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Niftylift's HR17 wins award from Australian rental association
Niftylift's HR17 Hybrid has won The Best New Product of The Year Award from the Hire & Rental Industry Association (HRIA) of Australia. The HRIA is the official industry association for hire and rental companies in Australia and membership covers all areas of the rental industry.
Genie to introduce anti-crushing system for booms
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is introducing an anti-crushing system for its Genie booms at Intermat, April 16-21 in Paris, France. The Operator Protective Structure (OPS) prototype is an optional device for installation on articulating or telescopic boom lifts and provides secondary protection for operators in the event of contact with an overhead obstacle in certain applications. The new OPS prototype may be viewed at Intermat in stand E5 C002.
Haulotte appoints Monfront and plans to introduce new boom
At The Rental Show 2012 in New Orleans, Haulotte Group told Access, Lift & Handlers it will launch a new 60-foot boom to the North American market at the end of the year. The company also announced the appointment of Jose Monfront, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group worldwide, as its new North American territory manager. Monfront has relocated from France to the United States to work closely with management.
Lavendon launches anti-crush device for booms
Lavendon Access Services has launched an anti-crush safety device for boom platforms. At the same time, a major UK contractor has said that all booms used on its sites from 3 January 2012 onwards will need to be fitted with crushing protection.
Onrent supplies booms for new Delhi Formula 1 circuit
Indian rental company Onrent is supplying six JLG and Genie booms for work on the new Formula 1 Grand Prix track in New Delhi. The F1 race – the first ever in India - takes place on 28-30 October at the new Buddh International Circuit.
Manitou's new 160AJT brings additional benefits with engine regulation
In seeking to ensure its 16m working height 160ATJ articulated boom is in line with the Stage IIIB engine emissions regulations, Manitou has taken the opportunity to rethink some of other attributes of the machine which bring additional productivity, economy and ease of use.
Acme Lift adds Genie aerials to fleet
Arizona-based Acme Lift Co., a wholesale rental company, has added Genie Z-80/60 self-propelled articulated aerial work platforms to its fleet.
Snorkel launches big deck scissors and expands boom line
Snorkel has launched at ConExpo the first of what will be a four-model range of large RT scissor lifts as well as an “all new” 62 ft articulated boom and a revised mid-range telescopic boom.
JLG introduces new boom lift
JLG Industries, Inc., has taken the wraps off a new boom lift model - the 340AJ.
Hydrex invests over £2.5m in railway platforms
UK rental company Hydrex is investing more than £2.5 million in 20 new special rail-modified platforms from Platform Basket in Italy. The RR14 models are being sold to Hydrex by Platform Basket distributor Promax.
JLG makes changes to E300 booms
JLG has improved the performance of its E300 series of electric booms
Gerken sells 100m Ruthmann lift to US rental company
A new US aerial platform rental company, Abilene High Lift Aerial in Texas, is buying a second-hand Ruthmann TTS 1000 platform from German rental company Gerken. The 329 ft (100.4 m) working height unit will be used primarily for wind turbine construction and maintenance work.
US Toyota forklift dealers to rent Aichi platforms
Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc (TMHU) will use its Toyota Aichi dealer network to rent Aichi aerial work platforms as well as sell machines, the company told American Lift & Handlers (ALH).
China's Sinoboom adds machines and aims for Europe
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Hunan SINOBOOM Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (Sinoboom) is to expand its product line to include a 15 m articulated self-propelled boom and a 10 m working height scissor lift and will next year start to CE-mark its machines for the European market.
Haulotte identifies world's growth zones
Growth in the world's aerial platform market will come from new developing markets in Eastern Europe, South America and Asia this year, with the US market down and Europe flat, forecast Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group.
Merlo's access move
There are plenty of access manufacturers who also produce telehandlers – JLG, Genie and now Skyjack, to name just three – but fewer telehandler manufacturers have made the trip across the divide, Manitou being a notable exception. Now, however, we have one of the world's foremost telehandler manufacturers, Merlo, entering the access fray and doing so with well thought-out, niche products that are anything but ‘me-too’ products.
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