February 2019

Lift and Access Honors 2018 LLEAP Award-Winners at ARA Show

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Skyjack LLEAP award
Manitou LLEAP award
Terex LLEAP award
Haulotte LLEAP award
Jekko LLEAP award
GMG LLEAP awards
Serious Labs LLEAP award
Magni LLEAP award

At a dinner held in their honor, Lift and Access magazine celebrated the winners of the 2018 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) awards and distributed the trophies for the two top-ranked innovative products in five categories on Feb. 17 to kick off the ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The 2018 winners were:

Aerial Lifts

Gold: GMG 1530-ED Electric Micro Scissor Lift 
Silver: Haulotte HA61 LE PRO

Material Handlers

Manitou Showcases Growth with Plans for New MEWPs, Manufacturing Investments

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Gehl RS4-14 telescopic handler

Manitou revealed its plans at the 2019 ARA Show in Anaheim, California, to introduce five more MEWPs to its line in 2019, as well as major corporate investments with a plant dedicated to MEWP production, new customer center and showroom by 2020, and a new headquarters by 2021.

Terex Utilities to Join Genie

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie S-65 XC boom lift

Terex Corporation announced plans for Terex Utilities to join Genie in its Terex AWP business segment, effective immediately.

The company also shared its decision to sell Demag Mobile Cranes to Tadano Ltd., making the announcement as part of its financial results for 2018 with reported net sales of $5.1 billion, an increase of 18% versus net sales of $4.4 billion for the full year 2017.

Custom Equipment Revamps Hy-Brid Lift Line

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment Hy-Brid Lifts Redesign

Custom Equipment LLC announced an overhaul of its Hy-Brid Lifts at the ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The company is dividing the line into three series: the Push-Around Series (PA Series), Pro Series (PS Series) and Zero-Turn Series (ZT Series) The rebranding also included a number of safety and productivity enhancements to the existing products, as well as the introduction of two new models: the PA-1030 and ZT-1630.

Terry Dolan, Hy-Brid Lifts president and CEO says the updates will make it easier for end users to find a lift that best meets their needs.

Genie Introduces Micro Scissor Lift, Boom Lift Access Deck

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie GS-1330m scissor lift

Genie unveiled the compact GS-1330m scissor lift along with other new products and technologies at the 2019 ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The GS-1330m scissor lift offers a maximum platform height of 12.8 ft., a maximum working height of 18.8 ft., a two-person, 500-lb. capacity, and weighs only 1,950 lbs.

The company also added the Lift Tools Access Deck for Z articulating booms, S telescopic booms, and GS-1930 scissor lifts, providing operators with a secondary surface to work from.

Skyjack Introduces Largest RT Scissor Lift at ARA Show

Date: 20-02-2019 / Author: fmotz

Skyjack introduced the SJ9253 RT, its largest rough terrain scissor lift to date with a working height of 59 ft., at the 2019 ARA Show in Anaheim held Feb. 18-20. 

The SJ9253 RT is the first model in the industry leader’s new full size rough terrain range. This new range replaces Skyjack’s existing 88-in. and 92-in. models and consists of the SJ9233, SJ9243, SJ9253, and SJ9263 RT.

ARA: Rental Equipment Revenue Growth Continues to Outpace Economy

Date: 20-02-2019 / Author: fmotz

The latest five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) projects that rental revenues in North America will surpass $61.5 billion in 2019, up 5.3% compared to 2018.

Similar steady growth is expected in each of the successive years of the forecast to reach nearly $70.9 billion in revenue by 2022.

The current figures, which are updated quarterly, project slightly less growth than what was forecast in October, reflecting different factors that have slightly slowed the projected growth of the U.S. economy.

JLG Launches Mobile App to Drive Scissors, Debuts Two New Scissor Lift Models at ARA Show

Date: 20-02-2019 / Author: fmotz

JLG Industries, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary year at the 2019 ARA Show in Anaheim on Feb. 18-20, introduced a variety of new technologies on its MEWPs and telehandlers, including a mobile app to drive scissor lifts in the stowed position, as well as two new R Series scissor lift models.

New eBook: Top Innovative Products for Lifting Industry

Date: 15-02-2019 / Author: fmotz
LLEAP 2018 eBook

Want to know which new products designed for the lifting and material handling equipment industry should command your attention?

In this free eBook, developed by Lift and Access and sponsored by Magni Telescopic Handlers, the latest and most innovative products are revealed in five categories including aerial lifts, material handlers, cranes, OEM-developed features/essential components, and aftermarket support products & services.

Manitou North America Expands Executive Team

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Myron Birschbach Manitou North America
Scott McGuigan Manitou North America
Jill Pintor Manitou North America

Manitou North America added three key members to its senior leadership team in order to help drive the customer experience for its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

The manufacturer named Myron Birschbach the new vice president of service and aftermarket; Scott McGuigan, eastern region vice president for Manitou North America sales; and Jill Pintor, business coordinator for Manitou North America.

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