October 2017

Vol. 19, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.9 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 631.31 KB)

News (PDF, 1.02 MB)
New owner for Acces Industrie, Comet UK opens for business, Five new Sennebogen cranes, Loxam moves into Italy with Nacanco, New MEC boom and scissor lifts, 30m spider from Platform Basket, Binladin staff acquitted, New Terex tower crane, New scissors from ELS, Mammoet expands in Australia, Biggest GIS so far, GGR’s largest glazing robot, Almac moves into China, New 46ft Airo slab scissor.

Mobile self-erecting tower cranes (PDF, 973.14 KB)
Mobile tower cranes appear to be coming of age as an increasing number of markets begin to take them more seriously. The UK for example has seen the mobile tower crane fleet increase by more than 25 percent. So has the sector finally made it into the mainstream crane rental market?

Booms (PDF, 899.68 KB)
Developments within the self-propelled boom lift market have been coming through thick and fast over the past few years, following a dearth of development for many years. We catch up with some of the latest new models and product changes.

Lifts and lifting for arborists (PDF, 516.32 KB)
Statistics show that the tree care industry is one of the most hazardous occupations there is, accounting for a fifth of powered access related fatalities, a higher percentage of falls from height and an alarmingly high rate of crane overturns. C&A investigates…

Mats and trackway (PDF, 763.19 KB)
In recent years the use of outrigger pads and mats have become far more widespread and this seems to have contributed to a reduction in the number of cranes and large truck mounted lift overturning incidents. However, there is still plenty of work to be done spreading the word…

Shows (PDF, 591.78 KB)
September saw two successful exhibitions for cranes, access and telehandler buyers and users - Platformers Days in Hohenroda, Germany and JDL in Beaune, France. We bring you a few of the highlights

Hiab (PDF, 403.5 KB)
After several years of internal struggles, Hiab has entered a new era and expressed a new vision of the future. Mark Darwin reports from Hiab’s main production facility in Sargard, northern Poland.


Training (PDF, 346.65 KB)

CPA (PDF, 261.65 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 177.43 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 289.94 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 319.72 KB)


Books and Models (PDF, 261.83 KB)

Letters (PDF, 273.98 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 3.22 MB)