Vol. 25, Issue 5
complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 12.25 MB) or access individual sections
News (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Liquidation for Holland Lift, New Wolff flat top, New 56ft Dingli HD scissor lift, Four more new Vallas, Reeslift 11m mast boom, Skyjack ‘E’ drive scissor, Dingli upgrades D series booms, New owner for Hy-Brid Lifts, Larger truck crane from Link-Belt, XCMG ships first 223ft booms, First Nifty fuel cell booms for Speedy, All Electric Wacker Neuson telehandler, third AWP plant for Manitou, Tadano settles with EPA, First Sinoboom AB46RJ and financials roundup…
Top 30 UK & Ireland rental companies (PDF, 4.55 MB)
Our annual UK/Ireland Top 30 rental company fleet survey highlights how the leading crane, aerial lift and telehandler rental companies in the UK and Ireland have dealt with the last year in terms of fleet numbers and investment.
Loader cranes (PDF, 1.07 MB)
No matter what numbers you look at knuckle boom loader crane sales continue to grow at an impressive pace. The sector has, without question, the most acronyms and abbreviations for crane features of any type of equipment on the market. While it is quite confusing, it demonstrates the incredible level of innovation and technology that is helping the market to expand. We review some of the latest developments.
Spider lifts (PDF, 972.6 KB)
Once the ultimate niche product for working at height, the spider lift is becoming an increasingly popular form of powered access, with a growing number of manufacturers offering machines with working heights now pushing 60 metres. We take a look at the market and some of the latest offerings.
Remote controls (PDF, 789.89 KB)
Radio remote controls are becoming increasingly popular and are now used to control all types of lifting equipment…however as uptake increases so does the potential security issues. Taking control or hacking a remote controlled crane is apparently relatively easy if you know how, requiring a simple laptop connected to radio frequency equipment. Hackers claim that they are less secure than the average electric garage door opener and are the weakest link in safety-critical applications. We investigate further.
Interview with Laerke Ullerup of Trackunit (PDF, 513.8 KB)
Mark Darwin interviews Trackunit’s chief product and marketing officer Laerke Ullerup about the rapid development in the SaaS and tracking in the construction sector which requires both trust and collaboration to grow. Prepare to be confused.