ESTA’s SPMT BPG to be published in six languages

ESTA’s well-received best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) is being translated into six languages to meet demand from across Europe. The new guide helps address the problem of trailers occasionally tipping over, even though existing operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed. Translations into German and Polish have already been published and … Read more

ESTA welcomes engine emissions agreement for mobile cranes

News that the European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations has been strongly welcomed by ESTA. “It comes as a huge relief and show what can be achieved by concerted and effective action and lobbying,” said Søren Jansen, director of ESTA, the European association … Read more

Engine emissions agreement

Engine emissions agreement averts job loss fears of mobile crane manufacturers The European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations  – and averted fears of job losses. The European Commission has said that the new regulations for engines in non-road mobile machinery will become mandatory on … Read more

ICSA meeting, Munich 2016

Industry representatives gather at 2016 meeting of the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA) meeting in Munich, Germany. The annual meeting of the ICSA took place at the Novotel Munchen Messe in Munich, Germany on April 13, 2016. It was hosted jointly by the European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) and the European Association of Abnormal … Read more

ESTA SPMT best practice guide

ESTA has published its much-anticipated best practice guide for the use of SPMTs. The new guidelines will help address the problem of trailers tipping over, which has happened on some occasions even though then operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.

New axle pressure gauge rules in Germany

From January 2016 in Germany, it is compulsory for abnormal load transports to have their vehicles equipped with a gauge which measures axle pressure, if the vehicle has air- or hydro-pneumatic suspension. 

FEM 5.022 Guideline

The FEM guideline “Working at Height” is now finally available through VDMAs webshop. This guideline available in the languages English and German and gives an overview regarding the Safety Measures and Procedures related to work at height – Mobile cranes The guideline is available through: VDMA Webshop

Concern about new engine emissions rules

In an open letter, Søren Jansen, ESTA Director, sets out the organisation’s worries about the EU Commission’s “Directive 97/68/EC – Draft” on Stage V engine emissions, and planned to become mandatory by January 1, 2019.