Van mounts and pick-up lifts

Pick-up mounts are an increasingly common addition to manufacturers’ ranges, while van mounts are offering greater flexibility

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    Fast data: telematics in the access industry

    The need to collect and decipher machine data quickly and effectively is becoming a vital part of our industry. AI reports

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    The hybrid/electric access market

    Green energy access equipment solutions are taking on a whole new level of importance

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    India horizons

    Gemini Power Hydraulics is helping to change the way India uses working at height equipment. Euan Youdale spoke to company director Aahan Sethi

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    Key findings - IPAF powered access rental report

    With the Powered Access Rental Market Report for 2018 set to be published soon, Matt Brereton, communications manager at IPAF, which commissions the report, gives an overview of its latest key findings.

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    Trending upward

    With a healthy market propelling sales and ANSI/CSA Standards requiring updated or new equipment, the telescopic boom industry is, well, booming.

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    Big data

    Rental software’s increasing grasp and organization of information can help any size business get on the right track.



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Crawling to the top

Track-based aerials continue to gain acceptance as more contractors and rental companies realize the benefits the units afford

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Small stature, big appeal

The compact telehandler market has seen steadily increasing demand over the past few years

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The changing landscape of scissors

The US and China are having a major effect on the scissor lift market, both for different reasons

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ANSI and CSA standards explained

The new ANSI and CSA standards for MEWPs are now closer to the European EN280. Brandon Tucker at JLG explains

2018 price changes

AI Confidence Survey: upbeat in 2018

There is an upbeat view of the access industry as participants in AI’s annual Confidence Survey give a thumps up for the next 12 months

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Far and wide: access in Africa

AI takes a look at the African market for access and the opportunities this huge land mass is offering.


Interview: AFI Group

AFI acquired Kimberly Access earlier this year, making it the biggest specialist access equipment rental company in the UK. Shareholder and recently inaugurated IPAF president Nick Selley talks to AI about the company’s plans globally and his view of consolidation in the access market


Positivity in Amsterdam

Following a successful three days at the International Rental Exhibition (IRE), Joe Malone reviews the Amsterdam show.


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Asbestos protection with Condor

Condor scaffolding carried extensive concrete and asbestos clearance at at the University Clinic, Münster, using Layher equipment


Unique mast climber solution

SGB has installed a unique combined mast climber and special monorail system for a major UK office development


DripDiaper for scissors debut

Tiresocks has launched the improved DripDiapers, with the addition of magnets and clips to make installation easier


JLG models available in BIM

JLG Industries has launched a BIM library on its websit, making all of its models available in data rich format

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Star expands and recruits

UK-based Star Platforms opens fifth depot and appoints general manager Stephen Carmen


Palazzani: from France to Iran

Palazzani has been making recent international sales with units going to France-based Servilox and and the Iran mall

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Ascendant truck mount for Warren

Warren Access has taken delivery of an 18m working height Ascendant A18-13TJ truck mount from UK distributor Skyking


Strong increase in 2018 IRN100

Like-for-like revenues growth reaches 8% for top 100 rental companies in world, IRN reports

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Sigma Equipment joins JCB network

Miami-based Sigma JCB will service the South Florida marketplace

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Digital experience is the key

A new online marketplace, where renters can actively manage the contract throughout, has surfaced in France. Joe Malone caught up with its managing director, Sophie Hulin, about its beginning and its future.

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New wave of UK rental investors

Kevin Appleton reviews the UK market and the attractiveness for investors upon entering.