March 2018

NexSys Battery Enhancements Reduce Charge Time for High-Capacity Lift Trucks

Date: 28-03-2018 / Author: kscally
NexSys Battery

READING, Pa. – EnerSys expanded its NexSys battery line, designed for Class I, II, and III applications including high-capacity lift trucks, to include configurations that can fast-charge in just under an hour. 

The NexSys line now features proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, which can be charged to work for up to 16 hours.

The batteries provide energy throughput of up to 160% in a 24-hour period. They also offer extended life cycles exceeding 1,500 cycles at 60% Depth of Discharge (DOD).

New Case Construction Equipment Vice President to Oversee North America

Date: 27-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Michel Marchand

RACINE, Wis. - Case Construction Equipment named Michel Marchand as the new vice president for North America, replacing Scott Harris, who has taken a similar role at Case IH.

Marchand previously served as the regional sales director for Canada, and he will now oversee all Case Construction operations in North America.

Manitex Names New Western Regional Business Manager

Date: 26-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Jerry Monahan

Manitex named Jerry Monahan as the new western regional business manager.

Monahan returns to Manitex after 13 years at Elliott Equipment Company, most recently as the after-sales support manager. He brings nearly 30 years of experience with boom truck and aerial lifting equipment companies and a background in engineering, service, and sales support. 

He was previously at Manitex as a product support representative for two years, based in Georgetown, Texas.

Redesigned Merlo Rotating Telehandler Cab Enhances Operator Comfort, Safety

Date: 23-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Merlo Roto MCSS
Merlo Roto MCSS

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Merlo redesigned the cab of its Roto MCSS rotating telehandler line, featuring a modular design with 360° views and a new air venting and filtration system to optimize operator comfort and safety.

The widest-in-class cabs are engineered with special mounts to reduce vibration. Seats offer independent suspension, and the split door opens a full 180°.

Merlo’s Roto MCSS models offer a 360° slewing turret, independent and jacking stabilizers, and capacity to lift and move loads at height.

New Multi-Purpose Microcrane Features Compact, Portable Design

Date: 23-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global
Microcrane M1 Global

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Microcranes Inc. introduced its new hydraulic pick-and-carry portable crane, the ISO-certified M1 Global model.

The M1 Global design fits through 36-in. doorways, narrow aisles, and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22-ft. tip height.

Requiring no license for operation, it is rated at 2,000 lbs. (905 kg) and has a hook height of 20’3” (6.1 m). It is 30-in. (762 mm) wide and weighs 1,800 lbs. (816 kg) with 300 lbs. of removable counterweights.

New Software Gives Dual Identity to Jekko’s Updated SPK60 Mini-Crane

Date: 22-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Jekko SPK60
Jekko SPK60

The revamped version of Jekko’s SPK60 mini-crane features innovative control software that allows it to both work in tight spaces with precision and yet perform pick-and-carry operations in rough terrains.

EUFMC Sessions to Include ANSI Update, Fleet Trends

Date: 21-03-2018 / Author: kscally
EUFMC General Session

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The 65th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), to be held June 3-6 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, will feature educational sessions provided by experts on a range of topics, including fleet electrification, maintenance strategies, disaster response, an ANSI 92.2 update, and more. 

Ask Rental Return on Investment Questions During Genie Online Event

Date: 20-03-2018 / Author: kscally


REDMOND, Wash. – Genie will host its latest online “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from March 26-30 with a focus on rental return on invested capital (rROIC). 

JLG to Feature Low-Level Access Solutions at NFMT 2018

Date: 19-03-2018 / Author: kscally
JLG 10 MSP

BALTIMORE — JLG Industries Inc. will showcase select low-level access solutions, vertical lifts, and compact crawler booms at the National Facilities Management & Technology Expo (NFMT) March 20-22 at booth No. 1909.

“This is an important show for JLG as we continue to expand our offering of purpose-built equipment for facilities management,” said Randy Marzicola, director, channel development for JLG. “Our machines are frequently used both indoors and outdoors across a range of tasks.”

HCSS User Meeting Draws Record Attendance

Date: 19-03-2018 / Author: kscally

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Nearly 1,500 attendees gathered for the annual Users Group Meetings (UGM) of construction software developer HCSS.

HCSS saw record attendance with its two identical meetings for users, held on Jan. 30–Feb. 1 and Feb. 20-22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston.

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