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Tracked Lift Inspects Anglican Cathedral

A crawler-mounted boom lift was recently used to inspect stonework and stained glass at the Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom.

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Hy-Brid Lift HB-1230 Scissor Lift Offers Big Opportunities in Small Package

Low-level access lifts continue to be popular due to growth in new construction, renovation, maintenance, and industrial applications.

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JCB Reveals Biggest Telehandler in its Product Lineup

Earlier this month, JCB unveiled its highest-capacity telescopic handler at its facility in Savannah, Ga. The 16,000-lb.

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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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