February/March 2021

Vol. 23, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 13.08 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 1.06 MB)

News (PDF, 930.58 KB)
All new Haulotte boom lift, new 80t Tadano, Potain adds to MCT line, insulated booms from Terex Utilities, Almac/Multitel tracked boom, eight from Skyjack, Valla launches V110R, Falcon small spider range, new MK for Liebherr, hybrid Goman scissor, new Effer, Tadano unveils 700t AT, new Broderson, Comansa adds to 21LC series - plus a roundup of the latest financials, acquisitions and news highlights.

Van and truck mounts (PDF, 974.31 KB)
Barring slight disruptions caused by Covid-19, the sale and production of van mounts reached all time highs in 2020. The small truck mounted lift market was also busy, with manufacturers taking advantage of new chassis to tweak, upgrade or completely overhaul their models.

Self-erecting mobile tower cranes (PDF, 983.26 KB)
In most countries tower cranes mounted on a mobile crane carrier are seen as a specialist tool for niche jobs, but perhaps the time has come for them to be treated as an emerging class of more general purpose cranes.

Batteries (PDF, 1.52 MB)
Given that past battery features have focused on aerial work platforms, this feature will take an in depth look at how the mobile crane market is suddenly becoming interested in electrification with many manufacturers spending an increasing amount of their development budgets and time on battery power.

Selling a business (PDF, 732.83 KB)
When the time comes for a company owner to step down thoughts turn to either selling or passing it on to a new generation. If a family member is eager and able to take charge, that can be relatively easy. All too often however this is not the case and the process becomes far more daunting. We look at an alternative - Employee Ownership Trusts.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 591.65 KB)
Vertikal Days has been obliged to shift from May to September this year to comply with the UK government’s ‘road map’ out of Lockdown. It will be back with a bang at the East of England Showground in Peterborough for what is likely to be Europe’s first and largest live crane, access and telehandler event of 2021.

Time and Ruthmann come together (PDF, 282.33 KB)
With Time and Ruthmann developing an increasingly close relationship over the past 10 years, it was perhaps only a matter of time before one took advantage of the complimentary product line and potential growth opportunities and acquired the other. The deal has now been completed and the two parties are beginning to talk.


CPA focus (PDF, 117.95 KB)

PASMA focus (PDF, 203.58 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 214.13 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 255.53 KB)

Training (PDF, 3.68 MB)

Books & models (PDF, 351.68 KB)

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 198.79 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.21 MB)