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Haulotte Group says it will invest $20 million over the next three years developing its US operations. Murray Pollok hears chief operating officer Alexandre Saubot and US general manager Chris Koch explain the strategy.
Double standards
Since last autumn, ANSI has released two new standards on aerial platforms. What has changed, and has the aerials industry taken notice? AWPT's Tony Groat reports.
Start-up made easy
You want to build your own rental business, but don't know where to start? Finance specialist Jeff Eisenberg explains the dos and don'ts of rental start-ups.
Stop Press Bauma
Our March issue provided a comprehensive guide to some of the most important product launches planned for the massive Bauma exhibition in Munich on 23-29 April. Here, we provide some additional ‘last minute‘ news on new machines on show in Munich.
Heavy shift
Some rental companies are pioneering the rental of very large mining and civil construction equipment, while others are expanding the rental of large machines with operators. Murray Pollok reports on the heavy rentals business.
Crossing space and time
“Out of sight, out of mind” need not be true any longer when equipment leaves your depot. New communication tools allow rental companies to keep assets – anywhere, anytime – very much in focus. Patrick Hill reports.
Easy shifting
Why have thousands of contractors, rental companies and landscapers spent €2500 on a motorised 'wheelbarrow'? Brian Dennis visited the manufacturer of the Muck Truck at its UK factory to try out the machine for himself.
Backhoe loader, and tractor
JCB has developed its new Midi CX primarily for the US construction market, where industrial tractors are popular machines. However, the manufacturer thinks there could also be demand in Europe for its new multipurpose machine. Chris Sleight reports.
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