Vol. 9, Issue 8
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News (PDF, 3.11 MB)
Lavendon buys DK Rentals, AFI-Uplift buys Central Access, Saez to build telehandlers, United Rentals fights with acquirer, Aichi to build USA plant, First Sany crawler cranes arrive in the UK, Terex and ABG for India, JLG Australia launches Liftpod, Link Belt appoints NRC, Haulotte opens Middle East company, Socage teams up with Metz, Nifty opens in Oz, Jing Cheng eyes Europe, New modular mast climbers form Hek, Results wrap up.
2007 UK/Ireland rental rate survey (PDF, 1.63 MB)
Once again we report on the trends in UK and Ireland for the crane access and telehandler rental rates and fleet additions. A surprise this year is that while crane rates are positive the powered access rental companies are concerned with softening rates.
Big truck mounted lifts (PDF, 3.17 MB)
Mark Darwin takes a look at the new British built Ascendant and obtains his PAL card for truck mounts. We also look at developments at the top end of the truck mounted market considering the pro's and cons of the 100 metre truck mounted Bronto and the crane chassis mounted Wumag WT1000.
Loader cranes (PDF, 2.31 MB)
We look at the articulated loader crane market which continues to grow year on year and yes is getting ever more competitive as the top three or four 'players' fight it out for market leadership. Palfinger has unveiled its new Hi-Performance range possibly its most important to date, Hiab has launched its largest crane yet, Fassi, Cormach and Effer have all introduced new larger machines.
SAIE ...wet but still good (PDF, 1.27 MB)
This years SAIE show in Bologna was wet and cold, but still attracted plenty of visitors and offered a host of new products. Our review this year is more of a photo tour of the new products on display.
Face to face: The Wright stuff (PDF, 477.53 KB)
We spoke with Andy Wright who heads up Lavendon UK, one of Europe's largest powered access companies in its own right. Six months after his appointment we ask about his plans and strategies for the business.
Sany off to a flier (PDF, 185.72 KB)
Mark Darwin talks to Phill Bell, md of Watson & Hillhouse, Sany agents in the UK.
Truck cranes are coming? (PDF, 317.09 KB)
C&A looks at the burgeoning amount of choices at the bottom end of the taxi crane hire market. Are traditional truck mounted cranes about to make a comeback?