scissor lift

United Rentals to Make Leadership Changes

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals Matthew Flannery

United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, announced its board of directors has appointed Matthew Flannery, current president and chief operating officer, to become its new CEO, while retaining the role as president.

Additionally, the board has appointed Michael Kneeland, the current CEO, to become non-executive chairman. Bobby Griffin, a 10-year member of the board and chairman of the Strategy Committee, will become lead independent director.

ARA Introduces Strategic Plan for Equipment Rental Industry

Date: 09-01-2019 / Author: kscally
ARA Strategic Plan

The American Rental Association (ARA) released a new industry-wide strategic plan that will drive program initiatives over the next three years to better support the success of its members and advance the equipment rental industry.

This is the first revision to ARA’s strategic plan in more than a decade.

The ARA board of directors met for a two-day session led by a professional facilitator to discuss common issues within the industry in order to develop action plans.

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.


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.

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

Genie Introduces Material Carrier Attachment for RT Scissor Lifts

Date: 17-10-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie Material Carrier Attachment

Genie is offering the Lift Tools Material Carrier attachment designed for Genie GS-2669, GS-3369 and GS-4069 DC and RT rough terrain scissor lift.

AMS Brings AIRO Lifts to U.S.

Date: 30-07-2018 / Author: kscally
AIRO A15
AIRO X14
AIRO T34
AIRO R17

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) announced it is growing its material handling product lineup with the introduction of AIRO MEWPs to the U.S. market.

AMS will distribute a wide range of AIRO’s aerial platform models across five categories for indoor and outdoor use: scissor, vertical mast, spider, telescopic, and articulating lifts. Most models are available in either diesel or electric power. Rough terrain versions are available across model lines as well.

Xtreme, Snorkel Name New Chief Manufacturing Officer

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally
John Gill

HENDERSON, Nev. - Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel promoted John Gill to the newly created role of chief manufacturing officer (CMO).

Gill will provide direction at an executive level overseeing all manufacturing operations. He will report directly to Xtreme Manufacturing & Snorkel CEO Matthew Elvin.

Previously, Gill served as director of manufacturing operations based at the Snorkel facility in the U.K., after joining the business in November 2016. 

New MEC Safety System Alerts Scissor Lift Operators to Overhead Hazards

Date: 01-06-2018 / Author: kscally

MEC introduced the Proactive Platform Safety System (PPSS) for select slab scissor lifts, designed to alert MEC scissor lift operators of overhead hazards in order to avoid collision and entrapment.

PPSS works by projecting a “cone” of safety through ultrasonic sensor to detect objects above the machine operator. The sensor begins detecting obstacles 12 ft. above the platform floor. An alarm will sound when an object is identified within the cone, and the frequency of beeps will increase as the object gets closer.

Skid-Lift Introduces Two Lightweight Models

Date: 15-05-2018 / Author: kscally
Skid-Lift 1530s

Skid-Lift is offering two new Standard models, the 1530S and 2030S, which are lighter weight  than its flagship 2030E HD model.

Unlike the 2030E HD, the 1530S and 2030S models do not offer side tilt or a deck extension. There is also only one attach plate on the side of these models as opposed to two on the HD model. This allows the reduction in weight and costs, while still offering all the benefits of a Skid-Lift: a safe working platform, the ability to work on uneven terrain, ease of use, simple setup, and easy transportation.

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