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Niftylift's HR17 wins award from Australian rental association
Niftylift's HR17 Hybrid has won The Best New Product of The Year Award from the Hire & Rental Industry Association (HRIA) of Australia. The HRIA is the official industry association for hire and rental companies in Australia and membership covers all areas of the rental industry.
Genie to introduce anti-crushing system for booms
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) is introducing an anti-crushing system for its Genie booms at Intermat, April 16-21 in Paris, France. The Operator Protective Structure (OPS) prototype is an optional device for installation on articulating or telescopic boom lifts and provides secondary protection for operators in the event of contact with an overhead obstacle in certain applications. The new OPS prototype may be viewed at Intermat in stand E5 C002.
Haulotte appoints Monfront and plans to introduce new boom
At The Rental Show 2012 in New Orleans, Haulotte Group told Access, Lift & Handlers it will launch a new 60-foot boom to the North American market at the end of the year. The company also announced the appointment of Jose Monfront, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group worldwide, as its new North American territory manager. Monfront has relocated from France to the United States to work closely with management.
Niftylift debuts SP50 Hybrid to North America
North Carolina-based Niftylift debuted its SP50 Hybrid to North America at The Rental Show, Feb. 5-8 in New Orleans. The unit features a 55-foot, 10-inch working height, 29-foot, 10-inch outreachand a 500-pound platform capacity. The 4x4 unit features a Hybird power pack that allows users to choose electric only or hybrid power options.
JLG plans control panel protection system for booms in Europe
JLG Industries said it will introduce an innovative control panel protection system on its European boom products early in 2012, but is giving no further advance details.
Lavendon launches anti-crush device for booms
Lavendon Access Services has launched an anti-crush safety device for boom platforms. At the same time, a major UK contractor has said that all booms used on its sites from 3 January 2012 onwards will need to be fitted with crushing protection.
China's Runshare launches 24 m articulated boom
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Hunan Runshare Heavy Industry has introduced what it said is the largest articulated boom ever made in China - the 24 m platform height GTZZ 24Z.
Onrent supplies booms for new Delhi Formula 1 circuit
Indian rental company Onrent is supplying six JLG and Genie booms for work on the new Formula 1 Grand Prix track in New Delhi. The F1 race – the first ever in India - takes place on 28-30 October at the new Buddh International Circuit.
CO.ME.T Officine debuts two new models
CO.ME.T Officine used APEX to launch two new products; the Eurosky and the pickup truck-mounted X4.
Airo launches two articulated booms at APEX
Italian manufacturer Airo launched two new electric articulated booms at APEX. The A 12 JE features 12 m of working height with 7.5 m of outreach and the A 15 JE is the bigger 15 m boom with 8.6 m of outreach.
Manulift to receive new lifts this fall
Canadian-based Manulift EMI will receive new high-capacity, all-terrain Merlo lifts this fall. The MPR 15/18 combines parts from Merlo's Roto telehandlers, a telehandler boom and a scissor lift deck to offer workers 360 degrees of rotation and a basket that can hold up to six people or 2,200 pounds.
DUI law applies to boom lifts in Vermont, according to Supreme Court
The Vermont Supreme Court has reinstated charges against a Franklin County man accused of operating a boom lift while he was under the influence of alcohol.
Manitou's new 160AJT brings additional benefits with engine regulation
In seeking to ensure its 16m working height 160ATJ articulated boom is in line with the Stage IIIB engine emissions regulations, Manitou has taken the opportunity to rethink some of other attributes of the machine which bring additional productivity, economy and ease of use.
APEX 2011 Video: Dinolift's new 185XTS
Finnish trailer and atrium lift manufacturer, Dinolift launches the first in a line of articulated boom lifts at APEX.
Matilsa develops new 18m Parma
Spain’s Matilsa has launched an 18 m Parma 180 articulated boom to fill a gap between its existing 16 m and 21 m models.
Acme Lift adds Genie aerials to fleet
Arizona-based Acme Lift Co., a wholesale rental company, has added Genie Z-80/60 self-propelled articulated aerial work platforms to its fleet.
Snorkel launches big deck scissors and expands boom line
Snorkel has launched at ConExpo the first of what will be a four-model range of large RT scissor lifts as well as an “all new” 62 ft articulated boom and a revised mid-range telescopic boom.
JLG introduces new boom lift
JLG Industries, Inc., has taken the wraps off a new boom lift model - the 340AJ.
Gautam to introduce Niftylift Bi-energy platform
Niftylift and Scanclimber dealer Gautam will use bC India to introduce Niftylift's HR 21 Bi-energy articulating boom platform to the Indian market.
Manitou to introduce three machines at bC India
Manitou's stand will feature machines from its telescopic handler, access platform and skid steer loader ranges - three types of machine that are relatively unknown and little-used in India.
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