Construction Industry News

Genie Introduces Material Carrier Attachment for RT Scissor Lifts

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Material Carrier Attachment

Genie is offering the Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment designed for Genie GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough terrain scissor lift.

JLG, SkyTrak Now Offer Telehandler Non-Marking Tires

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries introduced non-marking tires for JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers, designed specifically to protect sensitive surfaces from unwanted markings.

The new tires are available as air- or foam-filled and come with a center bar for better wear performance on abrasive surfaces. A non-directional tread means fewer assembly combinations and reduces carrying costs.

JLG Adds Bolt-On Fall Arrest System for Boom Lifts

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. is offering a new bolt-on system to help operators move safely outside the platform of its boom lifts.

This feature allows an occupant to exit the platform at height and step onto adjacent structures while being tied off to an approved lanyard anchor point on the platform. The Bolt-On Fall Arrest System consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft. cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.

Deutz Partners with Manitou on Electric, Hybrid Telehandler Prototypes

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Electric Hybrid Manitou MT 1335
E-Deutz

Deutz AG teamed up with Manitou Group to outfit two telehandler prototypes with electric drive lines.

The keys for the first prototypes—one with a hybrid drive, the other full-electric—were handed over as part of the Deutz Electrip Event Week, held Sept. 15-21 in Cologne, Germany.

The full-electric Manitou MT 1135 telehandler is equipped with a 360-volt vehicle power supply and a 60-kW electric motor. The battery, with a 30-kWh capacity, ensures that the required level of energy is delivered. The MT 1335 usually comes with a 75-kW Deutz TCD 3.6 diesel engine.

Trojan Battery Introduces New Logo, Refreshes Brand

Date: 24-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Trojan Battery Co. LLC updated its brand with a new look that includes a modern logo, vibrant colors, revised product branding, and a new tagline: Charging Forward.

The refreshed image will be incorporated in Trojan’s marketing campaigns, collateral, and new website, which is slated for later this year.  The classic maroon color of Trojan batteries will remain the same.

ANSI A92 Annual Meeting Date, Hotel Set for 2018

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) announced the ANSI Accredited Standards Developers (ASC) A92 annual meeting will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando.

The SAIA serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards.

The association says it has negotiated a special room rate at the host hotel, and reservations can be made here. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 1, and registrants need to mention the SAIA in order to secure the group rate.

Terex Utilities, Custom Truck One to Support International Lineman’s Rodeo

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Terex Rodeo Hurtman Rescue

Terex Utilities and Custom Truck One Source are gearing up for participation in the International Lineman’s Rodeo on Oct. 13 in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The competition attracts the best lineworkers from around the world to compete in events based on traditional tasks and skills. More than 100 utility companies are expected to be represented by their best lineworkers.

California Aerial Equipment Rental Companies Merge to Become RESCO

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Two California aerial equipment rental companies merged to form Rental Equipment Service Company (RESCO).

This move makes RESCO now one of the largest independently owned, full-service dealers in the state, which will allow both companies to better leverage their size and resources on behalf of their customers.

Under the merger, West Coast Equipment LLC and D&D Lift Inc., which are both authorized dealers of JLG, Gradall, Skytrak, and Princeton machines, will retain their individual name, logo, and brand identity.

Lifting Gear Hire Enhances Load Cell Fleet With Straightpoint Units

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
LGH Straightpoint Radiolink plus

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is upgrading its load cell fleet with Straightpoint’s (SP) Radiolink plus units up to 220,000 lbs. in capacity.

The Radiolink plus, which is the U.K. manufacturer’s top selling load cell, is capable of both weighing and dynamic load monitoring for many applications.

The order from LGH will be delivered over a two- to-three-year period, ultimately resulting in 23 LGH lifting equipment rental facilities in the U.S. and Canada stocking exclusively SP product.

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Karen M. Scally

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