July/August 2023

Vol. 25, Issue 4

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 9.34 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 515.42 KB)

News (PDF, 1.09 MB)
New Valla radio controlled cranes, law suit for crane collapse, Zoomlion’s new 'No oil' scissor lifts, 53ft LGMG, lithium battery RT scissor, Adastra insolvency, JLG’s new SkyTrak telehandlers, PM’s new 70.5 SP articulated crane, New CEO for Xtreme/Snorkel, First CBG 500 E goes to ZHD Stevedores, Platform Basket booms for Indonesian rail, 70 Multitel truck mounts for Boels, Böcker celebrates 65 years and financials round-up…

Tower cranes (PDF, 896.46 KB)
We look at how a major contractor is solving challenging issues on the renovation of a 900 year old castle in the UK, and how a new company hopes to break the UK’s lack of interest in self-erecting tower cranes with the MiDi range of trailer mounted models. Nick Johnson visits the CITB’s tower crane training centre in the UK.

Scissor lifts (PDF, 1014.64 KB)
The biggest surprise at APEX last month, was the number of unknown scissor lift manufacturers exhibiting at the show, most of them testing the European market for potential. We take a look at some of the newcomers as part of our round-up of the scissor lift market.

Arborists’ equipment (PDF, 720.09 KB)
TreeSmiths was established in 2012 by brothers Ben and Sam Smith and runs a substantial aerial lift fleet. So how come it is the first company in Europe to purchase a 23 metre CMC 23i insulated spider lift and only the second in the world. Mark Darwin went to find out more.

Source Guide 2023 (PDF, 1.49 MB)
The 2023 C&A Source Guide lists all the crane, access and telehandler manufacturers that are active in the international market, detailing the specific model types they offer.

APEX show review (PDF, 845.68 KB)
As we get to the end of the exhibition season we review the APEX show that returned to Maastricht this year.

JDL Beaune 2023 (PDF, 569.89 KB)
The annual French crane and access exhibition JDL was held in June in Beaune which seems to have become its permanent home.

Tadano interview (PDF, 261.22 KB)
Dean Barley was promoted to CEO of Tadano America earlier this year. Mark Darwin caught up with him and Tadano chief executive Toshiaki Ujiie during the Conexpo exhibition.


Training (PDF, 130.07 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 450.75 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 542.77 KB)

CPA focus (PDF, 226.91 KB)

Models (PDF, 254.33 KB)
Mammoet Liebherr 1650-8.1

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 114.12 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.47 MB)

Directory (PDF, 411.38 KB)