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ICUEE 2007
The ICUEE utility equipment show in Louisville, Kentucky on 16-18 October is an 850 exhibitor, 1.25 million square foot showcase for the North American utility sector.AI reports on the event and the new utility aerials that will be on show.
Nordic highs
The Nordic region, like much of Europe, is enjoying a period of high demand for access platforms. As Patrick Hill reports, the sector is benefiting from the drive to complete jobs quickly and improve worker productivity.
Mixing it up
Mixing scaffold components is an age–old issue, and becoming more so with the increasing influx of cheaper products from Asia. Patrick Hill talks to scaffold manufacturers and users in Europe and North America about the dangers of mixing.
A fantastic run
There may be a slow-down in residential construction, but RSC Equipment Rental's CEO Erik Olsson tells John Wyatt that prospects remain good for the rental market for a few years yet.
Battle of the bulk: parts and components
Every OEM and manufacturer supplier wants to offer the best service in parts and components, but the presence of independent suppliers and “will-fitters” dip into the market. John Wyatt reports
ICUEE Show preview: ALH reports
Expect to see a wide range of new utility aerial lifts – including new hybrid power units – at the 2007 ICUEE show. ALH reports on the Louisville exhibition.
ALH-2020: Largest aerial work platform and telehandler rental fleets in North America 2007
The ALH 20/20 survey of the top aerial and telehandler rental fleets in North America has some big names, but also some small independents, as John Wyatt reports.
Made in heaven? Murray Pollok talks to Frank Scarborough
The acquisition of Snorkel by the UK's Tanfield Group – also owner of UpRight Powered Access – will have a major impact on the Kansas manufacturer. Frank Scarborough tells Murray Pollok that the change is for the good.
Savannah's sweet smell of success: JCB in the US
As JCB continues to develop its large facility in Pooler, GA, its President Graeme Macdonald tells ALH about its interest in the South American market as well as comments on the handler market.
Before harness, responsible operation
We are spending too much time endlessly debating the issue of harnesses and scissor lifts, says Skyjack's director of product safety, Brad Boehler. Instead, we should be concentrating on the main avoidable hazards, such as scissor tip overs and operators being pinned to obstacles.
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