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JLG makes changes to E300 booms
JLG has improved the performance of its E300 series of electric booms
Gerken sells 100m Ruthmann lift to US rental company
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.
US Toyota forklift dealers to rent Aichi platforms
Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc (TMHU) will use its Toyota Aichi dealer network to rent Aichi aerial work platforms as well as sell machines, the company told American Lift & Handlers (ALH).
Compact boom for rough terrain from Airo
The new compact, diesel, articulated boom from Airo is designed for tight spaces but can also handle rough terrain.
Chinese boom heading for Sentosa, Singapore
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.
MLE debuts new articulated lift
Man & Material Lift Engineering (MLE) showcased its new A70TDi articulating, insulated aerial at October's International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in Louisville.
Fork lift access platform
UK based Aldercote has been developing a fork lift truck mounted access platform, which will give forklift truck owners the chance to own their own access solution.
Niftylift's 4-wheel drive Height Rider 12 adds flexibility
UK rental company Peter Hird & Sons, based in Hull has recently added a Niftylift Height Rider 12s to its fleet.
Cold weather packaged redesigned for Genie booms
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has redesigned a cold weather package for many of its Genie articulating and telescopic boom lifts.
Mecaplús sells first ME12SL to German maintenance contractor
Spanish manufacturer Mecaplús has sold the first of its newly developed ME12SL self-levelling articulated booms to a German tree-trimming and maintenance contractor.
Korea's Junjin makes European debut at Platformers Days
South Korean manufacturer Junjin CSM exhibited aerial platforms in Europe for the first time at the Platformers Days exhibition in Hohenroda.
Nifty lets developments speak for themselves
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.
Snorkel and UpRight say check your booms
Snorkel and UpRight is urging owners and users of three models of booms to carry out vital safety checks.
Skyjack booms get bigger
Intermat saw the latest in Skyjack's growing range of rough terrain articulating booms. The SJ51AJ offers a 15.58 m (51 ft) platform height 9.16 m (30 ft) outreach and a 7.63 m (25 ft) up-and-over height. It's most notable characteristics include continuous 3600 turret rotation, true vertical rise, direction sensing controls and the "Detroit-locker" style drive system.
Haulotte launches niche products
Haulotte has launched four new aerial platforms at Intermat with emphasis on appealing to niche users.They are the, Compact 14 electric scissor; HA12CJ compact electric articulating boom the HA120PX ariculating boom and a modified version of the Star 6, the Star 6P, designed spefically for picking applications.
First boom for ATN
French vertical-mast platform manufacturer ATN is choosing to debut its 12.2 m working height Zebra 12 model at Intermat.
Snorkel sells booms to Uruguay Government
Product training for a Snorkel distributor in South America has led to Government orders.
Skyjack's first articulated boom
Buyers will have to wait until the second quarter of 2009 for Skyjack's new SJ 46AJ and SJ 51AJ (Europe only) articulated booms.
Niftylift launches levelling articulated boom
Niftylift used The Rental Show to introduce a new articulated boom with hydraulic outriggers. The 12.2 m (40 ft) working height SD34T has 45% gradeability and weighs just 1850 kg (4080 lb).
China's Sinoboom adds machines and aims for Europe
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Hunan SINOBOOM Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (Sinoboom) is to expand its product line to include a 15 m articulated self-propelled boom and a 10 m working height scissor lift and will next year start to CE-mark its machines for the European market.
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