May 2019

ANSI Rules in Favor of Appeals Against A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 31-05-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) found in favor of two appeals filed against the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, stating that the design, safe use, and training standards violate the commercial terms and conditions of ANSI’s Essential Requirements. 

The appeals, which were heard by the BSR on May 7, pertained to the requirements of the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) and that modifications or additions to a MEWP be made only with the permission of the manufacturer, arguing that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.

JLG Names Erie Events as Latest 'Crews Across America' Winner

Date: 30-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Erie Events

May 30, 2019 — JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announced Erie Events as a first-place winner of the JLG “Crews Across America” sweepstakes.

The organization was chosen among hundreds of qualified entries from crews who entered the contest since its kickoff Jan. 1.

Hy-Brid Lifts Hires New Southeast Territory Manager

Date: 30-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Matt Ware

May 30, 2019 – Custom Equipment LLC appointed Matt Ware as the southeast territory manager, where he will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Ware will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

JLG Innovations to be Featured on 'Inside The Blueprint'

Date: 29-05-2019 / Author: abrumm

May 29, 2019 — JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will be featured on a segment of 'Inside the Blueprint' on Father’s Day, June 16, at 4:30 p.m. EST/PST on Fox Business.

Following its debut airing, the show can be viewed on JLG’s YouTube channel or through syndication across more than 150 U.S. television channels.

Hatz Names Stefan Dierkes Director of Service Division

Date: 29-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Stefan Dierkes

May 29, 2019 — Hatz is expanding its services and has brought Stefan Dierkes on board for the management and development of the service business division.

Dierkes joins Hatz from Körber Mediapark Systems AG, where he was responsible for the entire service area (service director of the machinery business unit). Prior to that, he was a member of the management board (executive vice president service and solutions) at Winkler + Dünnebier Neuwied.

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints South-Central Territory Manager

Date: 23-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Andy Galle

May 23, 2019 – Custom Equipment added Andy Galle as the South-Central territory manager, covering Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Galle will specifically focus on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

“We look forward to having Andy join our Hy-Brid Lifts sales team,” said Terry Dolan, Custom Equipment CEO and president. “His industry experience and territory knowledge will be an asset to our company and our customers.”

New Managing Editor Joins Crane Hot Line, Lift and Access

Date: 22-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Alexis Brumm

May 22, 2019 - Heartland Communications has named Alexis Brumm as managing editor for Crane Hot Line and Lift and Access magazines, as well as its supplements, Telecom & Utility Construction and Components & Consumables.

Global MEWP Rental Fleet Nears 1.5M Units While Uncertainty Looms

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF 2019 MEWP report

The MEWP rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report is exclusively compiled by research intelligence company, DuckerFrontier, formerly Ducker Worldwide. For the past two years, the report was positive across the board, with the U.S. in particular exceeding expectations and experiencing steady growth.

LineWise Releases TLL-500A Triple Line Lifter for Subtransmission Applications

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
LineWise Releases TLL-500A Triple Line Lifter for Subtransmission Applications

May 21, 2019 — LineWise introduced its new TLL-500A triple line lifter for subtransmission applications.

The new product is designed to be a low-cost, lightweight solution for supporting three phases of energized conductors between 34.5 kV to 72.5 kV. The four main components of the TLL-500A are easy to assemble on the jobsite. The steel mast, which contains a turntable that allows it to swivel up to 15° left or right, quickly pins to digger derrick adapters. The heavy-duty steel cross arm includes wear pads for maximum durability.

Terex Utilities Releases Edge Online Training

Date: 16-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Terex Edge Training

May 15, 2019 –The Edge online training curriculum from Terex Utilities offers a convenient, self-paced training tool for operators seeking to document their understanding of aerial device and digger derrick operation.