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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. 

Elevate, Skyjack’s off-highway telematics solution, is specifically designed for rental fleets. The system departs from traditional telematics products with origins in the transportation industry using the data that research has shown rental customers care about most to produce actionable insights and measurable benefits. Elevate is designed to be a full connected fleet solution that provides rental customers with immediate results without complex subscription fees or annual service charges.

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 three-axle Demag AC 45 City redefines compactness in the 50-ton lifting capacity class with a total length of 28’6”, a width of 8’4”, and an overall height of 10’8”. Its height can be reduced to less than 9 ft., and the base section of its fully hydraulic main boom is also particularly compact with its length of 25’7”.

The Jekko SPK 60 is a versatile telescoping crawler crane that can be driven or operated via radio remote with a maximum lifting capacity of more than 6.5 tons and reach of nearly 89 ft. with extensions. 

Manitou’s MRT 2470 Privilege Plus rotating telehandler can lift 15,400 lbs. to 80’4” and reach 67’3” forward. It offers three operating modes (telehandler, winch, and platform) and numerous attachments. Its boom and 360° rotation allow operators to swing and place materials instead of pick, drive, and place them.

The Magni RTH 8.25 SH offers the heaviest maximum lifting capacity for a rotating telehandler at 17,600 lbs. and a maximum lifting height of 81 ft. With its attachments, it can serve as several machines in one, including a telescopic forklift, rough-terrain crane, access platform and more. The RTH 8.25 SH can lift 11,600 lbs. at maximum height and 2,600 lbs. at a maximum forward reach of 69 ft. 

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.

When most people think of the massive San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, few even consider it could have tight working spaces. But Golden State Bridge Inc. and Bigge Crane & Rigging knew working underneath the 30 acre bridge spanning from San Francisco to Oakland would present certain lifting space and access challenges. That's why they chose the Maeda MC285-2 Mini Crane to work on an elevated platform 160’ off the ground.

 

Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division has launched a new range of telehandlers. Designated the TH series, the four new telehandlers replace the existing VR telehandler series.

In this Lift and Access equipment review, Barry Greenaway shows the features and benefits of the 8,000-pound capacity Skyjack SJ843 TH telehandler. 

A Maeda mini-crane recently helped move materials beyond a tower crane's reach. On an addition to the St. David’s Medical Facility in Austin, Texas, the tower crane couldn’t access the farthest corner of the structure. The stage steel beams, the tower crane hoisted a Maeda MC 285 mini-crane to the roof. Erectors found the mini-crane was much faster at assembling the steel because of its close proximity and precise placement.

Skyjack's largest telescopic boom lift, the SJ86T, made its debut in spring 2015. The lift features an 86-ft. platform height with a jib that rotates 65°/-60° and has a horizontal outreach of 76'10".

The SJ86T features a 36"x96" platform and an unrestricted platform capacity of 500 lbs. Restricted capacity is set at 750 lbs.

Haulotte’s 55 XA articulating boom lift is an effective way to work at height for anyone who needs a quiet, easy-to-use lift that can set up in 30 seconds and deliver 500 lbs. of platform capacity at up to 55 ft. of platform height or 33 ft. of horizontal reach.
 
Haulotte presented the machine at the Lift and Access Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev., in October 2014, with Haulotte’s general manager for Canada, Tom Bell, handling the demonstration and commentary.
The Bluelift B72 from Reachmaster features lithium battery power combined with a combustion engine. The lithium battery option allows the machine to function the same speed as a gas engine, while machines running on 110-volt electric power only function at about 40% of the speed.
 
The B72 has a work height of 72 feet and will travel through a standard double door. The machine is easy to operate and can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Genie’s GRC-12 Runabout Contractor low-level access lift is a compact unit with a 30-in. width, 12-ft. platform height, 500-lb.

Users’ need for safety and productivity are also helping raise the popularity of low-level access lifts that are so compact they can even maneuver into some service closets.
 
Although North American laws do not yet say that contractors cannot use ladders in construction, Justin Kissinger, marketing manager for Custom Equipment, which makes Hy-Brid brand lifts, says that many are turning to low-level access lifts as a safer and more productive way to work at low height.
 
This video, taken at the Lift and
The popularity for low-level access lifts continues to be on an upward trend, with growth in new construction, renovation, maintenance, and industrial applications is driving the demand.
 
Skyjack’s SJ12 represented the company’s low-level mast lifts at the Lift and Access Showcase, which took place in October 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. It offers 12-ft. platform height, 500-lb. platform capacity, compact design, 0° turning radius, and Skyjack’s signature relay-based controls.
 
 

Genie created a whole new facade for the The National WWII Museum in New Orleans during the 2015 Rental Show last week. In fact, the facade was 100 ft. tall, 3D, and very blue.

Promoting the completion of its six-unit Genie GTH-telehandler product family, Genie and The Production Network, (Genie’s event producer) collaborated with Go2 Productions of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to create a specialized and astounding “projection mapping” animation.

Heartland Media Connection is a YouTube channel for safety, education, and operational videos for today’s construction equipment professionals. 

Produced by Crane & Rigging Hot Line, Lift and Access, Contractors Hot Line, and Lift & Hoist International, this channel includes Equipment Reviews, Safety Discussions, Product Demonstrations, and Company Profiles. 

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