aerial work platform

United Rentals Names Former Riwal CEO to New Executive Role

Date: 01-05-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals' Norty Turner

United Rentals appointed Norty Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president of services and advanced solutions.

Turner, the former CEO of Riwal, will oversee four business units, including United Academy, customer equipment service, customer fleet solutions, and advanced solutions. His role will have a distinctive focus on building out service and solution platforms to better support customers.

Elliott Equipment Company Updates Material Handling V60

Date: 17-04-2019 / Author: kscally
Elliott Equipment V60

Elliott Equipment Company introduced its new V60 material handling aerial work platform, featuring a 63-ft. working height and 1,000-lb. material handling capacity.

The V60 mounts on a non-CDL, 19,000-lb. GVWR chassis for increased driver flexibility. It provides 38 ft. of working side reach and a 30-in. by 40-in. top mounted platform with a 500-lb. capacity material handling jib. The jib quickly converts into a boom tip winch with 1,000-lb. capacity when operated from the ground controls.

Skyjack to Serve as Exclusive Scissor Lift Partner for Canadian Rental Company

Date: 27-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Skyjack MacFarlands Industrial DC electric scissor lift deal

Skyjack signed an exclusive deal with MacFarlands Industrial to be the sole supplier of all DC electric scissor lifts for their new Moncton, New Brunswick equipment rental location.

MacFarlands has been renting throughout Atlantic Canada for over 50 years, and, according to the company, is excited to stock their fleet with Canadian-made aerial equipment. 

Custom Equipment Introduces 10-Ft. Push-Around Scissor Lift

Date: 27-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment Hy-Brid PA 1030 scissor lift

Custom Equipment introduced the Hy-Brid PA-1030 push-around lift as a safer and more productive alternative to ladders and scaffolding.

The model enables users to manually maneuver the unit into place and hydraulically raise and lower to the desired work height. 

The PA-1030 features a 10-ft. platform height and a 16-ft. working height. The platform is 41-in. long by 20.5-in. wide, and the total stowed height is only 69 in.

PSG Introduces Two Fall Protection Harnesses

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
PSG Guardian Series 3 fall protection harness

Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled two new Guardian Fall Protection safety harnesses in its Series line.

All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards, and are pending CSA certification.

Terex Relocates Denver Area Service Center to New Facility

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Service Center Corey Mozey

The Terex Service Center serving the Denver market has relocated to Commerce City, Colorado, providing improved accessibility for its customers in its Utilities and AWP divisions.

The move is 12 miles from the previous location and eases access from the I-70 and I-270 highway corridor.

Genie Offers MEWP Supervisor Training for New ANSI Standards

Date: 19-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training

Genie is now offering a new Lift Pro Online training course designed specifically for MEWP supervisors in order to meet the requirements of the new ANSI A92.24 training standards, which go into effect in December.

Skyjack President to Head IPAF Leadership Team

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) confirmed the election of Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, to the role of president of its board at the association’s annual general meeting in Dubai.

Other changes included Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF deputy president and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as vice president.

ANSI to Hear Two Appeals Asking for Withdrawal of New A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 06-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals of the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs on May 7 in New York City, asking for the withdrawal of the standards published in December 2018. 

Lift and Access Honors 2018 LLEAP Award-Winners at ARA Show

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Skyjack LLEAP award
Manitou LLEAP award
Terex LLEAP award
Haulotte LLEAP award
Jekko LLEAP award
GMG LLEAP awards
Serious Labs LLEAP award
Magni LLEAP award

At a dinner held in their honor, Lift and Access magazine celebrated the winners of the 2018 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) awards and distributed the trophies for the two top-ranked innovative products in five categories on Feb. 17 to kick off the ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The 2018 winners were:

Aerial Lifts

Gold: GMG 1530-ED Electric Micro Scissor Lift 
Silver: Haulotte HA61 LE PRO

Material Handlers

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