Vol. 3, Issue 4
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News (PDF, 985.88 KB)
UpRight goes direct; Terex goes direct; Grove/Skyjack split; Free slingers; No change to Atlas; Holland Lift "Business as Usual"; Haulotte on the up; NCK – the end; Hek+Alimak=Intervect; JLG's European factory; New SED dates.
C&A Top 10 (PDF, 329.39 KB)
Who owns the biggest hire fleets in the British Isles? Does it matter? Tim Whiteman looks at how we can compare the fleets and reveals the companies at the top of our annual listing.
Crawler Cranes (PDF, 526.77 KB)
Something is stirring in the crawler crane market. People are building, and buying, new cranes. Especially active is the 250 tonne market which has seen a number of new launches. Cranes & Access reports.
Truck Mounted Platforms (PDF, 873.67 KB)
If any of your staff have just passed their driving test, they are limited to 3.5 tonnes (not 7.5 tonnes as was previously the case). We look at how this is changing the truck mount market and report on the specialist underbridge inspection market.
The Rise of Ehingen (PDF, 505.1 KB)
The most modern crane factory in the world is now in Ehingen, Germany, where Liebherr has just opened its latest production hall. This gives a theoretical maximum capacity of 1400 mobile cranes a year. Cranes & Access reports from the production line.
Site Report (PDF, 584.82 KB)
The cranes are coming off the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project at the Medway crossing in Rochester. Cranes & Access reports from a prestige project.