Vol. 21, Issue 4
Complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.05 MB)
News (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Loxam bids for Ramirent, PB launches largest scissor, Mammoet unveils mega lifter, First JCB 360 degree telehandler, Manitou unveils emerging market telehandlers, UK Road Worthiness Scheme launched, 555 telehandlers for Morris Leslie, Notus Contract Lifting launched, More 1,000 tonners for Van Schaften, New Tidd pc28 crane, 50 tonne automatic hook, New Hiab waste bin crane, Crosby to acquire Gunnebo, New 17m Versalift and financials round-up.
Heavy lift (PDF, 825.35 KB)
At the end of last year we charted the development of the new generation heavy lift cranes. However such is the rapid progress of the heavy lift sector that the landscape has all changed not by one but two new mega lifters that offer almost four times the lifting power of the machines that have gone before!
Slab electric scissor lifts (PDF, 989.35 KB)
There have been many important developments in the slab electric scissor market over the past 25 years. More recently this has included direct electric drive and a trend towards smaller, lighter weight and more compact micro scissor lifts with platform heights in the region of 12 to 14ft. We take a look at some of these changes and the latest new product launches.
Loader cranes (PDF, 817.55 KB)
For many years the market leaders in the articulated loader crane market - Palfinger, Hiab and Fassi - have remained unchallenged although it has not all been plain sailing. When it comes to the larger articulated cranes however, a number of manufacturers from Turkey have developed a speciality for very large knuckle boom crane models that bear little relationship to the everyday loader crane.
Vertikal Days review (PDF, 2.4 MB)
The UK’s Vertikal Days event returned to Donington Park last month with plenty of new machines on display – several of them bein global premieres. Here is an extensive pictorial review.
Telematics (PDF, 373.05 KB)
Regardless of how clever telematics technology is becoming, many users still do not see the relevance, appreciate the expense or like the idea that ‘Big Brother’ is watching your every move. In spite of all the sales patter many fleet owners still ask ‘what tangible benefits do I get?’ Is this from ignorance of the potential benefits or something else?
Books and Models (PDF, 309.1 KB)
Demag AC 45 City