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New JLG X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom Now Available

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. announced that the new X1000AJ Compact Crawler Boom (CCB) is now available, bringing the line into the 100-ft. height class. 

This model was previewed in February 2018 at The Rental Show in New Orleans.

“The revolutionary X1000AJ demonstrates JLG’s continued commitment to delivering the industry’s broadest range of access equipment,” said Randy Marzicola, director, channel development for JLG Industries, Inc. “This newest addition to our CCB line allows operators to reach greater heights with increased machine flexibility to navigate more spaces safely.”

Haulotte Partners With IPAF as First Manufacturer to Become Sustaining Member

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Haulotte has signed a historic agreement with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) allowing it to become one of the association’s first-ever sustaining members, which is a  new membership category for organizations that wish to emphasize commitment to the ongoing aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.

The signing of new agreement took place at IPAF’s Europlatform 2018 conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 11.

Genie Introduces Material Carrier Attachment for RT Scissor Lifts

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Material Carrier Attachment

Genie is offering the Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment designed for Genie GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough terrain scissor lift.

Time Manufacturing/Versalift Acquire Bridge Inspection Company Aspen Aerials

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Time Manufacturing/Versalift acquired Aspen Aerials, a bridge inspection equipment and services company, in a deal that will expand its products and leverage its own growing global market access.

Now known as “Aspen Aerials, a Time Manufacturing Company,” the Duluth, Minnesota-based manufacturer will continue to offer high-reaching, stable, and durable specialty equipment used to inspect the safety and integrity of bridges, as it has for more than 30 years. Their products allow technicians to examine bridges from above, alongside, or below. 

JLG Adds Bolt-On Fall Arrest System for Boom Lifts

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. is offering a new bolt-on system to help operators move safely outside the platform of its boom lifts.

This feature allows an occupant to exit the platform at height and step onto adjacent structures while being tied off to an approved lanyard anchor point on the platform. The Bolt-On Fall Arrest System consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft. cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.

All Access Equipment Introduces New CMC Compact Lift

Date: 02-10-2018 / Author: kscally
CMC 60HD compact lift

All Access Equipment introduced the 2019 CMC 60HD+ Arbor Pro lift with new features and controls that enhance productivity.

The 60HD+ Arbor Pro now comes equipped standard with wireless radio remote controls for all operations, including track driving, outrigger setup, and operating the booms, that can be controlled from the basket.

AEMP Names New CEO

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Donte Shannon

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) selected Donté P. Shannon, as its new CEO to replace Stan Orr, who is retiring after 20 years at the helm of AEMP.

Shannon has worked extensively in association management for 12 years, the last three as the executive director of the Specialty Advertising Association of California.  

Manitou Group Redesigns Website for Easier Use

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou Group unveiled a new version of its corporate website, www.manitou-group.com, as part of its plans for digital transformation.

Along with the key information it provides, the website functionality has been redesigned to offer users an optimal browsing experience.

The main new features include two areas dedicated entirely to media professionals and investors, direct access to the recruitment platform, prominence given to Corporate Social Responsibility, and a clean, understated, modern design.

Ruthmann Debuts Ecoline 230 at Platformers’ Days

Date: 24-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Ecoline 230

Ruthmann showcased the Ecoline 230, a truck-mounted aerial work platform with a rigid telescopic system, at the Platformers’ Days 2018 show in Germany.

It has a 75-ft. working height and lateral outreach of up to 55 ft. The model will also be released in North America.

The Ecoline 230 is designed for work in cramped, inner-city residential areas because of its compact dimensions. The new model is just 25-ft. long and less than 10-ft. high, with a basket load capacity of 550 lbs. With a 220-lb. basket load, the unit can still attain a lateral outreach of 55 ft.

California Aerial Equipment Rental Companies Merge to Become RESCO

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally

Two California aerial equipment rental companies merged to form Rental Equipment Service Company (RESCO).

This move makes RESCO now one of the largest independently owned, full-service dealers in the state, which will allow both companies to better leverage their size and resources on behalf of their customers.

Under the merger, West Coast Equipment LLC and D&D Lift Inc., which are both authorized dealers of JLG, Gradall, Skytrak, and Princeton machines, will retain their individual name, logo, and brand identity.

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