Longer Reads

Taking a closer look at self-locking hooks
Self-locking hooks, also known as safety hooks, have changed the lifting industry, but their use has yet to become universal.
What are the biggest issues in equipment financing?
Interest rate hikes, supply chain challenges and rising prices on new and used cranes have had a profound impact on crane financing.
What makes the tracked excavator so versatile?
Big, medium and small machines designed for all industry requirements
Innovation and technology in drilling and foundations
What’s new in drilling and foundations? 
Five tech launches that took Bauma by storm
Bauma 2022 featured an abundance of technology and companies were keen to share what they have been working on over the past three years.
A history of IC100 and ACT100 rankings
The who’s who of the crane, transport and rigging sector can be found on our top lists, the IC100 and the ACT100.
How are pumps tackling climate events?
Traditional pumps used to tackle floods and fires
A healthy dose of optimism- PACCAR Winch VP weighs in on today’s market
Jim Braden believes in his company’s people and products.
Falls from height: Will your safetyline save you?
Everything you need to know about using temporary horizontal lifelines when working at height
Demolition and recycling at Bauma 2022
D&RI profiles the equipment on show from demolition and recycling manufacturers at Bauma
Interview: Tractel’s Becky Danielson
The SAIA’s Fall Protection Council named Tractel’s Becky Danielson as its new Chair earlier this year. SA sits down with Danielson to learn more
How BIM and digital twins can transform construction
The use of BIM and digital twins could boost construction’s efficiency and productivity 
Data control in access safety
How access can learn from the aviation industry
How can construction tackle the skills shortage?
A shortage of skilled workers has put pressure on OEMs to fill the gap
What are the latest trends in crane simulator training?
Simulation training offers virtual ‘seat time’ for crane operators looking to hone in on their skills and widen their career prospects in a fluid labor market.
How compaction equipment is meeting rising rental demand
IRN looks at how OEMs’ releases are keeping up with the demand for compaction equipment
ACT’s Bauma 2022 Show Guide
Whether you are traveling to Munich or staying home, ACT’s Bauma Show Guide will keep you in the know.
Interview: LiuGong CEO on Chinese MEWP market growth
Zeng Guang’an gives insight on the company’s growth strategy
Exclusive interview: Epiroc CEO on technology in construction
Helena Hedblom, CEO of Epiroc, on new technology, supply chains and attracting new workers 
Taking a closer look at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation
SC&RF fourth quarter bookends industrious 2022.
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