February/March 2023

Vol. 25, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.73 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 560.92 KB)

News (PDF, 1.1 MB)
New 80t Sennebogen tele-crawler, Niftylift-JLG patent issue, MEC’s ‘no-oil’ Nano scissor, LGMG’s 46ft electric RT scissor, Final sentences and fines for fatal Mecca crane overturn, Link-Belt to launch 250t AT, First all-electric Ruthmann, New 90t/m Effer crane, Terex invests in robotics, Klaas’ All electric trailer crane, IAPA shortlists announced, New anti-entrapment guide, Manitou and Kiloutou to electrify used telehandlers, AFI system for quick off hires, Smaller 4.5m Navigator and Ruthmann’s first 30m Hybrid plus the financials round-up…

Boom lifts (PDF, 1.06 MB)
While the self-propelled boom seems to have become a mature product the number of manufacturers has exploded in recent years as have the number of innovations. We review the reasons behind this, see the market reaction to JLG’s innovative 670SJ Self-Levelling boom and interview Desmond Soh, chief operating officer with Sinoboom.

Alternative lifting (PDF, 1.55 MB)
The growing preference to prefabricate as much as possible off-site is leading to larger and heavier components, all of which need to be moved and lifted into place. But what about the road infrastructure? Can it cope? We talk with ESTA - the European Association of Abnormal oad Transport and Mobile Cranes - about the growing and damaging restrictions when using ageing infrastructure and look at several interesting projects from around the world.

Power solutions (PDF, 543.29 KB)
The number of companies looking at electric power alternatives to their internal combustion powered equipment is growing in leaps and bounds with most focused on battery powered solutions. We take a look at the constantly improving technology for use in cranes, telehandlers and aerial work platforms.

Conexpo 2023 preview (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Conexpo 2020 will be remembered as the ‘Covid 19’ show when the reality of the pandemic really hit home for most of us. This year North America’s largest construction equipment show should be back in full swing, the first of the big international construction equipment exhibitions to be operating as normal in terms of timing. While some of the major companies will not attend, there will still be plenty to see. We round up some of the potential highlights.

Vertikal Days first preview (PDF, 657.48 KB)
This year’s Vertikal Days returns to Peterborough on the 10th and 11th May - a few days after the King’s Coronation - with a fully loaded display of the latest lifting equipment. We outline the show’s major elements and new exhibitors. The full Vertikal Days Show Guide will be in next month’s C&A.


CPA focus (PDF, 253.2 KB)

PASMA focus (PDF, 509.71 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 289.62 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 280.58 KB)

Training (PDF, 224.31 KB)

Books & models (PDF, 267.15 KB)
Mammoet Demag CC 2800

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 412.4 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 2.11 MB)

Directory (PDF, 406.01 KB)