Able Equipment took delivery of the first 170-foot Falcon, pictured here, to come to North America.

Able Equipment took delivery of the first 170-foot Falcon, pictured here, to come to North America.

Able Equipment, based in Deer Park, NY, has taken delivery of a ReachMaster Falcon FS170T, the first of its kind to come to North America.

The 170-foot working height unit weighs less than 30,000 pounds and is 4-feet-wide, allowing it to slip through standard double doors. It features 52 feet of outreach, a battery/diesel engine combo, auto-setting outriggers and a 20-foot double jib for up-and-over reach.

Steve Laganas, owner of Able Equipment, said he wanted something in his fleet that "gave him an edge," while also recognizing there is growing need for access applications that require working at height but with extreme size and weight restrictions.

In August 2013, Able Equipment took delivery of their first ReachMaster Falcon: the Falcon FS105. Since, then an additional seven Falcons have joined the Able fleet including the FS95, FS138 and now the new FS170T. In addition, Able has also added several Bluelifts to their fleet including a B59 and a couple of B72s.

“ReachMaster lifts are one of my best niche items, they have tremendous ROI and I’m renting them not just regionally, but nationally," Laganas said.

ReachMaster president Ebbe Christensen said, “Both Steve Laganas and Able Equipment exude innovation and are constantly looking outside of the box to serve their customers at the highest levels and compete in the market not just today, but for many years to come. We are very grateful for their partnership and support of ReachMaster over the years.”

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

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    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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