March 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 2

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 5.45 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 329.78 KB)

News (PDF, 668.57 KB)
New owner for Teupen, Skyjack innovates, Port Services invests, Fork Rent acquires Swift Plant, Manitou's Braud honoured, Bravi UK formed, Carrington is King, Bus driver case dropped, Instant drops Tallescope, Boom lift fatality, Spalding calls it a day, Aichi keeps it in Japan, Emerson joins Juwel, Morgen Est orders Sennebogen, Modulift goes stateside, King takes Ace.

Scissor Lifts (PDF, 657.61 KB)
The self propelled scissor lift has become 'part of the furniture' on construction sites, as contractors increasingly appreciate their productivity benefits and improved safety. Here we take a look at the latest developments as well as previewing Japans leading aerial lift producer Aichi which has finally unveiled its 'global' Mini scissor lift family.

Last minute Conexpo (PDF, 343.62 KB)
We take a final look at the events to look out for at Conexpo 2008 as well as additional product information, news of late entries and exhibits not to miss.

Spider Cranes (PDF, 768.63 KB)
The popularity of spider cranes over the last few years has grown considerably – so much so that it now has its own definable sector. Cranes & Access looks at this increasingly useful lifting tool, written off by many traditional crane users as a 'toy' when it first appeared.

ARA rental show (PDF, 258.31 KB)
The second of three shows in Las Vegas this quarter – the ARA was thought by many exhibitors to be 'a bit on the slow side'. Here we bring you the highlights.

Face to face: Neil Partridge (PDF, 248.8 KB)
The much publicised £255 million Management Buy-Out of Ainscough Crane Hire last October marked the start of the new era headed by managing director Neil Partridge. Mark Darwin talked exclusively to Neil about the past, present and future.

Generators (PDF, 51.21 KB)
The need for an independent electrical power source for power tools in the platform is growing, particularly on RT scissor lifts. We spoke to the UK's leading supplier of hydraulic generators, UK Generators, about the pro's and con's of the modern hydraulic generator for aerial lifts.


PASMA focus (PDF, 144.06 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 45.53 KB)

Online poll results (PDF, 88.4 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 56.87 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 183.69 KB)

Training (PDF, 139.16 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 60.46 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 29.89 KB)

What's on / Recruitment ads / On-Line directory / Marketplace (PDF, 1.63 MB)