Vol. 16, Issue 6
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News (PDF, 1.05 MB)
Atlas to close Delmenhorst, More than 1,000 Skyjacks for Speedy, Sennebogen to launch 100 tonne telescopic crawler, Manitex acquires PM/Oil&Steel, Dingli appoints new UK dealer, New Caterpillar telehandlers, Kardon takes first JLG 1850SJ, Werner acquires Youngman, Terex Utilities launches tree trimmers, 20,000th telehandler from Bobcat, Potain ships 5,000th Chinese tower crane, Low headroom mobile Palfinger, MBO at Access Hire Nationwide, Cohet takes over at Arcomet, Sany infringed Manitowoc patent, Fassi to launch HD loader crane and financials round-up.
Top 30 rental companies (PDF, 1.36 MB)
In the 12 months since our last survey of the UK and Ireland crane, access and telehandler rental comapnies, business has continued to improve. Most companies are now feeling positive enough to step up the renewal and updating of their fleets, while many have started to expand. See how the top companies have fared in the Cranes & Access 2014 rental survey.
Spider cranes (PDF, 985.9 KB)
Has the spider crane finally broken through into the mainstream European crane market? Cranes & Access takes a look at the market and tries to answer the question.
Arborists (PDF, 977.98 KB)
The use of access equipment for tree work has increased significantly since the European Work at height regulations began to be enforced. We speak with Watmoughs Forestry to get an arborists view of whether platforms are quicker and safer than climbing, and we look at the potential problems when using cranes for tree work.
Special vehicle mounted platforms (PDF, 473.12 KB)
The truck mounted platform is almost certainly the oldest type of powered access equipment dating back to the 1920s. But for as long as they have existed there have been owners and operators looking for special machines, leading to some companies building modified units or even creating unique one-off machines. We take a look at a few suppliers and some of the more unusual products.
Dinolift celebrates 40 years (PDF, 280.79 KB)
We report from Finland on Dinolift’s 40th anniversary celebrations, with a brief look at its long history and principles.