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Teupen’s Puma pounces on tough access environments - Product News

Date: 20-04-2016 / Author: kparrish

In the introduction of the Puma, Teupen set about creating a new class of access platform - a combination of a high-tech walking excavator chassis topped with an aerial platform. At first sight it has something of the alien about it, the combination of the walking excavator base and the articulating boom are unfamiliar to the eye, but it does not take long to see the advantages of the combination.

Genie Introduces Electric Articulating Boom Lift for North America

Date: 20-03-2015 / Author: kparrish

Genie introduced its first entirely new compact, lightweight electric Z-boom lift to the North American market  last month at The Rental Show. Designed for both indoor and outdoor maintenance applications, the new Genie Z-33/18 boom lift is suited for tasks on sensitive surfaces where space or floor load is restricted.

Clean-Sheet Approach to MEC 60-J Boom Lift's Design

Date: 02-03-2015 / Author: kparrish
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mec powered access boom lift

Confident in its newest product offering, MEC representatives have called its 60-J boom lift a “home run”—and buyers have taken notice. NES Rentals has purchased all diesel-powered units that MEC will build in 2015, and MEC’s booth at The Rental Show last week was buzzing with excitement about the machine.

By : 
Mike Larson
For some time now, I’ve been wondering about the potential for using carbon composites in the structural components of access and lifting equipment.
 
The durable, lighter-weight materials are showing up ever more frequently in structural components for a growing variety of other products, ranging from bicycle frames to high-end cars, bridges, and even aircraft fuselages, so do they have a future in aerial lifts, telehandlers, and cranes?
 
On the face of it, one might think that they would be lighter than steel, which could allow longer reach or hi

Powered Access Standards Update from IPAF

Date: 05-11-2014 / Author: kparrish
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National Standards shall be kept current and relevant by means of timely revision, reaffirmation, or action to stabilize. Standards developers are permitted three options – periodic maintenance, continuous maintenance or stabilized maintenance. Periodic maintenance is defined as the maintenance of a standard by review of the entire document and action to revise or reaffirm it on a schedule not to exceed five years from the date of its approval. Standards are required to be reviewed and updated every five years.

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