Vol. 21, Issue 8
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News (PDF, 1.03 MB)
Sinoboom’s new 153ft articulated boom, XCMG 88000’s first overseas lift, Liebherr uprates LTM 1750-9.1, Ahern - Tanfield dispute goes legal, Manitou launch four more ANSI booms, Jekko unveils new SPX1280, Skyking closes down, Boels bids for Cramo, New IPAF CEO, New 16m telescopic Movex, Manitex splits PM and Oil&Steel, Magni appoints Kranlyft UK, Snorkel begins production of lithium Speed Levels, Manitous for Ardent, New Helix fall arrest crane, Manitou acquires UK dealer and financials round-up...
Alternative lifting and heavy transport (PDF, 1.59 MB)
Despite the increasing capacity of All Terrain, crawler and customer-built mega lift cranes, they cannot come close to raising some of the massive loads that need to be lifted and transported. This month we take a look at some of the alternative lifting and moving solutions from around the world.
Spider lifts (PDF, 1.19 MB)
As each year passes, the spider lift becomes a more established concept and mainstream product for working at height. For some it has become the go-to product. The past few years has seen more manufacturers expand their ranges to include larger models most recently in the 30 to 35 metre range. We review the market and latest developments.
Access and lifting for arborists (PDF, 779.27 KB)
Working with trees is probably one of most dangerous occupations in the world, combining a lethal mixture of working at height, powerful cutting equipment and the unknown nature of individual trees. An increasing number of arborists are using aerial work platforms and mobile cranes to carry out tree work - we take a look as some of the reasons and some of the equipment.
Technology and remote controls (PDF, 586.95 KB)
Until recently, if you raised the subject of remote controls in relation to lifting equipment, most would be quite clear about what you meant. However, this is beginning to change as we enter the world of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), a technological change that is quietly slipping into the control systems of cranes, aerial work platforms and telehandlers.
Jens Ennen interview (PDF, 399.24 KB)
At the beginning of August Tadano completed its $215 million acquisition of the Demag mobile crane business from Terex. The new subsidiary is managed by chief executive Jens Ennen, who joined Tadano earlier this year after 25 years with Grove. Cranes & Access talked to Ennen about the new company and its plans going forward.
A look at Klaas (PDF, 435.69 KB)
Earlier this month German aluminium crane company Klaas held two open days at its headquarters in Ascheberg, Westphalia, Northwest Germany, for customers and dealers along with its 320 employees and their families. Cranes & Access editor Mark Darwin chatted with chief executive George Küter about the company and its products.
Books and Models (PDF, 211.72 KB)
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