All Articulating Platforms Articles

Skyjack booms get bigger
Intermat saw the latest in Skyjack's growing range of rough terrain articulating booms. The SJ51AJ offers a 15.58 m (51 ft) platform height 9.16 m (30 ft) outreach and a 7.63 m (25 ft) up-and-over height. It's most notable characteristics include continuous 3600 turret rotation, true vertical rise, direction sensing controls and the "Detroit-locker" style drive system.
Haulotte launches niche products
Haulotte has launched four new aerial platforms at Intermat with emphasis on appealing to niche users.They are the, Compact 14 electric scissor; HA12CJ compact electric articulating boom the HA120PX ariculating boom and a modified version of the Star 6, the Star 6P, designed spefically for picking applications.
First boom for ATN
French vertical-mast platform manufacturer ATN is choosing to debut its 12.2 m working height Zebra 12 model at Intermat.
Snorkel sells booms to Uruguay Government
Product training for a Snorkel distributor in South America has led to Government orders.
Skyjack's first articulated boom
Buyers will have to wait until the second quarter of 2009 for Skyjack's new SJ 46AJ and SJ 51AJ (Europe only) articulated booms.
Niftylift launches levelling articulated boom
Niftylift used The Rental Show to introduce a new articulated boom with hydraulic outriggers. The 12.2 m (40 ft) working height SD34T has 45% gradeability and weighs just 1850 kg (4080 lb).
China's Sinoboom adds machines and aims for Europe
Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Hunan SINOBOOM Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (Sinoboom) is to expand its product line to include a 15 m articulated self-propelled boom and a 10 m working height scissor lift and will next year start to CE-mark its machines for the European market.
German renters add Matilsa booms
German rental companies Spielhoff and Arbeitsbuhnen Buchtmann travelled to Matilsa's new Zaragoza facility in Spain in early November for an early look at the new machines they have ordered.
Booms from Iteco? Plus emphasis on niche machines
Italian scissor specialist, Iteco told AI that the company is seriously looking at developing a full range of articulated booms. The company hopes to be able to present the booms at Intermat 2009.
CTE's Z21 articulated boom goes into production
The Z21 20 m, articulated platform is now in production at CTE's Rovereto plant in Italy. The company believes it has combined a range of features to create a versatile, user-friendly, reliable and safe machine.
Niftylift makes inroads into Eastern Europe.
UK Manufacturer Niftylift has recently acquired full product certification and permission to use status, for its entire range of machines in Russia. In addition the company has begun supplying its range of self propelled platforms to a Hungarian rental company.
Matilsa launches 21.5 m 4 x 4 x 4 boom
Specialist trailer- and self-propelled boom manufacturer Matilsa launches the 21.5 m working height, 13 m outreach Parma -21D.
Production starts on Snorkel’s AB46E booms
The first production models of Snorkel’s improved AB46E articulated booms are about to start rolling off the lines at the company’s Kansas factory.
Haulotte identifies world's growth zones
Growth in the world's aerial platform market will come from new developing markets in Eastern Europe, South America and Asia this year, with the US market down and Europe flat, forecast Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer of Haulotte Group.
Labour of love
Merlo's decision to enter the access sector with three articulated booms mounted on telehandler carriers looks like it will create a new niche in aerial platforms. Murray Pollok reports from Merlo's headquarters in Cuneo, Italy.
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.
Step change: Jerry Rossiter looks at aerial platform evolution
Jerry Rossiter has been involved in the aerial platform industry for more than 30 years. Here, he looks back at the major steps in the evolution of the market, and looks forward with optimism.
Facelift supplies Niftylift Height Rider to Rek
UK-based Facelift has supplied a Niftylift Height Rider 12 (4x4) platform to Brighton, UK-based painter Rek to help complete a mural on the side of a local business store
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