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Custom Equipment Celebrates 10K Hy-Brid Lifts

Date: 13-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift

Low-level scissor lift provider Custom Equipment LLC is marking the milestone of manufacturing its10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. 

Rental company Lift Works Inc. purchased the lift, particularly noteworthy since the company purchased Hy-Brid’s first HB-1030 lift in 2004.

GMG Expands Management Team with Two New Hires

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Craig Braun
Erik de Bruijn

Access equipment provider and 2018 LLEAP Award winner GMG Inc. appointed a director of global operations and a European product support manager.

Craig Braun was named as the director of global operations. Braun brings his experience in manufacturing, operations, and logistics to join the GMG team, most recently serving as the managing director at a global manufacturing company.

Braun and his team will be responsible for all aspects related to manufacturing of existing and new GMG models, quality control, testing and certification, on-time delivery, and more.

Genie Hosts Online Event on OEM Parts for Rental Companies

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA Event Parts

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about how OEM parts can drive business value for customers during its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from Dec. 3-7, 2018.

On Dec. 3, a prompt will be posted on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open for questions and comments through Dec. 7.

United Rentals, Serious Labs Partner on Virtual Reality MEWP Training

Date: 30-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Jim Colvin

United Rentals is partnering with Serious Labs Inc. to provide virtual reality (VR) MEWP training as part of its blended learning model for operator certification.

This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on Nov. 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training center with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada.

GMG's I-Power integrates all the safety components on electric slab scissors into one system to communicate with each other and interpret the operator’s actions in order to enhance performance and safety. The abilities of GMG's I-Power system reduce maintenance needs by preventing over-amping of electrical components and extending battery life. This allows GMG to provide a two-year warranty for batteries on machines with I-Power.

Test Out New Dinolift 92RXT Boom Lift at RBG Event

Date: 14-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dinolift 92RXT

RAYMOND, N.H. – RBG will host a demo event Sept. 7-8 at its New Hampshire facility for the new Dinolift 92RXT boom lift, which just arrived in North America.

The open house will allow attendees to get their hands on the new 4x4 lightweight self-propelled unit, and RBG will have their own factory-trained technicians there, as well as Dinolift engineers and technicians, to answer any questions about the machine.

AMS Brings AIRO Lifts to U.S.

Date: 30-07-2018 / Author: kscally
AIRO A15
AIRO X14
AIRO T34
AIRO R17

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) announced it is growing its material handling product lineup with the introduction of AIRO MEWPs to the U.S. market.

AMS will distribute a wide range of AIRO’s aerial platform models across five categories for indoor and outdoor use: scissor, vertical mast, spider, telescopic, and articulating lifts. Most models are available in either diesel or electric power. Rough terrain versions are available across model lines as well.

Teupen Offers New Puma Model in North America

Date: 11-07-2018 / Author: fmotz

Teupen North America added the PUMA134AX to its product lineup, a machine that offers a unique combination of a high-tech walking excavator chassis with an aerial lift.

The new PUMA134AX offers extreme gradeability with a max of a 45°, and it’s able to set up on a ground slope angle of up to 18°. It has a maximum platform capacity of up to 881 lbs.

Xtreme, Snorkel Name New VP of Engineering Operations

Date: 11-06-2018 / Author: kscally
Jim Masters

HENDERSON, Nev. - Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel appointed James “Jim” Masters to the newly created role of vice president of engineering operations.

Reporting directly to CEO Matthew Elvin, this role has been created as part of an initiative to redefine the Xtreme and Snorkel engineering management duties. Masters will work alongside Jeff Eckhardt, vice president/chief engineer, and they will lead a global product development team of more than 20 design engineers based in the United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

New MEC Safety System Alerts Scissor Lift Operators to Overhead Hazards

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MEC introduced the Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for select slab scissor lifts, designed to alert MEC scissor lift operators of overhead hazards in order to avoid collision and entrapment.

PPSS works by projecting a “cone” of safety through ultrasonic sensor to detect objects above the machine operator. The sensor begins detecting obstacles 12 ft. above the platform floor. An alarm will sound when an object is identified within the cone, and the frequency of beeps will increase as the object gets closer.

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