November/December 2022

Vol. 24, Issue 7

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.86 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 565.44 KB)

News (PDF, 927.42 KB)
JLG to acquire Hinowa, XCMG’s hybrid European AT, Böcker All electric crane, Smaller JCB telehandler, Tadano unveils new ATs, New Potain MDT, 100 tonne Grove RT, Faresin launches 17m full electric telehandler, 58m record breaking spider lift from Palazzani, New Liebherr 130 tonne RT, LGMG launches two compact masts, CMC’s new 27 and 30m spiders, Manitou’s new mid-range telehandler range, Grove and Tadano unveil hybrid All Terrain concepts and financials round-up…

Pick & carry cranes (PDF, 842.1 KB)
Traditional industrial pick & carry cranes have been popular, although relatively niche lifting products for many years and their basic concept has remained unchanged for 60 years. In recent years global sales have been relatively flat, however there may be signs of a resurgence…

Truck mounted lifts (PDF, 820.23 KB)
Development in the growing truck mounted platform market is increasingly dominated by the preoccupation with moving to electric power. While seen as a short rather than long term solution by some, most manufacturers are embracing it whole-heartedly, offering a variety of solutions from hybrid, part electric and more recently full electric lifts.

Outrigger mats (PDF, 934.36 KB)
Data from the IPAF accident reporting data base shows that platforms that overturn typically result in the death or serious injury of the platform occupants. Many such incidents could or would have been avoided had the outrigger mats or tracking been specified and used. Unfortunately, the availability of concise, easily understood information regarding outrigger or wheel loadings/ ground bearing pressures is not as readily available as it might be. We take a look at the challenges when trying to correctly size mats.

Bauma review (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Despite most large western aerial lift manufacturers boycotting the show, there were still plenty of new products to see at this year’s Bauma. We have an extended pictorial review.

Platinum international (PDF, 328.35 KB)
Platinum International is a company that has gone from strength to strength supplying in excess of 1.5 million batteries a year, with revenues now more than £100 million. Mark Darwin spent time with sales director John Richards to find out more.

Liebherr hydraulic luffers (PDF, 308.89 KB)
Liebherr announced its apparent late arrival into the hydraulic luffing jib tower crane market at Bauma. However, the company was in fact a pioneer of the concept in the late 1950s with its innovative HB cranes. Nick Johnson reports.


Training (PDF, 124.12 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 213.52 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 472.13 KB)

CPA focus (PDF, 145.15 KB)

Models (PDF, 248.5 KB)
Tadano AC 2.040-1

Book review (PDF, 213.11 KB)

Letters (PDF, 84.48 KB)

Obituaries (PDF, 371.08 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.37 MB)

Directory (PDF, 406.71 KB)