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

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

Gold (tie): Magni RTH 8.25SH
Gold (tie): Manitou MRT 2470


Gold: Jekko SPK60 telescoping crawler crane
Silver: Terex Demag AC 45 City

OEM Features or Essential Components

Gold: GMG I-Power
Silver: Skyjack Elevate

Aftermarket Support Products & Services

Gold: Tech Safety Lines SRK-11, Self-Rescue Kit
Silver: Serious Labs Ryze SBL VR Simulator

The winning companies represented at the dinner included GMG, Haulotte, Magni, Manitou, Jekko, Terex, Skyjack, and Serious Labs. Three of the nine LLEAP judges—Karen Scally, editor of Lift and Access; Jeff Stachowiak, national director of safety training at Sunbelt Rentals; and Michael Crouch, president of RMC Consults—also attended the event.

Prior to the awards ceremony, Lift and Access paid tribute to fellow 2018 LLEAP judge Alastair Robertson, president of Universal Equipment in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, who died Jan. 30, 2019.

For more information on entering a new product or service for the 2019 LLEAP competition, or if you are interested in serving as a judge, contact Editor Karen Scally at or visit