June/July 2004

Vol. 6, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 3.65 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 347.61 KB)

News (PDF, 614.65 KB)
Kobelco revenues up; JLG on target for billion dollar breakthrough; UK Forks' contract hire move; Ainscough criticises UK crane hirers; Tadano turns profit corner; Workers sue over Clapham crane collapse.

Heavy lifting (PDF, 532.11 KB)
C&A journeys to the four corners of the globe where some of the lifting industry's heavy weight lifters have been taking the strain for some magnificent lifts and moves.

Articulated rough terrain booms (PDF, 491.85 KB)
The past 12 months has hosted an influx of new RT articulated boom launches with many more scheduled for the coming months. C&A reviews this growing sector of the access market.

SED Review (PDF, 194.83 KB)
A lack of cranage and some absent access companies didn't seem to affect the upbeat mood at this year's SED exhibition. Here we review some of the highlights from another record visitor year.

Tyres/STGO (PDF, 210.5 KB)
By December 1, 2004 an STGO plate must be fitted to your crane. And if it is classified in one of the four main STGO categories, its transport speed could be severely restricted. Go to page 31 to see why.

Lifting Accessoires (PDF, 82.63 KB)
A round up of some of the latest lifting attachment technology aimed at making the life of a lifter more productive.

Tower crane training (PDF, 55.6 KB)
The launch of the Construction Industry Training Board's new tower crane operator training course has ruffled a few feathers of some industry players. Here we hope to put those disgruntled members at ease with an in depth look at the course.

Engine update (PDF, 43.45 KB)
On the advent of the new engine regulations in January 2006, crane producers will have to take on board lower emissions levels. But will the enforcement of the new noise directive at the same time be too much to bare. C&A reports.

Plant restoration (PDF, 101.51 KB)
US firm Dakota shine claims that its new treatment for fading paintwork could add thousands of pounds to the value of an ageing machine. C&A put it to the test.


ALLMI Training (PDF, 197.49 KB)
C&A has teamed up with ALLMI Training, the training accreditation service of the Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) of Great Britain, to bring its readers all the very latest training news and views from the loader crane sector in a brand new regular feature.

IPAF Focus (PDF, 67.71 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 67.01 KB)

What's on / Classified Advertising (PDF, 107.83 KB)

Web Directory (PDF, 725.35 KB)