March 2019

Genie Offers MEWP Supervisor Training for New ANSI Standards

Date: 19-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training

Genie is now offering a new Lift Pro Online training course designed specifically for MEWP supervisors in order to meet the requirements of the new ANSI A92.24 training standards, which go into effect in December.

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CM Labs Develops Advisory Service to Aid Simulation Integration for Training

Date: 13-03-2019 / Author: kscally
CM Labs SimGuide Service

CM Labs Simulations announced a new advisory service to support companies with simulator adoption for enhancing training programs.

The SimGuide Service is designed to assist companies whether they are developing a simulation-based training program for the first time or extending the use of their existing Vortex simulator from CM Labs. It is also suited for companies who are incorporating simulation into new initiatives, such as operator cross-training, or as an operator recruitment and assessment tool.

JCB Introduces Subcompact Telehandler

Date: 13-03-2019 / Author: kscally
JCB 504-13 Loadall telehandler

JCB launched the 504-13 Loadall subcompact telescopic handler, developed in response to growing demand in North America for telehandlers in the under-6,000-lb. category.

With a 4,000-lb. lift capacity and maximum lift height of 13 ft. 3 in., the 504-13 is well-suited to maintenance applications, jobsite cleanup, and material handling within confined worksites. 

The 504-13 builds on the design and capability characteristics of the company’s earlier JCB 520-40 Loadall, with the addition of a new 39-hp Perkins Tier 4 Final-compliant diesel engine. Other features include:

Skyjack President to Head IPAF Leadership Team

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) confirmed the election of Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, to the role of president of its board at the association’s annual general meeting in Dubai.

Other changes included Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF deputy president and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as vice president.

JLG Introduces 6-Ft., 8-Ft. Tri-Entry Boom Lift Platforms

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally
JLG tri-entry platform

JLG Industries Inc. added 6-ft. and 8-ft. tri-entry platform options for most JLG engine-powered boom lifts.

“We understand that jobsites are constantly changing which can create challenges for navigating boom lifts into position, so having several ways to enter or exit a platform provides added flexibility and safety,” said Bill Dovey, senior product manager for booms at JLG Industries. “Our tri-entry platforms give operators multiple access points when positioned against a building or other structure.”

By : 
Karen M. Scally

On May 7, ANSI's Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals protesting the approval and publication of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, which are set to go into effect in December.

Evolution Wheel Unveils New Solid Telehandler Tires

Date: 06-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Evolution Wheel telehandler tire

Evolution Wheel released its new EWRS-TH series of solid telehandler tires that can be repaired if damaged.

The EWRS14X24-TH telehandler tire, offering easy on-site serviceability, is 52 in. in overall diameter and 14 in. wide. Its maximum load ratings range from 18,750 lbs. at 5 mph and 9,000 lbs. at 20 mph. The patent-pending tire has a 52/32nd tread depth, and the rims are made of SSAB Strenx 700 steel.

ANSI to Hear Two Appeals Asking for Withdrawal of New A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 06-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals of the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs on May 7 in New York City, asking for the withdrawal of the standards published in December 2018.