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 will be installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600S, 800S and 800A models, produced after October 1, 2010. The steel hoods will also be available for the aftermarket from JLG Ground Support.
Spain’s Matilsa has launched two new aerial platforms: a 7.3 m trailer mounted platform modelled on the old ‘Hop-Up’ machine, and an 18 m articulated boom that fits between the company’s 16 m and 21 m models.
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.
Chinese access platform manufacturer, Sinoboom, used the recent BICES exhibition in China to show its latest artic-boom platform, the GTZZ15. The unit pictured in Beijing is destined for the huge Sentosa project in Singapore.
UK manufacturer Niftylift chose the Vertikal Days exhibition to casually unveil five new developments. At the sun-soaked exhibition held last week at Haydock Park racecourse the Nifty HR21 Hybrid AWD; the DR 15 deck rider; a new toughened platform basket; a 15 m addition to the track mounted range and self levelling outriggers were all new this year.