October 2023

Vol. 25, Issue 6

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 13.07 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 522.35 KB)

News (PDF, 1.09 MB)
New 250t Tadano, Aldercote’s CZ range, HSE to prosecute 2017 tower crane incident, A higher Nano push around, Terex Franna FR17 C goes global, New Sinoboom 46ft telescopic boom, Platform Basket unveils 54m spider lift, New CTE truck mount and spider lift, Palfinger teams up with Optilift, Sunward ships first CE boom lifts, IPAF eLearning launched in China, Avance wind gust warning system, Changes at the top for JLG and Terex and financials round-up…

Spider cranes (PDF, 4.58 MB)
Spider cranes escaped their Japanese homeland at the turn of the millennium although initially few rental companies in Europe took them seriously. Mini crawler cranes had been around for longer, but uptake was always marginal. The growth in popularity for both has been gathering momentum in recent years as companies realise how versatile and profitable they can be. We take a look at the latest developments.

Glass handling (PDF, 640.77 KB)
The growth in specialist glass handling equipment is a result of the increasing size and weight of today’s windows and glazing panels. In recent years spider cranes and vacuum lifters have become widely used. More recently glazing robots are becoming more popular. We take a look at the market and a challenging corner glass window installation at the art’otel in the Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London.

Mastclimbers and hoists (PDF, 963.81 KB)
Although a seemingly mature market in terms of annual growth, a number of new manufacturers have entered the mastclimber and hoist market. We take a look at them and also visit Sheffield’s £300 million West Bar project to see how the latest ‘battery energy storage systems’ can power the entire site including 40 mastclimbers, four hoists and two tower cranes.

Sustainability (PDF, 760.93 KB)
The construction industry is one of the main consumers of minerals and natural resources, apparently responsible for around 50 percent of the worldwide consumption of raw materials. Tighter regulations have forced contractors and equipment manufacturers to find new ways to reduce their impact on the environment and the world’s finite resources. We take a look at what’s happening.

GIS exhibition review (PDF, 944.11 KB)
The Italian lifting, heavy transport and marine handling exhibition GIS was held in early October and was by far and away the largest in its history with more than 400 exhibitors. Our review is mainly a photographic roundup covering new or unusual exhibits.

Interview with Steven Liu (PDF, 688.61 KB)
Steven Liu is the founder and co-owner of Sinoboom - one of Chin’s leading self-propelled aerial lift manufacturers. In rare interview he spoke with publisher Leigh Sparrow revealing details of his upbringing, career including what led to him to get into the access market and how he and his wife built one of the world’s leading aerial lift manufacturers in just 15 years.


Training (PDF, 664.9 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 289.8 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 434.45 KB)

CPA focus (PDF, 215.3 KB)

Books & models (PDF, 329.26 KB)
Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 324.35 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.85 MB)

Directory (PDF, 418.18 KB)