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Access/telehandlers
Merlo, ATN, CTE, and Bobcat are all exhibiting new access platforms and telehandlers at this year's Intermat.
Takeuchi's new mini excavator
Takeuchi will show its new 3 t TB228 mini excavator, which joins the 5 t TB250 launched earlier this year. The 2990 kg TB228 replaces the TB125 model.
Rival rental groups set up depots at London Olympics site
The two major consortia of companies that will be the key rental providers for the London 2012 Olympic Games will set up two major rental centres at the site by the second quarter of the year, said the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
Al Laith invests in twin-masted TowerLights
Italian lighting tower specialist TowerLight srl has developed a novel twin-mast lighting tower providing twice the illumination of its standard VT-1 product. Dubai rental company Al-Laith Scaffolding is one of the first rental companies to invest in the special towers, ordering six for its fleet.
MCS and Enigma collaborate on asset tracking
Rental software developer MCS in the UK will incorporate the asset monitoring capability of Enigma Vehicle Systems's service, Skyline, into its MCS-rm product.
BarroBox offers mobile site security
Armorgard Security Products has introduced a mobile security box called the BarroBox, designed to allow contractors to securely store tools wherever they are working on site.
UK anti-theft efforts shift to end-users
UK government, police, and industry groups are working to stimulate equipment end users, and the utility sector in particular, to demand better anti-theft measures for construction equipment.
Gehl celebrates with flash
With 150 years behind them, the company has chromed-out one of its loaders.
Case signs supplier agreement with True Value
Case Construction Equipment (Case CE) has signed a supplier agreement with True Value Company, the US cooperative of independent hardware stores that includes more than 1000 rental locations operated under the True Value Rental, Taylor Rental, Just Ask Rental and Grand Rental Station brands.
Rental website erento launches in the US
The online rental marketplace erento has launched in the US. The first rental companies to sign up to the site are specialist motorcycle and car rental firms, but the site will be looking to add equipment rental companies, as it has in Europe.
Former UTC/Carrier executive joins Algeco Scotsman as president/COO
Algeco Scotsman has appointed former UTC and Carrier Corp executive Duncan Gillis as its chief operating officer and president, reporting to Gerry Holthaus, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.
Bobcat deepens tracked loader range
At 2.3 t, 1.2 m wide, and 2.3 m long, Bobcat's new T110 tracked loader is the smallest in the six-model range, launched six years ago. The new machine is approximately 500 kg lighter, 0.2 m narrower and 0.12 m shorter than the T140, the next larger model.
Kanga Loaders acquired by Digga Manufacturing in Australia
Kanga Loaders in Australia, manufacturer of the famous Kanga mini-loader tool carrier, has been acquired by Digga Manufacturing, the Australian manufacturer of earthmoving equipment wear parts and attachments.
Stephenson's Rental Services extends Texada Software contract
Stephenson's Rental Services, one of Canada’s largest equipment rental companies, has signed a three year contract to extend its partnership with rental software company Texada Software.
RSC names winner of first Freek Nijdam award
RSC Equipment Rental’s director of customer care Marilyn Steiger-Vandever has been named the inaugural winner of the company’s new Freek Nijdam award.
SmartEquip celebrates 3 millionth online parts order
SmartEquip celebrated the 3 millionth transaction through its online parts system with a special presentation at the Rental Show to the two companies involved, manufacturer Multiquip and rental company Sunbelt Rentals.
JLG publishes telehandler attachment guide
JLG, Gradall, SkyTrak and Lull telehandler owners now have a complete accessories and attachments manual for reference
Ramirent makes further cuts after poor start to the year
Ramirent is taking further cost cutting measures and is proposing that no dividend be paid for 2008 following a very difficult first two months of 2009, with sales in eastern Europe collapsing by 60% and group sales down 26% compared to 2008.
Editor's Comment: Murray Pollok looks at the European and US rental industries.
For all the similarities between the North American and European rental markets there are still some big practical differences.
Manitou says Gehl in breach of bank covenants
Manitou said its newly acquired US business, Gehl, has been unable to comply with some bank covenants and was now negotiating with banks to avoid early repayment demands. Manitou said Gehl’s problems stem from the sharp deterioration of the US market.
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