Longer Reads

Interview: ERA president Stéphane Hénon on the future of rental
Pierre Bouls’ successor as President of the European Rental Association speaks to IRN
Has the role of management changed in rental?
IRN columnist Andy Wright reveals how his management style has changed through the years
Forecast 2023: U.S. machinery sales uncertainty after solid first half
Second half of 2023 likely to see weaker sales activity, growing dealer inventories
Access equipment at Bauma 2022
Access International previews global trade show Bauma
Meeting different requirements in falsework and formwork
Innovation is driving some of the world’s most ambitious infrastructure projects but how are those in the falsework and formwork sector keeping up? Catrin Jones investigates
Bauma 2022 showguide
What to expect at the world’s biggest construction trade show
ERA to release resources for rental companies
The resources aim to help companies adapt to a number of industry changes
Your guide to the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop
The 2022 Crane & Rigging Workshop will reunite SC&RA members in Dallas, TX.
Online exclusive: Epiroc R&D experts on alternative power, testing, and more
The R&D team at Epiroc talk about what projects they are working on, the testing process and what’s next for the construction industry 
Rotating telehandlers in North America
Stacked with user-friendly features and unique capabilities, rotating telehandlers continue to gain recognition – and market share – across U.S. jobsites
Steffan Industries provides rigging and lifting for lunar logistics
The company has been playing a key role in the transport of lunar robotics for PA-based Astrobotic.
Steering towards sustainable roadbuilding
The sharp scent of tar and oil, coupled with the loud noise of heavy machinery, does not scream ‘environmentally friendly’ so what is the industry doing to ensure building roads are not detrimental to the environment? Cat Jones looks at the ways roadbuilding is becoming more sustainable
Looking back at the iconic Bauma trade show
After a delay and other challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, Bauma 2022 will happen this month in Munich!
Can SME contractors be hydrogen powered?
Bramble Energy’s Peter Sayce describes four pillars of infrastructure that could enable greater hydrogen use in European construction
India’s biggest demolition project
Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester reviews the Supertech Twin Towers demolition project
What are the latest below-the-hook products?
Below-the-hook solutions can be complex. ACT rounds up below-the-hook news and products.
Electrification of access machines is outpacing regulation’s drive
Greenhouse-gas reduction primed the pump but environmental investors and operating advantages are making electric power trains today’s dominant innovation in lifts and telehandlers
What are the ‘must see’ Bauma products?
While Bauma was delayed, product development was not stalled. ACT rounds up our Bauma 2022 list of ‘must see’ products.
ACT EXCLUSIVE: Industry’s first Crane Safety Research Lab
The Texas A&M University Crane Safety Research Laboratory will be a first for academia and the crane industry.
Skyjack’s telehandler evolution
Skyjack entered the telehandler market in 2007 with its ZB2044 unit. Since then, the company has expanded and refreshed its telehandler product line. ALH reports
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