Vol. 20, Issue 4
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.04 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Manitowoc unveils new 100t crawler, New 149t Grove RT, AB 2000 acquired, New JLG crawler booms, Manitowoc and Kobelco end OEM deal, Morris Leslie acquires Chertsey, Two new HMF cranes, Dinolift launches new truck mount, High Access merges with NWC, Lifetime Achievement Award for Wood, Klubbs for Mateco, First Kato Rf in Europe, New BoSS towers and financials round-up.
Heavy lift (PDF, 790.1 KB)
Earlier this year we looked at the specialist crane developments when erecting the new larger wind turbines. This month we see how heavier modules are being installed in sectors such as construction, civil engineering, industrial, petrochemical and power generation.
Slab electric scissor lifts (PDF, 1.02 MB)
The largest sector within the self-propelled powered access market is battery electric scissors and it is easy to see why. Designed for use on smooth solid floors - mostly indoors - the lifts are compact, inexpensive, clean, quiet and relatively cheap to run. We look at the product development - particularly in recent years - including the latest models and features.
Loader cranes (PDF, 1.31 MB)
The fortunes of the leading loader crane manufacturers continue to vary but has Hiab regained its position as market leader? We also take an in-depth look at Danish manufacturer HMF which is hoping to break into the ‘top three’ manufacturers and look at other new products.
Vertikal Days review (PDF, 2.26 MB)
Despite having to move Vertikal Days for the second year running, this years’ event at Donington Park combined all that is good about the UK lifting sector resulting in probably the best show to date. Here are the show highlights.