Ring Power offers Terex safety system
15 December 2020
Ring Power Utility Equipment is now offering the Terex Positive Attachment Lanyard warning system as an option on Terex Hi-Ranger LT40 and XT Pro aerial device models.
The Positive Attachment Lanyard (PAL) system was first introduced by Terex Utilities as a concept in 2017 after running a pilot program with an electric utility cooperative. PAL provides audio and visual warnings when controls are engaged and the lanyard has not been attached to the lanyard anchor in the bucket. The system is designed to reduce the chance of an operator elevating the bucket without a lanyard attached.
“The inspiration for PAL came from customers,” said Osvaldo Jimenez, strategic account manager supporting Ring Power. “When customers voice concerns or face challenges, we work together with them to find solutions.”
Ring Power Utility Equipment, based in Jacksonville, FL ordered more than 150 aerial devices over the last year, all equipped with the optional operator aid. Those units are now working in the field as part of Ring Power’s rental fleet.
“Ring Power Utility Equipment is committed to be a leader when it comes to promoting work practice safety,” said Mike Beauregard, VP, general manager of the Utility Equipment Division of Ring Power. ”We have a culture of safe work practices, seeking to apply continuous improvement towards zero harm on a daily basis. When Terex announced they were bringing the Positive Attachment Lanyard system to the market and were seeking a dealer partner to help support the endeavor, Ring Power Utility Equipment committed right away. We elected to standardize all purchases of equipment available from Terex with this option.”