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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.

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:

ReachMaster Expands Sales Team

Date: 07-01-2020 / Author: kscally
Tony Trainer

ReachMaster added Tony Trainer as regional sales manager, as well as four new sales representatives. 

Trainer, who previously worked as a key account manager at Teupen North America for the past five years, will handle accounts in the tree care sector, as well as overall sales in the Southeast. Trainer is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pettibone Enters MEWP Market with Scissor Lift Line

Date: 11-12-2019 / Author: kscally
Pettibone MEWP Launch

Pettibone, known for its rough-terrain material handling equipment, is joining the MEWP market in North America with a line of 13 scissor lift models.

The models range in working heights ranging from 18.4 ft. to 46 ft.

The scissor lifts are compliant with the new ANSI A92.20 MEWP standards and are available in electric or hydraulic drive configurations for indoor and outdoor applications. Key features of the line include a universal drive control box with LED screen, platform extensions with foot pedal control, and large scissor arms for excellent stability and durability.

Best of the Best: Lift and Access Announces 2019 LLEAP Award Winners

Date: 04-12-2019 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP winners

What are the standout new products in the access industry that you need to know about?

Lift and Access is proud to reveal its winners of the 14th annual Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Plaftorms (LLEAP) Awards, which recognize the most innovative new products in the access industry.

The awards honor eight products in four categories, including aerial lifts, material handlers, features/essential components, and aftermarket support products & services.

ANSI A92 MEWP Standards Delayed Until 2020

Date: 31-10-2019 / Author: kscally

The effective date for the new ANSI A92 suite of standards for MEWPs has been pushed back until March 1, 2020, members of the A92 Main Committee decided at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held Oct. 27-30 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The suite, which includes the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training standards, was originally set to go into effect in December, but two appeals, partially approved by ANSI this spring, have resulted in the delays.

Manitou Releases Five New Boom Lifts for North America

Date: 16-10-2019 / Author: kscally
Manitou TJ 60 telescopic boom lift

Manitou Americas announced during a press event at its West Bend, Wisconsin, headquarters that it is introducing its telescopic boom lift line and a new articulating boom lift model. 

The telescopic boom lifts includes four new diesel-powered models, the TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+, and TJ 85. The ATJ 60 also joins Manitou’s expanded MEWP line, launched less than two years ago, to now feature 10 models. 

2019 LLEAP Awards Deadline Extended

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP Awards

There’s still time for companies to enter their new products and services in the 2019 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access magazine.

The deadline for entries to the annual program that honors the latest innovations in lifting and access equipment has been extended to July 26.

This year’s awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, and are currently available for purchase in North America.

IPAF CEO Leaving After 15 Years

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
Tim Whiteman

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) CEO Tim Whiteman is stepping down from his position leading the association after 15 years in the position.

Scaffold & Access Industry Association Names New Directors

Date: 02-07-2019 / Author: kscally

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) appointed DeAnna Martin as executive director and Jackie Brown as associate director.

Martin also serves as the SAIA/ANSI liaison for the A92 Accredited Standards Committee, which develops the standards for the aerial platform industry. She had previously served as the SAIA’s associate director since 2014.

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