May 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 4

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Contents / Comment (PDF, 393.11 KB)

News (PDF, 691.7 KB)
Tower crane safety forum reports, Maxim acquired, Tanfield to supply Manitou with platforms, new 150 tonne taxi crane from Liebherr, Terex buys into the underbridge market, Skyjack completes Volvo/Ingersoll Rand deal, AFI opens in Romania, Everest windows fined £22,000, Russon and Manitou part company, World's largest crane christened, Fraud charges filed against Milne, Bobcat opens UK store, First quarter results round up, HUNE goes international.

Telehandlers (PDF, 695.64 KB)
The growth of telehandlers has continued to gather pace. Compact models are now more prevalent and gaining in popularity, several new manufacturers have entered the market and products are being further refined. We particularly take a close look at the compact machines.

Van mounts (PDF, 596.68 KB)
After rather a flat year or two, van mounted platform sales appear to have bounced right back as new trades discover the benefits of having a dedicated aerial lift on board. Here we review the most recent product additions and developments.

Trailers cranes (PDF, 386.69 KB)
Trailer cranes are just starting to be seen on UK construction sites. But can crane rental companies and end users see past the image of a simple, cost-effective machine? We look at the benefits of using these lightweight lifting tools and highlight the products available.

JCHI to access Europe (PDF, 189.45 KB)
Chinese manufacturer Beijing JingCheng Heavy Industry (JCHI) is in the final stages of launching its range of access platforms in Europe. The company – an IPAF member – attended the recent IPAF Summit meeting where Cranes & Access talked to vice technical director Bai Ri about the company and its plans for the future.

SED Stop Press (PDF, 188.37 KB)
A quick round-up of the late entries and highlights from manufacturers attending the show at Rockingham.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 188.37 KB)
Vertikal Days – the event for the lifting industry at Haydock Park – is shaping up to be a major event in the UK calendar. Here we take a preliminary look at what will be on show so make sure you register soon.

Keeping up with demand (PDF, 150.68 KB)
Christoph Kleiner took over from Hans-Georg Frey as managing director of sales and marketing for Liebherr Ehingen late last year. Cranes&Access' Alexander Ochs travelled to Ehingen to meet and talk to the four man senior management team and see the new facility currently under construction.

IPAF Summit (PDF, 663.78 KB)
This year the IPAF Annual General Meeting and Summit coincided with the Federation's 25th anniversary, a milestone celebrated by the reception and dinner. In a five page special, we provide a tongue-in-cheek taste of the day's events which attracted a record attendance.

Bike build-off (PDF, 226.97 KB)
As well as the usual array of new cranes, access and telehandler equipment at the recent Conexpo show in Las Vegas, several manufacturers were using custom bikes to attract visitors to their stands. Mark Darwin, a Harley fan marvels at two of the best.


Innovations (PDF, 139.92 KB)

PASMA focus (PDF, 165.67 KB)

ALMI focus (PDF, 195.21 KB)

Training (PDF, 191.92 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 171.21 KB)

Ladder Association (PDF, 81.46 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 60.96 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 29.83 KB)

What's on / Recruitment ads / On-Line directory / Marketplace (PDF, 1.66 MB)