Vertikal Days 2019 - pictorial review

The UK’s Vertikal Days returned to Donington Park last week and basked in two days of warm sunny weather attracting record numbers of visitors and exhibitors. Following just a month after Bauma in Germany meant that many of the latest exhibits already had their global launch but for those not travelling to Munich there were many ‘UK firsts’.

The number of machines on display ran to several hundred units, ranging from tower cranes and large truck mounts to ancillary products, services, electronics and software and everything in between. Here is a more comprehensive pictorial round-up of the show with a review in the next issue of Cranes & Access out mid June.

CPL showed the new 20 metre Klubb T20 truck mount

A Grove RT550E Rough Terrain in MMS livery

Rivertec showed this Kato CR200 Rf sold to Marsden Crane Services

Aerial and Handling Services showed the 26 metre Easylift RA26 spider lift

A Unimog mounted insulated Versalift boom and Demag AC130-5 in Sarens colours greeted visitors to the show

The Nifty HR12L attracted a lot of attention

An aerial shot just as the show opened on the second day

A Tracked Carriers Beaver 10.07 on the Kranlyft stand

The Kranlyft stand from a Klaas aluminium boomed crane

Straight from its world premier at Bauma - a UK first for the Valla 70R

An aerial shot looking towards the Catering Pavilion

An aerial shot towards the entrance with the Marketplace in the foreground

ATN's stand featured the Zebra 16 STAB articulated boom, Piaf 13RE mast boom and 23 metre Mygale spider lift

AJ Access Platform's boxing machine challenge was won by Joe Powers of Wilson Access Hire with a score of 924

AJ Access Platforms showed the 65ft Holland Lift HL-220 D25 with 1,000kg platform capacity, the 45ft Yamei 4655 scissor and a refurbished Genie Z30-20 boom

An Hitachi Sumitomo SCX 800A-3 crawler crane sold by NRC Crane Hire & Sales to Farans

Almac showed the new 33ft Jibbi 1250 Evo which can work on slopes up to 22 degrees

AJ Access Platforms showed and the 45ft Yamei 4655 scissor and the 65ft Holland Lift HL-220 D25 with 1,000kg platform capacity

A busy Niftylift stand with the company's third generation models and lithium ion battery powered HR12L

Many were interested in this tool bag with tethers to stop tools from falling from the platform

Barry Barnes [L] and son Chris of Mann Crane Hire celebrate the former's 76th birthday with a refurbished old friend, a Coles Hydra 120T

A 26 metre Bluelift Hybrid SA26.03 on the Snorkel stand

Bocker's stand included the new HL24 tracked hoist

City Lifting launched the Artic City Lifter CL25 with a capacity of 2,500kg and with short jibs of six, eight and 10 metres making it ideal to work on the front of city centre projects

The show was the largest to date

City Lifting displayed the new Artic Raptor 48- a fully reworked and improved Tornborgs Magni articulated crane - with an increased capacity

Comet showed this 46KV insulated 18 metre twin basket truck mounted platform

The JLG stand including the newly JLG branded Power Towers

The JCB scissor line-up

The all electric Manitou 200 ATJ e

The Rapid Platforms division of AFI purchased this Geda 1500Z/ZP from local dealer Mace

(L-R, Graham Osmond of AFI group, Jez Cox and Luke Mace of Geda dealer Mace, Danny Pulham and Paul Moss of Rapid Platforms

Cranes, planes and motorbikes…

Dinolift's Dino 280RXT

Donington racetrack is adjacent to the show

Dutch sales and rental company Fontexx with the Eastman slab electric slab scissors and mast type lifts

Approaching the Vertikal Days entrance

Visitors rapidly made their way into the show

Ellis Crane Hire had its new 90 tonne Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 at the show

Visitor registration

The Vertikal Days entrance

FLG Services’ stand featured a wide range of lifting and safety equipment

Donington Park racetrack was just to the side of the show

Falcon Tower Crane Services displayed one of its Jaso cranes outside the entrance

Foster Cranes showed the two, three and four tonne Hoeflon tracked spider cranes as well as a small tracked carrier

Fresh from Bauma the 100 tonne Kato KA-1000RX

The 14.5 tonne BG Lift CWE 525 sold to County Lifting

The 150 tonne Kobelco CKE1350 G-2 was sold to GH Johnson

The 20.5 metre Socage 21DJ

The 20 metre Multitel HX 200 EX

The GMG 60ft 6094RT scissor is its biggest to date

GGR launched this 10 tonne Sunward SWTC10 telescopic crawler crane and added one to its fleet

Genie showed its new 13ft GS-1330m electric micro scissor

GMG launched its 6094RT Ultra Deck scissor, the Overhead Warning System, extended warranties and iPower 2.0 control system

GSR had several truck mounts including the new 22 metre articulated B220PXE with end mounted platform and reported its best show ever

Hinowa had its new 26 metre LL26.14 Bi-Energy spider lift

Heading towards the Catering Pavilion

Hinowa's 32.5 metre LL33.17 has a 230kg capacity

Hird showed this Ergo handler designed to move outrigger pads more easily

IPAF's Andy Access showing his strength on AJ Access Platforms' 'old school' boxing machine

Iteco IM 5980MC scissor with side deck extension

IPAF's 2019 safety campaign focuses on the increase in accidents while operating alongside roads

Ifor Williams showed several light trailers

Moving the equipment into position before the show started

JLG showed its latest technology including this smart phone controlled scissor lift

Martin Harvey [R] of London Tower Cranes with Peter Hird of Blokcam and the 150th system purchased by the company

