April/May 2020

Vol. 22, Issue 3

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.97 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 626.66 KB)

News (PDF, 923.43 KB)
US to investigate crane imports, Xtreme adds to C-class, New glass handler from Valla, New Jekko spider crane, Tracked Haulotte mast lift, New 23m CTE truck mount, Potain adds to MDT tower crane range, Jaso Low Top tower crane, Hinowa announces TeleCrawler 13 spider lift, XCMG ships 200,000th mobile crane, New 13m Platform Basket, Skyjack unveils new booms, Aichi to launch new SP14 DJ Euro boom lift, New ELS push around scissor lift, Big Dingli 4x4 electric scissor lift and financials round-up.

Tower cranes (PDF, 1.02 MB)
The tower crane market has been one of the more dynamic crane sectors over the past few years as more markets appear to be shifting towards their adoption. We look at some of the many new products launched in the last 12 months and review an accident in Nova Scotia.

Boom lifts (PDF, 820.37 KB)
It is 50 years since JLG unveiled the first telescopic boom lift. We look at the history of the self-propelled boom lift since the very first model surfaced in 1956. Over the past year we have seen more innovative new product launches including significant developments at the top end of the market. Here we round up and review some of the latest models.

New standard for AWP controls (PDF, 658.98 KB)
After years of debate and discussion, the long- awaited ISO standard for aerial work platform controls has been published. We look at how it developed and speak with manufacturers and rental companies about what it will mean for their products or businesses.

Working from home (PDF, 1.26 MB)
With most countries experiencing lockdown’s that have forced companies to suspend normal operations, millions of people are having to adapt to working from home. C&A surveyed European rental companies and asked how they have adapted to the new reality? We also look at some of the technology available and provide a few tips on working from home.

Interview Ken McDougal (PDF, 773.64 KB)
In March Mark Darwin spoke with Ken McDougal of Skyjack asking him about his return to the company and his plans going forward.

Gin Poles (PDF, 386.7 KB)
New contributor Eddie Bishop discusses the most traditional of lifting equipment in the form of the Gin Pole and how it can still be a practical solution to challenging lifting tasks.

Preventing Fraud (PDF, 280.66 KB)
Emma Miller of UK credit agency Top Service provides some useful tips on preventing fraud as more business goes online.


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 292.9 KB)

CPA (PDF, 242.09 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 298.26 KB)

Training (PDF, 241.87 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 236.04 KB)

Models (PDF, 295.02 KB)
Jaso J560 tower crane

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 348.13 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.53 MB)