October/November 2021

Vol. 23, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.44 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 673.35 KB)

News (PDF, 1.28 MB)
4,500t crawler from Sany, New 38m Platform Basket, Mammoet WTA ready, 42t Galizia, Electric drive Skyjack masts, 35t Terex TRT 35, Grove’s new five axle ATs, Cela trailer lifts, Potain upgrades MCT 385, 20t Valla P&C, Rosenbauer’s all electric fire platform, CTE goes Green-G, 59ft Airo electric scissor, Fassi Techno, Two new Kramer telehandlers and Franna’s Minemaster range - plus a roundup of the latest financials, acquisitions and news highlights.

Spider cranes (PDF, 1.09 MB)
It is just over 40 years since Maeda introduced one of the world’s first spider cranes. Since then, the market has gone from strength to strength in North America and in an increasing number of European countries. The original concept of combining a telescopic loader boom with spider leg outriggers has expanded over time with the latest trend involving ever larger articulated models.

Spider lift (PDF, 872 KB)
The spider lift market has just about reached the stage where it’s changing from a niche product to a mainstream form of powered access. Leigh Sparrow takes a look at its history along with the latest products and trends for this ever growing market.

Glass handling (PDF, 631.82 KB)
Over the past 20 years, the introduction of significantly heavier glass panels combined with stringent manual handling rules has seen a vast array of specialist glass handling equipment developed. Nick Johnson takes a look at the very latest products from glass handling and lifting specialist GGR.

Vertikal Days review (PDF, 1.77 MB)
Veteran editors Nick Johnson and Will North provide their thoughts on this year’s Vertikal Days, which accompany a pictorial round up of one of the most successful shows to date.


Training (PDF, 218.6 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 282.33 KB)

PASMA focus (PDF, 445.97 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 452.47 KB)

CPA focus (PDF, 215.24 KB)

Books & models (PDF, 263.5 KB)
Mammoet Liebherr LTM 1500

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 391.65 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.6 MB)