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A truck mounted crane overturned in Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA, on Friday, after removing a tree
Italian truck mount and spider lift manufacturer CTE has launched its latest Traccess spider lift, the 27 metre 270.
UK rental company Star Platforms has appointed Giuseppe ‘Pep’ Ventrella as technical director
German rental company Roggermaier has taken delivery of 10 Multitel truck mounted platforms
French rental company Autaa has taken a 55t Demag AC 55-3 and a 70t Tadano ATF 70-G4 crane
Sunbelt has acquired Ross Equipment in Arizona, American Aerial Equipment, in Massachusetts, and DC Rentals in Connecticut
UK rental company United Powered Access (UPA) has added a further 19 LGMG scissor lifts
Scotland’s Bernard Hunter has taken delivery of a flagship 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane
Argentinian heavy lift company Coamtra-Symco has taken three four and five axle Liebherr All Terrain cranes
Dingli has launched two new narrow aisle electric scissor lifts, the 86ft JCPT2814DC and 99ft JCPT3214DC
Former Height for Hire manager Ross O’Neill has set up a new rental company in Ireland – Munster Platforms
We have now concluded the rigging and load handling quiz that was put together by ITI
International replacement parts/rental group TVH, has acquired the Battery Supplies of Deerlijk, Belgium
Long term crane man Richard Breedon has retired from Ainscough Crane Hire after 45 years.
Jekko has launched a lithium battery powered version of its eight tonne SPX1280 spider crane
IPAF is to publish its latest Global Safety Report and accident statistics in an online seminar presentation next week
Former Height for Hire manager Ross O’Neill has set up a new rental company in Ireland – Muster Platforms
US telehandler manufacturer Pettibone has launched a 4.5 tonne/17.2 metre T1056X Traverse telehandler
We have received news of a large, fully rigged crawler crane overturning in a storm in Louisiana, US on Tuesday
Spain’s Grupo Tudic Construcciones has taken delivery of a 125t/m Palfinger PK 165.002 TEC 7 loader crane
Belgium’s Neemnatie has taken the first 308t Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour crane in the Benelux region
Collett & Sons has become the first UK company to use a Goldhofer Blade Lifter
A man died and another was badly injured when a footbridge element dropped onto the platform of their spider lift
Italian rental company Hoist Noleggio has taken delivery of two customised Easy Lift spider lifts
Dubai crane and heavy haulage company Al Faris has taken delivery of four large Liebherr crawler cranes
Indonesian crane company Surabaya Express has taken the first 100t Grove GRT8100 RT crane in the country
Two telehandlers overturned in Traverse City, Michigan on Monday, while carrying out a tandem lift.
Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the US, UK and Canada has reported its full year results to the end of April.
Palfinger has appointed a new MD for its Italian business and announced its integration into the group.
Finnish rental company Ramirent/Loxam has acquired Swedish rental company MaskinSlussen
Italian aerial lift manufacturer CTE has launched a 24 metre MP 24 C ‘multi purpose’ truck mounted platform
Rental software supplier Point of Rental has appointed Jim Field as business development manager, the UK
Italian tracked aerial lift manufacturer Almac has opened a UK subsidiary for its Almacrawler platform range
A self-erecting tower crane overturned at a site in Göttingen, Germany on Saturday, killing one man and seriously injuring another
German rental company Beyer-Mietservice has started taking delivery of 20 Multitel truck mounts
A1,000t Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane lifted the final components into place on the SpaceX Starship prototype
UK regional Merlo dealer CJ Saunders has new owners
Potain has unveiled its latest self-erecting tower crane this afternoon, the Igo T 99
UK tower crane rental company Bennetts Cranes has agreed to support a crane conservation project
German rental company Gräber has taken delivery of a fifth Almac Jibbi 1670 tracked boom lift
Caribbean terminal operator Kingston Wharves has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane
Swedish low level platform manufacturer Safelift has appointed Lift Safe as it UK distributor
A 1,000t mobile crane overturned yesterday at the Port of Middlesbrough in the UK, damaging two other cranes
US crane manufacturer Link-Belt has launched a 59t 65|HT truck crane and 50t TCC-550 telescopic crawler crane
German crane rental company Krösche-Kran Service has taken delivery of a 40 tonne Tadano HK 40 truck crane
CTE’s dealer in Serbia, Tenge Doo, has taken delivery of the first 25m ZED 25 HV truck mount for its rental fleet.
Danish manufacturer Ommelift has launched a new compact 15 metre articulated trailer lift, the 1500 EX.
Finnish aerial lift manufacturer Leguan Lifts has appointed FSI Franskan as distributor for France
Dutch crane rental company Kraanverhuur Boekestijn has ordered its first truck mounted platform – a Bronto S56XR
Manitowoc has reported a ‘cybersecurity incident’ within its systems, the company is working to restore everything, but has warned of possible disruption
Spanish Rough Terrain forklift and telehandler manufacturer Ausa has appointed Riwal Hoogwerkers as dealer for the Netherlands
Sin Heng Heavy Machinery has taken delivery of the first 250t Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain crane in Singapore
UK rental company Speedy has opened a new regional service centre in Reading
Forsyth of Denny has taken delivery of the last 500t LTM 1500 in the UK as well as the first 120t LTM 1120 in Scotland
Zoomlion has appointed Petre Babiceanu as general manager of its European subsidiary
US based Xtreme Manufacturing unveiled the production version of its 26m/5.4t fixed frame telehandler, the XR1585-C at World of Concrete today
We received the tragic news that Franci Motz, publisher of Crane Hotline and Lift and Access has died after contracting Covid 19
UK rental group Vp has published its full year results, with lower revenues and a pre-tax loss for the year, telehandler and low level access held up well
Italian spider lift manufacturer Easy Lift has appointed Independent Access Sales as its distributor in the UK
US based Beta Max Hoists has appointed lifting gear specialist LGH as its distributor in North America
UK sales and rental company Delden Cranes has started taking delivery of four Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler cranes
International rental group Loxam has acquired Danish rental company JM Trykluft
Liebherr is selling part of its French tower crane rental business to Hexagone Services
UK access and loader crane rental company Highway Hire has ordered 18 Versalift van and pick up lifts
A truck driver, 37, was arrested on Friday in Singapore after he struck a pedestrian bridge with his improperly stowed loader crane
Specialist scaffolding and mastclimber contractor the Brogan group is hosting a charity event to raise funds for the Lighthouse Club
UK/US based private equity firm TowerBrook Capital is to acquire tower crane sales and rental group Uperio
A container crane was brought down in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan yesterday, as a result of a ship collision
JLG and Jerr Dan owner Oshkosh has appointed Douglas Davis to its board of directors, taking its membership to 11
Dutch rental company Boekestijn has taken delivery of the first MK 73-3.1 mobile self-erecting tower crane
Italian crane rental company Vernazza Autogru has taken delivery of a 250 tonne Grove GMK5250XL-1 All Terrain crane
Haulotte has added its Activ’Energy Management battery system to its Star range of mast and boom lifts
Versalift USA/Time Manufacturing has acquired Canadian distributor Calco Equipment, the business has been rebranded as Versalift Canada
UK based rental company GTAccess has acquired Bedfordshire based Neon Hire Services
Genie has appointed Will Westley as sales director for UK/Ireland while Arjen Snijder takes on new responsibilities
UK rental company Speedy Powered Access has purchased 100 Skyjack boom and scissor lifts in a £3 million deal
Italian spider lift manufacturer Palazzani has upgraded its 37 metre Palazzani XTJ 37+ spider lift to include extendable tracks
Terex has appointed Michael Goll as RT business development manager and Jonathon Caldwell as sales rep for tower cranes in North America
Australian load handling company Verton has appointed a North American general manager and a global sales and distribution manager
UK based Palfinger and regional Manitou distributor T H White is to acquire the Warwick and Stourport locations of the Murley group
The recently established German sales company Sahalift has merged with sister company Team Liftservice & Parts
GSR has mounted a number of its truck mounted platforms on the latest Iveco Daily chassis
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has appointed Duncan Barrier as technical engineer
We can now confirm that Paolo Balugani, chief executive and one time owner of Palfinger Platforms Italy, is leaving the company
IPAF has launched its new digital ePAL mobile app for aerial work platform and mastclimber operators
A man died, while another is seriously injured, following an incident with a truck mounted aerial work platform in Hawksbury, Ontario, Canada yesterday
Austrian rental and heavy transport company Felbermayr has taken delivery of two Hinowa Performance IIIS spider lifts
Grove has upgraded its carrier cabs on its four and five axle All Terrain cranes with capacities up to 150 tonnes.
We have decided to extend the deadline of ITI’s rigging quiz in the hope of getting a winning entry.
UK rental company Quinto Crane & Plant has taken the first Goldhofer Stepstar trailer in the country
Magni has appointed used equipment sales company Overseas Plant Exports its as distributor for Ireland
One of our readers has sent us a picture and message that they spotted on one of the social media platforms
UK rental company Southern Cranes & Access has started taking delivery of five Liebherr All Terrain cranes
Dutch international crane company Hovago has ordered nine big Tadano(Demag) cranes All of which will carry the new Tadano branding
Niftylift has recruited Aleksej Borisov to its sales team in Germany.
The Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi has taken delivery of three black 29m Falcon 290 wheeled spider lifts
Versalift UK has appointed Niall Brannigan as sales manager for Ireland, based at its offices in Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
UK based AER Rents, part of O’Flaherty Holdings and owner of Mr Plant Hire, Drogheda Hire & Sales and Mainline Hire has acquired Welfare 4 Hire
The U.S. Commerce Department is continuing its investigation into imports of self-propelled lifts from China after finding that US manufacturers are being harmed
US freight and logistics operator Tropical Shipping has ordered two Kalmar reach stackers and three hybrid straddle carriers
The first new70 tonne Tadano GR-700EX-4 Rough Terrain crane has arrived in Europe from Japan
Bobcat has updated and upgraded its entire range of fixed frame telehandlers with Stage V diesels in the form of the R-Series
Bobcat has updated and upgraded its entire range of fixed frame telehandlers with Stage V diesels in the form of the R Series
Earlier this year Utah based Wagstaff Crane Service acquired tower crane sales and rental company Bronson Crane
Spanish sales and rental company Rentaire has ordered 50 Haulotte boom and scissor lifts including the first Pulseo HS18Es for Spain
Italian aerial lift manufacturer CTE has appointed two area sales managers for northern Italy
Dutch construction company Jos Vrolijk is taking delivery of four 35ft Rhinox RX12CS tracked telescopic boom lifts
Spanish crane rental company Gruas Pernia has taken delivery of a 45.7 t/m Palfinger PK 48.002 loader crane.
Brazilian crane rental company Cunzolo has taken delivery of a 400t Tadano ATF 400G-6 All Terrain crane
Italian transport company Goitese Trasporti has taken delivery of a 15.5 tonne Jekko JF545 spider crane
We have received the sad news that UK crane and access industry veteran Alan Hemmings has died after a long illness
Mammoet has acquired Land & Marine’s linear winch equipment fleet from UK contractor J Murphy & Sons
Peter Schrader the chief operating officer of Germany’s Zeppelin Rental has signed a new five year contract
Sinoboom has launched two new electric tracked scissor lifts at the China International Construction Equipment Exhibition
We are finally able to confirm that the fatal fall from height incident in Liverpool, UK, on Wednesday involved a mast climbing work platform
Crane, rigging and VR training provider Industrial Training International (ITI) has put together a short rigging quiz.
