mobile elevating work platform

Custom Equipment Celebrates 10K Hy-Brid Lifts

Date: 13-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment 10,000th Hy-Brid Lift

Low-level scissor lift provider Custom Equipment LLC is marking the milestone of manufacturing its10,000th Hy-Brid Lift. 

Rental company Lift Works Inc. purchased the lift, particularly noteworthy since the company purchased Hy-Brid’s first HB-1030 lift in 2004.

GMG Expands Management Team with Two New Hires

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Craig Braun
Erik de Bruijn

Access equipment provider and 2018 LLEAP Award winner GMG Inc. appointed a director of global operations and a European product support manager.

Craig Braun was named as the director of global operations. Braun brings his experience in manufacturing, operations, and logistics to join the GMG team, most recently serving as the managing director at a global manufacturing company.

Braun and his team will be responsible for all aspects related to manufacturing of existing and new GMG models, quality control, testing and certification, on-time delivery, and more.

Genie Hosts Online Event on OEM Parts for Rental Companies

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie AMA Event Parts

Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about how OEM parts can drive business value for customers during its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event from Dec. 3-7, 2018.

On Dec. 3, a prompt will be posted on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open for questions and comments through Dec. 7.

Manitou North America Expands Product Marketing Team

Date: 03-12-2018 / Author: kscally

Manitou North America added two new roles to its product management and marketing teams to support its Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang by Manitou brands.

Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for MEWPs, and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager.


The Ryze SBL (Scissor and Boom Lift) Simulator is intended to supplement actual equipment training by offering a safe, blended learning solution. The virtual reality (VR) software consists of 33 training scenarios, including three 20-minute practical evaluations that meet industry requirements for boom lifts, slab lifts, and diesel rough-terrain scissor lifts. The simulator allows the operator to attempt IPAF and ANSI training requirements in a dynamic environment without risk of physical harm.

The SRK-11 allows the self-rescue of any worker at height, regardless of industry. Certified for up to 600 feet, the kit uses high heat aramid fiber rope with a tensile strength exceeding 6,700 lbs. 

GMG's I-Power integrates all the safety components on electric slab scissors into one system to communicate with each other and interpret the operator’s actions in order to enhance performance and safety. The abilities of GMG's I-Power system reduce maintenance needs by preventing over-amping of electrical components and extending battery life. This allows GMG to provide a two-year warranty for batteries on machines with I-Power.

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

ANSI A92 Standard Updates Approved for MEWP Design, Use

Date: 26-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie SX-135 XC boom

ANSI is planning to publish the updated A92 suite of standards on Dec. 10, setting the stage to usher in sweeping changes for the design and use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

The changes to the standards will affect manufacturers, dealers, rental companies, owners, and users of MEWPs. The new standards are more than six years and thousands of man-hours in the making, said Ted Beville, executive director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the standards' secretariat. 

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