Features/interviews – Page 20

  • Layher's freestanding scaffold design provides safe access for concrete repairs
  • Finnish rental company Suomen Projektivuokraus Oy has taken delivery of the latest model in Oy Scani
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    Nordic Drivers

    2008-05-01T13:40:00Z

    Fleet renewals, telecoms demand, tighter safety regulations: Patrick Hill, AI's Assistant Editor, reports on some of the drivers of growth in the Nordic access market. Plus, Stavdal Lift talks about life after Ramirent.

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    Views from Spain

    2008-05-01T13:40:00Z

    Murray Pollok spoke to Spanish rental owners and other industry figures at the recent Smopyc exhibition in Zaragoza. What did they have to say about the Spanish access market?

  • Chris Gallagher of HSE at the IPAF Summit.
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    Summit success

    2008-05-01T13:40:00Z

  • Bernard Volut (right) met Claude Guillou of EGI during an open day at the EGI factory in northern Fr
  • Baulift has added over 50 machines to its fleet this year, including 20 truckmounted platforms from
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    The German case

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    Herbert Limmer of Baulift says Germany's access industry is sometimes like a ‘third world’ market, with old equipment and low prices. MURRAY POLLOK met him at his company's head office in Ingolstadt.

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    Age matters

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    2005's Access-50 listing reveals that investment in renewing fleets has been the priority for most of the world's major access players with some notable exceptions, as Murray Pollok reports.

  • Nicholas Davin of Access Platform Sales in Ireland in front of his new JLG Liftlux 153-22 scissor. J
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    Time to deliver

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    Many of the world's access manufacturers are planning important product launches at the fifth APEX exhibition and conference, being held once again in Maastricht. Murray Pollok previews the event.

  • A platform in Switzerland receives some attention from the police authorities.
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    Accidents:the real cost

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    There are some obvious material costs when one of your lifts is involved in an accident. But, as JEFF STACHOWIAK, director of access training and safety at Sunbelt Rental in the US explains, there are significant ‘soft’ costs as well. Plus, on page 37, IPAF's Tim Whiteman explains the logic ...

  • Tim Whiteman, managing director of IPAF.
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    Save lives

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    Harnesses save lives and should be worn in boom lifts, says IPAF managing director Tim Whiteman.

  • All repair work on Kennards’ access fleet is outsourced to its suppliers.
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    Outsourced

    2008-05-01T13:23:00Z

    Kennards Hire in Australia is a A$100 million tool and equipment rental company with 79 depots, but it doesn't employ mechanics and it doesn't have any workshops. So who does the repair and maintenance on its equipment?PETer Lancken, Kennards’ managing director, explained how at the recent Hire Association Europe rental ...

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    In focus

    2008-05-01T12:01:00Z

    With a three-day trade exhibition and a full events calendar, this year's five day ARA rental trade show looks set to please. Access International reports on what will be on display for our industry

  • The growing trend for live line or hot glove working on power transmission grids is creating a deman
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    Insulated booms go off-road

    2008-05-01T12:01:00Z

    Power transmission lines often run cross country but still require maintenance. With live line and hot glove work more prevalent, insulated booms must follow. Lindsay Gale reports on today's solutions

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    Under the desert sun

    2008-05-01T12:01:00Z

    It is almost time for the three-yearly return to Las Vegas for North America's largest construction trade show, Conexpo-Con/Agg 2005. Lindsay Gale reports on the experience to come

  • IPAF's Bauma presence proved to a springboard for operator training activity in Germany and Switzerl
  • On a visit to Shanghai in November, Tim Whiteman met with: (left to right) Bai Ri, chief engineer of
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    Busy first year for MD

    2008-05-01T12:01:00Z

  • ServicePLUS is already maintaining and repairing machines from several manufacturers
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    A new approach

    2008-05-01T12:01:00Z

    Is the way many US rental companies carry out routine service, maintenance and repair about to change? ServicePLUS certainly thinks so

  • Segundo Fernandez, pictured at the ConExpo show in Las Vegas.
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    Global language

    2008-05-01T11:52:00Z

    As part of Pinguely-Haulotte's management reorganisation it has appointed Segundo Fernandez, former managing director of its Spanish subsidiary, as its global commercial director. Murray Pollok met him on home ground at the Smopyc show in Zaragoza, Spain.