November 2006

By : 
James Hoogervorst

In the construction industry, a person doesn't have to look very far to see innovative uses for traditional machines. What was once a novelty, telescopic handlers have become a common fixture on jobsites; and today, contractors envision broader applications for these machines. By looking back at trends impacting telehandlers, we can begin to speculate on the future of telehandlers in construction.

The past

By : 
Jeff Stachowiak

Editor's note: Jeff Stachowiak's letter has been written in response to a guest column that ran in the Oct. 4 issue of Lift and Access 360 in which Les Knoll discussed the myth of the six-foot rule. Knoll called for others to comment and share other aerial work platform operational myths. Stachowiak, the Safety and Training Manager for Sunbelt Rentals, offered the following comments to clear up the issue even further.