Construction Industry News

Haulotte Introduces First Boom Lifts in Electric-Powered Shift of Machines

Date: 02-05-2018 / Author: kscally
HA20 LE

Haulotte announced at Intermat that the company will be changing its focus to developing primarily electric-powered lifting and material handling equipment, introducing its first battery-operated articulating boom lifts as part of its “Pulseo” generation of machines.

New IPAF Safety Campaign for MEWPs Focuses on Planning Ahead

Date: 02-05-2018 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) launched a campaign at Intermat in Paris to educate users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) about the importance of planning ahead for safety when conducting temporary work at height.

IPAF’s safety campaign for 2018-19 outlines why operators and managers should carry out full risk assessments, choose the correct equipment for the job, conduct site and machinery inspections, use trained and familiarized operators under proper supervision, and implement adequate segregation from other plant machinery and traffic.

Magni: New Rotating Telehandler Offers Highest Lifting Capacity for Category

Date: 01-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Magni 8.25 SH

Magni introduced its newest rotating telehandler, the RTH 8.25 SH, at Intermat in Paris, claiming it offers the category’s heaviest lifting capacity in the world at 17,600 lbs.

The lifting capacity is 4,400 lbs. more than the RTH 6.46 SH, which hit the market in 2017.

The 8.25 SH features a maximum lifting height of 81 ft., a maximum forward reach of 69 ft., and a total unladen weight of 52,910 lbs.

Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2018 LLEAP Awards

Date: 30-04-2018 / Author: fmotz
LLEAP 2018

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2018 LLEAP Awards program.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months.

The 2018 awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018, and are currently available for purchase in North America. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Deutz Diesel Engine Debuts in Skyjack Telescopic Handler

Date: 18-04-2018 / Author: kscally
Deutz TCD 2.2 L3 diesel engine

NORCROSS, Ga. – Skyjack’s new compact telescopic handler introduces the high-torque, 75-hp, Tier 4 Final Deutz TCD 2.2 L3 diesel engine. 

Both the SJ519 TH telescopic handler and the Deutz engine debuted at the 2018 ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.

Terex Utilities to Combine Manufacturing Facilities, Increase Capacity With New Headquarters

Date: 17-04-2018 / Author: kscally
Terex Utilities Headquarters

WATERTOWN, S.D.  – Terex Utilities plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a 55-acre site to house all of its assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation for the company’s aerial devices, digger derricks, and auger drills.

By consolidating from 10 facilities to one, Terex Utilities aims to enhance its production efficiencies and improve product lead times.

Founded in 1945 under the Telelect brand, Terex Utilities is a global supplier of insulated utility equipment and customer-focused innovation.

Liebherr, Magni Partner on Slewing Drives for Telehandlers

Date: 12-04-2018 / Author: kscally
Magni telehandler

The Liebherr Components division and Magni Telescopic Handlers Srl signed an agreement for the delivery of drives for Magni machines.

Liebherr will introduce its three-stage slewing drives to the telehandler market, which will enhance the precision and stability of RTH machines.

H&E Moves to New Colorado Location

Date: 12-04-2018 / Author: kscally
H&E Fort Collins

H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) has relocated its branch in Fort Collins, Colorado, to a new facility at 1429 East Mulberry St.

The full-service branch supports customers in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska.

The 16,000-sq.-ft. facility sits on 4 acres with a fully fenced and paved yard, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with eight pull-through bays.  At this facility, they can repair a larger volume of general industrial and construction equipment.

Man Behind Film ‘127 Hours’ to Speak at 2018 EUFMC

Date: 12-04-2018 / Author: kscally
Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston, fearless adventurer and subject of the film "127 Hours," will share his inspirational story at the 2018 Electric Utility Fleets Managers Conference, set for June 3-6 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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