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Getting a PAL
With half a million valid PAL Cards in circulation and 70000 new cards issued this year, we give a personal viewpont of becoming a PAL Card holder.
Clean Power
How long before you can buy hybrid powered aerial platforms or scissor lifts with fuel cells?
Fraco Products is entering the transport platform secor with its own design,3630 kg transport platform.
Less downtime, more productivity: JLG's new ES scissors
The new features on JLG's ES scissors aim to make the equipment more reliable and reduce the cost of owning a machine.
MEC Aerial Platforms'RT scissors make first outing
Electric scissors that can handle rough terrain will be among the highlights on MEC Aerial Platforms' booths at The Rental Show and Conexpo
Aichi wheeled scissors coming soon
Japanese manufacturer, Aichi Corporation, is introducing a range of wheeled scissor lifts for the global market.
Stability at all widths: Tigieffe's Airo X2
Tigieffe's Airo X2 range of six electric scissor platforms can be divided into two groups: ‘N', narrow machines, 89 cm wide; and ‘W', wide machines, 120 cm wide.
Capacity matters
Getting the most of your equipment may mean taking an in-depth look at your batteries.
Dedicated division
With two access acquisitions under its belt in just eight months Malthus, Norway is determined to grow.
Live demonstrations at ConExpo
The IPAF Safety Zone at ConExpo will feature a dynamic demonstration on the dangers of not wearing a harness in boom type platforms.
First IPAF training centre in Asia
BS Technology Pte Ltd in Singapore has become the first IPAF-approved training centre in Asia.
AFI-Uplift takes on CAP
With the purchase of Central Access, AFI-Uplift is now able to offer CAP Competent Assessed Person assessments in the UK.
On the boil
Crane Rental Corporation in the US used two Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes to tilt up and place boiler modules, weighing up to 190 tonnes each, at a power plant site in Florida. IC reports
Global presence
One of the Association's primary aims this year is to further develop its global presence. A return visit will be made to Australia and New Zealand with the 2008 International Business Forum. Terry White reports
World views
The annual IC Rental Confidence survey has been designed to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of the global crane market over the last 12 months and to point where it is heading in 2008. IC reports
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