March 2020

Vol. 22, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.68 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 877.56 KB)

News (PDF, 1.93 MB)
Snorkel breaks boom lift record and launches mega scissors, Ruthmann acquires ReachMaster, New 150t Manitowoc, Liebherr unveils 120 tonne AT, JLG launches 22m telehandler and auto levelling boom, New Genie J booms, 51m Magni telehandler, Dingli unveils lithium 4x4 boom lift range, Pettibone’s new Traverse telehandler, New 120 ton Grove RT, 400t gantry from Enerpac, New 46ft Haulotte telescopic boom, Compact loader crane from IMT, New MEC 34ft telescopic boom lift, New Potain luffer and financials update.

Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 1.21 MB)
The mastclimber market has continued to grow over the past decade - albeit at a steady pace. With a jump in the number of new high rise buildings planned and the need to change cladding, the pace ought to become more brisk. We take a look at the latest products and see how safety can be improved by learning from previous incidents.

Telescopic crawler cranes (PDF, 1.07 MB)
Crane rental companies and contractors are increasingly appreciating the benefits of telescopic crawler cranes which has helped spur on new market entrants and a raft of new models. We take a look at the latest products to hit the market and a number of interesting applications from around the world.

Conexpo review (PDF, 1.7 MB)
This year’s Conexpo show in Las Vegas was due to be the largest for many years, however global events had a major impact on the visitor numbers and exhibitors while changing the atmosphere. The result was still a busy show with several record-breaking product launches. We bring you an extended show review.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 654.75 KB)
Just a month or two ago this year’s Vertikal Days was set to be a straightforward third appearance at Donington Park and was shaping up to be the best so far. Unfortunately the global outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused a delay until later in the year. As a result we have switched from the planned preview to an update on the event.

ARA review (PDF, 888.43 KB)
This year the American Rental Association returned to Orlando, Florida for its annual convention and exhibition, both of which were well attended. The ‘Construction’ area was again dominated by aerial work platforms and telehandlers with all the main suppliers present. We bring you a few of the show highlights.


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 500.58 KB)

CPA (PDF, 375.12 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 246.39 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 248.93 KB)

Training (PDF, 310.09 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 265.81 KB)
Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 219.54 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.25 MB)