October 2018

Vol. 20, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.06 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 723.57 KB)

News (PDF, 1.02 MB)
New AT and RT from Link-Belt, All-new Terex luffing jib tower crane, LGMG opens European operation, All electric & hybrid Manitou telehandlers, Mammoet upgrades PTC 200DS for 2,000 tonne lift, First Almac boom lift, Comet 31m on a 3.5 tonne chassis, New Hiab loader cranes, JLG external fall arrest system, New Klubb electric platform, Arcomet to distribute Terex Cranes in Germany, Sinoboom opens European hub, Tadano’s largest loader crane, Maeda updates the MC285C, Spierings expands UK service, Versalift launches hybrid VTL van mount and financial coverage.

Strong activity in the All Terrain sector (PDF, 1.14 MB)
This year has already seen some interesting activity across the small to mid capacity All Terrain crane market with new models from many of the major manufacturers. We look at some of the new introductions and developments and how the new 60 and 300 tonners compare against existing models.

Truck mounts go hybrid (PDF, 960.93 KB)
The move towards electric is now spreading rapidly to the truck mounted platform market and over the past few months numerous manufacturers have introduced hybrid versions. We review the latest hybrids, catch up on the other developments across the sector and interview Richard Martin, director of Skyking, the UK distributor for Palfinger Platforms, Ascendant and Isoli truck mounted platforms.

Finally sinking in? (PDF, 821.64 KB)
It is now 14 years since we first published a feature highlighting the importance of using mats to spread loads imposed by outriggers. In the intervening years their use has increased significantly, resulting an apparent reduction in outrigger set-up incidents. We ask if the message is finally getting through and take a look at the latest outrigger mat size calculators.

Platformers’ Days 2018 (PDF, 625.13 KB)
This year Platformers’ Days celebrated its 19th anniversary with the largest event so far in terms of the volume of equipment on display and the range of lifting related products. We look at a few highlights from the popular German access equipment show.

Mobile Mini investment pays dividends (PDF, 512.84 KB)
UK cabin rental company Mobile Mini has been providing portable accommodation/ cabins and storage solutions in the UK for 40 years. Mark Darwin visited its new Thames Valley depot near Aylesbury and spoke to lift operations manager Nick Sesevic about the latest investment and developments.

Crowland Cranes two day ‘open house’ (PDF, 353.69 KB)
Last month UK based crane sales, rental, service, repair and testing company Crowland Cranes held a two day ‘open house’ at its head office facility in Crowland, Lincolnshire.


Training (PDF, 321.67 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 288.71 KB)

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 300.8 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 534.34 KB)

CPA (PDF, 237.5 KB)


Books and Models (PDF, 203.61 KB)

Letters (PDF, 248.27 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.79 MB)

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