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New location for Able

New location for Able

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

US rental company Able Equipment of Long Island, New York has opened a third location in the Philadelphia area READ MORE »

United triples profits

United triples profits

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based United Rentals has reported a seven percent rise in first quarter revenues READ MORE »

Terex launches its biggest luffer

Terex launches its biggest luffer

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Terex recently unveiled its largest luffing tower crane to date - the 1,600 tonne/metre CTL 1600-66. READ MORE »

Strong start for Lavendon

Strong start for Lavendon

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Powered access group Lavendon has reported a strong first quarter with rental rates up 8 percent READ MORE »

Wireco acquires Endenburg

Wireco acquires Endenburg

April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wire rope specialist WireCo has acquired the assets of Dutch wire rope, chain and lifting gear distributor Endenburg READ MORE »

Utah boom buckle

Utah boom buckle

April 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

The boom of an All Terrain crane buckled while lifting a cooler onto an building in Provo, Utah yesterday READ MORE »

Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia

Fatal tower crane collapse in Malaysia

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

A tower crane operator died when his crane collapsed on a high rise site near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday READ MORE »

Mel Sachett 1946 -2014

April 16, 2014 | Comments (2)

We can now confirm the sudden death of life long crane man Mel Sachett, of Technical Lifting Solutions in the UK READ MORE »

Crane operator fined

Crane operator fined

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The operator of the crane that overturned injuring 16 people in Germany last June has been fined. READ MORE »

Mid rail perch

Mid rail perch

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in the UK two men using a boom lift for demolition work, with little thought to safe use. READ MORE »

New president for Hiab

New president for Hiab

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Roland Sundén, 61, has been appointed president of Hiab, effective from the start of May. READ MORE »

This is the way to Amarillo

This is the way to Amarillo

April 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Amarillo, Texas based Panhandle Steel Erectors has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Tadano ATF 130G-5 READ MORE »

JLG ships first 1850SJs

JLG ships first 1850SJs

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

The first production units of JLG’s new 185ft 1850SJ boom lift have left the company’s facility READ MORE »

Another acquisition for Cramo

Another acquisition for Cramo

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cramo has acquired C/S RaumCenter a German accommodation container rental company READ MORE »

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

LTM 1750-9.1 for Moh Seng

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Singapore-based Moh Seng Cranes has taken delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane in South East Asia. READ MORE »

New access entrant?

New access entrant?

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new company has been registered in the UK - Summit Platforms, with Grant Woodward as sole director READ MORE »

10 Manitowocs for ALL

10 Manitowocs for ALL

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

ALL Erection & Crane Rental has purchased 10 of Manitowoc’s new MLC300 crawler cranes with VPC technology READ MORE »

Four ZEDs for Schöttker

Four ZEDs for Schöttker

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

German access rental company Schöttker has taken delivery of four CTE ZED 20.2 HV truck mounted aerial lifts READ MORE »

Sarens appoints communication manager

Sarens appoints communication manager

April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy lifting and transportation company Sarens has appointed An Steylemans as group communication manager READ MORE »

Haulotte up 16%

Haulotte up 16%

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Haulotte has announced first quarter revenues up 16 percent compared to 2013 at €89.3 million READ MORE »

Boom overturn in Germany

Boom overturn in Germany

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A boom lift fell onto a home in Vechta, Germany on Saturday throwing a man from the platform READ MORE »

New Atlanta rep for Spider

New Atlanta rep for Spider

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

US based Spider suspended platforms has appointed Greg Parker as district sales representative in Atlanta. READ MORE »

Vertikal Days just a month away

Vertikal Days just a month away

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are just one month away from this year’s Vertikal Days event and it looks set to be a great show READ MORE »

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

MBO at Scholpp Crane & Transport

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Martin Scholpp has acquired the German crane and transport division of the Scholpp Group. READ MORE »

Ramirent loses Danish MD

Ramirent loses Danish MD

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Erik Høi, senior vice president of Ramirent Denmark has decided to leave the company by mutual agreement READ MORE »

Titan to restructure after profit slump

Titan to restructure after profit slump

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

US equipment distributor Titan Machinery has published 2014 results and announced closures and layoffs READ MORE »

