Vol. 24, Issue 6
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News (PDF, 1.11 MB)
New line of Manitou mid-range telehandlers, Dingli launches lightweight D-series booms, Manitowoc updates the 999 into the MLC250, PM unveils new Heavy crane, New Bobcat compact telehandler, Hinowa to build new JLG Booms, Wolffkran's new 8076 Compact, Lithium-ion option for Genie E-Drives, Klubb acquires Isoli, New fixed jib for Mammoet SK6000, New XCMG telehandlers, Ardent powered access expansion, New outrigger mat guidance, Riwal may quit UK, Haulotte launches ‘Smart Solutions’ and financials round-up…
Spider cranes (PDF, 962.13 KB)
With their origins in monument lifting and more recent success in glass handling applications, spider cranes have demonstrated how a compact, go anywhere machine can get close to a load to match the performance of a far bigger crane working from a distance. New jib and stabiliser configurations together with sophisticated control systems allow these cranes to take on heavier and more complex work. Will North reports.
Glass handling (PDF, 880.78 KB)
The introduction of stringent manual handling regulations combined with heavier glass panels has resulted in a vast array of specialist glass handling equipment. We take a look at the very latest products on the market.
Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 842.93 KB)
Contractors and developers are constantly looking for equipment that can save time and improve safety. Both mastclimbers and hoists fit that criteria and appear to be gaining in popularity as companies realise they can offer substantial advantages in terms of speed, safety and aesthetics. We review the latest product developments as well as highlighting German manufacturer Geda, celebrating 25 years in the industrial and construction hoist sector.
Electrification (PDF, 1.76 MB)
The move away from fossil fuels to battery powered equipment means additional demand and strain is being put onto the electrical power supply infrastructure. We talk to Brian Stead about how Nationwide Platforms in the UK is preparing for the inevitable increase in electricity demand. We also look at a game-changing flywheel technology from Punch Flybrid that contractor Bowmer + Kirkland is using to reduce costs and emissions with its tower cranes and mastclimbers.
Models (PDF, 222.47 KB)
Tadano AC 7.450-1
Books (PDF, 125.5 KB)
Driven to Succeed – How Frank Hasenfratz Grew Linamar from Guelph to Global