17.05.2018

Vertikal Days pictorial review

Vertikal Days 2018 is over and was the largest so far in terms of exhibitors and visitor numbers. The weather was once again very kind and the feedback so far is that the new site at Donington Park was a hit. Here is a pictorial review of the show but these will be added to over the next couple of days.
The wide aisles made for an open feel to the event

Crane Hire Solutions purchased the first new five tonne Klaas 900 RSX from UK dealer Kranlyft

First time exhibitor Certas Energy had a highly successful show, and displayed a fuel storage tank on its stand

JT Cranes sold its first JF545 articulated crawler crane in UK to Lifting System

A Paus PTK 31 trailer crane

The French corner with Manitou and ATN

A Potain Igo 50 with Gapo self-propelled, radio remote controlled unit

A very smart Bob Jones (L) and Trevor Jepson of City Lifting

A youngster playing with remote controlled models on the Liebherr stand

Adam Tucker of Mobile Platform Hire and Sharmin Akter of Total Solutions with an ex-Gerken owned 50 metre Teupen 50GT. A 50m Teupen GTX is to follow

AGD showed the new 55 tonne Marchetti CW55.40 telescopic crawler crane as well as the new wheeled version of the 16 tonne Sennebogen 613E

Ainscough's LTM 1450-8.1 on the Liebherr stand

Snorkel launched the new Snorkel Guard

The cab of Spiering's new City Boy self-erecting tower crane

A busy CW Plant - the company's first time at Vertikal Days

Among the units on the Airo stand was this X16 EW scissor

The Wednesday night Networking party was attended by around 850, including many VIPs

Paus construction hoists on the Crane & Hoist stand attracted a great deal of attention

Bill Ellis of Ellis Crane Hire with his 'pet' ferret entertaining the visitors

Bronto showed its 70 metre S 70 XR and the 90 metre S 90 XR

A Grove RT540 E RT crane

Crowland Cranes had enormous success selling about 30 units of the Rim Wizzard wheel removal tool

Demonstrating theAlmac Bibi 1090

Dingli highlighted its 11.2 metre mast boom as well as a good selection of scissor lifts

Dutch manufacturer Montarent showed its M21-4WDS wheeled self-erecting crane, this unit sold in the USA

Faraone demonstrated its increasingly popular Elevah range of lifts as it looked for a UK distributor or dealers

Visitor numbers were up again this year - the first time at Donington Park

The highlight of the Niftylift stand was the new lower weight HR12L with lithium ion battery power

GMG had planned to unveil several new models, but shipping delays prevented it, so it displayed a few 'loaned back' scissor lifts, but still landed a major deal at the event

Gordon Leicester demonstrated several of his outrigger mat innovations including this specifically shaped magnetic outrigger pad

Ground-Guards launched the XTremeMat - a tough HDPE plastic layer with hard foam inner core for strength and buoyancy

Hoeflon mini spider cranes and Iteco scissors

Imer had its own stand now that it is no longer being distributed by CPL and showed the new Iteco IM 13180 E electric RT scissor

IPAF invited visitors to try out its virtual reality access simulator - amazing!

Isoli truck mounted platforms on the Skyking stand - its new UK dealer

JCB highlighted its new lithium battery pack for its slab scissor lifts

All aisles led to the Catering Pavilion

The barbecue was a popular dining option

Julien Bourrellis of Klubb on the CPL stand

Leo Spierings with his new SK487-AT3 City Boy plug in hybrid drive

Liebherr organised the My Future My Choice event for local school children

Local school children on the My Future My Choice event to show possibilities of a career in engineering

Local school children getting to grips with an engineering task

Mac Trucks exhibited this Fassi F820 on a Scania tractor unit

Mangi's heavy duty 10 tonne, 10 metre HTH 10.10

Marco Govoni, sales director of CTE (L) with Graeme Hill of CTE UK

Martin Cheese of Power Towers has recently been promoted to International sales manager

The GB Access/A-Plant stand with prominent hoist

Alimak Hek had a very successful show

Masakazu Usami, the recently appointed managing director of Kobelco Cranes

Multitel's 20.1 metre MJ201 has 12.6 metres outreach and new anti entrapment option

One of several 30m, 400kg capacity Multitel SMX 300 HD spider lifts going to Nationwide Platforms

Part of the busy Marketplace

Part of the Genie stand

Part of the Klubb van mounted exhibits on the CPL stand

Part of the large GGR stand

The Ruthmann 90 metre sold to Felbermayer

School children participating in the My Future My Choice event had the opportunity to operate this Liebherr AT

Alimak Hek mastclimber

Versalift sold the first VTX-240 in the UK to SPV Group - (L-R) Howard Evans of SPV Group, Chris Wrenn of Versalift, Rocco Whatley and Kate Whatley of SPV Group

An Alimak Hoist sold to PHD

The Marketplace Pavilion & Cafe was busy both days

The extra large Catering Pavilion

There were plenty of visitors from around the world

Friday afternoon Vertikal Days is all gone, with the last two machines heading out

The Vertikal Days onsite team

Comments

Jim Warburton
Great show with all the latest innovative equipment on display as usual but who planned Vertikal days under a flight path? Perhaps call it Horizontal days next year if its at the same venue!!!!

22 May 2018

Gary Brady
Thanks to Leigh and all of the team for your amazing efforts and for producing such a great showcase for our industry.

20 May 2018
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