Features/interviews – Page 17

  • Neil Back, England Rugby World Cup winner, officially opens Lavendon's new head office in Lutterwort
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    Family name: what does the future hold for Lavendon Group

    2008-05-07T15:46:00Z

    Lavendon Group now has 21000 aerial platforms and 1400 employees...and over 10 different brands. Murray Pollok reports on the rebranding plans that will see it focus on just four names. Plus, we report on how the business is performing in certain key markets.

  • The Singapore Flyer observation wheel is currently the largest in the world.
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    Hoist helps get wheel spinning

    2008-05-07T15:03:00Z

    Throughout the construction of the world's largest observation wheel an Alimak hoist carried engineers to the hub of the wheel where essential cables and wiring were being installed.

  • The Ruthmann Steiger T370 helps to keep eight coal dredgers in good condition.
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    High energy maintenance: using truck mounted booms

    2008-05-07T14:55:00Z

    German energy supplier, RWE Power AG has bought a Ruthmann Steiger T370 articulating truck mounted boom to inspect and maintain its huge brown-coal dredgers.

  • Artist's impression of the HalleyVI research station. (Courtesy of Hugh Broughton Architects/Faber M
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    The big freeze: Genie helps build the new Halley Research Station in Antarctica

    2008-05-07T14:47:00Z

    Two specially modified Genie articulating Z-60/34 booms were among the equipment chosen to help build the new Halley Research Station in Antarctica.

  • Shinji Takeuchi says Aichi wants a 30% share of the worldwide aerial platform market.
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    Clear vision?

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Japan's Aichi Corp has finally shown its new 'global' machines in public, and also outlined an ambition to be the world's biggest aerial platform manufacturer. Murray Pollok tried to get the details from Aichi's CEO, Shinji Takeuchi.

  • Accuplace keeps the forks 'square' irrespective of boom movement and is a new option on JLG's G10-55
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    Ready to run

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

  • A JLG E300AJL at Chicago's O'Hare airport proving that boom lifts are sometimes the best option for
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    At the sharp end

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Maria Hadlow looks at how the access industry is responding to a growing industrial end user market.

  • Electronics provide precise control of hydraulic actuators, such as this motor from Sauer Danfoss's
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    Control matters

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Effectively controlling large forces in hydraulic systems to make access equipment effective and safe is critical. Patrick Hill has talked with platform manufacturers about how they do that.

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    Fire resistant

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Even a slow start and an end-of-the-week fire couldn't stop another busy World of Concrete. John Wyatt reports on the hoists and mast climbers at the event.

  • These 21 m, 3.6 t capacity SCAF 2000 work platforms from Safi, pictured working in Doha, typify the
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    Mixed bag

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    As you might expect in a region of extensive and fast economic growth, adoption of mast climbers and hoists in the United Arab Emirates has been diverse, writes Patrick Hill.

  • A web page, hosted by JLG's telematics partner MaterTrak, will give equipment owners real-time acces
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    Remote control

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    JLG Industries is introducing a telematics solution on its engine-powered machines that promises to produce big savings for rental fleet owners. Murray Pollok reports.

  • A four-cylinder, turbocharged, 4.4 l, 1104D-44T is one of Perkins' new, emissions-compliant engines.
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    Technology mix

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Manufacturers are using electronics, hydraulics, chemicals – technologies of many types – to deliver components for making better access equipment. Patrick Hill reports.

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    Here today, gone tomorrow

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Is the access industry doing enough to attract the talented engineers it needs to sustain competitive advantage? Paul Adorian managing director of Powered Access Certification Ltd (PAC) challenges the market to invest in the future.

  • Some of the Antarctic residents. (Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey)
    Article

    The big freeze

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

  • The Ruthman Steiger T370 helps to keep eight coal dredgers in good condition.
    Article

    High energy maintenance

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

  • The Singapore Flyer observation wheel is currently the largest in the world.
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    Quality information

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Rental software is improving the speed – and accuracy – of information flows in fleet maintenance. Patrick Hill talks to software supplier inspHire in Nottingham, UK to learn more.

  • Neil Back, England Rugby World Cup winner, officially opens Lavendon's new head office in Lutterwort
    Article

    Family name

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

    Lavendon Group now has 21000 aerial platforms and 1400 employees...and over 10 different brands. Murray Pollok reports on the rebranding plans that will see it focus on just four names. Plus, we report on how the business is performing in certain key markets.

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    “Less room for manoeuvre”

    2008-05-07T10:09:00Z

  • Genie is now offering its S-60 and S-65 booms with permanent, factory fitted four point tracks, usin
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    Making tracks

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    Tim Ford, president of Terex Corp's Aerial Work Platform business, talks to Murray Pollok about the North American market, globalisation of production and the access aftermarket.