December/January 2018

Vol. 19, Issue 9

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 12.02 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 532.71 KB)

News (PDF, 1.33 MB)
Tadano acquires Waterland, 250th Liebherr MK 88 delivered, Another legal victory for Manitowoc vs Sany, Dingli acquires stake in MEC, 300 tonne Kobelco crawler, Boels acquires Abird, New Palfinger loader crane, New Jost 68.4s luffer, Hiab cyclone hydraulic oil tank, Adastra acquires Yorkshire Hoist, Australian acquisition for Kalmar, Custom Equipment acquired, Baldwins regains transport licence, Irish acquisition for Loxam, Fassi takes 100% of Cranab, New mastclimber from Scanclimber, Lifterz moves into Scotland, Dino and Reachmaster part company.

Large truck mounted lifts (PDF, 970.89 KB)
We take a look at large truck mounted platforms, particularly in light of the questions being asked following the Grenfell Tower fire in London which killed 71 as well as reviewing a new entrant to the sector and other interesting developments.

Rental rate guide (PDF, 2.23 MB)
Our 17th annual rental rate and confidence survey has generally seen all three markets we cover do well with an overall rise in rental rates, although not for all products. Find out the full facts in our comprehensive survey.

Janet Entwistle interview (PDF, 374.8 KB)
Janet Entwistle took over the reins of one of Europe’s largest crane rental companies - UK based Ainscough Crane Hire - 16 months ago. She gave her first interview to Cranes & Access editor Mark Darwin.

Heavy lift & wind turbine erection (PDF, 746.82 KB)
We take a look at how lifting equipment is keeping up with the seemingly never ending development of larger and heavier modular components, particularly in the wind sector. And take a look at a new entrant into the heavy lift market - Osprey Heavy Lift.

LiftEx review (PDF, 409.19 KB)
A brief pictorial review of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s annual conference and exhibition held at the International Centre in Telford, UK.

Look Back at 2017 (PDF, 967.29 KB)
We take our annual look back at the major news and events of 2017, both in the world in general and as covered in each issue of Cranes & Access. World news was dominated by terrorism, natural disasters and the most chaotic political scene most of us have ever experienced. The cranes, access and telehandler markets were generally busy, although economic uncertainty in some areas kept capital investment under control.


Training (PDF, 366.69 KB)


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 286.92 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 198.19 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 516.4 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 215 KB)

Letters (PDF, 192.65 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 3.62 MB)