June 2019

By : 
Karen Scally

Want to try your hand at some of the latest access equipment innovations and lend your voice to offer ideas that improve safety and efficiency in the powered access industry?

Then you need to make your way to Chicago on July 16-17 for the 2019 International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Innovate Workshop.

Kardie Equipment Expands Fleet

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm

June 25, 2019 - Kardie Equipment, a distributor for Bronto Skylift, added three units to its current rental fleet of 20, expanding what the company says is the largest collection of aerial work platforms in North America.

JLG Introduces Large Material Racks for Scissor Lifts

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
JLG Material Rack

June 25, 2019 — JLG Industries Inc. released material racks for large rough terrain (LRT) and rough terrain (RT) scissor lifts.

The racks allow operators to transport larger materials around the workplace in a safer and more organized manner.

United Rentals Announces Call for Presentations for Conference

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
United Rentals

June 25, 2019 – United Rentals Inc. announced the call for presentations for the Total Control & Innovation Conference 2019, which takes place Nov. 11-13, 2019 in San Antonio.

At the conference, industry experts and thought leaders will discuss how digital innovations improve worksite operations, optimize equipment fleets, and bolster the bottom line.

LGMG North America Inc. Hosts Grand Opening

Date: 25-06-2019 / Author: abrumm

June 25, 2019 – LGMG North America Inc. hosted heavy equipment industry leaders at their Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, facility to officially announce their presence in the North American aerial lift market.  

LGMG NA is the North American branch of Lingong Group Jinan Heavy Machinery Co Ltd., offering MEWPs compliant with the new ANSI A92 standards.

Manitou North America Continues 30 Year Partnership, Provides Equipment to Road America

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Road America

June 21, 2019 – Manitou North America strengthens a 30 year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with the delivery of new Manitou and Gehl equipment.

“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Road America,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group. “Road America is an iconic race venue right in our backyard, and we are honored to see our equipment used on the track and throughout the year.”

Custom Equipment Teams Up with GPS Education Partners

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: abrumm

June 21, 2019 – Custom Equipment LLC announced its partnership with GPS Education Partners, allowing the company to build industry talent pools and future workforces using a unique youth apprenticeship model designed by GPSEd.

This model has shown proven success for hundreds of Wisconsin businesses since its launch in manufacturing almost 20 years ago. The apprenticeship model will match motivated student workers with promising technical careers and expose them to career pathways in the manufacturing industry.

Snorkel Founder Art Moore Dies

Date: 21-06-2019 / Author: kscally
Snorkel Founder Art Moore
Snorkel founder Art Moore with his wife Sue

June 20, 2019 - Access industry pioneer Art Moore, the founder of Snorkel and a current board member, died June 19, 2019. He was 94.

Known for his drive and determination, Art's innovative career has left a lasting impact on the global work-at-height industry. His imaginative designs and pursuit for quality helped to shape the industry in its infancy and set standards still followed to present day. 

MEC Aerial Work Platforms Releases Leak Containment System

Date: 18-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Leak Containment System

June 18, 2019 - MEC Aerial Work Platforms announced the patent-pending Leak Containment System (LCS).

MEC investigated hydraulic oil leaks and found the majority come from the hydraulic motors on the front wheels that are constantly stressing the hoses with steering functions. MEC’s entire slab scissor line is direct electric drive, eliminating the drive wheels as a source of oil leaks. With a system of trays integrated into MEC slab scissor lifts to contain leaks, the LCS delivers a better solution to operating machines on surfaces that require protection.

Perkins Reveals Dual-Certified Twin-Turbo Engine

Date: 18-06-2019 / Author: abrumm
Perkins New Engine

June 18, 2019 - Perkins introduced the 2806J-E18TTA, a dual-certified engine that helps OEMs comply with both Tier 4 Final and Stage V’s most stringent emission requirements.

This means the model can be installed in products used in the EU and North America without modification.