All Telescopic Boom Articles

Update: Worker dies in Philadelphia lift tip-over
One worker dies in a 125-foot fall from boom
Dealer adds big basket options for Aichi booms
Aichi’s Netherlands dealer Aichi Sales Office (ASO) has come up with a clever way of adapting Aichi’s telescopic aerial platforms: removing the flying jib and using the extra carrying capacity to fit a number of attachments, including a 5.5 m wide, 250 kg capacity cage.
Kreutzberger adds more UpRight booms to its fleet
German rental company Kreutzberger Arbeitsbühnen has added three SB47JRT UpRight telescopic booms UpRight boom lifts to its fleet.
Red carpet for bi-energy boom
A resounding theme at this year's APEX was environmental sustainability. While companies around the globe work to reduce their carbon impact, exhibiting companies at APEX displayed their efforts to follow suit, presenting units with bi-energy options, including diesel and electric hybrid machines
30 m boom for clean room
The T100CR telescopic boom has been developed by US manufacturer MLE (Man & Material Lift Engineering) for use in a clean room environment.
Autism awareness
AirWorx Construction Equipment & Supply recently worked with JLG to design a boom for autism awareness.
Merlo reacts to MPR evaluation
Italian telehandler specialist Merlo will modify its MPR access platform products, which combine features of truck-mounted and self-propelled MEWPs. The company introduced the range, its first dedicated access products, in 20, 25, and 25 m lifting height versions in 2007.
‘Mud Rat' makes itself indispensible
Since buying its first Genie Trax S-65 self-propelled telescopic boom, Australian rental company Dubbo Booms and Scissor Lifts has not had the machine off hire. The popularity of the Trax S-65 (called Mud Rat by the company and customers) has led to the purchase of two more machines, the latest of which was delivered in November 2008.
XCMG to enter access market
XCMG, China's largest crane manufacturer will enter the powered access market next year with a 22 m working height stick boom model. A 26 m model will follow according to vice president Zhang Yu Chun.
US Navy receives 1,000th JLG MMV telehandler
US armed forces receive landmark JLG telehandler for use in a wide range of logistic applications
Haulotte sells first big boom in UK
Haulotte was able to announce at UK exhibition, SED, that it has sold its first H28 TJ+ in the UK.
Haulottes boom with extra long jib
A notable feature of the H28 TJ (HB86TJ+ in North America) boom launched at ConExpo by Haulotte is its extra long, telescoping jib.
MEC to enter boom market
US manufacturer MEC Aerial Work Platforms has announced plans to build a large range of self-propelled boom platforms, with the first model debuting at February's Rental Show in Las Vegas. MEC already makes scissor lifts and telehandlers.
Haulotte's New Boom
A new 86ft working height telescopic boom with a 16 ft telescopic jib will be the highlight on Haulotte's stand at the Conexpo-Con/Agg exhibition in Las Vegas this March.
Aerials harness developed in US
US harness manufacturers have proposed a new restraint system designed specifically to prevent operators from being catapulted from boom-type platforms. The system comprises an adjustable, non-energy absorbing lanyard shortened to about 3.5 ft(1 m) and anchored at the base of the platform.
Loegering offers tracked Genie lift
US undercarriage specialist Loegering is selling a modified, tracked version of Genie's S-60 and S-65 booms (pictured). Loegering's President Kurt Bollman told ALH that no modifications to the basic model are required, and that the big benefit is “high-flotation and stability. It reduces the [ground pressures] from 40-48 psi to less than 10 psi.”
MEC to enter boom market
MEC Aerial Work Platforms said it is developing a large range of self-propelled boom platforms with the first one to be unveiled at February's Rental Show in Las Vegas.
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