February 2018

Serious Labs Developing VR Simulator with Scissor Lift Leader Skyjack

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Serious Labs, a world leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment such as cranes and aerial boom lifts, is previewing its new scissor lift operator training simulator at The Rental Show in New Orleans, LA., February 18th -21st. The preview will include renderings and video placed alongside its boom simulator in Skyjack booth 5339 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Global Market Insights Reports AWP Rental Market to cross $24bn by 2024

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing commercial and residential construction projects coupled with the rise in investments in public infrastructure worldwide are expected to support the AWP rental market over the forecast timeline.

Mowbray's Tree Service Answers Call for Tree Removal in High Hazard Zones with the Aid of Demag

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

An estimated 112 million dead trees perilously populate the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The combination of unprecedented drought over the past four years coupled with significant bark beetle infestation has decimated trees throughout the mountain range in California. The severity of the problem pressed Governor Brown of California to issue an Emergency Proclamation in October of 2015 for the removal of dead/dying trees in High Hazard Zones.

Terex to Show HyPower IM with Operational Aid Enhancement at TechAdvantage

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
HyPower IM

HyPower™ IM, the popular idle mitigation solution from Terex Utilities, will be featured on a Hi-Ranger™ LT40 aerial device from Booth 711 at TechAdvantage 2018 Conference & Expo, in Nashville, Tenn. The patent pending HyPower Hybrid System for aerial devices offers a lighter weight system that reduces fuel usage and exhaust emissions, at a lower price point than other hybrid systems.

New Sellick Plant Opens

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Sellick Equipment Limited recently cut the ribbon on an all-new $21 million dollar manufacturing facility with state of the art technology to maintain Sellick as a leader in the rough terrain forklift market.

The new 126,000 square foot purpose built factory, was designed for new product innovation, improvement to quality control and flexibility in product design.

Oshkosh Corporation Named 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

February 27, 2018 - Oshkosh Corporation today announced that it has been named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and the legal firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.   

Utility One Source Rebranding as Custom Truck One Source

Date: 27-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Utility One Source (UOS) announced today a major rebranding effort, changing the company’s name to Custom Truck One Source. The rebrand unifies all company platforms under the Custom Truck One Source name.


Known for customization across a wide range of industries and a vast array of products, Custom Truck One Source is positioned as a true “one stop shop” for its customers. Company officials say the new name sends a clearer message about what the company does.

Brown Hired as Acme Lift Senior VP of Western Operations

Date: 21-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Tyler Brown has been hired as senior vice president of western operations at Acme Lift Co., the world’s largest wholesale rental company that specializes in aerial work platforms, telehandlers and portable air compressors.
“Tyler brings a well-developed understanding of how to bring valued service to every distinctly different rental company in the U.S.,” said Woody Weld, Acme Lift chairman and chief executive officer. “His training and experience are extremely valuable to Acme Lift and we welcome him to the team.“

ARA forecasts equipment rental industry to grow to nearly $60 billion by 2021

Date: 21-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

In its latest five-year forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) expects equipment rental industry revenue to continue to grow consistently in the United States over the next five years, resulting in total revenue of $59.6 billion in 2021.

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