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Genie Fall-Arrest Bar Allows Safe Exit at Height

Genie has announced the Fall Arrest Bar, a new safety accessory that lets the user exit an aerial work platform and work comfortably outside of the platform w

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Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is urging the industry to keep the use

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Subcontractors on Minnesota Vikings Stadium Project Rely on Skyjack Lifts

Skyjack expects to have more than 200 Skyjack aerial work platforms on the project to complete the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in time for the 2016 football s

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Dual Crane/Aerial Ratings Speed Setup, Boost Versatility of Altec's New Boom Truck

Altec Inc.'s new AC40-152S boom truck has a dual rating that lets it meet the standards of both the crane and the aerial lift industries.

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Are Structural Composites Coming?

For some time now, I’ve been wondering about the potential for using carbon composites in the structural components of access and lifting equipment.
 
The durable, lighter-weight materials are showing up ever more frequently in structural components for a growing variety of other products, ranging from bicycle frames to high-end cars, bridges, and even aircraft fuselages, so do they have a future in aerial lifts, telehandlers, and cranes?
 
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