September 2020

Vol. 22, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 10.94 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 1.12 MB)

News (PDF, 1.09 MB)
New owner for A Mini Crane Hire, Comansa updates 11LC flat top range, First all electric Maeda, Stage V Nifty hybrids, Dingli takes stake in Teupen, New crane from Hiab UK, Insulated spider lift from Omme, JDL goes ahead, GSR updates B200T, Goman launches insulated spider, First Platform Basket 43T in UK, Overload test for 800 tonner, New Rosenbauer rescue platform, Manitowoc – “tariffs may not be best solution”, plus a round up of financials and news highlights.

UK & Ireland Top 30 guide (PDF, 1.23 MB)
While Brexit may have impacted confidence last year, it has been as nothing compared to the outbreak of Covid-19 this year. See how the leading crane, powered access and telehandler rental companies in the UK and Ireland have fared in this year’s Top 30 rental company guide.

Spider and Mini Crawler cranes (PDF, 1.45 MB)
In recent years, both small telescopic spider cranes and the increasingly popular larger articulated models have become a mainstream alternative to larger cranes for a growing range of applications. One closely associated crane type that seems to have suffered from this rise in popularity however is the mini crawler crane with many manufacturers discontinuing or severely reducing their range.

Hybrid Lifts (PDF, 2.08 MB)
While hybrid aerial work platforms have been around for some time the concept is gathering pace now at the same time as cleaner diesel engines are coming in and the practicality of all electric machines is growing. We look at the latest developments and the options available for those looking to reduce emissions.

Telehandlers (PDF, 1.04 MB)
In what is our second telehandler feature this year, it is staggering to see how many new products and updates have occurred in what is generally considered a relatively mature market.

Training (PDF, 457.64 KB)
When you think of disruptive technology within our industry it probably doesn’t get any bigger than the use of virtual reality (VR) training. We review the latest developments to see whether one day it might be more than just a tool for enhancing ‘real-life’ training.

Ainscough (PDF, 567.48 KB)
In June, UK’s Ainscough Crane Hire appointed Peter Gibbs as chief executive. Leigh Sparrow spoke to him to find out how it has gone and what plans he has for the future.


ALLMI Focus (PDF, 297.15 KB)

PASMA Focus (PDF, 284.09 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 218.8 KB)

CPA (PDF, 305.01 KB)

Models (PDF, 235.53 KB)
Mammoet CC 8800 Boom Booster

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 155.32 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.51 MB)