Vol. 22, Issue 7
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 11.7 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.51 MB)
Liebherr’s new 150 tonner, Palazzani enters spider crane market, Genie Z-62/40 TraX launched, Tadano seeks formal restructuring, Vertikal Days moves to Peterborough, Cargotec and Konecranes to merge, New Klaas trailer crane, Hyva adds 60t/m cranes, Tadano GTC-1800EX telecrawler launch, New Imer spider lift, LGMG tops electric scissor lift range, 26m Comet/ Morooka platform, New AMCS tower/mobile crane anti-collision system, New Ascendant platform, plus a roundup of financials and news highlights.
All Terrain cranes (PDF, 1004.09 KB)
In the first of two instalments looking at the 100 to 180 tonne All Terrain crane market, Will North looks at the choices available in the 100 to 120 tonne class and talks to leading manufacturers about the considerations driving their latest developments.
Truck mounted platforms (PDF, 2.26 MB)
With strong growth at the top end of the big truck mounted lift market, we take a look at the latest models in the 70 to 75 metre range. We also speak with UK based rental group Blade Access - which runs the world’s largest fleet of platforms over 100 metres - to learn more about its approach to the market, and survey the operators of the three different 90 metre platforms currently available.
Access and lifting for arborists (PDF, 824.79 KB)
Given that the use of powered access and mobile cranes in the tree care industry has been growing rapidly over the past 10 years, we conducted a survey of those working at the hard end of the market to gather their thoughts and views on the use of powered access and cranes for tree work.
Outrigger mats (PDF, 751.32 KB)
In our 15th annual look at outrigger mats, spreader plates and proper outrigger set up, we focus on the importance of spreading outrigger and wheel point loadings, how serious ground related incidents continue to occur, and the importance of understanding how loads are spread on harder ground.
Rental Software (PDF, 1.05 MB)
We sat down with some of the leading rental software providers around the world to investigate underutilised features and solutions built into their systems that companies in our industry all too often fail to take advantage of.