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  • snorkel forklift

Snorkel Telehandler Arrives on the Scene

A number of new products from Snorkel made their introduction at The Rental Show this week, including its first-ever telescopic handler.

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  • genie powered access

Genie Adds to Super Boom Line with 150-Ft. SX-150

Genie's Super Boom product line continues to expand with the 150-ft. SX-150 telescopic lift. The machine reaches a full platform height of 151 ft.

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  • powered access

JLG Releases Largest RT Scissor Lift at The Rental Show

This year at The Rental Show, JLG Industries launched a number of new and updated products, including the 5394RT high-capacity, rough-terrain scissor lift -- the bi

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  • powered access

Bigger Telescopic Boom Lifts Highlight Skyjack's Goals to Reach Higher

Skyjack introduced the largest telescopic booms in its product line this week at The Rental Show.

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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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