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JLG launches 'basic spec' booms for Asia
New low-cost booms from JLG's Chinese factory will be sold in Asian markets such as Chiina, Singapore and India, but not in Australia or Latin America.
Terex AWP updates Genie Z-45 boom
Terex Aerial Work Platforms has made vast improvements to its popular Z-45/25 rough terrain boom, which the company will showcase at The Rental Show in 2013, ALH has learned.
Bravi fulfils second Uco platform order
Italian manufacturer Bravi Platforms has delivered a second consignment of Leonardo HD work platforms to Norwegian rental firm Uco.
Access equipment manufacturers are creating environmentally friendly options
Access equipment manufacturers are responding not only to legislation but to market demands in creating green machine options, Maria Hadlow reports
Snorkel expands into Brazil
Snorkel is expanding its international network. The UK-based company has appointed Movimenttar Equipamentos Industriais, a subsidiary of Comingersoll, as its new partner in Brazil.
King secures 95-vehicle eircom contract
King Highway Products has won a £4 million contract to supply 95 new van mounted aerial platforms with hybrid electric operation to eircom, Ireland's telecommunications provider.
Kimberly Access invests in AFI's Sanctuary Zone device
UK access rental company Kimberly Access is buying 50 of the AFI-developed Sanctuary Zone anti-entrapment devices. Kimberly said it considered developing its own solution but was impressed by AFI’s solution.
Niftylift promotes Hedlund to vice president
Jon Hedlund has been named vice president of Niftylift, Inc.
CTE showcases new ranges to German buyers
Italian access equipment manufacturer CTE recently organised an open day for 50 German customers and German dealer Hematec at its Rivoli Veronese plant.
Snorkel launches A62JRT in UK
Snorkel's new A62JRT articulated boom lift will make its UK debut at the Vertikal Days exhibition in June 2012.
Kimberly places largest ever platform order
UK access rental company Kimberly Group has placed an order for 69 Genie platforms including Z-45, Z-60, Z-80 and Z-135 booms, all for delivery within two months. It is the company's largest ever order.
Niftylift shows 28m prototype and low weight HR15D
At an open day held at Towcester racecourse, UK manufacturer Niftylift demonstated two new machines: the prototype of a 28m HR28 Hybrid and a new low weight 15m diesel HR15D.
Snorkel's new booms make European debut in Norway
Snorkel's Norwegian distributor, Knutsen Maskin, will be giving the company's new booms their first showing in Europe at the Vei og Anlegg 2012 exhibition running from 9 to 12 May.
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.
Niftylift debuts SP50 Hybrid to North America
North Carolina-based Niftylift debuted its SP50 Hybrid to North America at The Rental Show, Feb. 5-8 in New Orleans. The unit features a 55-foot, 10-inch working height, 29-foot, 10-inch outreachand a 500-pound platform capacity. The 4x4 unit features a Hybird power pack that allows users to choose electric only or hybrid power options.
JLG plans control panel protection system for booms in Europe
JLG Industries said it will introduce an innovative control panel protection system on its European boom products early in 2012, but is giving no further advance details.
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.
China's Runshare launches 24 m articulated boom
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Hunan Runshare Heavy Industry has introduced what it said is the largest articulated boom ever made in China - the 24 m platform height GTZZ 24Z.
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