Features/interviews – Page 9

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    Interview: Leading The Way Alimak Hek

    2017-04-11T09:42:00Z

    Euan Youdale speaks with Alimak Hek’s managing director Rolf Persson about its recent acquisitions and its product plans. 

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    What do the ANSI A92 Standards mean for our industry?

    2017-04-07T16:24:00Z

    More than five years in the making, the proposed new ANSI A92 Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Design, Safe-use and Training Standards will be published soon. With wide-ranging changes being introduced, what should manufacturers, rental firms and operators expect? Tony Groat, North American Manager of IPAF, previews the standards.

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    High-value scaffolds dominate designs

    2017-04-05T15:33:00Z

    A unique high-rise architecture serves as the perfect structure to utilize suspension scaffolds. Katherine Marr and Keith Wells report.

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    Access in Amsterdam

    2017-04-04T16:40:00Z

    The exhibition space for APEX is sold-out and the show is set to be the biggest gathering for access-specific professionals in the world. ALH provides a preview.

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    Tracking changes

    2017-04-03T16:14:00Z

    While the compact, crawler-based aerial market is still gaining acceptance in North America, that’s not stopping manufacturers and dealers from introducing new units. ALH reports on the latest.

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    Close up

    2017-04-01T16:09:00Z

    A range of equipment we can expect to see at APEX. AI reports

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    WOLFLIFT INTERVIEW: In with the new

    2017-04-01T10:00:00Z

    The WolfLift is a new concept from one of the industry’s most seasoned innovators. Euan Youdale speaks with Skyjack founder Wolf Haessler about the WolfLift and how it fits in to the global aerial work platform sector.

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    CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 STOP PRESS: On view in Vegas

    2017-03-31T09:54:00Z

    A last-minute round up of products to be shown at this year’s biggest construction equipment exhibition ConExpo. 

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    JCB Access: game changer

    2017-03-30T10:00:00Z

    JCB has entered the powered access market with the promise of a comprehensive global product range. Ahead of the official launch, Euan Youdale was given an exclusive product preview and spoke with the managing director of JCB Access, Richard Butler

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    The new rental model

    2017-03-27T17:49:00Z

    Noble Iron wants to build a better equipment rental business – but not via the traditional routes of new locations to target new customers. The company wants to completely re-establish how the industry thinks and operates. Lindsey Anderson reports.

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    The rental way

    2017-03-16T16:01:00Z

    Rental development is key for access equipment manufacturers in China, and for those looking to break into the country. AI reports on the subject from the point of view of two rental companies: one based in China, the other in Europe.

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    Mast Climbers: Up and coming

    2017-03-16T09:01:00Z

    AI explores the expanding global mast climber market

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    Telehandlers: Building up

    2017-03-15T08:10:00Z

    The access world continues to accept telehandlers as a complementary product, although the sector has plenty of opportunities and challenges of its own. AI reports.

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    Booming transformation

    2017-03-09T15:17:00Z

    With upcoming standards set to re-shape the industry as we know it, a number of new and refreshed units will hit the market over the next 18 months. Lindsey Anderson reports.

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    VERTICAL MASTS: More and less

    2017-03-08T12:05:00Z

    In a world that requires greater capacity, reach and height, the vertical mast also has to contend with adapting to increasingly compact environments. AI reports. 

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    Software update

    2017-03-02T15:28:00Z

    ALH asked a number of rental software providers what customers are looking for, what’s new for the coming year and how they keep data secure. Here’s what they had to say.

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    Interview: The new rental model

    2017-03-01T15:02:00Z

    Noble Iron wants to build a better equipment rental business – but not via the traditional routes of new locations to target new customers. The company wants to completely re-establish how the industry thinks and operates. Lindsey Anderson reports.

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    APEX 2017 preview

    2017-02-28T10:54:00Z

    The final stands for APEX 2017 have been sold, with 85 companies set to be at the three-yearly exhibition. AI rounds up some of the products you can expect to see

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    Ruthmann Interview: Expanding horizons

    2017-01-28T13:46:00Z

    Ruthmann has been setting out its stall as a diverse manufacturer of truck mounts, with the new Ecoline, and its move into tracked platforms, as part of the recent Ruthmann Italia acquisition. Euan Youdale spoke to the management team about its plans. 

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    Country Report China: Raising the stakes

    2017-01-19T13:00:00Z

    Competition is at fever pitch among AWP manufacturers in China but the potential rewards are incalculable. AI reports from Bauma China.z