JLG has appointed Technotrade as its distributor for Russia and Belarus and closed its Moscow operation
We are finally able to confirm that the fatal fall from height incident in Liverpool, UK on Wednesday involved a mast climbing work platform
Vertimac, the Belgian distributor for Nagano is launching an all new 22ft self-propelled articulated tracked boom lift today -the 09AC
Spanish crane rental company Grúas Ibarrondo has taken delivery of the first 650t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane in the country
Swedish terminal operator Port of Södertälje has taken delivery of the first Liebherr mobile harbour crane powered by fossil-free HVO100 diesel
JLG has appointed Technotrade as its distributor for Russia and Belarus
Tanger Alliance has taken delivery of eight Liebherr ship to shore cranes for its TC3 terminal in Morocco.
UK rental company Buckhurst Plant Hire has ordered 70 Manitou and JCB telehandlers as part of a £3 million investment
Mammoet has converted a standard 600 tonne Demag CC2800-1 to a narrow track model
UK’s Ainscough Crane Hire is to invest £30 million in 37 new Liebherr cranes this year
Italian spider lift manufacturer CMC has appointed FGL Commerciale as its dealer for the region of Lombardy, Italy
MEC Aerial Work Platforms has launched two new self-propelled mast lifts, the 20ft MME20 and 25ft MME25
Trackunit has appointed Chi Sen Gay as senior vice president to lead its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore
Snorkel first quarter sales fell 27% according to information released by minority shareholder Tanfield
Riwal has appointed Anna-Lena Berg as country manager for is operation in Sweden Riwal Sverige
JLG has appointed David Bammel as vice president of digital technology for JLG and sister company Jerr-Dan
UK rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken delivery of a Böcker AK 46/6000 aluminium truck crane
Spanish crane and access rental company Eurogruas has taken delivery of a 75 metre T 750 HF truck mounted lift
New Zealand tunnelling joint venture GAJV has taken delivery of the first 24t Magni HTH 24.11 telehandler in the country
Italian aerial lift manufacturer Almac has recruited Valerio Soragna to its Almacrawler product support team
UAE rental company Johnson Arabia has opened a new IPAF training centre and added to its fleet
UK rental company Q Crane has taken delivery of its first Liebherr cranes with an order of five LTR telescopic crawler cranes
Crane Norway has added a further 160 tonne Demag AC 160-5 All Terrain crane to its fleet
Manitou dealer CFM Île-de-France has acquired Nacelles Services and taken over the distribution of GSR truck mounted lifts
UK based John Sutch Crane Hire has taken a new 200t Grove GMK 5200-1 in special livery to raise funds for Christie Cancer charity
The Heavy Equipment College of America has taken delivery of two Manitowoc 100t MLC100-1 lattice boom crawler cranes
Ecuadorian electricity provider EEQ has taken delivery of the first Easy Lift spider lift in the country
Germany’s Gerken has launched a system for the fast, safe installation of mobile phone antennas from a work platform
We have received the sad news that Andy Whitfield a career crane operator with UK based John Sutch Crane Hire has died
German civil engineering company D&K Spezial Tiefbau has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain crane
UK based Cherrypicker Shop has acquired the parts inventory and records of Simon Access parts specialist Miles Robinson
Liebherr has launched a new 42t telescopic crawler crane, the LTR 1040, essentially the 60t LTR 1060 with less counterweight
Japanese crane and access manufacturer Tadano has issued its full year results for the 12 months to the end of March
Genie has announced the launch of two new micro scissor lifts with the 14ft GS-1432m and 19ft GS-1932m
Telehandler manufacturer Wacker Neuson has published its first quarter results with a strong improvement in profitability
Kobelco Construction – which includes the crane business – has reported lower full year sales with higher profits
UK access rental company AFI has ordered three DAF 6×2 tractor units and 15 Montracon trailers for its larger platforms.
German crane rental company RMT Logistik has taken delivery of a 130 LTM 1130-5.1 All Terrain crane
JLG/Power Towers has reached a supply agreement with Dutch scaffold tower, low level and ladder manufacturer ASC for the Benelux region.
Italian waste company Decom has taken delivery of a Bobcat TL43.80HF Waste Expert telehandler
Scottish rental company Active Access has taken the first six 32ft LGMG SR1018D Rough Terrain scissor lifts in Europe
French rental company Hugon Manutention has taken delivery of the first Ruthmann T 700 HF truck mount in the country.
Chilean rental company Inversiones Farías has taken delivery of two new Grove 100 tonne GRT8100 Rough Terrain cranes.
Ahern Denmark has appointed Lars Raagaard as sales manager following its acquisition of KH Lift last month
Gianluca Ferramola has joined Italian aerial lift manufacturer Almac, having left Airo last week after 29 years
Jekko plans to launch a one tonne MPK10 mini pick & carry crane following the success of its 600kg MPK06.
Swedish rental company Kranpunkten has ordered a further 250 electric scissor lifts.
Germany crane rental company Kran-Maier has taken delivery of a 70 tonne Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 All Terrain crane
We have just received the sad news that UK crane market veteran John Rome has died after loosing his battle with cancer
We have news of another email scam, this one claims that Vertikal Days was postponed and offering a registration list – All untrue
Sinoboom’s European subsidiary has added four new members of staff to its sales and product support team
Wacker Neuson has appointed Christoph Burkhard as its new chief financial officer
UK crane rental and haulage company Hutchinson Engineering Services has taken delivery of two Liebherr All Terrain cranes
Chinese battery manufacturer Leoch has acquired its Spanish distributor Meibat to set up Leoch Iberia.
UK’s Network Rail has issued a safety alert following the collision of a road rail boom lift and a crane
Kiloutou has lost two national chief executives – Stephan Kulawik has left the German company while Jordi Varela has left its Spanish operation
UK rental company Eagle Platforms has ordered 40 Haulotte telehandlers for its fleet.
Italian crane rental company Autovictor has taken delivery of a 500t Demag AC 500-8 All Terrain crane
Kiloutou Deutschland’s chief executive Stephan Kulawik has left the company
Manitowoc has reported higher sales and a return to profit for the first quarter to the end of March
Cameroon terminal operator RTC has ordered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes.
Airo has appointed Gian Luca Bulgarelli as R&D director replacing Gianluca Ferramola who is leaving the company
Sinoboom has launched its 46/51ft electric articulated boom lifts in Malaysia with its distributor Schmetterling
Scottish rental company Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has taken delivery of a 12 tonne Böcker AK 52 aluminium truck crane.
German rental company Hüffermann has ordered 20 Liebherr cranes topped by a 1,000 tonne LR 11000 crawler crane.
German rental company Brauer Arbeitsbühnen has taken delivery of the first 60ft Genie S-60 J boom lift in Europe.
Palfinger has reported a strong first quarter in spite of the cyber attack which disrupted production in January
We have received the tragic news that Sander Splinter, previously with Mammoet and more recently sister company Eriks, has died
Several readers have sent us details of a telehandler that overturned in the UK last week.
Manitou has announced plans to invest €80 million in its French production facilities
UK rental company Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first 650t LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane in the country
US rental group REIC has purchased the assets and ongoing business of Rent Me Rentals, of Cle Elum, Washington
German rental company Hüffermann has acquired Frankfurt based Eisele Crane & Engineering
French sales and rental company Acces Industrie is adding 327 Snorkel aerial work platforms to its rental fleet
UK and Irish crane rental group Cork Crane Hire has taken delivery of a second eight tonne Liebherr MK 140 self-erecting tower crane.
A four axle crane overturned onto homes in Nirimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia yesterday
Germany’s Darmstadt fire brigade has taken delivery of a modified 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4 All Terrain crane
The Potain division of Manitowoc has unveiled its latest flat top crane, the 20/25 tonne MDT 489
Hiab has acquired Damen Hydrauliek, its largest dealer in the Netherlands
Dutch outrigger and ground protection mat manufacturer Nolim has moved into new larger premises in Tilburg, the Netherlands
UK landscaping materials manufacturer Marshalls has ordered 108 Hiab loader cranes in a deal worth £4.25 million
US synthetic crane rope manufacturer Samson has introduced a bio-sourced fibre alternative to its products.
US based United Rentals has issued its first quarter results with lower revenues but higher profits.
Genie and Terex have reported positive results for the first quarter.
Crane rental companies Grúas Aguilar, Quality Grúas and Transgrua have all received new Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 cranes
UK rental company GTAccess has taken delivery of four 66ft Dingli RT scissor lifts and a 92ft Dingli telescopic boom lift
Austrian/international crane and aerial lift rental company Prangl is opening its own Swedish operation
Dutch crane rental company M. Verschoor has taken a 750t Liebherr LG 1750/2 lattice truck crane with reinforced SX3 boom system
Finish marine and industrial crane manufacturer Konecranes has reported a strong upturn in profitability
Phuket airport has taken delivery of 22.5m and a 25m Palazzani wheeled spider lifts
Cargotec has released its first quarter result which show a strong first quarter order intake for Hiab and Kalmar.
JLG has reported a strong second quarter or the period to the end of March
A truck crane/boom truck overturned onto a house in Rancho Palos Los Verdes, California on Monday
Irish rental company KDM Hire has opened a second depot in Belfast and acquired a new site in Dublin
UK rental company Speedy Powered Access has taken delivery of 130 Dingli electric scissor and mast booms
Chilean rental company MPM Rental has taken delivery of three 120t Grove RT9130E-2 Rough Terrain cranes
A 360 degree telehandler overturned as it was being loaded onto a trailer in Montceau les Mines, France last week
Manitou has reported a strong uptick in revenues and record order intake for the first quarter
German rental company Scholpp Kran & Transport has taken delivery of a 100t Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain crane
US based Herc Rentals has reported a strong start to the year posting real growth on 2020.
UK rental company Bray Cranes has taken delivery of a 20 tonne Kato CR-200Rf city crane
US space agency NASA has taken delivery of a 70m Bronto Skylift S230XDT for its location in Goldstone, California.
German crane company Eurogru has taken delivery of two 12 tonne Raimondi MRT234 flat top tower cranes
UK spider and mini crawler crane rental company AMC has taken delivery of a further three Hoeflon C6e all electric spider cranes
French access and telehandler rental company Eurolev Vertical Solution has acquired Atna
The Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand has purchased 211 Palfinger ETI insulated truck mounted platforms/bucket trucks
German rental company Castell Autokran has taken delivery of the first 70 tonne Tadano HK 4.070-1 truck crane.
