January 2020

New ANSI A92 MEWP Appeals to Delay Standards Further

Date: 30-01-2020 / Author: abrumm

Two new appeals of the ANSI A92 MEWP standards have jeopardized the March 1 effective date. 

According to DeAnna Martin, executive director and ANSI liaison of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association, which serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards,  two appeal hearings must now be conducted. These two appeals are in addition to the previously filed appeals from the American Rental Association (ARA) and Tutus Solutions. Martin said the committee must also respond to two supplement appeals from those organizations by Feb. 4.

EUFMC 2020 Registration Opens

Date: 29-01-2020 / Author: kscally

Attendees can now register for the 67th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference on May 31-June 3 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The conference will include: 

FREE eBook: Most Innovative, New Products for Access Industry

Date: 28-01-2020 / Author: kscally
2019 Lleap eBook

Want to know what the hottest new products are for the access industry?

This free eBook, developed by Lift and Access, reveals the most innovative products in four categories, including aerial lifts, material handlers, OEM features, and aftermarket support products and services, judged by a panel of industry experts. 

Hy-Brid Lifts Debuts LeakGuard System for Scissor Lifts

Date: 24-01-2020 / Author: kscally
Hy-Brid Lifts LeakGuard

Hy-Brid Lifts introduced its trademarked LeakGuard system, an integrated surface protection solution for its MEWPs that provides 110% hydraulic fluid containment.

LeakGuard presents users with an alternative to inconvenient and messy containment methods, including commonly used diapers. This solution allows contractors to access more jobs with strict environmental and spillage regulations that require a leak prevention system. The single-tray system offers a more convenient option than models with three- or four-tray designs.

JCB Honored as United Rentals 2019 Supplier of the Year

Date: 21-01-2020 / Author: kscally
JCB United Rentals 2019 Supplier of the Year

JCB North America received the 2019 Supplier of the Year award from United Rentals, which recognizes the OEM for outstanding value, timely delivery, product support, training, and procurement excellence.

Pettibone Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Extendo Telehandler

Date: 21-01-2020 / Author: kscally
Pettibone Extendo 50th anniversary

Pettibone/Traverse Lift is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pettibone Model 88 Extendo, which the company claims is the first telescopic handler ever produced.

Developed in the late 1960s, the first Model 88 Extendo unit was completed and delivered in early 1970, as documented by the original bill of sale from March 24, 1970.

Up Equip to Host Demo Tour in U.S.

Date: 21-01-2020 / Author: kscally
Up Equip Easy Lift 87-48AJ

Montreal-based Up Equip, a North American distributor of the Easy Lift compact lifts, announced it will be holding a demo roadshow leading up to The ARA Show in Orlando, Florida.

The company will make seven stops in the U.S. to provide demo sessions of the Easy Lift 70-36AJ and 87-48AJ models and the Hoeflon C6 mini-crane.

The stops will include:

ARA Insurance CEO to Retire

Date: 14-01-2020 / Author: kscally
John Kennedy

ARA Insurance announced Phil Kelling, president and CEO, plans to retire effective Feb. 29, 2020, and his replacement will be current ARA Insurance CFO John Kennedy.

Under the leadership of Kelling, who has been with ARA Insurance since 1997, the agency grew from four independent agents to a premier insurance program with a network of insurance agents who support the needs of ARA members nationwide.

2020 Lift and Access January - February 2020

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