Vertikal Days is Here: Read All About It

Vertikal Days is Here: Read All About It

The upwardly mobile in construction plant now have a new home, as Vertikal Days reaches new heights at the home of British Formula One racing.

On 24th & 25th May what has now developed into a major European event for lifting and access equipment will provide rental companies, fleet owners, users and lifting professionals with an unobstructed view of all the latest machinery.

Because Vertikal Days focuses purely on lifting equipment, you have time to talk. It’s a compact and targeted event, where attendees have the scope to visit all of the exhibitor stands, and enjoy product demonstrations, without getting lost or walking a mile.

Visitors can also benefit from the show’s now legendary hospitality, with free tea, coffee and pastries available all day in the Marketplace and a free lunch in the dining pavilion each day from 12.30 to 14.30.

The Venue Silverstone, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN

Silverstone is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of central London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. Road access is exceptionally easy along the A43 dual carriageway from either the M40 or M1. By public transport the nearest train stations are Northampton, Banbury or Milton Keynes, all of which offer fast connections to destinations throughout the country.

Event Opening Times

Wednesday 24th May 10.00am to 5.30pm
Thursday 25th May 10.00am to 4.30pm


Genie is showcasing its Xtra Capacity (XC) booms, the hybrid Z-60/37FE fuel-electric articulating boom, among other popular Genie models such as the GS-4069BE bi-energy scissor lift, GS-4047 electric scissor lift. The SX-135XC self-propelled telescopic boom lift delivers industry leading outreach of 27 m and dual capacity 300 kg/454 kg throughout the full working envelope for incredible operational accessibility.

Focusing on operator safety, during the show machines will be equipped to demonstrate the benefits of the Lift Guard range. Throughout the event, Genie team specialists will be on hand for customers to learn how they can simplify and make their business more profitable.


Kobelco has on display its new 100t Capacity CKE900G2 machine.

A second generation G Series machine – now with Euro 4/Tier 4 FINAL Engine with both SCR System and a DPF Filter – the CKE900G2 has a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes at 3.6m and/or 90 tonnes at 3.9m.

The manufacturer’s G-Series Cranes have ‘G-Winch’ providing high operating speeds without increasing engine revs, together with the AIS (Auto Idle Stop) function, and G-Engine. This significantly improves fuel consumption on site, whilst meeting the very latest emissions standards with the new Clean Diesel System (Both SCR & DPF).


The latest tracked boom from Hinowa will make its UK debut at Vertikal Days.

The Lightlift 13.70 is a 13m articulating boom mounted on the company’s crawler chassis. The smallest and lightest boom in Hinowa’s Lightlift range, it is designed for applications such as working on housing and other two storey buildings.

The 13.70 is joined by the recently-released Hinowa Lightlift 15.70, as well as the 20.10 Lithium and 26.14 models. Hinowa will also display its new secondary guarding system. This optional extra is designed to prevent the operator from being crushed against the controls by an overhead obstacle.


Jaama is exhibiting its Key2 Hire Management software system at Vertikal Days, following a rebrand at the start of the year. The company has introduced a range of new features to boost business and user efficiencies.

New features include Day Book – a new transport management system for suppliers to organise equipment deliveries and collections; Damage Management – mark item damage at off-hire, allowing for equipment damage to be recorded within the system.

The software will save pictures and notes of the damage and create damage notifications and letters; and Key2 Today – a customisable, real-time visual reporting dashboard.


The line-up of products that Liebherr has on display includes some that are being exhibited in the UK for the first time.

This includes the LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane, the LTM 1090-4.2 mobile crane and the LR 1110 lattice boom crawler crane. Also on display will be the LTM 1300-6.2, LTM 1100-4.2, LTM 1060-3.1 and LTM 1050-3.2 mobile cranes.

Visitors also have the opportunity to discuss their training needs with representatives from Liebherr Training Services. Featuring a 60 m main boom and 22.5 tonnes of on board counterweight, the LTM 1090-4.2 is already receiving a lot of interest from UK customers.


Tadano manufactures all-terrain cranes that are designed for both on and off-road construction projects. All of the all-terrain cranes feature FAUN purpose-built frames with two-man, full width carrier cabs of composite structure, windshield of laminated safety glass, sliding side windows of hardened safety glass and adjustable seats with safety belts and headrests.

Tadano is showcasing its ATF 220G-5, with new chassis cabs and the manufacturer’s latest AML. Making its first show in the UK will be the ATF 130G-5, featuring the latest Euromot 4 engines. The ATF 70G-4 on the stand will be the only 70t class crane with twin engine.

The Manitou Group

Represented by its iconic brands, Manitou, Gehl and Mustang the The Manitou Group’s product ranges include all-terrain fixed, rotating and heavy-load telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklift trucks; and wheel or track skid-steer loaders.

Manitou also has an extensive platform range of scissor and boom lift access platforms offering 7.8m – 28m working heights covering electric and diesel engine platforms.

The range is being represented on the stand by an array of machines from the compact electric vertical platform 100VJR, to machines from the 10 models available in the diesel range.

This includes the newest edition, the MAN’GO 12. Designed and tailored for rental purposes this 12 metre access platform is a lightweight machine that can be easily transported.


A wide array of Grove and Potain cranes are on display on the Manitowoc stand. Grove will show off a fleet of mobile cranes from both the rough-terrain and all-terrain ranges. They include the GMK5150L, GMK5250L, GMK4100L-1 and the RT540E.

The new Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane has been designed to give customers increased efficiency, versatility and return on investment.

It has a maximum capacity of 4 t while it can lift 1 t at its jib end of 40 m. It has a 40 m jib and boasts 16 configurations, which enables it to be easily adapted for a range of applications.

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