The boom of a crawler crane on a road project in Beaumont, Texas, collapsed onto a passing pickup yesterday killing the occupants
UK rental company Star Platforms has taken 10 Dingli 66ft electric scissor lifts as part of a £8 million fleet investment
Next year’s bauma, the world’s largest construction equipment trade fair, has been postponed from April until October 24th – 30th
German crane and heavy haulage company Dietmar Flossdorf has taken delivery of a 650t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane
UK builder’s merchant Merkki has taken delivery of two HMF 1420 K2 loader cranes on Mercedes 6×2 Actros trucks
UK rental company Star Platforms has taken 10 Dingli 65ft electric scissor lifts in part of a £8 million fleet investment
A man has died while dismantling a tower crane on a single family home in Wittinsburg, Switzerland yesterday
French agricultural equipment purchasing centre Camacuma has ordered 130 Bobcat TL38.70HF telehandlers
UK access rental company Summit Platforms has opened a new depot in Haydock and a second in London location
The joint venture between Salim and Daikyo Kenki has taken two 200t Liebherr HS895 HD duty cycle cranes
Manitou hosted a flashy presentation this evening to announce several all new product lines
A loader crane boom smashed into the Schaffhausen train station in Switzerland last week after the driver forget to stow it
Working At Height has appointed Paul Wrack to cover sales of vehicle mounted lifts
A UK based demolition contractor has been fined £200,000 plus costs after a serious crushing incident with a boom lift
Haulotte has released its initial first quarter revenue numbers which are 18% don on the same quarter last year
Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in North America and the UK issued a brief trading update yesterday
UK rental company Marsden Crane Services has taken delivery of a second 40t Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 All Terrain crane
The first Powered Access Technician apprentices have started their formal studies as part of a programme pioneered by IPAF
US based lifting gear and rigging manufacturer Crosby group has acquired UK crane safety systems company BlokCorp
A new division of Abu Dhabi Ports – IFCO – is to join with Mammoet to offer logistics and installation solutions in the region
Moroccan steel contractor SCIF has taken delivery of the first 100t LRT 1100-2.1 Rough Terrain crane in the country
Spain’s railway infrastructure administrator Adif has ordered 37 Hiab loader cranes
UK rental company Vacuum and Crane has appointed Matthew Wood as national sales manager.
United Rentals is to acquire modular space rental company General Finance Corporation for $996 million
UK rental company EMY Plant Hire has taken delivery of two Bobcat telehandlers
Liebherr has published its 2020 accounts with total revenues down 12 percent, with a steeper fall in profit
JLG has decided not to attend Bauma next year, joining JCB and Volvo
Newly formed UK rental company EMY Plant Hire has taken delivery of two Bobcat telehandlers.
Spanish rental company Rentaire has ordered 109 JCB slab electric scissor lifts
Italian aerial lift manufacturer Easy Lift has appointed Mech-N-Air as its distributor for Australia
Maritime heavy lift and transport company Jumbo Shipping has formed a joint venture with German marine transport specialist SAL.
Truck mount and spider lift manufacturer Socage has confirmed Working at Height as its UK dealer
Potain has announced plans to launch a new top slewing tower crane at the end of the month
UK rental company Warren Access has moved into new premises in Cramlington, Newcastle
UK rental company MAS has started taking delivery of the first of 15 53ft Haulotte HS18E Pro electric Rough Terrain scissor lifts in the UK
Norwegian rental company Naboen has taken two Snorkel SR626E electric telehandlers plus145 scissor/mast lifts
US based United Rentals has acquired Franklin Equipment, a regional sales & rental company covering the Midwest and Southeast
Lift boat/jack up barge capsizes with 12 feared dead, including at least one crane operator.
A boom lift being transported on a trailer struck and badly damaged a bridge yesterday on the I-87 in north of Albany, New York
Snorkel UK has appointed Scott McCall as business development manager, ‘net zero specialist’ and sales manager North West
Merlo has topped out its agricultural telehandler range with a heavy duty 8.8 metre/6.5 tonne TF65.9TCS170-HF unit
UK rental company Steve Foster Cranes has taken delivery of a 13 tonne Kato CR-130Rf city type All Terrain crane
Scottish crane rental company Forsyth of Denny is taking delivery of six Liebherr All Terrain cranes
The German partner of spider lift manufacturer CMC – CMC Arbeitsbühnen – has appointed Wolfgang Gärtner Baumaschinen as a dealer
The latest Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 report lists UK telehandler company Ardent Hire in 16th place
Valla has launched a new compact 3.6 tonne V36R battery powered pick & carry crane
Snorkel has appointed South African sales company Hi-Reach Manlift as is national distributor
JCB has launched new Stage V versions of its fixed frame telehandlers for European markets
Nigeran contractor Bulet International has taken the first 90t Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1 Rough Terrain crane in the country.
UK rental company EMY Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Faresin 6.26 full electric telehandler.
The Conbit subsidiary of Mammoet has opened an Asia Pacific hub in Malaysia
Tadano has announced the new RT cranes for its re-entry into the European Rough Terrain market
UK based Smart Platform Rental has added a 56m Bronto Skylift S56-XR to its big truck mounted platform fleet
UK based Bennetts Cranes has installed a Raimondi LR 213 luffing jib tower crane with a free standing tower height of 105m
International energy supplier EDF has taken delivery of a Potain MCT 58 tower crane on the island of La Reunion
The IPAF CAP – Competent Assessed Person programme has been adapted for mast climbers and hoists.
We have only just learnt this week of a fatal crane incident that occurred in Sydney, Australia in late January
Dubai based crane rental company SVEA has taken delivery of a 250t Demag AC 250-5 All Terrain crane
Palfinger has confirmed CPL as its sole aerial work platform distributor in the UK
A man was seriously injured when a crane boom came into contact with power lines in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
UK based Hoist Hire Services has invested in new Maber transport platforms and goods hoists
UK spider and mini crawler crane rental company AMC has taken thee more 2.8 tonne Maeda MC285CB-3 all electric spider cranes
The first 250 tonne Liebherr LR 1250.1 electric crawler crane in the UK has been handed over to Select Plant Hire
Dutch sales and rental company Metzo Machinery has taken delivery of four Unic spider cranes and become a dealer
UK based rental group Vp, has issued a trading statement which says revenues are within five percent of 2019 levels
Tadano has announced the next steps in its plans to become the leading mobile crane manufacturer.
Italian tracked aerial lift manufacturer Almac has unveiled a self-propelled spider lift.
Briggs Equipment Ireland has acquired Laois Hire Services – the HSS business in Ireland, for €11.2 million
Ireland’s CP Hire has taken delivery of six 19ft Sinoboom 1932ME scissor lifts, its first machines
Rosenbauer has received an order for 100 units of its B45 truck mounted fire rescue platforms for Romania
UK based Davies Crane Hire has taken delivery of two new Liebherr cranes, a 120t LTM 1120-4.1 and a 60t LTM 1060-3.1
JLG has appointed Dutch sales and rental group Riwal as its official distributor for Norway
US based crane, aerial lift and construction equipment distributor Alta Equipment saw revenues soar last year due to acquisitions.
Vertikal.Net was officially launched at Bauma 2001 – 20 years ago this week
UK port operator Peel Ports has ordered a further two Liebherr ship to shore container cranes for its port in Liverpool.
Italian spider and mini crawler crane manufacturer Jekko has appointed Stiholt Hydraulic as its dealer for Denmark.
German crane rental company Rothmund Kran & Montage has taken delivery two Liebherr All Terrain cranes
UK based CPL has mounted its 13.1m Palfinger P130A superstructure on the brand new Isuzu D-Max 4×4 pick up truck chassis
Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun have emerged from administration, having completed the ‘protective shield’ process
International aerial lift and telehandler distribution group Ahern International has acquired KH Lift in Denmark
German crane rental company Alex Grund has taken delivery of a second 70 tonne Tadano ATF 70G-4 All Terrain crane
Italian removals specialist Grillo Antonino has taken delivery of a record breaking 72 m Horyong truck mounted furniture hoist
German crane rental company Sönke Jordt has taken a new five axle 110t Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1
IPAF has launched its new ‘Site Assessment for MEWP selection’ training course this week.
JCB has appealed a French court’s decision to invalidate some of its patents in an infringement case against Manitou
Swiss crane rental company Christen +Cie AG Biel has taken the first Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 in the country.
UK rental company Nationwide Platforms has taken delivery of two new 70m Bronto Skylift S70XR truck mounted platforms
The ICSA recently met – virtually – to work on another three guidance documents for crane safety
JMG has announced the first of an all new pick & carry forklift type crane line with the 25 tonne MC 250.09 FL
Liebherr has released further details on its new three axle mobile self-erecting tower crane, the MK73 3.1
German rental company Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a Liebherr 120t LTM 1120-4.1.
Swiss rental company Airnace has taken the new version of the 31ft Nagano Z11Auj crawler boom lift
Cargotec has agreed to sell its software company Navis to US technology investment company Accel-KKR for €380 million.
Sinoboom will install Discover AGM maintenance free batteries as standard equipment on all of its aerial lifts
German rental company Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a new Liebherr 120t LTM 1120-4.1.
The UK division of Sunbelt Rentals has placed a £65 million order with JCB for 2,100 machines, including 350 scissor lifts
German crane rental company Hack Schwerlastservice has taken delivery of a Demag AC 45 and a 220t Tadano crane
A man trimming trees from a platform in, rural Tennessee died on Saturday after contact with live overhead power lines
Sunbelt Rentals UK is to install ZTR access management software and telematics in its entire powered access fleet.
Spanish rental company Jofemesa has taken delivery of 30 Snorkel boom and scissor lifts from local distributor Ahern Iberica.
JLG has appointed Joe Kleiner as regional vice president for the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada
We have received the sad news that US crane veteran Steve Pirigyi has died from complications following surgery
JLG and Genie have submitted a petition for the US government to investigate their concern over Chinese aerial lifts being sold below fair
Liebherr is making a multimillion euro investment in its mobile crane plant in Ehingen, Germany
German telehandler manufacturer Wacker Neuson has posted its full year 2020 results
Tower crane manufacturer Raimondi has appointed industry veteran Diego Borgna as deputy managing director
Italian spider lift manufacturer CMC has appointed sales and rental company Jysk Lift Service as its distributor for Denmark
US based hook and rigging gear manufacturer Crosby has appointed Wim Fabricius managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Software investor Hg Capital has purchased a majority stake in telematics/tracking company Trackunit from Goldman Sachs and GRO Capital
A boom lift overturned yesterday during a Netflix shoot in Pasadena, California, with high wind gusts blamed
Hiab has renewed its distribution agreement with Thor Middle East after it was acquired by Al Shirawi
Liebherr USA and Canada will take over the sales and support for the company’s Irish built maritime cranes
UK rental company Banner Plant has taken delivery of seven Snorkel Rough Terrain scissor lifts
Philippine contractor PLD has taken delivery of the first two 10 tonne Potain MCT 275 tower cranes in the country
Spanish crane manufacturer Jaso has announced its first flat top tower cranes – the 200t/m J200 Series
Spanish crane rental group Caba Elevación has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Demag AC 100-4L
Lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has launched its largest modular spread beam to date, the 2,000t MOD 1100/2000
UK’s Emsley Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 130t Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1, with a 110t LTM 1110-5.1 set to follow
Last year experienced UK IPAF trainer Paul Stray set up on his own, after he was laid off. On Monday his new business was formally accredited
Wacker Neuson has appointed Karl Tragl as chief executive, he will take over at the start of June from Kurt interim CEO Helletzgruber
ZF has appointed Daniel Härter as head of its Off-Highway and Test Systems division
A launching crane collapsed yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, killing three men on the crane and seriously injuring a passing motorist
A Rough Terrain crane overturned on a hotel construction site in Bermuda yesterday trapping and injuring the operator
UK specialist rental company MAS has taken delivery of two 56 metre Bronto S56XR truck mounted platforms.
