Telehandler

Manitou Unveils New Telehandlers, MEWPs to North American Dealers

Date: 30-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Manitou North America 2018 dealer meeting

Manitou, West Bend, Wisconsin, gave nearly 300 North American dealers the first look at several new machines, including telehandlers and MEWPs, at the company's annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee.

"This is an exciting time at Manitou North America as we pursue new market opportunities and focus on strengthening our products, services, and customer support," said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America. "Our annual dealer meeting provides a really great opportunity to come together with our customers, listen and learn from each other, and plan for the future."

Bobcat Partnership Explores Advanced AI for Equipment

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Doosan Bobcat North America partnered with SafeAI to explore how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat equipment, including its telehandlers.

Through this pilot program, SafeAI plans to demonstrate how the latest AI technologies, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL), can be used to perceive complex dynamic environments around equipment and provide automated control.

JLG, SkyTrak Now Offer Telehandler Non-Marking Tires

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries introduced non-marking tires for JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers, designed specifically to protect sensitive surfaces from unwanted markings.

The new tires are available as air- or foam-filled and come with a center bar for better wear performance on abrasive surfaces. A non-directional tread means fewer assembly combinations and reduces carrying costs.

Deutz Partners with Manitou on Electric, Hybrid Telehandler Prototypes

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Electric Hybrid Manitou MT 1335
E-Deutz

Deutz AG teamed up with Manitou Group to outfit two telehandler prototypes with electric drive lines.

The keys for the first prototypes—one with a hybrid drive, the other full-electric—were handed over as part of the Deutz Electrip Event Week, held Sept. 15-21 in Cologne, Germany.

The full-electric Manitou MT 1135 telehandler is equipped with a 360-volt vehicle power supply and a 60-kW electric motor. The battery, with a 30-kWh capacity, ensures that the required level of energy is delivered. The MT 1335 usually comes with a 75-kW Deutz TCD 3.6 diesel engine.

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.

TVH Introduces New LED Beacon

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
TVH LED Beacon

TVH in the Americas (TVH) added a new LED beacon series to their lineup of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries.

The SY22059 series is a high-profile beacon available in either permanent or magnetic mount options. These beacons not only flash, but also rotate, providing the functionality of a strobe or rotator in one light.

JCB North America Buys West Coast Dealer

Date: 13-09-2018 / Author: kscally

JCB North America acquired its West Coast dealer, JCB of Southern California (SoCal), from Yale/Chase Equipment and Service Inc.

The manufacturer will take over dealership operations, including the sales and support of JCB construction equipment, to customers throughout the greater Los Angeles area and neighboring counties.

The business will continue to operate under the name JCB of Southern California. 

President of Doosan Bobcat North America to Retire

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Rich Goldsbury

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, announced he will retire Nov. 30 after 10 years spent leading the organization.

Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, will serve as interim president of Doosan Bobcat North America until a new leadership structure is established.

Rouse: MEWP, Telehandler Values Continue to Grow

Date: 05-09-2018 / Author: kscally

The August Equipment Report by Rouse Services found that aerial equipment retail values are continuing to improve this year, and telehandler values are experiencing a prolonged period of growth.

According to the report, aerial equipment auction values have flattened, but both retail and auction values of telehandlers are on an upward trajectory since February 2017, with occasional flat periods.

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