January / February 2008

Vol. 10, Issue 1

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.8 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 308.62 KB)

News (PDF, 607.77 KB)
New image at Lavendon, New president for Terex Cranes, Israel Celli to leave JLG,Terex cranes buys in India, New lifts from Aichi, Terex Demag to supply 65 cranes to UK army, JLG launches new telehandler and builds telehandler network, Hewden orders telehandlers, Terex starts UK lift production, Record results for Liebherr, Haulotte announces radical new boom, European expansion for Skyjack, Loadwise launches new wireless range Niftylift expands in S.Africa

Review of 2007 (PDF, 622.91 KB)
We take a look back at the lifting industry and general news and events of 2007. Although the year seemed to zip by in no time it is amazing how much happened.

Spider Lifts (PDF, 747.1 KB)
It has been almost two years since we last took an in-depth look at compact tracked 'spider lifts'. With their popularity growing month by month and the range of products on the market ballooning we attempt to sort the wheat from the chaff. Mark Darwin visits Lucy Ashburner of Higher Access, a relative newcomer to access rental who is specialising in spider lift rental and has some refreshing views.

Tower Crane Trends (PDF, 331.54 KB)
We look at some of the general trends affecting the rapidly growing tower crane market in the UK and Ireland. Including regulation, self erectors versus compact city cranes.

Raising Las Vegas (PDF, 816.54 KB)
Our main guide to the City of Las Vegas, host to this year's ARA-Rental show and Conexpo. We highlight the main new products that are scheduled for launch at this year's big show and provide a full lifting equipment exhibitor guide.

Batteries (PDF, 196.13 KB)
We take our annual look at batteries for lifting equipment and discuss potential developments for the future.

Crane Refurbishment (PDF, 152.93 KB)
What began as a look at crane refurbishment has become a history of Jones Cranes and Iron Fairy. Mark Darwin talks to Southdown Engineering about the past present and future.


PASMA focus (PDF, 151.95 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 47.9 KB)

IPAF focus (PDF, 168.04 KB)

ALLMI focus (PDF, 132.85 KB)

Training (PDF, 129.11 KB)

Books & Models (PDF, 130.49 KB)

Your letters (PDF, 101.27 KB)

What's on / Recruitment ads / On-Line directory / Marketplace (PDF, 3.38 MB)