lift equipment

5 Key Attributes to Look for in Telehandler Tires

Date: 19-08-2020 / Author: shannon

Tire maker Trident International has shared tips to help people who buy tires for telehandlers know what to look for as they shop.

Telehandlers are versatile, efficient, multifunction machines that combine the lifting capability of a forklift with the reach and elevation of a crane.

Telehandlers should be fitted with tires that offer high stability that matches the demands of their applications: lifting heavy loads and reaching high heights, often on unstable or unfinished surfaces.

Skyjack Upgrades Telescopic and Articulating Boom Lifts

Date: 05-08-2020 / Author: shannon

Skyjack has recently upgraded its telescopic and articulating boom lifts to deliver increased productivity for rental companies and users.

Most of the changes are on 40’ and 60’ units. Depending on the model, capacities are increasing to 1,000 lbs. and personnel capacity is rising to three people.

The nomenclature for these machines will feature a “+” to identify the increased machine capacity, differentiating the new machines from their previous models.

Magni Delivers First 167’ Rotating Telehandler in U.S.

Date: 28-07-2020 / Author: shannon
Magni America

Magni America recently delivered the first RTH 6.51 rotating telehandler in the United States to Adams European Contracting, Brooklyn, New York.

The RTH 6.51 is the highest lifting rotating telehandler in the world, with a maximum lifting height of 167 ft. The 6.51 offers a maximum lifting capacity of 13,200 lbs. and maximum horizontal reach of 113 ft.

With the purchase of the RTH 6.51, Adams European Contracting now owns six Magni rotating telehandlers.

New Bobcat V923 Telehandler Offers More Height, Reach, Capacity

Date: 06-07-2020 / Author: shannon
Bobcat Telehander V923

Bobcat’s new V923 VersaHANDLER telehandler is ideal for operators who need more lifting height, reach, and capacity.


The 130-hp turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train deliver 9,000-lb. maximum lifting capacity, more pushing strength, and travel speed to 24.5 mph. Maximum lifting height is 23’0”, and maximum forward reach is 13’6”. Total weight is 18,158 lbs.


Ritchie Bros. to Hold First Northeast Regional Auction June 23

Date: 18-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

On June 23-24, 2020, Ritchie Bros. will hold an online auction to sell more than 5,900 pieces of equipment from the northeastern U.S.

The auction will combine equipment from 800 owners in North East, Maryland; North Franklin, Connecticut; Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh.

Ahern Partners with Trackunit for Telematics

Date: 10-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Ahren Trackunit

The Ahern Family of Companies has selected Trackunit as its telematics platform.

Owned by Don F. Ahern, the Ahern Family of Companies includes Ahern Rentals, the largest independently-owned rental company in North America; high reach OEMs Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel; and an extensive global distribution network, including Diamond A Equipment in the U.S. and Ahern International dealerships in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Spain.

USM ReRents is Now North America’s Exclusive Distributor of Falcon Lifts

Date: 03-06-2020 / Author: shannon
Falcon Lifts

Falcon Lifts A/S, Odense, Denmark, has appointed USM ReRents, Elmhurst, Illinois, as exclusive distributor for its Falcon brand lifts in North America.

Falcon Lifts has produced and developed world-famous lifts that can pass through a standard single doorway and lift people to working heights to 100’ or pass through a double doorway and reach heights to 170’.

The company’s constant focus on product development and safety makes Falcon Lifts’ product range a market leader with unique designs and ground-breaking features.

MEWP Manufacturer Sinoboom Names CEO for North America

Date: 02-06-2020 / Author: shannon

Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment, Changsha, Hunan, China, has named Kolin Kirschenmann as CEO of Sinoboom North America.

Kirschenmann has held a variety of influential positions at Caterpillar over the past 30 years, including general manager of Forest Products.

Kingsbridge Holdings Buys Western States Equipment

Date: 03-01-2018 / Author: fmotz

Kingsbridge Holdings, Lake Forest, Ill., has bought Western States Equipment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Western States Equipment is a general rental company owned by the Costanzo family. It operates a substantial fleet of aerial work platforms and telehandlers.

Established in 1997, Western States Equipment serves Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Kingsbridge has historically focused on providing independent financing solutions for equipment acquisition. The Western States Equipment acquisition is reportedly its first foray into equipment rental.