February/March 2024

Vol. 26, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 8.7 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 479.76 KB)

News (PDF, 880.92 KB)
Haulotte’s new 46ft ‘E’ boom, Tadano to rationalise German facilities, Teupen launches 27m spider lift, Manitou’s new scissor lifts, Genie updates TraX boom lift, New Terex 150t/m flat top, Boels acquires Riwal, Another new Potain luffer, Jekko’s smallest JF, New ToughLift material lift range, New Skyjack micro scissors, 65ft telescopic boom from JCB, New Mecaplus self-levelling scissor, New Faymonville wind tower transporter, Dica levelling mat, UK crane movement embargoes and financials round-up…

Boom lifts (PDF, 1.13 MB)
Perhaps the biggest change to the self-propelled boom lift market in recent years is the rapid increase in the number of manufacturers with a growing volume of lifts built in China. We review the latest developments as well as looking into boom lift safety and accident statistics - particularly overturns and being thrown from the platform.

Rough terrain cranes (PDF, 735.34 KB)
Historically, the fortunes of the Rough Terrain crane market are said to follow the average price of a barrel of oil which may account for many of the new RT cranes being launched onto the market over the past year or so. We take a look at the latest products.

Heavy and alternative lifting (PDF, 991.52 KB)
UK based Durham Lifting offers a wide range of lifting and testing services. Editor Mark Darwin interviews managing director Amanda Gardiner about its history, recent developments and plans for the future. We also highlight a range of big lift projects from around the world.

Batteries and energy storage systems (PDF, 615.72 KB)
A battery is a container that stores energy until it is needed. We take a look at the latest developments from the traditional batteries to the growing market for large solar/hydrogen powered hybrid and full electric power packs capable of powering large construction sites.

ARA show review (PDF, 1 MB)
Publisher Leigh Sparrow attended last month’s American Rental Association ARA Show in New Orleans. Here is his show review which includes a number of new products.


CPA focus (PDF, 211.99 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 240.5 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 297.81 KB)

Training (PDF, 220.43 KB)

Books & models (PDF, 347.65 KB)
Autovictor LTM 1750-9.1

Letters and obituaries (PDF, 775.05 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.92 MB)

Online directory (PDF, 425.31 KB)