Indonesian rental company PT Superkrane Mitra Utama has taken the first 300t Grove GMK6300L-1 in the country
Spanish rental company GAM ‘General de Alquiler de Maquinaria’ has reported a strong pick up in the second half of the year
A man died on Thursday after falling from a truck mounted platform while trimming trees in Dortmund, Germany.
A man was injured last Wednesday when a truck crane overturned onto an occupied house in Washington, DC
Custom Equipment/Hy-brid Lifts has appointed Dave Ritz as director of sales for NE USA and Eastern & Canada
A man was injured last Wednesday when a truck crane overturned onto an occupied house in Washington DC
Germany’s Luibl Rental & Sales has expanded its big boom fleet with 180ft Genie SX-180 ans 150ft SX-150
German sales and rental company Luibl Rental & Sales has expanded its Roto telescopic handler fleet with six Magni 360 degree telescopic handlers
Every day we receive emails from ‘people’ offering to sell us contact lists which we know they do not have
UK rental company Chamberlain Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 90 tonne Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2 All Terrain crane.
Tadano has launched two new truck cranes mounted on commercial chassis a 50 and a 70 tonner
The latest International Powered Access Awards were announced at the virtual Summit earlier today
French truck mounted lift manufacturer France Elevateur has acquired Spanish manufacturer Movex
Two men died when a mast climber went into freefall on a tower block in Zaragoza, Spain on Tuesday
LGMG has added to its range of diesel Rough Terrain scissor lifts with the introduction of the 32ft SR1018D and 39ft SR1218D.
UK access rental company Star Platforms has added a new depot in Somerset and appointed Andy Pearson as regional director.
Tadano has announced a new 118 tonne/130 ton two axle North American Rough Terrain crane – the GR-1300XL-4,
UK rental company Just4Access has taken delivery of more Dingli electric scissor lifts.
Zoomlion has released a video of its new 25t ZTC250N-EV electric truck crane stacked with advanced features
UK rental company DSM Contract Lifting has taken delivery of a fifth Böcker aluminium truck crane.
Genie has appointed Galadari Trucks & Heavy Equipment as distributor for the UAE
UK rental company Midland Access Platforms has taken 12 new Genie slab electric E-Drive scissor lifts
US based boom truck and loader crane sales and rental company Runnion Equipment Company has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Jake Regnier
Versalift is to launch its first underbridge inspection platform in Europe
Lithuanian crane rental company Strele Logistics has ordered a 130t Tadano ATF 130G-5 All Terrain crane
CPL has partnered with Heineken to design the very first bar on a truck mounted platform
UK rental company FTH Hire group has taken delivery of 10 Snorkel scissor lifts
Palfinger has sold its Norwegian lifeboat manufacturing operation in Ølve via a Management Buy Out
Genie is to host a virtual new product event for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India on March 30th
UK based Lifting Projects UK has taken delivery of two Galizia all electric pick & carry cranes
Potain has added to its Chinese built MCT flat top tower crane range with the introduction of the new eight tonne MCT 185 Topless.
We have received the sad news that Swiss crane veteran Leo Clausen-Gerold died on March 4th after a long illness. He would have been 82 next month.
Spotted in North London last month a man hanging out of a third floor window to clean the stonework above
Scottish steelwork contractor J & D Pierce has taken delivery of six new Grove All Terrain cranes
UK sales and rental company Hird has taken delivery of two 20m Oil&Steel truck mounted platforms
German crane rental company Wiesbauer has ordered two 45t Demag AC 45 Citys and a 650t CC 3800-1 crawler crane.
Skyjack is playing host to a new vaccination centre at its premises in Guelph, Ontario, Canada today
UK rental company City Lifting has taken delivery of the first 120t Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 All Terrain crane in the country
UK based sales and rental group GGR has appointed Steven King as sales & commercial director
UK rental company Falcon Tower Cranes has completed a new Management Buy Out
UK rental company Aspire group has added 520 JLG Power Tower push around lifts to its fleet
French manufacturer Haulotte has released its full year profit & Loss numbers which show a pre-tax loss
German crane rental company Ulferts & Wittrock has ordered 31 Liebherr cranes for delivery this year
UK rental company Elavation has taken delivery of the first Hinowa TeleCrawler 13N telescopic spider lift in the UK
Dutch crane and access rental company Peinemann has taken delivery of six new 52ft JLG EC520AJ battery powered articulated boom lifts
Tower crane manufacturer Woffkran has acquired Czech crane rental company Konstruktiva Lokus.
UK based rental company Crowland Cranes has taken delivery of another 60t Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 and ordered the first 150t LTM 1150-5.3 in the UK
Irish rental company Drogheda Hire & Sales has taken the first 13ft Sinoboom 1330SE micro scissors in the Republic of Ireland
Terex Utilities has announced two new lifts at a virtual event last week including the 45ft Z-45 Substation Utility Boom
Italian spider lift manufacturer CMC has issued a ‘Non-Mandatory update for its 25m 83HD+ in North America – (S25 in Europe)
Liebherr is preparing to launch a brand new three axle mobile self-erecting tower crane at the end of the month – the MK 73-3.1.
A man died last Wednesday after falling from an aerial work platform in Chicago, Illinois
We have been passed the sad news that access industry engineering veteran Denis Ashworth has died
UK rental company Bennie Equipment has taken delivery of a Faresin 6.26 Electric battery powered telehandler
Liebherr has delivered a new ship to shore container crane to Terminales Maritimas Del Sureste (TMS) in Alicante, Spain
UK aerial lift rental company Upward Powered Access is opening a fourth location in Billericay, Essex this week to cover east of London
Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation has acquired Singapore based aerial lift sales and rental company Aver Asia in an all share purchase deal.
UK rental company Clements Plant and Access Hire has taken a new 22m Bluelift SA22 and is looking for a name a prize for the best suggestion
Telehandler and aerial lift manufacturer Manitou has published its full year financial results, which show a sharp reduction in net debt
Anne Wickens/Anne James is taking early retirement and will leave Lavendon/Loxam after almost 25 years with the company.
An aviation paint and branding company in the UK has expanded its decal, vehicle livery and instruction label division and is targeting the rental market
Sicilian crane rental company F.A.C has taken delivery of a new 220 tonne Demag AC 220-5
We have received the sad news of the death of rental industry veteran Dan Kaplan, who passed away last Thursday, February 28th, he was 78
A truck crane overturned onto a house near New Orleans, Louisiana – yesterday after an outrigger punched through a concrete drive while lifting trees
Ashtead – owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the USA, Canada and the UK has published its third quarter results which disclose an impressive performance
Haulotte has appointed Sopadep as its aerial lift and telehandler distributor for French Polynesia, in Tahiti.
UK based rental company Nationwide Platforms has placed an initial order for 20 Bravi Leonardo HD self-propelled lifts
German rental company AKM Autokranvermietung has taken a new 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 and a 120 tonne LTM 1120-4.1
US Crane sales and rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has opened a large crane repair and maintenance centre near Houston, Texas
Tadano Japan has unveiled a 700 tonne seven axle All Terrain crane, the AR-7000N-1
Chinese manufacturer Goman has launched a range of four dual power slab scissor lifts with working heights from eight to 16 metres.
Scottish contractor MacLeod Construction has taken delivery of a new 50 tonne three axle Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1
Italian aerial lift manufacturer Oil&Steel has made two new appointments to its technical and logistic team
UK based heavy moving company Joseph Merritt Group has expanded its lifting fleet with a new 58 tonne all electric JMG MC 580
Australian crane and access rental company Boom Logistics has reported a first half profit on lower revenues
UK rental group Speedy has issued a trading statement is closing its International operations.
UK rental group Speedy has opened a specialist hoist division with a £1.5 million investment in Geda rack & pinion hoists
The Paris Court of Justice has issued a further ruling on the patent infringement case brought by JCB against Manitou regarding a telehandler overload system
Greek crane rental company Chrysanthopoulos Cranes has taken a delivery of a 90m Bronto S90HLA truck mounted platform, the largest in the country
Canadian crane rental company Armstrong Crane & Rigging has taken delivery of a 200 tonne Tadano ATF 200G-5 All Terrain crane
A GoFundMe page has been set up for a tree worker who was seriously injured last week in a platform incident
Loader crane and aerial lift manufacturer Palfinger has published its results for 2020 and expects first quarter growth
A crane was called in to recover a truck that suffered a spectacular crash on the A-44 in Jaén, Spain but it overturned and destroyed what was left of the truck
Effer has launched the 80 to 90 tonne/metre Effer 1000, its first major new loader crane since it was acquired by Hiab in 2018
UK commercial vehicle sales and rental company MV Commercial has ordered 100 Hiab loader cranes
Versalift UK has appointed Derek Murdoch as service manager
Italian tower crane company Moritsch has started shipping its new 16 tonne RTL 195 luffing jib crane
Two large mobile cranes overturned earlier this week when the verge of the approach road collapsed at a wind farm in Scotland
A large whey tank crashed onto a crane in the UK earlier this week when a lifting lugs failed during a tandem lift
A crawler crane jib collapsed on Tuesday on a job site in Syracuse, New York.
Italian spider lift manufacturer Palazzani has introduced a higher capacity hydraulic winch for its 52 metre XTJ 52+ spider lift
German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has appointed sales and rental company Specialist Trailer Hire as a distributor for England
Day four of Skyjack’s SkyWorld virtual launch programme and today it is the turn of the new 64ft SJ9664 RT full size Rough Terrain scissor lift
Dutch rental company Peinemann has taken delivery of two 55 tonne Demag AC 55-3 All Terrain cranes
Apex the international powered access show, and IRE which were due to have been held in the Netherlands June 15th -17th have been cancelled
Klubb has appointed access sales and rental company CDP Access as distributor for Romania.
Gran Canaria rental company Elevaciones Archipiélago has taken delivery of seven electric Snorkel boom and scissor lifts.
Liebherr has developed its Smart Tyre System to reduce tyre wear on its reachstackers.
Day three of Skyjack’s link[https://www.skyjack.com/skyworld-live](Skyworld event) and today it will unveil two all new micro scissor lifts.
Mammoet has taken delivery of eight cranes for its various locations throughout the Middle East, Africa and Caspian.
UK spider crane and vacuum handling specialist GGR has appointed Sat Dhaiwal as non-executive chairman
Vertikal Days 2021 has moved from May to September as a result of the UK governments new guidelines on the ending of Lockdown rules
Haulotte has unveiled an all new 46ft all electric articulated boom lift, the Sigma 16 and Sigma 16 Pro
Brazilian heavy lift contractor Darcy Pacheco Soluções de Peso has taken delivery of a new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1
Genie has launched the new 17 metre/4,500kgGTH-1056 North American telehandler
UK rental company Premier Platforms has taken delivery of the first 66ft Dingli BA22ERT electric articulated boom lift in the country
Spanish rental company Grúas y Transportes Bony has taken delivery of a 90 metre Palfinger P900 truck mounted platform
Skyjack will unveil four new boom lifts later today – two telescopics and two new articulated boom lifts
US sales and rental company H&E Equipment Services has released its fourth quarter results which show a solid pick up in revenues
UK based telehandler rental company Ardent has ordered 525 new JCB telehandlers in a deal worth £26 million
Italian aerial lift manufacturer Airo has appointed Stefan Weber as general sales manager.
