15 April 2008

• The second platform in Custom Equipment's range of compact, electric Hybrid scissors is the HB–1430, a 4.25 m (14 ft) platform height model that weighs 740 kg (1650 lb) and has the same 0.76 m (30 in) by 1.76 m (69.5 in) base dimensions as its sister machine, the HB–1030. The difference with the smaller model is the use of an extra scissor pack, larger front wheels (10 in rather than 8 in) and an active pothole protection system. It is also about 60 kg heavier than the 1030. Custom's president, Steve Kissinger, says the new larger model will retail at around US$13500 (€10300, although European pricing has not yet been set), and that both models are being CE marked for Europe.• MEC Aerial Platform's Jim Tolle said at the Rental Show that he saw no signs at all of a downturn in the North American market in 2007. The company is planning to double production this year, with a 50/50 split between US and export business. It will enter the Canadian market in 2007 for the first time. Pictured is the company's new 41 ft (12.5 m) rough terrain scissor, the 4191RT, which weighs 9700 lb (4.3 t), can be driven at full height, and has a rear oscillating axle. A dual deck extension version will be available later this year.

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