July 2018

Genie Unveils Two New High-Float Boom Lifts

Date: 17-07-2018 / Author: fmotz
Genie S-85 HF Boom Lifts

Genie’s new S-80 high float (HF) and S-85 HF telescopic boom lifts are designed to perform heavy-lifting tasks on sensitive ground, such as sand and turf.

Engineered to “float” on soft or delicate surfaces, the Genie S-80 and S-85 HF boom lifts protect softer surfaces that could be damaged by the more aggressive tread of regular rough terrain tires.

The Genie S-80 HF and S-85 HF are currently available in North America. Genie plans to add more HF models in North America, and will in the future offer the HF line worldwide.

United Rentals to Buy BakerCorp

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

United Rentals, Inc. and BakerCorp International Holdings, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for United Rentals to buy BakerCorp for approximately $715 million in cash.

The boards of directors of United Rentals and BakerCorp have unanimously approved the agreement. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Teupen Offers New Puma Model in North America

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

Teupen North America added the PUMA134AX to its product lineup, a machine that offers a unique combination of a high-tech walking excavator chassis with an aerial lift.

The new PUMA134AX offers extreme gradeability with a max of a 45°, and it’s able to set up on a ground slope angle of up to 18°. It has a maximum platform capacity of up to 881 lbs.

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints Northeast Territory Manager

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

RICHFIELD, Wis. ­— Custom Equipment LLC welcomed Norman Waterman as its Northeast U.S. territory manager.

Waterman will focus on bringing the productivity, ease of use, and safety benefits of the company’s lightweight low-level scissor lifts to more rental centers and contractors in the area.

“Norman has a visceral understanding of the construction rental landscape, and he knows what customers need to be successful,” said Dan Schneider, Custom Equipment LLC vice president of sales. “We’re looking forward to seeing him champion our products.”

DEUTZ Power Midwest Expands Coverage Area, Grows Staff

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

DEUTZ Power Center Midwest added the entire state of Kansas to its existing coverage area, which includes Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Northern Indiana.

To better support customers in this large region, DPC Midwest now offers products and services from five locations and has expanded its staff by 40%.  

Manitex Adds Articulating Crane Distributors

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

Manitex International expanded its articulating crane distribution network to include ALT Sales LLC, headquartered in Richfield, Ohio.

Effective immediately, ALT will begin retail distribution of Manitex articulating cranes, joining the growing network of Manitex dealers across the United States and abroad.

Specializing in the sales, service, and rental of boom trucks, ALT Sales is a member of the ALL Family of Companies, a privately-owned heavy lift equipment rental and sales enterprise with over 30 locations in North America.

Manitou Expands Safety Website for Equipment Users

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

July 11, 2018 - Manitou Group overhauled its website reduce-program.com, which is dedicated to improving the quality of work life for equipment users, by adding new tools aimed to prevent accidents and enhance safety.

Launched in 2013, Manitou Group's "REDUCE" site has been expanded with a wide range of features.

ARA Introduces New Name for Rental Show, Updates Brand Identity

Date: 03-07-2018 / Author: kscally
New ARA logo

MOLINE, Ill. — The American Rental Association (ARA) unveiled a refreshed brand identity to reflect the evolution of the equipment and event rental industry and announced a new name for The Rental Show, which will now be called The ARA Show.

The changes are part of an extensive branding initiative—the first in more than 40 years—designed to better serve the association’s members, which represent a community of equipment and event rental professionals.

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