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SP Loadshackle Supports Research at Tree Climbing Championship

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint (SP) was used to measure loads during competitors’ ascents at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), which took place 28-30 July at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Terex and Utility One Source Sponsor Apprentice Hurtman Rescue Competition

Date: 06-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

The threat of severe thunderstorms didn’t put a damper on the 34th International Lineman’s Rodeo, which broke attendance records on October 14, 2017 in Bonner Springs, Kan. This year, more than 1,000 of the best linemen from around the world competed in team events and individual journeyman and apprentice events, demonstrating the extreme skills necessary to safely complete their jobs.

Genie Tech Pro Link Offers Equipment Diagnostics in the Palm of Your Hand

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz
Genie Tech Pro Link Handheld Device
Adam Halley, Director of Product Management Explains

Whether in the shop or in the field, service technicians working on aerial work platforms (AWPs), or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), are always looking for easy-to-use tools to help them quickly resolve equipment issues.

Skywalker DDI Takes Delivery of First of Many GMG Electric Drive Scissor and Material Lifts

Date: 01-11-2017 / Author: fmotz

US Access Equipment company Skywalker DDI based in Denver North Carolina has taken delivery of their first of many GMG Electric Drive Scissor and Material lifts.

Pettibone Introduces Cary-Lift 254i To Material Handling Lineup

Date: 31-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole and log handlers. Purpose-built to deliver numerous safety and performance benefits over other material handling alternatives, the Cary-Lift is particularly adept at moving and placing heavy pipe in stock yards and construction sites.

IPAF Appoints New Director of Technical & Safety

Date: 25-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has made a senior management appointment to head up its global Technical & Safety department. Andrew Delahunt will join from a major global Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) manufacturer, where he is currently the Worldwide Safety and Homologation Manager. Andrew will be based in IPAF’s office in Basel, Switzerland, and will take up the post from January 2018.

Genie Introduces Powerful New Onboard Generator

Date: 25-10-2017 / Author: mlarson

Genie's new Lift Power system includes a new generation of hydraulically driven generators for contractors who rely on productive power in the platform.

The new generator set-up can deliver continuous power to the platform for running tools or welding even while driving the lift or re-positioning the platform.

Ahern International Expands to Canada

Date: 24-10-2017 / Author: fmotz

Ahern Canada™, part of the Ahern International division, celebrated its official launch yesterday with a grand opening ceremony at its new facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

Owned by Don Ahern, Ahern Canada is the fifth regional distribution outlet to open, following in the footsteps of Ahern Australia™, Ahern Japan™, Ahern Deutschland™ and Ahern Chile™. All Ahern International businesses are focused on the sale and service of Snorkel™ aerial lifts and Xtreme Manufacturing™ telehandlers.