JCB's electric 30-19E teletruck

JT Cranes launched its nine tonne CC90 tracked carrier

JMG sold County Lifting this 35 tonne MC350 pick and carry crane with jib, winch, 16 tonne forks, radio remote and front stabilisers which give an additional 30 percent lift capacity

Kato showed a five tonne searcher hook

On board the Klaas 1003 aluminium truck crane with Donington race track in the background

Liebherr showed off its 3.2 tonne-6.9 metre T 32-7s telehandler

LGMG and Snorkel scissors

LGMG’s 14 metre A14J articulated boom

Liebherr's new 650 tonne LTM 1650 arrived straight from Bauma

A busy Catering Pavilion serving lunch

Maeda MC285-3

Magni RTH 6.46 SH - the world’s biggest with 46 metres lift height

Magni RTH 8.25 SH which can handle 5.3 tonnes at its maximum 25 metre forward reach

Many tried the IPAF VR simulator

Montarent celebrated the appointment of Ladybird Crane Hire as its UK distributor, and the sale of its first crane in Ireland made at the show

Martin Harvey (L
managing director and Paddy Donaghy sales director of LTC London Tower Cranes with Juan Ballester (centre) sales director of Saez Tower Cranes with the 60th of a 70 unit tower crane order)
Multitel MT204 Hybrid with 10.9 metres outreach and 300kg capacity

Palfinger's 37 metre P370 KSE hybrid

Palfinger P130A pick up on the CPL stand

Nagano's 20 metre articulated tracked boom - the 20Tuj - the first CE unit arrives next month

Palfinger P220BK

The new 100 tonne Liebherr LTR 1100 telescopic crawler with Stage V diesel sold to King Lifting

Pam Penny and Leigh Sparrow of Vertikal Days making a presentation to IPAF's Jean Harrison to mark her retirement from the industry (centre
Part of the APS and IPS stand

Planes using East Midlands Airport were never too far away

Platform Basket's new 20.95 has a working height of 19.4 metres, 9.5 metres outreach and 250kg capacity

Part of the Mantall stand with the 10 metre IMP100J mast boom in the foreground

Ruthmann’s 20 metre Ecoline RS 200

School children attending the My Future My Choice workshops also had the opportunity to drive this Liebherr AT crane

SafetyLiftinGear showed a variety of lifting equipment, materials handling, load restraint, height safety and confined space products

SAEClimber showed a hoist and mastclimber

Ruthmann's 28.5 metre TU285 City Steighter on a 7.5 tonne chassis

School children enjoying themselves at the My Future My Choice workshops

Simon Marnock of Kranlyft operating the 52 metre Klaas 1003 aluminium truck crane

Serf Zengin, managing director of the Scotland's ZLG group which includes Euro Mechanical Handling, the distributor of ELS booms, scissors and telehandlers

Skyjack showed its new 53ft SJ9253RT scissor, the revamped 40ft SJ4740 electric scissor and a host of new technology and telematics

Shawtrack Services showed several bespoke designed and built beavertail bodies

Skyjack's all new 53ft SJ9253RT scissor

The Skyline Arcomet stand with the AC 50 Eco

Socage showed this 20 metre 20D truck mount

Skyking had a range of Palfinger truck mounts including the electric 37 metre P370KSE

Skyline Arcomet ordered five Potain MRH 125 hydraulic luffers to add to its UK rental fleet

Southern Cranes had its GMK5250L on the Grove stand and said it was looking to add another AT to its fleet

Teupen spider lift on the Alfa Access Services stand

Taking a closer look at the latest Genie Xtra Capacity telescopic boom

Teupen Leo 21 GT

The Sterling group displayed a range of trailers and truck bodies

The 19 metre Leguan 190

The Airo X16EW with the new Airo A17JE boom in the background on the Aerial and Handling Services stand

An Alimak Scando 650 XL construction hoist shown with a Unic spider crane

The Bronto S47XR was one of three Bronto truck mounts

The Bocker Construction Lift Junior and the AK52 aluminium truck crane sold to Berry Cranes

The bi-levelling Winlet 1000 from Hird can either be a glazing robot or crane

The Bronto Skylift stand

The Cela DT40 on the Alfa Access Services stand

The Dingli stand

The Euro Mechanical Handling stand - the distributor for ELS equipment

The Genie Fall Arrest Bar

The inspHire stand in the Marketplace

The Genie stand

The Alimak MC 450 mastclimber sold to Lyndon SGB

The impressive Alimak stand took three days to build

The iRaptor Driver Rescue System from Vertical Transportation, part of City Lifting

The Klaas K1003 aluminium truck mount on the Kranlyft stand

The London Tower Cranes stand

The Marketplace was constantly busy

The new 27 metre Multitel MTE 270 with 16 metres of outreach and 300kg capacity

The new 25 metre Multitel MZ 250 on a 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily chassis

The Nolim stand with outrigger pads, road mats and stowage boxes

The Starshade adjacent to the Catering Pavilion was an ideal place to have a drink, a chat or keep out of the sun

This is the second Maeda MC815 sold to Lift Mini Cranes

The restyled Galizia GK20 pedestrian crane

Thijs Korte (L
and Wesley Wittstock of Pfeiffer Heavy Machinery with the 20 metre Nagano 20ATuj)
A Geda Multilift P22

Versalift launched its new 16.7 metre VTM170-F on an Iveco Daily chassis

Uperio - the new name for Arcomet and Matebat going forward

Universal Cranes Mats had an impressive display

The APS team with founder Jim Daintith - centre - at what is likely to be his last Vertikal Days before retiring this summer

Loading a 10 tonne Unic spider crane during Thursday evening's breakdown


Great pics

24 May 2019
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