aerial lifts

Palmer Johnson Equipment to Open Reconditioning Center

Date: 07-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Palmer Johnson reconditioning

Palmer Johnson Equipment, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is now offering off-highway equipment reconditioning and is planning to open a dedicated facility for those services in June 2019.

The HA61 LE PRO is the first model in Haulotte’s Pulseo line, which debuted at Intermat in April. Due to its quiet electric design, the HA61 LE PRO can operate in both indoor and outdoor applications, and it’s ideal for low-emission and low-noise environments. The Pulseo line also incorporates Haulotte’s latest safety innovations, including the Activ Shield Bar 2.0, the Activ Lighting System, and the Activ Energy Management System.

2018 LLEAP Award Winners Announced

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access announced the winners of the 13th annual Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Plaftorms (LLEAP) Awards, which recognize the industry's most innovative new products.

To be considered in the 2018 LLEAP competition, a new product, major product improvement, or accessory must have been available in North America and introduced or delivered to the market between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018.

The two top-ranked products in each of the five LLEAP categories are:

Aerial Lifts

Genie Adds to Used Equipment Team

Date: 13-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Kevin Spencer
Marcy Lemin
Scott Sensenbrenner

Genie, Redmond, Washington, has expanded its used equipment team in North America in anticipation of increased demand in North America.

Lead by Mitch Ely, Genie director of North American services, Terex AWP, the team now includes Kevin Spencer, Marcy Lemin, and Scott Sensenbrenner in the field and is supported by a dedicated used equipment inside sales team at the factory.

United Rentals to Acquire WesternOne Rentals in Canada for $91.8M

Date: 30-10-2018 / Author: kscally

United Rentals Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, announced its subsidiary United Rentals of Canada, Inc., agreed to acquire the assets of WesternOne Rentals & Sales LP for approximately $91.8 million in cash.

The transaction is expected to close before year-end subject to approval by the shareholders of WesternOne Inc. and certain other customary conditions. It is not contingent on financing, and is not expected to have a material impact on the revenues or earnings of United Rentals.

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.

Terex AWP, Genie Update Products to Comply with New California Requirements

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Prop 65

REDMOND, Wash.– Terex AWP, driven by the Genie brand, has updated its products and parts sold in California to meet new requirements of the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) that go in effect Aug. 30.

Under Prop 65, businesses that sell new or used products and parts into California are required to warn about potential chemical hazards, including chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm in the products/parts they purchase, in their homes, workplaces, or that are released into the environment.

ACME Lift Company Joins with Hitachi to Offer Earthmoving Equipment

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally

MESA, Ariz. — ACME Lift Co. (ACME) partnered with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (HCM) to add its earthmoving equipment to ACME’s fleet, which will be made available through ACME’s proprietary re-rental operations to equipment rental companies across North America.

HCM acquired a 33.3% equity position in ACME, and the rental company has restructured its balance sheet to reduce its debt service costs and provide liquidity to fund its future fleet growth and expansion plans.

Aerial Equipment Company Accès Location+ Names New President

Date: 28-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Acces Location New President

Accès Location+ announced its founder and president, Harold Dubé, is retiring at the end of 2018, and Luc Bertrand, vice president at the aerial equipment company, will succeed him.

Dubé will mentor Bertrand until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition and will serve as an adviser to the new president after that.

Dubé said he is pleased to leave the company, which offers a wide variety of services for aerial equipment inclduing rentals, training, sales, transportation, maintenance, and repairs, in good hands.

Hy-Brid Lifts Hires Southeast Territory Manager

Date: 07-08-2018 / Author: kscally
Dave Sluis

RICHFIELD, Wis. – Custom Equipment LLC welcomed Dave Sluis as its Southeast U.S. territory manager.

Sluis is focusing on continuing the growth and channel development of Hy-Brid Lifts, Custom Equipment’s line of lightweight low-level scissor lifts.

“There is a lot of growth happening in that part of the county,” said Dan Schneider, vice president of sales of Custom Equipment. “Dave’s experience in this industry and strong leadership abilities are just what we need to ensure we’re meeting the needs of contractors in that area.”

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