mobile elevating work platform

Global MEWP Rental Fleet Nears 1.5M Units While Uncertainty Looms

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF 2019 MEWP report

The MEWP rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report is exclusively compiled by research intelligence company, DuckerFrontier, formerly Ducker Worldwide. For the past two years, the report was positive across the board, with the U.S. in particular exceeding expectations and experiencing steady growth.

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.

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. 

IPAF Launches Street Smart Safety Campaign for MEWPs

Date: 09-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
IPAF Street Smart Campaign

April 9, 2019 - Working safely on or next to roads is the focus of a new campaign from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), launched at Bauma 2019 in Germany.

IPAF’s Street Smart safety campaign outlines the dangers of using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on or next to roads. With the risk of being struck by a passing vehicle such as bus or truck, prior planning is needed so the MEWP can operate safely.

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.

Genie to Launch High-Reach Electric Slab Scissor Lift at Bauma

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie GS-4655 scissor lift

Genie will debut its electric GS-4655 scissor lift at Bauma in Munich, set for April 8-14, 2019.

The eco-friendly model comes in a compact, lightweight package and is equipped with the latest generation of fully sealed AC electric drive motors. This new model will be available globally in Q3 2019.

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.

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.

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