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JCB makes anti-theft move
JCB will fit immobilisers and vehicle identification devices as standard from November on construction equipment produced at its Rochester headquarters for the UK market. It said it is the first major manufacturer to adopt such anti-theft measures.
Algeco initiated Scotsman deal
It was Algeco's owners who initiated the merger deal with Williams Scotsman, recently filed financial documents have revealed.
IRN Rental Share Index
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Baltic start-up
Aivar Brock is one of a new breed of young rental entrepreneurs who are helping to develop rental in eastern Europe. Along with business partner Kasper Jänes, he hopes to develop a Baltic access rental company and is looking for other rental niches as well. He spoke to Murray Pollok.
Mid-cycle?
The North American rental sector is still enjoying a period of buoyant demand, but are there the first signs of a slowdown? IRN takes the temperature of the world's biggest rental market.
Moving on
Montreal-based Simplex Equipment Rental, which this year celebrates its 100th birthday, is going through a period of unprecedented growth. John Wyatt visited the company at its Montreal head office.
Buying time
Aerial platforms are a key rental product, so it is no surprise that so many access rental companies are being acquired by other rental companies. Murray Pollok reports on the access sector.
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Merlo's access move
There are plenty of access manufacturers who also produce telehandlers – JLG, Genie and now Skyjack, to name just three – but fewer telehandler manufacturers have made the trip across the divide, Manitou being a notable exception. Now, however, we have one of the world's foremost telehandler manufacturers, Merlo, entering the access fray and doing so with well thought-out, niche products that are anything but ‘me-too’ products.
Wear a harness!
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – the trade body that represents access equipment manufacturers, owners and users – has launched a global campaign to encourage operators to wear body harnesses when working in boom-type platforms (self-propelled booms, truck mounted platforms and trailer-mounted units.)
Pumping efficiency
Tsurumi has launched a new range of contractor pumps incorporating electrode water sensors to automatically stop pump running dry for prolonged periods, and thereby significantly reduce energy consumption.
Grindex additions
Like ITT Flygt and PXPUmps, Sweden's Grindex has added a stainless steel drainage and sludge pumps to its range.
New Varisco pump
The Duo Energybank is a new 6 inch (150 mm) pump from Italian manufacturer Varisco.
Towerlight pump duo
Towerlight has launched its Liquidator 6 super-silenced pump and the latest version of its DD75 diaphragm pump.
High lift pumping
Godwin Pumps of America used April's Bauma to showcase additions to its HL series of pumps for high lift applications such as mine and quarry dewatering and pumping through nozzles or long pipelines.
Anti-corrosion pump from ITT
ITT Flygt has a range of stainless steel pumps for applications in corrosive and mildly abraslve conditions to its range of submersible pumps.
Stainless steel at PXPumps
PXPumps says its entire range of submersible wastewater pumps-from the smallest PX1 to the largest PX4 -can now be supplied in grade AISI316 stainless steel.
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