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Manitou Expands Industrial Forklift Line in North America

Date: 19-06-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitou industrial forklift

WEST BEND, Wis. – Manitou added 12 models to its range of industrial forklifts for the North American market.

The manufacturer introduced eight internal combustion diesel models in the Manitou MI Industrial Forklift Range. An additional four new electric models are also now available, expanding the Manitou ME Industrial Forklift Range.

With the addition of these 12 new machines, Manitou’s industrial forklift line for North America now includes 12 models in the MI range and 14 models in the ME range.

ReachMaster Rolls Out Anti-Entrapment Safety Systems for Compact Aerial Lifts

Date: 08-06-2018 / Author: kscally
ReachMaster anti-entrapment system

ReachMaster is now offering anti-entrapment safety systems on all their Falcon and Bluelift compact aerial lift models.

While many scissor and boom lift manufacturers have introduced these systems on their models, the Houston-based company is claiming to be the first to do so in North America for the compact lift segment.

“We have witnessed how these systems saves lives and how Europe, and in particular the UK, has adapted to these new systems on a larger scale,” said Ebbe Christensen, president of ReachMaster.

New MEC Safety System Alerts Scissor Lift Operators to Overhead Hazards

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MEC introduced the Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for select slab scissor lifts, designed to alert MEC scissor lift operators of overhead hazards in order to avoid collision and entrapment.

PPSS works by projecting a “cone” of safety through ultrasonic sensor to detect objects above the machine operator. The sensor begins detecting obstacles 12 ft. above the platform floor. An alarm will sound when an object is identified within the cone, and the frequency of beeps will increase as the object gets closer.

Danfoss Updates Programming Platform for Intelligent Control Systems

Date: 30-05-2018 / Author: kscally

Danfoss released their latest version of PLUS+1 GUIDE and Service Tool, version 10.1.

The PLUS+1 platform helps overcome programming challenges and time-consuming parts of building intelligent control systems into machines. This platform allows users to leverage engineering expertise to accelerate development.

Version 10.1 features an enhanced screen editor allowing for faster UI creation with the updates to the configure object interface. The STRING data type is now supported for a number of GUIDE components along with debugging and Service Tool support.

Manitou Introduces Three 74-Hp Telehandler Models

Date: 22-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitou MTA Easy74 telehandler

WEST BEND, Wis. – Manitou unveiled the 74-hp MTA Easy74 telehandler range for the North American market, which includes three models: the MTA 6642 Easy74, the MTA 8044 Easy74, and the MTA 10055 Easy74.

Pettibone Enhances Design With Extendo 944X Telehandler

Date: 15-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Pettibone telehandler

BARAGA, Mich. — Pettibone’s next-generation Extendo 944X telehandler provides several new design updates.

With its newly designed boom, the 944X offers maximum lift capacity of 9,000 lbs., max forward reach of 30 ft., and max lift height of 44’6”. Its formed boom plates adds strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for more control and accuracy when placing loads.

Skid-Lift Introduces Two Lightweight Models

Date: 15-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Skid-Lift 1530s

Skid-Lift is offering two new Standard models, the 1530S and 2030S, which are lighter weight  than its flagship 2030E HD model.

Unlike the 2030E HD, the 1530S and 2030S models do not offer side tilt or a deck extension. There is also only one attach plate on the side of these models as opposed to two on the HD model. This allows the reduction in weight and costs, while still offering all the benefits of a Skid-Lift: a safe working platform, the ability to work on uneven terrain, ease of use, simple setup, and easy transportation.

Dieci Introduces Fixed, Rotating Telehandlers

Date: 15-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Dieci telehandler

Dieci unveiled two new telehandlers at Intermat in Paris, a fixed Icarus 50.18 model and a rotating Pegasus 50.26 model.

Known as the I11.60 for the U.S. market, the 50.18 features a new cab with increased visibility and a new chassis with a modular development that brings a standardization of its components to reduce maintenance costs. It includes a low-noise 85.1-kW Kubota engine, new hydraulic system, and new Dieci software for its hydrostatic transmission with full electronic control.

Grayhill’s New Touch Encoder Development Kit Simplifies User-Input Devices

Date: 11-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Grayhill Touch Encoder Development Kit

LAGRANGE, Ill. – Grayhill Inc. introduced the Touch Encoder Development Kit, which provides product development engineers simplified designs for off-highway markets to replace traditional user-input devices with its tap, swipe, and turn functions.

Designers use an intuitive tablet development app that allows them to personalize multi-touch gestures, generate images, and customize the display. They can also use Trigger Logic, which eliminates the need for a software engineer to configure the device.

JCB Eliminates Aftertreatment From 12K-Lb. Telehandler

Date: 10-05-2018 / Author: kscally
JCB 512-56 Telehandler

SAVANNAH, Ga. — JCB introduced its 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler with a 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine, claiming it is the world’s first 12,000-lb. telehandler that requires no diesel particulate filter (DPF), no diesel engine fluid (DEF), and no other engine aftertreatment. 

The new 74-hp 512-56 telehandler incorporates the high-torque 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine from the company’s 510-56 telehandler, with enhancements to achieve 14% more available power and an 11% increase in power-to-weight ratio. 

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