July/August 2021 – Vol. 23, Issue 4
Loader cranes (PDF, 1.2 MB)
With the development and spread of knuckleboom loader cranes continuing at a relentless rate, Will North reviews some key innovations before examining how these adaptable cranes are increasingly being used to great effect within the arborist sector.
June 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 4
Articulated loader cranes (PDF, 1.32 MB)
In all the years we have covered the loader crane market, we have never profiled Dutch company Hyva. We remedy that in this issue and find it something of a dark horse with global sales putting it among the top four producers. Transport specialist Mark Carrington takes a look at the pros and cons of mounting loader cranes on articulated trucks.
June 2019 – Vol. 21, Issue 4
Loader cranes (PDF, 817.55 KB)
For many years the market leaders in the articulated loader crane market - Palfinger, Hiab and Fassi - have remained unchallenged although it has not all been plain sailing. When it comes to the larger articulated cranes however, a number of manufacturers from Turkey have developed a speciality for very large knuckle boom crane models that bear little relationship to the everyday loader crane.