North American Access Equipment News – Page 18

  • JLG's new SkyGuard aftermarket accessory.

    JLG introduces SkyGuard accessory


    JLG Industries, Inc., has announced the availability of SkyGuard, an aftermarket accessory that provides enhanced control panel protection for boom lifts, the company said.

  • A Liebherr 32 H crane is being used for its flexibility and space-saving qualities during constructi

    Liebherr fast-erector constructs museum


    A Liebherr 32 H fast-erecting crane is being used at the renovation of Colombia's historic Central Cemetery in Bogota, where 200-year-old graves are being excavated and a museum and commemoration centre are being built to mark the bicentennial anniversary of the country attaining independence from Spain.

  • Snorkel T46J RT

    Snorkel appoints new distributor in US


    Aerial work platform manufacturer Snorkel has appointed Sun Marketing Group in the Southeast US as its new representative for Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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    Two die in boom accident


    Two men were electrocuted and died when the boom lift they were operating made contact with overhead power lines.

  • Ebbe Christensen, president and chief executive officer of ReachMaster - Skako Lift.

    ReachMaster takes over assets and activities of Skako Lift


    ReachMaster, Inc., has taken over the assets and activities of Skako Lift, Inc., which include the representation of ReachMaster Falcon, Bluelift and Denka compact aerial lift product lines.

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    United Rentals tops Aerials20 list


    The annual A20 listing shows fleet replacement and slight growth, but after its acquisition of RSC, United Rentals easily claims the top spot with more than 100,000 aerials in its fleet.

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    1100 Skyjack scissors for Nationwide Platforms


    The order of nearly 1100 Skyjack scissors has begun to arrive at UK rental giant Nationwide Platforms.

  • A Skyjack SJIII 3219 scissor in action.

    Skyjack’s Q2 sales increase


    The industrial division of Canadian company Linamar, which largely includes Skyjack, saw sales increase 48.6% or CN$48.6 million from Q2 2011 to CN$148.6 million. The sales increase was "primarily due to significant increases in demand in the access equipment markets resulting from fleet replacement initiatives," Linamar said in a statement.

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    H&E opens new rental depot in Texas


    H E Equipment Services, Inc. (H E) opened a new location in Midland, TX. This new store joins seven other full-service H E operations in Texas and 65 nationwide. The company said the store's opening follows its proposed growth strategy plan.

  • Dingli "Ultra Boom" GTBZ16SU

    Eight launches from Dingli at Bauma China


    Chinese aerial platform manufacturer Dingli will be launching eight new models at the Bauma China exhibition to be held at the end of November.

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    New members join AWPT


    The International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) American Work Platform Training (AWPT) arm has enlisted a number of new members and training centers in North America.

  • The new scaffold drawing tool from Avontus.

    Avontus debuts scaffold drawing software tool


    Avontus Software Corp., a rental billing, estimating, drawing and software designer for the scaffold and construction industries, has developed a new scaffold drawing tool that creates precise drawings and materials lists.

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    Spider unveils new competent person training program


    Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, has improved on its accredited competent person training course. The course covers proper design and installation of a suspended scaffold systems and its safe operation, as well as training on hazard awareness and risk mitigation.

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    Sebastien Lopes joins Wynne Systems


    Software company Wynne Systems has named Sebastien Lopes as its new project manager for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations.

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    Two men injured in scaffolding collapse


    The Miami Herald is reporting that two employees of a Coral Gables, FL glass company have been hospitalized after the scaffolding they were using collapsed.

  • AEUP has launched this new push-around vertical mast machine.

    AEUP launches push around mast unit


    Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP) has launched a manual push around vertical platform. The ISP-7M offers a maximum platform height of 7 feet, 1 inch and a maximum working height of 13 feet, 6 inches.

  • The new 2500 RXBDJ has a removal basket further reducing its length when stowed for easy transport.

    Flexibility and strength


    Omme Lift's new 2500 RXBDJ has a maximum working height of 25m, an outreach of up to 12.8m - 10m with a full 200kg basket load. A zero tail swing articulating riser gives 7m up-and-over free clearance at full stretch and a long movable jib makes the final positioning adjustment. ...

  • Darren Kell, Tanfield Group chief executive.

    Snorkel to reinforce North American presence


    Speaking exclusively to Access, Lift Handlers , Darren Kell, chief executive officer of Snorkel, said the company's strategy for North America is to target mid-tiered rental companies to form relationships and strengthen those they already have.

  • Alexandre Saubot, Haulotte's chief operating officer.

    Haulotte forecasts 30% Latin American market share by 2015


    French aerial work platform manufacturer Haulotte Group is forecasting a 30% market share of the AWP market in Latin America by 2015.

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    OSHA issues 'call to action' to prevent workplace falls


    After four recent construction accidents that took place in New Jersey, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a statement calling on construction companies to ensure that workers at height (above 6 feet) have the proper fall protection equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job.