Construction Industry News

ACME Lift Company Joins with Hitachi to Offer Earthmoving Equipment

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MESA, Ariz. — ACME Lift Co. (ACME) partnered with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (HCM) to add its earthmoving equipment to ACME’s fleet, which will be made available through ACME’s proprietary re-rental operations to equipment rental companies across North America.

HCM acquired a 33.3% equity position in ACME, and the rental company has restructured its balance sheet to reduce its debt service costs and provide liquidity to fund its future fleet growth and expansion plans.

Genie Names New Parts, Services Vice President

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Matt Treadwell

REDMOND, Wash. – Genie named Matt Treadwell as the new vice president of parts and services for Terex AWP.

In this new role, Treadwell will work alongside the Terex global parts team to oversee parts and services activities worldwide for the Terex AWP business segment, driven by the Genie brand.

Aerial Equipment Company Accès Location+ Names New President

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Acces Location New President

Accès Location+ announced its founder and president, Harold Dubé, is retiring at the end of 2018, and Luc Bertrand, vice president at the aerial equipment company, will succeed him.

Dubé will mentor Bertrand until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition and will serve as an adviser to the new president after that.

Dubé said he is pleased to leave the company, which offers a wide variety of services for aerial equipment inclduing rentals, training, sales, transportation, maintenance, and repairs, in good hands.

Pettibone Hires New Parts, Service Manager

Date: 19-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Pettibone Vizanko

BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC named Steve Vizanko as the new parts and service manager.

TVH Debuts New LED Strobe Series

Date: 19-08-2018 / Author: kscally
TVH 800 LED Series

TVH in the Americas (TVH) has introduced the new 800 LED series of strobe lights.

The new series that features 11 built-in flash patterns, six LEDs per head, and a five-year warranty.
 
Paired with a heavy-duty metal base and the 12-48 VDC operating voltage, the 800 LED beacon is designed for various applications, including industrial trucks, service vehicles, utility truck, and construction vehicles.

Gehl Unveils Four New Gen:3 Series Telehandlers

Date: 16-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Gehl Gen3:Series

WEST BEND, Wis. - Gehl introduced four new and improved telescopic handler models for the North American market: the DL11-44 GEN:3; DL11-55 GEN:3; DL12-40 GEN:3; and DL12-55 GEN:3.

The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics, and forward/neutral/reverse. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.

Lube-A-Boom Introduces Nonconductive Lubricant Designed for Utility Market

Date: 15-08-2018 / Author: kscally

Lube-A-Boom introduced a nonconductive lubricant for lifting and access equipment, designed to be safe for users in the utility market.

Attendees at last year’s ICUEE expressed a need for a product that would help protect workers who are in the vicinity of electrical utilities and other charged properties, leading to the development of Lube-A-Boom’s new Insulator lubricant.

DICA Celebrates 30 Years

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
DICA 30 years

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa – DICA marked its 30th anniversary in the outrigger pad and accessory business this summer.

In 1988, company founder Dick Koberg set out to design and manufacture outrigger pads that were long lasting and easy to use.

IPAF to Host New North American Workshop Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally

HOUSTON - The IPAF North American Regional Council is introducing a new workshop event, IPAF Innovate 2018, Oct. 16-17 at the Houston Area Safety Council headquarters, which is designed to facilitate collaboration among industry stakeholders, including rental companies, contractors, manufacturers, and service companies, through problem-solving sessions and educational presentations.

Test Out New Dinolift 92RXT Boom Lift at RBG Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dinolift 92RXT

RAYMOND, N.H. – RBG will host a demo event Sept. 7-8 at its New Hampshire facility for the new Dinolift 92RXT boom lift, which just arrived in North America.

The open house will allow attendees to get their hands on the new 4x4 lightweight self-propelled unit, and RBG will have their own factory-trained technicians there, as well as Dinolift engineers and technicians, to answer any questions about the machine.

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