August/September 2017

Vol. 19, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.74 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 517.83 KB)

News (PDF, 1.27 MB)
United takes Neff, Gardemann name to go, Tadano launches RT and telescopic crawler, Weyers leaves Manitowoc, New booms and scissors from Sinoboom, Brazilian acquisition for Hiab, Two new telescopics from GSR, Lagerwey’s new turbine crane, Liebherr boosts 750 tonne lattice booms, Arcomet goes bigger, New glass robot from Bailey, New 140t/m Wolffkran flat top, World’s largest reachstacker, New Comansa CM luffer, OSHA delays crane operator certification and first half financials round-up.

C&A annual Top 30 rental company guide (PDF, 1.18 MB)
Over the past 12 months the UK and Ireland crane, access and telehandler rental companies have been busy with large investments across all sectors and many companies expanding their fleets. See how the leading companies have fared in this year’s Top 30 rental company survey.

Spider cranes (PDF, 1017.36 KB)
Can the Japanese spider crane manufacturers that offers more lift capacity from a smaller footprint that will become the norm? We try to answer these important questions…

Heavy-duty scissors (PDF, 862.36 KB)
We take a look at the growing market for large, heavy-duty, narrow electric scissors – a sector with only three manufacturers Holland Lift, PB Lifttechnik and AB Lift. Also Tim White, managing director of recently formed HWS Rental UK reveals why the company is specialising in this niche product sector.

Jim Daintith – 30 years in the industry (PDF, 378.27 KB)
There have been many prominent companies and characters in the UK powered access industry over the past 30 to 40 years. One of them is Jim Daintith who with Malcolm Brown formed Access Platform Sales (APS) in 1987. Mark Darwin talked to him about his 30 years in the industry.

Safety (PDF, 701.62 KB)
Last month we published a highly abbreviated letter from ex-IPAF managing director Paul Adorian which calls for larger firefighting platforms and for UK rental companies to work with the fire and rescue departments. Here is a fuller version.


CPA (PDF, 163.79 KB)

Training (PDF, 344.57 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 278.19 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 387.23 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 248.88 KB)


Books and Models (PDF, 228.23 KB)

Letters (PDF, 174.86 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.96 MB)