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Current industry news from the world of aerial work platforms

Vertikal Days next week!

17. September 2021 — Vertikal Days opens its doors next week and it's a show not to be missed! [...]

First new crane for Grube

17. September 2021 — German steel erector Grube & Steffien has taken its first new crane, a 40 tonne Tadano HK 40 [...]

Goldhofer adds N.American dealers

17. September 2021 — German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has appointed three new distributors for North America [...]

Another strong quarter for Ashtead

16. September 2021 — Ashtead, owner of Sunbelt Rentals in the USA, UK and Canada, has reported a strong first quarter. [...]

John Leslie Iles 1937- 2021

16. September 2021 — We have only just received the sad news that telehandler pioneer John Iles has died [...]

First LR 1700s to Germany

16. September 2021 — Germany’s Hofmann and Wasel have taken the first 700t Liebherr LR 1700-1.0 crawler crane [...]

18t luffer from Jaso

16. September 2021 — Crane manufacturer Jaso will launch its new 18t J198HPA hydraulic luffing tower crane at Vertikal Days [...]

Multitel adds Nordic dealer

16. September 2021 — Multitel Pagliero has appointed sales and service company Liftgruppen as distributor for Sweden and Norway [...]

Man basket fall

16. September 2021 — Two men fell from a man basket attached to a crane in Recklinghausen, Germany on Friday [...]

Generation 6 for Goeyvaerts

16. September 2021 — Belgian port equipment rental company Goeyvaerts has ordered two Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald habour cranes [...]

Second quarter bounce back for Haulotte

15. September 2021 — Haulotte has reported its full results for the six months to the end June [...]

Trackunit and ZTR’s IIoT to merge

15. September 2021 — Trackunit has acquired the Industrial IoT division of US based ZTR [...]

First LTM 1230-5.1 in Africa

15. September 2021 — Africa’s Allied Crane Hire has taken the first 230t Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 on the continent [...]

Boom lift over the side

15. September 2021 — A man was badly injured yesterday while loading a boom lift in Sydney, Australia [...]

Liebherr MK 73-3.1 for Scholpp

15. September 2021 — Scholpp has taken delivery of the first Liebherr MK 73-3.1 mobile self-erecting tower crane in Germany [...]

Strong year for System Lift

15. September 2021 — System Lift, the German association of independent rental companies, has reported increased revenues [...]

Successful Karlsruhe debut for Platformers

14. September 2021 — Germany's first Platformers' Days held away from its original location in Hohenroda took place in Karlsruhe this weekend [...]

Snorkel sales rep for Scotland

14. September 2021 — Snorkel UK has appointed Alec Boyle as technical sales & product manager for Scotland and north east England [...]

Another Kato for O’Carroll

14. September 2021 — Irish crane rental company O’Carroll is set to take delivery of a 25 tonne Kato CR-250v city crane [...]

Workplatform boosts sales team

14. September 2021 — UK based sales company and Genie dealer Workplatform has appointed Stuart Parker as regional account manager [...]

Brian Ross Blackburn 1952 - 2021

14. September 2021 — We have received the sad news that Brian Blackburn, previously chief principal engineer at JLG McConnellsburg, has died [...]

JLG 670SJ self-leveling in production

13. September 2021 — After years of development, the 67ft JLG 670SJ self-leveling boom lift has finally reached the production stage [...]

Fatal UK crane incident - UPDATED

13. September 2021 — A man has died after he was struck by a load as a crane tipped in Bristol, UK this morning [...]

Palfinger to close Krefeld manufacturing site

13. September 2021 — Palfinger is to relocate production from its aerial work platform plant in Krefeld, north Rhine-Westphalia, to its facility in Löbau, Saxony [...]

First Bronto S47XR in Oz

13. September 2021 — Australian rental company JM Tower Hire has taken the first 47m Bronto Skylift S47XR truck mounted lift in the country [...]