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

Tadanos for ThermaPrime

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philippines based geothermal drilling company ThermaPrime has taken delivery of eight new Tadano cranes READ MORE »

Top 100 for profit growth

Top 100 for profit growth

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

JCB and two rental companies were listed in yesterday’s Sunday Times Profit Track 100 listing READ MORE »

Fatal boom truck overturn

Fatal boom truck overturn

April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Two men died on Saturday when a boom truck with platform overturned in Bourne, Massachusetts READ MORE »

A helping hand

A helping hand

April 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Naples, Italy a man cleaning the outside of his apartment windows, some 10 to 12 metres up. READ MORE »

Malina takes 5800

Malina takes 5800

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Malina Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first Terex Explorer 5800 All Terrain in the Czech Republic READ MORE »

A funny thought for Friday

A funny thought for Friday

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Its Friday and we thought that the following story was very funny, and yet carries a message READ MORE »

Babcock expands crane fleet

Babcock expands crane fleet

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Babcock South Africa has added nine new Tadano cranes to its rental fleet which now totals 170 units READ MORE »

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

Mobile harbour crane to Oz

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Australian based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has ordered a Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane. READ MORE »

Tagattach appoints in Canada

Tagattach appoints in Canada

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based tag line manufacturer Tagattach has appointed Brasco Safety of Alberta, as its distributor for Canada. READ MORE »

Kosran seeks investor

Kosran seeks investor

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Irish security system developer Kosran is seeking an investor for its new access control technology READ MORE »

A Brighton Prayer

A Brighton Prayer

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

Spotted in Brighton, UK yesterday two men working on a narrow ledge three metres above concrete steps READ MORE »

Cramo acquires compact earth moving specialist

Cramo acquires compact earth moving specialist

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cramo has acquired Finnish compact earthmoving rental company OptiRent for an undisclosed sum READ MORE »

Tadano delivers Hewden ATs

Tadano delivers Hewden ATs

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK based Hewden has started taking delivery of 14 Tadano All Terrain cranes in a deal worth £9 million READ MORE »

Kran & Bühne online

Kran & Bühne online

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The latest issue of our German magazine Kran & Bühne is now online and available to read or download. READ MORE »

ALE acquires ECR Group

ALE acquires ECR Group

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has acquired the Australian ECR Group. READ MORE »

H.A.B enters administration

H.A.B enters administration

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

German scissor and lift manufacturer H.A.B. appointed an insolvency administrator yesterday. READ MORE »

Konecranes upside down RTG

Konecranes upside down RTG

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Finnish lifting equipment specialist Konecranes has launched a new rubber-tyred gantry crane, the Boxhunter. READ MORE »

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

Tadano acquires Cranes UK

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tadano has completed the purchase of its UK distributor Cranes UK and changed the name to Tadano UK READ MORE »

Van mount in the road

Van mount in the road

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

A reader in the UK spotted a van mounted van working over traffic from the centre of a busy road this week READ MORE »

Russ Guthery  1940 - 2014

Russ Guthery 1940 - 2014

April 10, 2014 | Comments (1)

Aerial lift veteran Russ Guthery - Mark Industries, Weber (Bandit scissors) and Condor/Calaver - has died READ MORE »

60 MacGregor cranes

60 MacGregor cranes

April 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

MacGregor has received orders for 60 bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards READ MORE »

Ainscough appoints sales director

Ainscough appoints sales director

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

UK’s largest crane rental company Ainscough has appointed Leigh Webb as its new sales director READ MORE »

Appleton joins Horizon

Appleton joins Horizon

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ramirent director Kevin Appleton, ex-CEO of Lavendon, has joined UK based Horizon Platforms as chairman READ MORE »

Igo for Stephenson

Igo for Stephenson

April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

US crane company Stephenson has ordered a Potain Igo T130 self-erecting tower crane for its rental fleet READ MORE »

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Editorial

Time we sang from the same hymn sheet

Leigh W Sparrow, Publisher

A recent incident, in which a man was dragged to his death by his harness and lanyard, highlights significant policy variations within the crane and access industries on the issue of when and when not to use a harness

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