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IPAF CEO Leaving After 15 Years

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
Tim Whiteman

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) CEO Tim Whiteman is stepping down from his position leading the association after 15 years in the position.

ANSI Rules in Favor of Appeals Against A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 31-05-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) found in favor of two appeals filed against the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, stating that the design, safe use, and training standards violate the commercial terms and conditions of ANSI’s Essential Requirements. 

The appeals, which were heard by the BSR on May 7, pertained to the requirements of the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) and that modifications or additions to a MEWP be made only with the permission of the manufacturer, arguing that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.

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.

JLG, Dana Partner on Electric Axle for Aerial Lifts

Date: 17-04-2019 / Author: kscally
Dana logo

JLG Industries and Dana Incorporated announced their collaboration at the 2019 Bauma in Munich to develop an advanced Spicer Electrified e-Axle for the next generation of MEWPs as part of JLG's electrification initiative. 

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20% when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains.

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.

Haulotte Americas Names New General Manager

Date: 15-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
Shawn Boone

April 15, 2019 – Haulotte Americas announced the appointment of Shawn Boone to the position of general manager of the Haulotte U.S. subsidiary.

Boone is responsible for leading the business’ sales and commercial operations for the U.S. and Canada with a primary responsibility to strengthen partnerships with current and new customers. 

Trojan Delivers New Battery Solutions for the Lifting Equipment Industry

Date: 01-04-2019 / Author: fmotz

With nearly 100 years of powering business and industry, Trojan has grown to be the world’s leading supplier of deep-cycle batteries, and the Trojan name is synonymous with reliability, long-life, and high-performance. Dependability is everything in your business. If your equipment fails due to inconsistent power, you can’t do your job. Whether you’re changing LED high bay lights in a sports arena, or installing ductwork in a high-rise, you need to be able to count on your batteries to power you through every task.

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.

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