Spanish crane rental company Grúas Valladolid has taken delivery of a 45 tonne Demag AC 45 City All Terrain crane
Hong Kong based port operator Hutchison Ports has ordered 10 hybrid Kalmar straddle carriers for its Delta terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Skyjack is to launch an all new mast type self-propelled lift later today in the form of the 20ft SJ20 – which joins the current 12ft SJ12 and 16ft SJ16
Finnish truck mounted platform rental companies Jalo & Jalo and Janneniska are to step up their co-operation.
News is coming in of an unstable tower crane in the centre of Atlanta, Georgia.
Tadano chief executive Koichi Tadano will move to chairman from the start of April, with Toshiaki Ujiie taking over as chief executive
Toronto’s auditor general has issued videos of tree contractors committing serious safety breaches including contacting overhead lines
UK spider crane rental company AMC has expanded its sales team with four new appointments
Palfinger has resumed normal operations following a serious cyber attack at the end of last month
The UK based division of Sunbelt Rentals has purchased a trial number of Faresin 6.26 Full Electric compact telehandlers
Tadano Demag/Tadano Faun creditors have overwhelmingly voted to accept the company’s plan of reorganisation
We have received the belated news that Jerome ‘Jake’ Liptak a co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental has died
US crane and access rental group ALL has ordered 21 new cranes from Liebherr, topped by a 700t LTM 11650-8.1, for delivery this year
A crane operator was badly hurt when his crane rolled on a road near Stuarts Point New South Wales, Australia
German crane rental company Wasel has taken delivery of a new 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane and ordered a new 700t LR 1700 crawler
German rental company Jaromin has taken delivery of the first 80t Tadano GTC-800EX telescopic crawler crane in the country
US railway transportation company Norfolk Southern has ordered five hybrid Konecranes rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
UK rental company Tyne & Wear Access has taken delivery of 10 Snorkel boom and scissor lifts.
Chinese crane, aerial lift and construction equipment manufacturer Zoomlion has issued an upbeat trading statement for the full year 2020
UK rental company Dewsbury & Proud has taken the first of three Liebherr All Terrain cranes
A 650 tonne crawler crane overturned on a wind farm in Sweden last month and is now being recovered.
Australian crane and access rental company Boom Logistics has appointed Kieran Pryke as an independent director
Johnson Arabia has ordered 112 new aerial work platforms mostly for the company’s new location in Muscat, Oman
Italian crane company Tecno Gru has placed an order for 66 Terex Rough Terrain cranes.
Swedish rental company Kranpunkten has ordered more than 200 electric or hybrid powered aerial work platforms for 2021
US crane manufacturer Broderson has launched the all new 18t IC-280-A carry deck crane
With the ARA Show postponed Skyjack and Genie are planning virtual launch events for later this month
German rental company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of second 40t Tadano HK 40 truck crane
Manitex/Valla has launched a new 11 tonne V110R battery powered pick & carry crane
Spanish rental company Alcamar has taken delivery of a further 11 Haulotte scissor lifts.
Terex has published its full year/fourth quarter results which show a solid pick up for Genie
Time Manufacturing has completed its acquisition of German manufacturer Ruthmann
Spanish crane and lift rental company Grúas Pol has taken delivery of a 125t/m Palfinger PK 165.002 TEC 7
Antwerp Container Terminal has ordered a further two Liebherr ship to shore cranes
Italian rental company Mandalà Noleggi has taken delivery of three large Palazanni spider lifts
The jib of a luffing tower crane working in Brooklyn, New York dropped yesterday after some form of failure
UK rental company M O’Brien Plant Hire has ordered more Faresin 6.26 Full Electric compact telehandlers.
We have seen jobs advertised demanding experience where there is little, to no opportunity to acquire it
Swiss aerial lift rental company Hebebühne Biderbost has taken delivery of five new Airo work platforms
US based rental software specialist Point of Rental is moving into the German market and opening a local office
Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer CoMet has appointed Alessio Mazzari sales manager for Northern Italy and Switzerland.
Germany crane company Schwientek has taken the first Liebherr LTM 1120-4.1 All Terrain crane in the country
Swedish based mast climber and hoist manufacturer Alimak has named Thomas Hendel as chief financial officer.
We have received the tragic news that Stephen Gray an operator with UK Falcon Tower Cranes has died
Crosby the US based hook and rigging gear manufacturer has made a significant investment in Verton
Palfinger is to acquire its Barcelona based distributor Equipdraulic
Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom has appointed Hodel Betriebe as its service partner in Switzerland
French crane rental company MCM Groupe Autaa has taken delivery of a 650 tonne Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
Spanish sales and rental company SOOS Maquinaria has taken delivery of 10 Snorkel S3219E scissor lifts
We have received early details of Liebherr’s new 700 tonne LR 1700-1.0 lattice boom crawler crane
Forsyth of Denny has acquired the Rodger crane hire business located in Earlston in the Scottish Borders
German towing and recovery company HO has taken delivery of a 200 tonne Tadano ATF 200-5.1 All Terrain crane.
Snorkel telehandlers will in future be available with either open or enclosed cabs
Canadian tower crane rental company Concrane Equipment has taken delivery of a Eng EDKH 185 hydraulic luffing tower/derrick crane.
Manitowoc has reported its fourth quarter and full year results, which show a strong pickup in the final three months of the year.
Haulotte has posted its full year revenues, which show a decent pick up in the fourth quarter, which it expects to continue in 2021
UK rental company Speedy Powered Access has started taking delivery of 50 new Niftylift hybrid boom lifts
UK rental company MGA Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 All Terrain crane
Comansa has added two new flat top cranes to its 21LC series -the 21LC600 and the 21LC650 – with 20 or 25 tonne maximum capacities
US based rental network BigRentz has appointed Tom Belmont as COO and Jim Arabia as chief marketing officer
Chinese’s Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard group has ordered two 100 tonne Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes.
Hiab and Kalmar parent Cargotec has released its full year results with a solid pick up in order intake in the fourth quarter for Hiab
Tower crane manufacturer Raimondi has appointed Korea’s Loan International as its distributor and delivered the first LR273 luffers
JLG has appointed Rob Messina as senior vice president of product development and product management.
Brazilian rental company Locar Cranes and Intermodal Transport has purchased five reconditioned Grove All Terrain cranes
German crane rental company Schmidbauer has acquired Mottinger Kran und Transport, which is based in Regensburg, Bavaria.
Magni is to merge Magni America Inc of Kansas into Magni America LLC, New Jersey, creating a single company
Brazilian rental company Locar Cranes and Intermodal Transport purchased five Grove All Terrain cranes
Tree surgeon Ian McClelland was trimming trees from his Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 spider lift when a rainbow appeared
Haulotte has launched a new telematics based fleet management system – Sherpal – for its work platforms and telehandlers
Multitel Pagliero has appointed Inreka Plošiny Servis as distributor for Czech Republic and Slovakia.
German crane rental company Sälzer Autokrane & Transporte has taken delivery of a 250t Demag AC 250-5 All Terrain crane
Snorkel has started production of its newly upgraded 62ft A62JRT articulated Rough Terrain boom lift
Japanese manufacturer Tadano has reported lower nine month sales, with a steeper loss than originally forecast
Tadano has revealed that it has been holding discussions with the US EPA regarding environmental reporting issues prior to 2017
Liebherr’s maritime crane division performed better than anticipated in 2020 with higher order intake than 2019
Mammoet has added a third location in Taiwan as part of its Joint Venture with Giant Heavy Machinery Services
Hong Kong based Gammon Construction has taken delivery of two of the first Spierings self erecting tower cranes in the region.
MEC Aerial Work Platforms has adapted its ‘Xtra-Deck’ option for boom lifts
UK Based JMS has purchased a volume of new Genie Superlift Advantage Material Lifts
Italian hydraulic component manufacturer Duplomatic is to merge the US operations of Hydreco with US operation Continental Hydraulics
US construction contractor F.A Wilhelm has taken delivery of two 51t Grove GRT655L Rough Terrain cranes.
UK haulage company A P Hollingworth has taken delivery of a 49.3 tonne/metre PM 57.526 SP loader crane.
US based Alta Equipment has added Tadano, Mantis and Demag cranes to its product line in Illinois and Indiana
A tower crane working on the town hall in Herzogenaurach, Germany dropped a bundle of rebar steel onto the roof of a neighbouring building
Backwatch Safety Products and Bronto Skylift UK have developed a camera, sensor and alarm system for the new TfL ‘Direct Vision Standard’
Danish rental company GSV has taken delivery of 46 JLG/Power Towers Nano SP low level work platforms
Anglo Irish crane rental company Cork Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Böcker aluminium truck crane with a 12 tonne AK 52
UK rental company Horizon Platforms has announced that ownership of the company will transition to new Employee Ownership Trust,
Almac has worked with Multitel Pagliero to develop new low weight self-propelled/levelling tracked boom lift
Terex Cranes has appointed Andreas Ernst as general manager cranes for the Americas.
US based rental software developer Point of Rental has acquired Rental Hosting, a web design/hosting company
Austrian crane and access rental company Prangl has ordered two Tadano 156 tonne Tadano GTC-1800EX telescopic crawler cranes.
United rentals has released its full year results and is forecasting capital expenditure to bounce back to 2019 levels or more in 2021
A rigger/ship fitter working at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine was critically injured last Saturday, while working with one of the cranes on site
A truck crane overturned in Mesa, Arizona yesterday with the boom coming down on two mobile homes.
We have received the sad news that José Antonio Eiriz, owner and CEO of Spanish crane and aerial lift rental company Gruas Eiriz has died
The restructuring programmes for Tadano Faun in Lauf and Tadano Demag in Zweibrücken will shortly be concluded, we spoke with CEO Jens Ennen to update onthe progress
Manitou has reported a 24 percent fall in full year revenues for 2020, but saw a strong pick up in order intake during the fourth quarter
UK access rental company Paramount Platforms has taken delivery of the UK’s first 37m Palazzani XTJ 37+ spider lift
JCB is recruiting new staff as demand picks up and begins to return to pre Covid-19 levels
Dutch contractor VolkerWessels is working with Dutch crane and piling rental company PVE Cranes & Services to develop a range of electric crawler cranes
Tadano Demag has announced a new 80t long boomed four axle Demag All Terrain crane the AC 80-4
The latest digital issue of Cranes & Access is now online and available to read or download.
