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Make life easy
Digital pens, &dashboard' rental indicators on your PC, self-service rental cabins: these are just some of the hi-tech innovations being developed for rental businesses today. Murray Pollok rounds-up the latest rental IT news.
Site Significant
There will always be a need for power, air and light on job sites- work just doesn't happen without them. Patrick Hill looks at new generators, compressors and lighting towers that are ideal for rental fleets.
Strength to Strength
Russia's construction sector is seeing enormous growth, with high investment in infrastructure, office space and housing. You would expect this to fuel the development of rental in the country, but is it? Richard High reports from the recent CTT exhibition in Moscow.
Hand-held power
International Rental News rounds up some of the new developments in the busy power tools sector as manufacturers strive to add increased safety, greater efficiency, as well as power to their ranges. Kate Barker reports.
ERA supports new rental show
As signalled at the June convention in Berlin, ERA is to officially support a new rental exhibition in Amsterdam next June. ERA wants the event to provide a focus on equipment rental and offer suppliers the opportunity to show equipment specifically designed for rental owners.
Online profile
You take great care over the condition of your equipment, your delivery vehicles and your premises, so why is your website so poor? David Caruso, in the third of his four-part series, explains why the company website has become such an important facet of a successful rental business.
Baltic start-up
Aivar Brock is one of a new breed of young rental entrepreneurs who are helping to develop rental in eastern Europe. Along with business partner Kasper Jänes, he hopes to develop a Baltic access rental company and is looking for other rental niches as well. He spoke to Murray Pollok.
The North American rental sector is still enjoying a period of buoyant demand, but are there the first signs of a slowdown? IRN takes the temperature of the world's biggest rental market.
Buying time
Aerial platforms are a key rental product, so it is no surprise that so many access rental companies are being acquired by other rental companies. Murray Pollok reports on the access sector.
Pumping efficiency
Tsurumi has launched a new range of contractor pumps incorporating electrode water sensors to automatically stop pump running dry for prolonged periods, and thereby significantly reduce energy consumption.
Towerlight pump duo
Towerlight has launched its Liquidator 6 super-silenced pump and the latest version of its DD75 diaphragm pump.
Anti-corrosion pump from ITT
ITT Flygt has a range of stainless steel pumps for applications in corrosive and mildly abraslve conditions to its range of submersible pumps.
Stainless steel at PXPumps
PXPumps says its entire range of submersible wastewater pumps-from the smallest PX1 to the largest PX4 -can now be supplied in grade AISI316 stainless steel.
Speedy response to UK floods
Unseasonably wet weather in the North and Southwest of the UK in June and July have proved a boon for Speedy Pumps, the pumps division of rental companySpeedy Hire.
Pumpex expands SP sludge pumps
Pumpex, the Swedish pump company owned by the Cardo Group, has expanded its SP range of submersible sludge pumps with the introduction of the SP10, SP10W and SP14. The pumps are heavy-duty design suitable for applications in quarries, construction sites and other demanding applications.
Ammann-Yanmar is launching the first of its Universal range of fourth-generation zero tailswing excavators, as well as the smaller ViO17 mini excavator that is replacing the ViO15. Murray Pollok reports.
Global outlook
Vermeer is planning more products suitable for rental, and more specially adapted to markets outside of North America. Murray Pollok reports.
10 years in
Chris Branson was one of the founding employees of rental software company InspHire 10 years ago and is now its managing director. A lot has changed in the software sector since then, as he tells Murray Pollok.
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