New Lifters to Roll Out at World of Concrete

Several manufacturers of aerial work platforms, mast-climbing work platforms, and material-lifting equipment have said that they will unveil new or improved models at the fast-approaching World of Concrete 2016 trade show in Las Vegas, Nev.

The event will be held from Feb. 1-5, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Educational sessions start Feb. 1, and the exhibition opens its gates on Feb. 2., as some 1,400 exhibitors display their products for the concrete and masonry industries. Total attendance is expected to reach about 55,000.

The exhibits will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tue. Feb. 2 through Thur. Feb. 4, and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. For more information about the show, visit www.worldofconcrete.com.

Here are some of the new or updated products that the key lifting-related exhibitors plan to unveil at World of they plan display.

Fraco Products Ltd. will exhibit a recently released swivel mechanism that adapts ACT-8 and FRSM-20K mast-climbing work platforms to different building shapes. The new swivel can be hooked and bolted to a 3'4", 6'8", or 10’0" cantilevered extension section to allow a corner return that’s 10'0" or 13'4" long, adapts to angles from 0° to 90°, and has a live-load capacity of 500 lbs.

Maeda USA will show its crawler-mounted mini-cranes, and will unveil a new optional auxiliary winch that work 330 ft. below the machine.

Magni, which plans to expand its North American presence in 2016, will exhibit its RTH 5.35 S rotating telehandler, which 11,000-lb. maximum capacity and the ability to lift 5,070 lbs. to its 113'9" maximum lift height.

Manitou will feature the updated Tier-4-certified MRT 2150 rotating telescopic handler, which delivers 11,000-lb. maximum capacity and 67'7" maximum lifting height.

Pettibone will exhibit two new models from its Extendo line of telehandlers. Each is powered by a Tier 4 Final diesel engine with control and SCR aftertreatment. The Extendo 944B can lift up to 9,000 lbs., and has a maximum lifting height of 44'4", as well as a maximum forward reach of 30'3".

Skyjack will showcase two new products and at least one model from its new TH line of telehandlers, which have Tier 4 Final engines and replace the VR telehandler range. The four TH models have 6,000- to 10,000-lb. capacities, 43- to 56-ft. lifting heights, and meet Tier 4 Final emission standards without complex after-treatment. Skyjack will also show a new DC electric scissor lift.

Terex’s display will include the recently refined Genie GTH-844 8,000-lb.-capacity telehandler, now available with a new 74-hp high-torque engine that combines lower acquisition cost with powerful performance.