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The immediate future of telescopic booms

Manufacturers are globalising their products and knocking on the door of hybrid and electric solutions

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    Heavy duty telehandlers

    The high-capacity telehandler market continues its forward march as users unlock the full potential of these machines. Lindsey Anderson reports

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    IPAF’s new CEO Peter Douglas in discussion

    In his first interview in the role, Douglas speaks to Euan Youdale about his past and plans

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    Industry pioneers

    Niftylift has been at the forefront of safety and innovation since its inception in 1985. Lindsey Anderson visited the company’s South Carolina facility recently to learn what’s in store for the coming years.

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    Changing shape

    Known for their up-and-over clearance and jobsite adaptability, articulating booms have long been a mainstay for a range of applications. Lindsey Anderson reports on the market.

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    Talking tracked platforms

    AI delves into the tracked platform market and the global demand for this product type 

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    Telematics and the data sharing economy

    Sam Hassan, CEO and president of telematics provider ZTR Control Systems, is trail blazing the data brokerage scene

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Vertical masts

The use of vertical masts is becoming more commonplace, partly thanks to a growth in the types of applications that suit it most

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Truck mounted platforms

Much of the recent truck mounted platform has been around the lower end of the working height spectrum, specifically 3.5 tonnes

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Interview – Julie Rainville, co-President of Fraco

As the co-President of Fraco, Julie Rainville says a buoyant market, product innovation and competition are fueling company growth.

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Forward focus

Lindsey Anderson interviews Danielle Edberg and Lauren Masser about Procore’s Women in Construction 

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Advanced power

Engine manufacturers have been busy debuting new units this year. From hybrid solutions to turbo-charged options, there’s plenty of ground to cover. ALH rounds up the latest.

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A man of many hats

Lindsey Anderson sat down with the President of Skyjack during Bauma to discuss the North American market as well as his recent appointment as IPAF President

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Construction hoists: capacity, speed, control

Hoists in the construction industry are getting bigger and faster and are taking into consideration the modern logistical worksite

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Electric & hybrid power in access

The emergence of electric and hybrid-powered booms and vehicle mounts continues at pace

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Hy-Brid debuts LeakGuard system

The new system provides 110 percent fluid containment and is available on the company’s Pro Series

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ConExpo early registrations break record

More than 38,000 individuals signed up over a one-week period to visit North America’s largest tradeshow

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Haulotte launches BIM library

Construction professionals can now place computer generated versions of Haulotte’s models in design plans

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Danfoss to buy Eaton Hydraulics for US$3.3 billion

Acquisition would create ‘global leader’ in mobile and industrial hydraulics

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Palazzani appoints US distributor

Distributor Spimerica will attend this year’s ARA show in Florida, USA

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Nationwide Platforms trains HSE inspectors

UK rental company provides bespoke MEWP technical training to Health & Safety Executive

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Haulotte develops BIM library

Professionals can now download Haulotte’s BIM models to virtually create and manage projects

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Hubert Palfinger Senior: 1942-2020

Former head of Palfinger Group, Hubert Palfinger Senior, dies aged 77

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CRA’s Rental Rally opens

The California Rental Association’s three-day event in Las Vegas features construction equipment exhibitors and educational seminars

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Interview: Terex AWP

There are changes afoot at Genie following Terex’s sale of its crane products. President Matt Fearon explains 

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MEWP rental market report

Each year IPAF publishes its Global Powered Access Rental Market Report. Here’s a snapshot of the 2019 edition