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The November-December issue of Lift and Access marks our annual safety issue, and a few topics caught my eye recently concerning safety and site compliance. While working on an article on explosion-proof equipment with Man & Material Lift Engineering, Cudahy, Wis., I learned that potentially hazardous environments, including the aircraft , gas and petroleum, paint, manufacturing, and mining industries, often require specially designed equipment that can withstand explosions and fires.

Custom Equipment has been manufacturing its HyBrid low-level scissor lifts since 2004. The push-around HB-P830CE scissor lift was initially developed for the European market in 2010. Designed for the rental market, HyBrid push-around scissor lifts are heavy duty and rigid,

Custom Equipment has been manufacturing its HyBrid low-level scissor lifts since 2004. The HB-830 self-propelled powered access unit was introduced in 2010. Designed for the rental market, these HyBrid scissor lifts are heavy duty and rigid,

The biggest unit in Haulotte trailer-mounted boom lift Summit Series line is the 5533A articulating boom lift, which made its debut in 2006. Other boom lift models in the series range from 26 to 45 feet in platform height with three models of telescopic booms and two articulating units. All models in the Summit Series are manufactured in Archbold, Ohio.

Introduced in 2007, the Genie GS-3232 scissor lift is a niche powered access product for applications requiring mid-range reach in narrow spaces. This may include retail shops, construction sites, or industrial maintenance applications. The GS-3232 scissor lift is similar to the GS-2632 with an additional scissor stack. Keeping the same chassis, wheels, motor, and component tray, this unit has an additional outrigger component that allows it to elevate on sloped surfaces up to 5°.

Introduced in 2008, the Genie GRC-12 powered access lift was developed as a Runabout machine specifically for contractors. It incorporates a heavier duty design with a more durable mast section and an extension deck as standard—features that set it apart from than other products in their Runabout family.

First launched in 2008 as the 10-foot PT10 push-around access platform,. Haulotte Group brought out the self-propelled access platform version of this unit, called the LiteRiser 10SP, in 2009. Both of these units are produced by Hauloutte US in Archbold , Ohio. A distinct difference between the LiteRiser 10SP and other low-level access units is the dual-parallelogram lifting device, which Haulotte says lowers the weight, adds rigidity in the structure, and keeps the center of gravity low.

At the 2010 Lift and Access Equipment Showcase, Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Redmond, Wash., presented the GS-3246 scissor lift, which is the largest access platform in Genie's slab electric scissor lift family. Terex AWP began producing this model in 1998. The Genie scissor lift is ideal for scissor lift rental and scissor lift safety.