Vol. 22, Issue 4
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News (PDF, 940.75 KB)
Bobcat Stage V telehandlers, New Platform Basket road/rail crawler boom, Sany ships 4,000 tonne crawler, All electric Zoomlion truck crane, New 16t Wolff luffing jib tower crane, New 46ft Almac Jibbi 1670 Evo tracked self-propelled/self-levelling boom lift, 4,000 MAN trucks with Hiab hook loaders, Bronto Skylift Shield divider, Narrow jacking CTE truck mounts, Haulotte telehandlers for Algerian Ministry of Defence, New president for Genie, CICA accident statistics report, Liebherr approved for ECOL courses.
Heavy lift (PDF, 800.11 KB)
We report on several interesting heavy lift applications from around the world, including jobs on land, lifting with ease, lifting with crawler cranes and with mega lifters. Also we report on the first outing for Liebherr’s new LR 11000 with V-Frame variable suspended counterweight.
Slab electric scissor lifts (PDF, 2.23 MB)
Choosing a 19ft electric scissor lift used to be a relatively simple job, given that the specifications were all pretty similar leaving the decision to availability, preferred brand, finance, price or relationships. That has all changed as manufacturers switch to their new global brands and all chose different solutions and compromises to meet the new standards, while some hedge their bets with several different models to chose from. Our feature aims to help make the decision a little simpler.
Articulated loader cranes (PDF, 1.32 MB)
In all the years we have covered the loader crane market, we have never profiled Dutch company Hyva. We remedy that in this issue and find it something of a dark horse with global sales putting it among the top four producers. Transport specialist Mark Carrington takes a look at the pros and cons of mounting loader cranes on articulated trucks.
Telematics update (PDF, 837.44 KB)
10 years ago we predicted that telematics would sweep through and revolutionise the crane and access sector. We look at why the prediction has yet come to pass and speak to some rental companies that are already exploiting the technology. We also take a look at what manufacturers are doing and debate the data ownership challenges.
Successful debt collecting (PDF, 1.85 MB)
In the second of our Top Service articles we look at the challenges of collecting debts and how to avoid or reduce losses from bad debts as well as a few selective tips.
Models (PDF, 208.06 KB)
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