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Gradall handlers to be rebranded as JLG
JLG Industries is to rebrand its rear-pivot steer Gradall telehandlers under the JLG name by the end of the year. The company said the rebranding represented the completion of a plan begun in 2006 when JLG sold the Gradall excavators to the Alamo Group.
JLG to rebrand Gradall telehandler line
JLG Industries will begin branding the Gradall telehandler name and product line under the JLG moniker at the end of the 2008 calendar year.
Tower Light enters site dumper market
Italian manufacturer Tower Light has launched the 850 kg capacity, tracked mini Dumper 850. Powered by a Honda 5.5 kW GX 270, the 390 kg machine is "ideal to transport all types of concrete", as well as being suitable for general material transport, said the company.
Faresin gives compact telehandlers a make over
Italian telehandler specialist, Faresin has revealed the re-engineered versions of its compact models the FH 6.28 and FH 7.30. The changes improve the comfort and safety of the operator, increase fuel efficiency and make service and maintenance easier.
First Genie GTH 5022 R telehandler in UK goes to Abba Plant Hire
UK rental company, Abba Plant Hire, has introduced the largest rotating Genie telehandler to their fleet. The GTH 5022 R telehandler is the first of its kind in the UK and will join Abba Plant Hire's fleet of predominantly Genie machines.
Cat adds to telehandlers
Cat has added three new telehandlers to its Europe, Africa and Middle East product offering – the TH406, TH407 and TH414.
Bobcat completes 2 year telehandler redesign project
Bobcat has completed a 24 month programme to redesign its entire telehandler range comprising 12 models with maximum lifting heights of 5.2 to 17.4 m.
Genie launches new ‘rental' telehandler
Genie's GTH-4017 SX telehandler, with 17.9 m of maximum height and lift capacity of 4000 kg, is the latest of its special ‘rental' models. Lifting performance also includes 700 kg of capacity at maximum forward reach of 13.3 m.
US Army orders 72 JLG Atlas telehandlers
JLG has received an order for 72 Atlas telehandlers from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. The machines, worth $10.3 million, will be delivered over a six-month period.
Compact handler
Ausa used ConExpo as the official launch of its Tauralift T 204 H compact telehandler.
Skyjack reveals the first VR telehandlers in its own livery
Having completed the acquisition of Volvo's Material Handling Equipment, Skyjack is able to reveal the first VR (variable reach) telehandler in its own livery.
Tele vision: commonality, serviceability and productivity
The World of Concrete and Rental Show events gave manufacturers the chance to show some enhanced models, and ALH the chance to ask them about prospects for 2008. John Wyatt reports.
Texas T: Manitou North America gets aggressive
As it marches into the New Year, Manitou North America gets aggressive with new products and further enhancements to its customer service capabilities. John Wyatt reports
Skyjack completes Volvo telehandler deal.
Skyjack has finalised the deal to buy Volvo's material handling equipment business, an acquisition which will augment Skyjack's telehandler range.
Potential acquisition
Skyjack has claimed that it is to acquire Volvo CE's materials handling equipment business.
Man platform ‘ready’ model
Bobcat has launched the new 12 m T35120SL MP telehandler designed for use with the company's new man platform attachment.
Construction Europe looks at the European telehandler sector
The European telehandler market grew strongly in 2007 totalling more than 30000 units. Demand is still high which is reflected in the many new machines introduced to the market so far this year. Becca Wilkins reports.
Rough and tumble: telehandler or verticle mast forklift?
Has the versatile and productive telehandler become the machine of choice, replacing the workhorse vertical mast forklift? John Wyatt reports
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