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LIVE: Access Equipment Exhibitors Weigh 2020 ConExpo Participation as COVID-19 Concerns Rise

Date: 05-03-2020 / Author: kscally
ConExpo-Con 2020

While most exhibitors are continuing with their plans, some have decided to pull out of the 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg and co-located IFPE in Las Vegas March 10-14, as concerns about COVID-19, commonly known as the new coronavirus, continue to grow.

Access and material handling industry exhibitors are weighing in on their plans for the show.

Able Equipment Joins Magni Telescopic Handlers Dealer Network

Date: 05-03-2020 / Author: kscally

Able Equipment Rental Inc. announced that the company has joined Magni America’s dealer network, and it will offer Magni's complete line of telehandlers in New Jersey and Delaware, as well as in parts of Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Magni’s line includes 16 rotating telehandlers with lift heights from 57 – 167 ft. and lifting capacities from 8,800 - 28,600 lbs.; eight heavy telehandlers with capacities from 22,000 - 110,000 lbs.; and fixed boom telehandlers with lift heights of 63 ft. and 78 ft., and capacities of 11,000 lbs. and 13,200 lbs.

No Hand Shaking Encouraged at 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg as Coronavirus Spreads

Date: 03-03-2020 / Author: kscally
Coronavirus No Handshake Policy

One week before the start of the 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, the largest construction trade show in North America with more than 130,000 attendees from around the world expected, show officials are encouraging a “no handshake” policy as COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, continues to spread in the U.S.

MEC Releases Xtra-Deck Micro Scissors, 34-J Telescopic Boom

Date: 28-02-2020 / Author: abrumm
MEC 34-J Telescopic Boom

MEC Aerial Work Platforms launched its newest innovation, the patent-pending Xtra Deck scissor lifts and 34-J telescopic boom.

For MEWP operators, safely gaining extra height into confined areas has long been a major industry challenge. MEC now offers the Micro13-XD and Micro19-XD micro slab scissor lifts featuring a pull down Xtra Deck, providing an additional 20 in. height compact platform with telescopic guardrails.

Ritchie Bros. Sells $237M at Florida Equipment Auction

Date: 28-02-2020 / Author: abrumm
Ritchie Bros. 2020 Orlando Auction

Ritchie Bros. held its premiere global auction in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 17-22, selling more than 13,500 equipment items and trucks for more than $237 million.

The six-day sale set a new company record for attendees, registering a staggering 18,100 people from 85 countries.

ANSI A92 MEWP Standards Effective Date Extended to June 1

Date: 26-02-2020 / Author: abrumm

The ANSI A92 Main Committee voted to push back the effective date for the new suite of MEWP standards to June 1, according to DeAnna Martin, executive director and ANSI liaison of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association.

This is the second time the effective date has been delayed since the A92 suite, which include the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training requirements, were submitted to ANSI for publication at the end of 2018. Ongoing appeals have contributed to the delays.

Show Officials: ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 to Go On Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Date: 26-02-2020 / Author: abrumm
ConExpo-Con 2020

AEM, the organizer of ConExpo-Con/Agg and the co-located IFPE Show, confirmed the show will take place March 10-14 in Las Vegas as planned amid rising concerns about COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

Show officials say they are closely monitoring information from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the virus, and they are taking necessary steps and precautions to ensure a safe and productive show experience.

Snorkel to Reveal 210-Ft. Boom Lift at 2020 ConExpo

Date: 26-02-2020 / Author: abrumm
Snorkel 2100SJ

Snorkel plans to unveil what the company is calling “the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift” at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 in Las Vegas March 10-14.

The new Snorkel 2100SJ telescopic boom lift, dubbed a “mega boom,” reaches a maximum platform height of 210 ft., provides an industry-leading horizontal outreach up to 100 ft., and an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lbs. For enhanced access and flexibility at height, a 30 ft. jib boom, with a working arc of -55° to +73°, combines with 150° rotation of the 8 ft. by 3 ft. tri-entry platform.

Sunbelt Rentals Selects RB Asset Solutions for Asset Management

Date: 26-02-2020 / Author: abrumm

Sunbelt Rentals, one of the largest rental equipment companies in North America, is partnering with RB Asset Solutions by Ritchie Bros. to manage its more than $10-billion fleet across its more than 900 rental locations.

Sunbelt Rentals’ officials say the RB Asset Solutions technology will help the company better manage, analyze, and redeploy its assets.

Snorkel Lifts are Raising the Bar

Date: 18-02-2020 / Author: fmotz

Snorkel is a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms, offering an extensive range of award-winning aerial lifts since 1959. From ground-breaking to grand opening, Snorkel creates aerial lifts that support projects big and small. Driven by innovation, dedicated to quality and committed to safety, Snorkel engineers have been setting industry standards from its founding to today.