February/March 2022

Vol. 24, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.41 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 775.84 KB)

News (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Tadano unveils new 40t AT, 99ft Dingli RT scissors, Sennebogen’s 100t telecrawler, New Liebherr EC-B flat top, Two new 26ft JLG scissors, Tadano loader crane launch, EU approves Cargotec/ Konecranes merger, New Falcon 380XL Vario, Manitou to invest $80 million in US, New Liebherr lift planner, Manitowoc in EPA discussions, Terex invests in SmartPTO, and financials round-up…

Van mounted platforms (PDF, 1.2 MB)
The market for van mounted platforms has exploded throughout Europe over the past year or two, with all the leading manufacturers ramping up production after experiencing a huge increase in demand for all types of van mounted lifts. We take a look at the market and profile one of Europe’s leading van mounted rental companies, Access Hire Nationwide.

Alternative lifting (PDF, 1.15 MB)
Much of the transport infrastructure that was built in the mid-20th century is now reaching the end of its life…or gone well beyond it. Replacing major structures such as bridges is always a challenge. While cranes have frequently played a major role, a growing range of alternative lifting equipment and techniques is leading to a range of innovative methods.

Batteries (PDF, 1.07 MB)
In terms of battery technology, the lead acid battery is a dinosaur. Invented in the mid-1800s it has barely changed in the 150 years since. We look at some of the growing number of credible alternatives. And four years on, Mark Darwin revisits Hoogwerkt, the innovative ‘Lithium only’ access rental company in the Netherlands, to find out if and how its original business model has changed.

Vertikal Days preview (PDF, 817.31 KB)
Vertikal Days 2022 is now just over two months away. We take a peek at what to expect at the leading access, crane and lifting show being held for the second time at the popular East of England Show Ground, Peterborough.

Combatting racism in the workplace (PDF, 199.21 KB)
Employment tribunals focussing on racial discrimination rose in the UK by 48% in 2020. Tina Chander, Head of Employment Law at law firm, Wright Hassall looks at the five core types of discrimination set out within the UK’s Equality Act 2010 and how it impacts the workplace.


CPA focus (PDF, 369.89 KB)

PASMA focus (PDF, 209.97 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 482.07 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 284.77 KB)

Training (PDF, 294.06 KB)

Books & models (PDF, 229.57 KB)
Link-Belt 100 RT Rough Terrain crane

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 220.71 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.24 MB)

Directory (PDF, 409.44 KB)