July/August 2002

Vol. 4, Issue 4


Comment (PDF, 241.22 KB)
More turmoil for the crane industry.

News (PDF, 577.35 KB)
Terex buys Demag; Geda's new factory; Fairview sets up FLG; Moleseye's online plant register; Hewden invests; Happy Birthday to Palfinger; Bid for Skyjack.

The Dawn of the Super Powers? (PDF, 533.32 KB)
This issue's industry focus takes a look at just what all the recent reshuffling in the crane industry means for buyers and users. Tim Whiteman sheds some light. He also speaks to Fil Filipov of Terex, which has just taken over Demag. Will his approach be as ruthless as usual?

Top 10 (PDF, 656.08 KB)
The invaluable annual survey to let you know who is investing, who has the most comprehensive fleet and, importantly, who you most want to do business with among the cream of the UK's crane and access hire firms.

Offshore On Track (PDF, 229.69 KB)
Sophie Morton reports on the 7th North Sea Offshore Cranes Conference in Aberdeen – serious issues and a generous helping of Scots hospitality. Meanwhile, Chris Dixon of Sparrows Offshore, who was one of the speakers, gives his advice about safety to Rosie Gordon.

Crawlers (PDF, 758.1 KB)
A glimpse at the crawler market shows that things might just be speeding up. Rosie Gordon talks to the experts.

Transformers (PDF, 548.44 KB)
Vehicle mounted access is enjoying a healthy market at the moment – and with the utility companies constantly finding more work for them, the trend looks set to continue. Rosie Gordon speaks to some very happy dealers.

A Whole Loader Legislation (PDF, 150.26 KB)
Peter Oram of the European crane standards committee offers advice to anyone worried about the impending loader crane regulations for interlocking stabilisers.

SED Review (PDF, 383.68 KB)
People came, they saw, they bought. Site Equipment Demonstration was a great show and exhibitors were, on the whole, delighted.

IPAF News (PDF, 83.71 KB)


Innovations (PDF, 203.41 KB)

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