Crane company Viktor Baumann and aerial lift/telehandler rental company Riwal Deutschland have formed a partnership
Spanish rental company Maxim Doménech has taken a new 86ft Dinolift 280RXT self-propelled Rough Terrain boom lift
Dutch rental company Doornbos has taken another four 46ft battery electric Aichi SP14DJE telescopic boom lifts
JLG has posted its first quarter results for the three months to the end of December
We have received the sad news that William ‘Bill’ McKenna, of US crane and rigging supply company F&M Mafco has died
Snorkel and Xtreme distributor Ahern Ireland has appointed Sean Hopkins as field sales representative
Bremerhaven’s NTB has taken delivery of four additional Liebherr ship to shore container cranes
Polish oil company Lotos Serwis has taken delivery of a new 180 tonne Grove GMK5180-1 All Terrain crane
A man died at a crane rental yard in Channelview, Texas on Monday when he was struck by a crane
Sinoboom has announced a partnership with UK based Pinnacle Platforms led by Tim White and Wayne Lawson
Chinese manufacturer LGMG has appointed Nacelexpert as its distributor for France
Versalift Denmark has built the 1,000th unit of its new VTL van mounted platform
UK access rental company Neon Hire Services has taken delivery of 10 Snorkel TM12 mast type lifts
Austrian crane rental company Taurus Kran & Transport has taken delivery of a 220tTadano ATF 220-5.1 All Terrain crane
A bucket truck being used to cut trees overturned on Friday in Montgomery County, Texas
UK rental company Marsden Crane Hire has taken delivery of its first Böcker aluminium truck crane
German crane rental company Wiesbauer has taken a second 150 tonne Grove GMK5150L All Terrain crane
Danish spider lift manufacturer Falcon has announced a new five model range of spider lifts with working heights from 13 to 27m
A number of you have sent us copies or links to a video of a boom lift that caught fire after getting too close to overhead power lines.
Italian truck mounted and spider lift manufacturer Oil & Steel has appointed Roberto Veronesi as export sales manager
UK rental company Independent Hire has taken delivery of four 2,600kg/5.79 metre Snorkel SR626 compact telehandlers.
German crane rental company Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of the first Tadano GTC-1800EX telescopic crawler crane to be shipped
Dutch rental company Xtra Materieel has taken a new 52ft JLG EC520AJ electric articulated boom lift, one of the first in the Netherlands
Bronto Skylift has appointed sales and rental company Tri-Lift as its second distributor in Canada
Finnish rental company HRK has taken delivery of two new 60ft Nagano 20ATuj tracked articulated boom lifts
The German Federal Ministry of Defence has taken delivery of the final units in a 71 crane order
Dutch crane rental company Kuiphuis Kraanverhuur has acquired J&H Kraanverhuur
Dutch international rental group Riwal has taken its first JLG EC lithium battery boom lift – a 52ft EC520AJ
German heavy lift and haulage company MSG Krandienst has taken delivery of three new Grove All Terrain cranes
Italian aerial lift manufacturer Bravi says that it closed 2020 with a very marginal increase in revenues, compared to 2019
Sinoboom North America has appointed seven new independent manufacturer representatives in the USA.
Sarens Benelux has taken several five axle 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 All Terrain cranes
We have received the sad news that André Martin, a veteran of the French crane rental industry and founder of Transport Martin Levage, has died
Omega Morgan has acquired Sarens stake in the companies Joint Venture – Omega Morgan Sarens
Huisman is to build a 2,600t Leg Encircling Crane for OIM Wind’s BT-220IU Wind Installation Vessel
Liebherr has introduced a 31 metre rope telescoped boom option for its 50t LTC 1050-3.1 city type All Terrain crane
Liebherr has introduced a 31metre rope telescoped boom option for its 50t LTC 1050-3.1 city type All Terrain crane
Merlo UK has appointed Shaun Groom as general manager
A video shows what can happen when a tower crane lifts a large panel in high winds
Sarens has purchased three five and six axle Demag All Terrain cranes for its Australian operation
Finnish mastclimber and hoist manufacturer Scanclimber has appointed RentEase as its distributor for India
JLG has started production of the electric ‘Davinci’ AE1932 scissor lift that it unveiled at Conexpo last March
Magni has provided more details on its new fixed frame telehandlers, some of which were announced in December
Manitou has updated its five year ‘New Horizons 2025’ strategy and merged its two main product divisions
Irish rental company Dromad Hire has taken delivery of three new Hinowa Lightlift spider lifts
Polish lighting specialist Energa Oświetlenie has taken five 20m CTE B-Lift 20 JHV truck mounted platforms
Spanish rental company S.I.M has taken delivery of 12 Snorkel scissor and boom lifts
Sarens Siba has opened a depot in Brits, South Africa to win more business from mining companies in the region
Kalmar is to expand its collaboration with Nokia, with the formation of a new research Joint Venture
Bobcat has appointed Wihuri Technical Trade as the exclusive Bobcat distributor for Finland
The UK’s Heavy Transport Association (HTA) has appointed Marcus Gough of Ainscough as chairman
UAE shipbuilding and repair company Albwardy Damen has taken a 51t Grove GRT655L Rough Terrain crane
Russian access rental company Arslift, has taken delivery of 10 new 38ft Snorkel A38E electric boom lifts
A helicopter crane dropped a large air conditioning unit into the street in Oakland, California on Saturday
Hungarian crane rental company Dunagep has taken delivery of a new 220 tonne Demag AC 220-5
Multitel Pagliero has launched a new 25 metre truck mounted lift, the MJE 250, the first unit in a new MJ range.
Italian construction exhibition SaMoTer scheduled for March has moved to 2023, due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns
UK based Thomas Plant Hire has taken delivery of A new Faresin 6.26 Full Electric telehandler
A tower crane jib dropped 23 floors at a site on the south side of Manila in the Philippines yesterday
US association AED has postponed its 2021 Summit until May 24th to the 26th
JCB has appointed John Chandler as sales director for its access division
We are calling on all rental companies for their views on rates and prognosis for 2021
JCB has appointed John Chandler as European sales director of its access division
UK contractor Bylor has ordered 83 Haulotte aerial lifts for Hinkley Point C
US company Herc Rentals has acquired Houston, Texas based Champion Rentals.
Genie has appointed Hydraumac as its aerial lift and telehandler distributor for Morocco
Manitex has paid off $15.5 million of debt along with $2 million of PM’s European debt
Hiab Germany has acquired its sales and service partner in Cologne, FNS ahrzeugbau und Nutzfahrzeugservice Köln
Rothlehner has appointed Service One Access as the distributor for Denka Lift in the USA
French international tower crane group Uperio has raised its stake in US tower crane company P&J Arcomet from 50 to 100%
US based aerial lift manufacturer Time Manufacturing/Versalift is to acquire German truck and track mounted lift manufacturer Ruthmann
A crane operator in New York has been fined $1,600 for operating a tower crane without a valid licence
Custom Equipment has confirmed the appointment of Marshall Shaver as vice president of sales and marketing
Case Construction Equipment has appointed Terry Dolan of Custom Equipment as head of sales and marketing North America
Sinoboom Australia has opened its new premises in Melbourne
UK access rental company PPH Access Platform Hire has started taking delivery of eight Haulotte boom and scissor lifts
UK rental company J&M Crane & Transport has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Tadano ATF-100-4.1 All Terrain crane
Terry Dolan, the CEO of scissor lift manufacturer Custom Equipment, is stepping down from his executive role
Manitou has delivered its largest order to date for its new 60ft 200 ATJ E to Norway’s Naboen
US maintenance company City Wide Building Services has taken delivery of a Bluelift B85 spider lift
Artic Cranes has upgraded its Raptor 84 articulating tower crane with the first unit going to Skårs Gräv & Byggservice
Normally at this time, we ask our readers if they think the new year will be better, the same, or worse than the one just ended? This year it is hard to imagine that many will believe that 2021 will be worse than 2020. But..
The New Year celebrations have already ended in Oceania and moved through Asia and have already reached the Middle East ……. Although it is the end of a year with a difference.
A man was hospitalised after coming into contact with an overhead powerline on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
US based tower crane and hoist rental company Morrow Equipment has ordered 36 Alimak construction hoists
US based Keppel AmFELS has ordered a 2,200t/m Huisman leg encircling crane for energy provider Dominion Energy.
The Netherlands’ Safety Region of Ijsselland has ordered three Bronto Skylift F32RPX fire rescue platforms.
Magni Telehandlers will shortly announce an extension to its fixed frame telehandler range with four new models
JCB has already booked a number of orders for its new 525-60E battery electric telehandler
German crane rental company Neeb has taken delivery of three new Grove All Terrain cranes from local distributor KranAgentur Werner
We have received the sad news that Werner Gronau, technical director of Kiloutou Germany has died following a short illness.
UK sales and rental company Hire Safe Solutions has started taking delivery of 11 Dingli scissor and boom lifts
CTE has launched the latest generation of its 20 metre ZED 20 truck mounted platform
Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer Comet has appointed Elena Fogli as marketing and communication manager
Finnish formwork company Turun Elementtinostot has taken delivery of the first five axle Spierings mobile tower crane in the country
Danish rental company Slagelse Lift has taken delivery of a new 33 metre Falcon FS330Z Vario spider lift
California, USA, based aerial lift supplier GMG has appointed Lance Sullivan as general manager
US based Alta Equipment Group is to acquire New York state based distributor Vantage Equipment
US based Bay has almost received the final of 15 new Liebherr All Terrain cranes as part of a fleet expansion project
US private equity company Borgman Capital has acquired Wisconsin based rental company AWP
US based H&E Equipment Services has named John Engquist Jr as president/chief operating officer
Palfinger is using a government supported investment funding to invest around €40 million in up to 10 different projects
Tadano Demag & Tadano Faun submitted their restructuring plan to the court, marking a key stage in the restructuring programme for the two companies
Versalift International has appointed Peter Nørgaard Tipsmark as sales director Europe and Martin Sloth as product manager
UK crane rental company Spence Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 60 tonne Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1
UK rental company Bella Access has opened a new depot in Kettering, Northamptonshire
UK port operator Associated British Ports has taken delivery of a 25 tonne Kato CR-250v city crane
The market for battery electric telehandlers appears to be getting a good deal more serious
The market for battery electric telehandlers appears to be hotting up getting a good deal more serious
Palfinger is negotiating the and end to the cross shareholding deal it has with Chinese manufacturer Sany
Mammoet’s 2,500 tonne class Focus 30 crane has completed its test programme
Finnish rental company Ramirent has added a further four more Niftylift hybrid boom lifts to its new eco fleet
UK rental company M O’Brien Plant Hire has taken delivery of two Faresin 6.26 Full Electric telehandlers
Kiloutou has taken delivery three Ruthmann truck mounted platforms and three Bluelift spider lifts
Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Sinoboom has appointed Daniele Lanzini as regional manager for Italy and the Balkans
Manitou is holding a shareholders meeting today and has issued an upbeat forecast for 2021
A crane operator died in an incident in the small town of Franklin, Virginia last week
Italian telehandler manufacturer Magni has appointed Anthony Obi as a US regional sales manager
UK based Ellis Crane Hire has taken delivery a 60 tonne Grove GMK 3060L All Terrain crane
French manufacturer France Elévateur has updated its 11m Topy 11 telescopic truck mount platform.
