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Snorkel Launches Line of Rugged Telescopic Boom Lifts

Snorkel has launched the first model in a family of four new, rugged telescopic boom lifts designed to stand up to tough rental use.

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Genie Updates 60-Ft. Articulating Boom Lift

Genie introduced its Z-62/40 articulating boom lift at The Rental Show, an update of the Genie Z-60/34 articulating boom lift.

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Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials Unveils Brandon Omni-Directional Unit | Construction News

Last week at The Rental Show, Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials displayed the Brandon Omni, the omni-directional steering version of its compact lift.

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Clean-Sheet Approach to MEC 60-J Boom Lift's Design

Confident in its newest product offering, MEC representatives have called its 60-J boom lift a “home run”—and buyers have taken notice.

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Key to Scissor Safety: Training, Not Tie Off

At the recent regional meeting of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), AWP safety expert Gary Riley gave an excellent presentation that questioned whether scissor lift users should tie off to the machine.

Just to be absolutely clear, Riley’s case for not using a harness and lanyard applies only to scissor lifts. In contrast, boom lift users must always tie off because a boom lift can catapult them out of its platform. OSHA regulations, industry best practices, and physics all demand a harness and lanyard be used when operating a boom lift.

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