of the lifting industry. Here we take a look at the reasons why.

SAIE 2004 Review (PDF, 288.93 KB)
C&A looks back to last month's SAIE exhibition in Bologna, Italy, and rounds up some of the highlights on display at the 40th SAIE event.

Electric and industrial booms (PDF, 277.03 KB)
Since the early 90s, the electric boom has undergone several significant design changes. Starting on page 25, C&A follows the many guises of this niche product of the access sector.

Unter the spotlight - Holland lift (PDF, 139.88 KB)
With the appointment of Russon Access as UK and Ireland distributor for Holland Lift earlier in the year, the first units are now beginning to arrive on UK shores. C&A dropped in on Holland Lift at its Hoorn HQ inThe Netherlands.

CPA Meeting (PDF, 122.81 KB)
The interpretation of UK crane hire rules was a hot topic of debate at the Construction Plant-hire Association's (CPA) crane interest group annual meeting held last month. And not everyone was happy. C&A reports.

Two-line lifting (PDF, 63.08 KB)
Very much one of those cloudy lifting industry subjects that crop up from time-to-time, the question of the legality of two-line lifting generated a mixed response during a recent C&A poll. Turn to page 34 for the results.


ALLMI Training (PDF, 137.42 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 68.99 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 76.89 KB)

What's on / Classified Advertising / Web Directory (PDF, 677.46 KB)

Moving Diesel (PDF, 289.89 KB)
By June next year there will a new set of rules in place governing the movement of diesel on UK roads. And the implications for hire companies that provide on-site refuelling for cranes, access platforms or telehandlers could be significant.

Safety harnesses (PDF, 129.46 KB)
With fall from height accident figures showing no real sign of letting up, Leigh Sparrow turns to industry to lobby for mandatory wearing of harnesses on boom lifts within the EU.