We have received a festive video involving a wide range of lifting equipment that captures the imagination
Spierings has shipped the first ‘eLift’ hybrid versions of its four and six axle self-erecting mobile tower cranes
US based rental company Able Equipment has appointed industry veteran Robert Veshosky as VP sales
AER Rents, part of O’Flaherty Holdings group, has acquired Derbyshire based Mainline Hire group
Intermat has “cancelled” the 2021 exhibition due to be held in April next year, due to ongoing uncertainties
CTE has unveiled an all new 16 metre spider lift, the Traccess 160
The UK competition authority CMA has completed its investigation into collusion by three rental companies
UK rental company FKL Plant has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler crane.
German crane rental company Canisius has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Demag AC 100-4L
UK rental company Cannon Access has taken delivery of four 46ft Haulotte HA16 RTJ Pro articulated booms.
Manitou is to close its plant in Waco, Texas and consolidate North American production in South Dakota
German rental company Biberger Arbeitsbühnen has purchased three Palfinger telescopic truck mounted lifts
UK rental company Radius has received the first Potain MRH 175 hydraulic luffing jib tower crane in England
UK rental company Spiderlift has taken delivery of its second 33 metre Falcon FS330Z Vario spider lift to its fleet.
Belgian rental company Goeyvaerts has ordered a further four Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes
JLG owner Oshkosh is to acquire Pratt Miller which specialises in advanced engineering
German rental Hubert Wiemann Autokrane has taken delivery of a 45t Demag AC 45 City All Terrain crane
Bahraini distributor M.H. Al Mahroos has taken the first Spider 33.15 spider lift in the country
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has appointed Steven Flint as regional director Australia
Sarens has opened a new location in Estonia to improve its coverage of the Baltic states and Northern Europe
Terex has appointed Paterson Simons as a distributor for its Franna pick & carry cranes throughout western Africa
Japanese tracked platform manufacturer Nagano has built an upgraded version of the 31ft Z11Auj
A time lapse video of the removal of the buckled, twisted scaffold from Notre Dame de Paris shows a ballet of cranes and access – a key part of the rebuild
UK construction company Domis Construction has taken delivery of one of the first all electric JCB 525-60E telehandlers.
Canadian based battery supplier Discover Battery has expanded its European operation in order to target the access market
Swedish rental company Edins Kranar has taken the first Klaas K1003 truck mounted crane in the country
German rental company Schmidt Rental has started taking delivery of 61 Genie scissor and boom lifts
Palfinger has updated its Smart Line of truck mounted platforms into the ‘Smart Plus’ range
Liebherr and Kamag have developed an interface for SPMT trailers to be used as derrick ballast trailers
Bobcat UK is to change its coverage in London and south east England appointing Versatile Equipment
JLG has delivered the first 185ft 1850SJ to India with the sale to local dealer T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons
We are calling on all rental companies for their views on rental rates and for their prognosis for 2021
US based rental company Maxim Crane Works has appointed George ‘Jigger’ Tanner as vice president of it new Virginia operation
UK rental company One Stop Hire has taken delivery of eight Instant UpRight X400WS adjustable podium platforms
Dutch heavy lift, transport and rigging group Wagenborg Nedlift has taken delivery of a new 450 tonne eight axle Liebherr LTM1450-8.1
UK rental company Premier Platforms has become one of the first training centres to offer IPAF’s new virtual PAL+ course
Dica USA has launched new Jack and Roll blocks designed to replace the use of scrap wood when blocking heavy equipment.
UK rental group Vp, owner of telehandler rental company UK Forks, Higher Access and MEP has posted a first half loss
Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the USA, UK and Canada has reported its half year results which show that revenues have almost returned to normal.
US based Select Crane Sales has taken delivery of a Wolff 166 B hydraulic luffing jib tower crane
US based scaffold, suspended platform and mastclimber supplier BrandSafway has acquired the assets of Texas based Big City Access
US based Able Equipment Rental has acquired New Jersey based GAR Equipment
UK based Flannery Plant Hire has taken six new Faresin 6.26 Full Electric telehandlers
Dutch rental company 1.2.3 Machineverhuur has ordered 10 new Genie aerial lifts from distributor HDW
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved the planned merger between Konecranes and Cargotec.
UK’s Collett has taken delivery of a further two 115 tonne/metre Fassi F1150RA.2.26 loader cranes.
A seven axle All Terrain crane overturned in Spain on Friday the crane a seven axle Liebherr from the Aguilar rental fleet was working on the demolition of a large steel and concrete cistern
Sad news has just reached us of the death of Dean Riley, the former Grove sales training manager
The US Commerce Department has terminated the Section 232 investigation into mobile crane imports
Spotted in Texas two gardeners turning their hand to Christmas light installation
German crane rental company Heinrichs has taken delivery of two new Tadano All Terrain cranes
US based utility platform and boom truck rental company Nesco is to acquire Custom Truck One Source
Haulotte is to build a second factory in China to expand the range of products it manufactures there
Grove three axle All Terrain cranes are getting an all new carrier cab – Cab2020
German rental company Gerken has started taking delivery of 200 Genie XC – Xtra Capacity – telescopic boom lifts, which make up a €12 million order.
UK’s Northern Powergrid has taken seven Versalift LT-56-NEs mounted on Mercedes Unimog chassis
Polish energy company PGE GiEK has taken delivery of the 40,000th Liebherr mobile crane, a 100 tonne LRT 1100-2.1
A crane collapse in Costa Rica makes painful viewing and almost certainly ends the career a veteran crane
Bobcat has teamed up with Italy’s Magni to launch a full range of Bobcat branded 360 degree telehandlers
UK access rental company JMS has taken delivery of the first two Nagano crawler mounted boom lifts to arrive in the UK
UK rental company Powered Access Services (PAS) has taken delivery of five 53ft Genie GS-5390 RT scissor lifts with Stage V engines
UK rental company Star Platforms has appointed Nichola Howard as marketing manager
Liebherr has announced the introduction of its first battery electric crawler cranes, the 200t LR 1200.1- Unplugged and 250t LR 1250.1e lattice units
Turkish company Fatih Nakliyat Treyler’s has taken delivery of three pink ELS scissor lifts as part of its campaign to stop violence against women
Austrian crane, rigging and heavy moving company Felbermayr has launched an Engineered Solutions division, and recruited Kees Kompier to head it
UK rental company Quick Reach has ordered an initial four 53ft LGMG SR1623 Rough Terrain scissor lifts
UK based spider/mini crawler crane rental company A Mini Crane Hire has changed its name
Turkish company Fatih Nakliyat Treyler’s has taken delivery of three pink ELS scissor lifts, part of a large order and campaign to stop violence against women
Trackunit’s chief executive Joergen Raguse has moved to vice chairman and will be replaced by Soeren Brogaard
Dutch crane rental company Haegens Kraanverhuur has taken delivery of three 55 tonne Demag AC 55-3 All Terrain cranes
UK based Select Plant Hire has taken delivery of three Liebherr LTR telescopic crawler cranes, a 60t LTR 1060, 100t LTR 1100 and 220t LTR 1220
Zoomlion has unveiled the prototype of a 217ft self-propelled boom lift, the ZT68J at Bauma China, with a 67.7m working height
A large All Terrain crane has caused significant damage to an old bridge on the A-85 road in the village of Auchraw, Scotland
Rental equipment online booking engine and app supplier RentItOut has been acquired by Point of Rental
Hertz Dayim Equipment Rental has announced that its operations director John Cable will be leaving the business and be replaced by regional manager Imtiyaz Abedi.
German crane rental company Schuch has taken delivery of three Liebherr All Terrain cranes
IPAF has teamed up with Trackunit to develop and deliver a new operator’s app – ePAL – with digital IPAF PAL Card, logbook, and operator safety guides
A tower crane jib came down in November last year on a jobsite in Singapore,
Australian rental company Borger Cranes has acquired Kelly Green Crane Hire and celebrates 40 years in business
Lifting Gear UK has appointed Colin Naylor as sales and marketing director
UK rental company McGovern Crane Hire has taken delivery of two Liebherr All Terrain cranes, a 60t LTM 1060-3.1 and 50t LTM 1050-3.1
Mammoet has unveiled a few details of the SK6,000, a 6,000t version of the ALE SK containerised heavy lift crane concept
A man cleaning windows from a self-propelled boom lift that overturned last week in Groningen, the Netherlands has died
Chinese manufacturer LGMG has launched a number of new boom lifts at Bauma China this week
Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Council has issued an ‘Accident Notification’ regarding a fatal crushing incident
We have received the sad news that Genie founder Bud Bushnell has died, having passed away on 14th of November, at the age of 99
Drive train manufacturer Dana has launched a new range of direct electric drive systems for aerial work platforms in China
A man was injured when the ground beneath a telescopic crawler crane opened up and almost swallowed it on a site in Toronto, Canada on Monday
Saudi Arabian Fahad S Al Tamimi and Partners (Tamimi Rentals) has started taking delivery of 50 new Grove Rough Terrain cranes
Snorkel is to add two new Chinese built aerial lifts to its range at bauma China today
Italian spider and mini crawler crane manufacturer Jekko has opened a new German subsidiary Jekko Deutschland
Bauma China opened its doors this morning in Shanghai with Sinoboom launching an all new 60ft hybrid articulated boom lift, the AB18HJ
US based Bigge Crane and Rigging has opened a new branch in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Italian sales and rental company Titocci has taken delivery of a 37 metre Palazzani XTJ 37+ spider lift
Snorkel is to add two new Chinese built aerial lifts to its range at Bauma China today
Sarens has opened a new depot in Chingola, northern Zambia near the border of the Demoncratic Republic of Congo
Maxim Crane Works is opening a “state of the art facility” in Richmond, Virginia, the fifth location to be added to the Maxim network in 2020.
UK based sheet piling company Fussey Piling has taken delivery of a 50 tonne Sennebogen 653E telescopic crawler crane
Snorkel’s third quarter results have been published showing a strong pick up compared to the second quarter
German crane rental company Wiesbauer has ordered the first 450 tonne Demag AC 450-7 All Terrain crane
Mammoet has released an amazing video of how it moved a fully rigged 600t Manitowoc 18000 between turbine pads – on wheels
Belgian construction company Mevaco has taken delivery of three Raimondi MRT159 flat top tower cranes
German crane rental company MaxiKraft has taken delivery of an 800 tonne Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 lattice crawler crane
Video footage and inspection photographs from Vietnam show the risks of simply placing a big crawler crane on a barge and sending it out to sea
Austrian rental company Maltech Arbeitsbühnen has taken delivery of some of the first new GSR B-Model series of 3.5t truck mounted lifts
Wacker Neuson chief executive Martin Lehner will leave the business when his current contract expires at the end of March for personal reasons.
Oshkosh has announced that its chief executive Wilson Jones will retire in April and be replaced by chief operating officer John Pfeifer
French rental company Acces Industrie has taken a five 60ft Genie Z-60 FE and the first 10 45ft Genie Z45 FE hybrid articulated booms in France
The Texel fire brigade in the Wadden Islands off the Dutch coast has taken delivery of a 32m Bronto F32RPX truck mounted fire rescue platform
UK rental company Speedy has released its half year figures for the six months to the end of September
Danish loader crane manufacturer HMF cranes has appointed Crane Sales NZ as its distributor for New Zealand
A man working from a boom lift died after he was crushed between the platform guardrail and an overhead beam
A man has died following an entrapment/crushing incident in Uzwil halfway between Winterthur and St Gallen.
JCB has launched a totally new all electric six metre/2.5 tonne compact telehandler, the 525-60E at a virtual press conference today
Czech rental company Sico Rent has taken delivery of a Moog MB70-1/S underbridge inspection platform
UK tree surgeon Thompson Tree Services and rental company Cutting Edge have each taken delivery of 19m Platform Basket Spider 20.95 spider lifts
UK/Irish crane rental group Cork Crane Hire has taken delivery of a 230 tonne Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 All Terrain crane
Tadano Demag is officially launching the new seven axle 450 tonne Demag AC 450-7 with the aim to set new standards for seven axle All Terrain cranes.
Porto da Praia da Vitória has taken delivery of a new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane
German crane rental company Lenz-Kran has taken delivery of a 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 All Terrain crane
Japanese manufacturer Aichi has delivered the first units of its new all electric 46ft telescopic boom lift, the SP14DJE
A man using a trailer lift to install Christmas lights in Tocina near Seville, Spain died on Friday after the top boom failed
JLG has appointed Etienne Bourcier as key account sales director, replacing Walter van Winckel who is retiring
UK powered access rental company Star Platforms has been acquired by the Indian manufacturer and rental company Sudhir Power.
Italian truck mounted lift manufacturer GSR has updated its 3.5 tonne telescopic truck mounted lift range with new 22 and 23m models
UK rental company Sangwin Plant Hire has taken delivery of a 100 tonne Tadano ATF 100-4.1 All Terrain crane
UK rental company City Hire has taken delivery of 10 Snorkel S3010P push around scissor lifts
PASMA has gained Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) approval for its Partner Card Scheme.
A man has died after the telehandler he was operating fell off a bridge in Missouri on Tuesday
A farm hand was electrocuted yesterday while using a telehandler in the town of Gerang Gerung in Victoria Australia
UK rental group Speedy, has merged its powered access acquisitions into a single operation
We have received a video of a man topping a palm tree which almost ended in disaster.
UK rental company Cadman Cranes has taken delivery of a 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 All Terrain crane
Skyjack has delivered the latest versions of its electric scissor and articulating boom lifts to Hainan Airlines in China
UK rental company Cadman Cranes has taken delivery of a 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1150-5.1 All Terrain crane
Austrian waste management company AWV Liezen has taken delivery of two heavy duty Sennebogen 355 E telehandlers
The UK based Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has added Martin Halford to its board of directors.
UK outrigger mat and lifting gear supplier TMC Lifting Supplies has launched the Mod Lite aluminium outrigger mats
Multitel is ready to ship the first unit of its all new 77.5 metre truck mounted lift – the MJ 775
German technician and innovator Hans-Georg Krause has chosen a new Tadano ATF 100G-4 All Terrain crane for his recovery business
Russian rental company Vertex has taken delivery of 24 Haulotte boom and scissor lifts
Sarens has introduced an electric version of its SGC heavy lift crane in the form of the 1,650 tonne SGC-90
Versalift UK has promoted engineering manager Tom Johnson to the role of operations manager
UK rental company Star Platforms donated a 30ft Skyjack SJ30 ARJE articulated boom lift to The Poppy Factory.
UK aerial lift distributor and installer CPL has agreed a service partnership with Rivus Fleet Solutions
German rental comapny BKL Baukran Logistik has taken the first 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane in Germany
Van and truck mounted lift manufacturer Versalift International has introduced its third generation version of its 24 metre VTX240 truck mounted platform.
Haulotte has launched the latest addition to its Pulseo Electric product range with the 43ft HS15E and 53ft HS18E Rough Terrain scissor lifts
Manitou has appointed Alexandra Matzneff as a non-executive director, replacing Carole Lajous who has resigned
UK crane rental company ABA has taken delivery of the first 110 tonne Liebherr LTM 1110-5.1 -in the UK
Custom Equipment/Hy-Brid Lifts has appointed Skyreach Equipment as distributor for the mid-Atlantic region
Saudi Arabian rental company ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment has started taking delivery of 16 Demag All Terrain cranes
IPAF – the International Powered Access Federation – has appointed Amanda Beckett as head of finance
US rental company Herc – previously Hertz Equipment – has reported a strong third quarter in terms of profits
UK rental company Advanced Access Platforms has taken delivery of two 26 metre Hinowa Bi-Energy/Hybrid Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS spider lifts.
German rental company Würzburger Kranverleih und Bergungsdienst has taken delivery of two new Liebherr All Terrain cranes
A 135ft boom lift overturned in strong winds in Bethany Beach, Delaware this week, killing the two men in the platform
A tower crane came down onto several homes and a temple in the Alipore district of Calcutta, India on Thursday
Point of Rental’s employee led charitable donation group ‘Point the Way’ has gained US 501 charity status.
Australian rental company Coates Hire has taken delivery of a further $7 million worth of Haulotte boom and scissor lifts
Spanish rental company Malcop has taken delivery of the first Sinoboom scissor lifts in Spain
UK ladder and access equipment manufacturer Clow Group has promoted Stuart Anderson to technical director
IPAF has issued its two millionth PAL card (Powered Access Licence)
German telehandler and equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson has reported its third quarter results
Genie has announced a new AC direct electric wheel motor drive system – E-Drive – for its GS slab electric scissor lift range
US based crane group Manitowoc has reported a relatively positive third quarter pick up
UK rental company Marsden Crane Services has taken delivery of a 40 tonne Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1 All Terrain crane
Italian health and fitness equipment manufacturer Technogym has taken delivery of two custom-built rail mounted Comet platforms.
Platform Basket has launched its latest new model, the 19 metre 2095, in Australia.
UK transport and logistics company Wincanton has taken delivery of 14 Hiab 145DLL-1 HiPro loader cranes.
A fatal industrial incident occurred in Bingley, Bradford, UK last Thursday, which looks as though it involved a scissor lift
A truck mounted platform became jammed under a low bridge in Clermont-Hérault, France on Friday
Loxam Powered Access Division has appointed Chris Thomas as finance director
UK based battery dealer Battery Service Hub has appointed Stuart Parker as business development manager.
UK loader crane manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has launched its 100kg Lightweight LoadLift
Italian tracked lift manufacturer AlmaCrawler has appointed Irish service and inspection company Inspectec as its distributor
German crane rental group MaxiKraft has taken delivery of three 45 tonne Demag AC 45 City All Terrain cranes
US based Select Crane Sales has appointed Alexandra Casler as territory manager for the north east
Rumours have been circulating in the past week regarding the possible refinancing of Ahern Rentals bonds
A scissor lift overturned during a Trump rally on Sunday while it was being used to support a large flag.
UK based Advanced Access Platforms has ordered a dozen electric Rough Terrain scissor lifts from Chinese manufacturer Dingli
Italian construction contractor Iozzino Costruzioni Generali has taken delivery of a 10 tonne Potain MDT 219 flat top city tower crane.
Limassol fire brigade of Cyprus has taken delivery of a 60 metre Bronto Skylift F60RLX truck mounted fire platform
German construction company Karl Bachl has taken delivery of a 130 tonne Sennebogen 6133E telescopic crawler crane.
CTE has launched the all new version of its 27 metre B-Lift 27 telescopic truck mounted lift – the B-Lift 27.2
IPAF has confirmed that next year’s summit and awards planned for London next March will now be held online
Unic Cranes Europe has appointed ANK Cranes as its distributor for Norway and Sweden
The UK rental association – the CPA – has appointed Peter Gibbs of Ainscough as chairman of its Crane Interest Group
Australia’s EWPA – is publishing new guidance today on selection and use of secondary guarding systems for aerial work platforms
Palfinger has published is third quarter results with the company continuing to perform relatively well given the pandemic
Norwegian distributor Hybeko has introduced a custom built cliff face stabilisation platform based on the 85ft Genie S-85 XC boom lift
Two people were seriously injured last week when an aerial work platform overturned near Hastings, New Zealand
Ritchie Bros. is to acquire market intelligence and data provider Rouse Services for $275 million
We have just discovered a recording by Baz Luhrmann that offers advice to youngsters but which is beautiful no matter your age
Sinoboom Europe has appointed Thomas Wolke as regional manager for the Nordic & Baltic region
UK rental company Access Hire Nationwide has purchased 21 Klubb K38P 13.8 metre van mounted platforms
Scottish crane rental company Johnston Rigging has taken delivery of a new 60 tonne Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1
French telehandler and aerial lift manufacturer Manitou has posted its third quarter sales numbers, which show a decent bounce back
JLG and its parent Oshkosh have published their full year and fourth quarter results with sharply lower sales.
Port crane and material handling manufacturer Konecranes has reported a strong growth in profitability on lower revenues
German crane rental company Mikschl has taken delivery of two new three axle Demag All Terrain cranes
Haulotte has opened a new office in Wuhan China, with 30 guests from local rental companies witnessing the official opening
UK based Connetts Farm taken delivery of a solar powered Hiab T-CLX 018-2 trailer mounted loader crane
Terex has reported its third quarter results which indicate a slow but steady return towards pre-covid performances.
Belgian crane rental company Dufour has taken delivery of three 250 tonne Demag AC 250-5 All Terrain cranes
Norway’s Wergeland and PSW Group have ordered a 2,600 tonne/metre Huisman Skyhook crane
We have received the sad news that access industry veteran René Clément, founder and former owner of Swiss company Axeo, in Cugy, Vaud, has died in Brazil.
Dan Kenny, currently chief executive of Loxam’s Powered Access Division and until until recently MD of UK based Nationwide Platforms will leave the company at the end of the Year
A three axle All Terrain crane overturned on the A-140 road in Suffolk, England yesterday closing the road.
Manitou has formed a partnership with Ro-Ro shipping line Neoline with the aim to move to more environmentally friendly forms of transport including sail powered ships
UK access rental company Quick Reach has appointed Robert Dillon as sales and business director and Katrina McMahon as business development manager for the north
Loader crane operator Mobile Mini UK has appointed Chris Fay as head of sales and marketing along with three new national account managers
Richard Martin – previously director of Skyking – has set up a new access sales company in the UK called Independent Access Sales.
Dutch international heavy lift and transport group Mammoet has taken delivery of the first production version of the 700t Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1
Hiab and Kalmar owner Cargotec has reported its third quarter results, with recovery continuing at both operations.
UK based Ascendant Access has launched a new truck mounted platform, the 20 metre A20-15TJ mounted on a 3.5 tonne Iveco Chassis
A tower crane collapsed in Munich on Wednesday seriously injuring the crane operator, and a construction worker
John Lowton has returned to Ainscough Crane Hire Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) director
Spotted somewhere in the USA, a linesman using a bucket truck and a ladder from the basket to his work.
Low level scissor lift manufacturer Custom Equipment has introduced new CANbus ‘Intelligent Controls’ on its Hy-Brid Pro Series models,
German crane and access rental company Schlamann-Autokrane has taken delivery of a new 60t Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1