Preventing and fixing problems

Keeping machines in good working order is as easy as following a manufacturer’s manual. But with upcoming changes to the ANSI standards, maintenance procedures might need tweaks. But don’t worry too much – technology has your back. ALH reports.

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    Versatility at your fingertips

    The rotating telehandler market is heating up in North America as rental companies and contractors discover the numerous benefits of these heavy lifters. Lindsey Anderson reports.

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    Interview: Don Ahern

    AI spoke to Don Ahern, owner of the Ahern family of companies, about the fast-changing global rental and manufacturing scene

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    Trax pass Greenland test

    A Genie S-45 TraX assisted in construction at Summit Station, a polar research platform in Greenland, thanks to dealer Jøma

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    Global vertical masts

    Vertical masts are becoming more popular, finding greater acceptance in their potential core areas of work

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    MEWPS in Southeast Asia

    The Southeast Asian market for MEWPs is becoming one of the biggest talking points in the industry

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    Hydro Rents’ prescription for medical center challenge

    Constructing the new Lexington Medical Center addition is no easy feat. Billed as the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history, the state-of-the-art 10-story patient care tower in Columbia will add 545,000 square feet, 20 special care nursery beds, eight operating rooms, 71 inpatient beds and much more to its ...


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Global boom lifts

Self propelled boom lifts define the future of the industry and the direction it will take


Changing the face of training

Loretta Foley, director of United Rentals’ United Academy, explains how technology is changing the way training is delivered.

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Preparing for industry-wide changes

Tony Groat, IPAF’s North America manager and a member of drafting committees for both the CSA and ANSI standards, looks at the impacts the new specific standards relating to training will have and how companies can get compliant.

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Roughing around

Demand remains steady for RT scissors, but will upcoming standards regulations change the landscape? Lindsey Anderson reports.

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In Riwal’s 50th anniversary year, Murray Pollok talks to company CEO Norty Turner about its digital plans and growth stratedy

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Loxam on access

Don Kenny, CEO of Loxam’s access division, shares his views on acquisitions, rebranding and the future of the division


Full steam ahead

The North American telehandler market saw a double-digit increase in fleet size compared to last year


Van mounts and pick-up lifts

Pick-up mounts are an increasingly common addition to manufacturers’ ranges, while van mounts are offering greater flexibility



IPAF safety partnership with Haulotte

Haulotte becomes one of the first ’sustaining members’ of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

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New depot expands AFI network

AFI group has strengthened its UK coverage by opening a flagship depot in Birmingham, UK


Genie Benelux and GAS appointments

Thomas Meheust is Genie sales director for Benelux and Israel, and Arjen Snijder is in charge of Germany, Austria and Switzerland


Time buys US distributors

Time Manufacturing/Versalift has completed the acquisition of two distributors in the US and re-branded them Versalift Southeast


Future focus at Europlatform

‘It’s evolve or die,’ keynote speaker Don Kenny, Loxam, told delegates at the 12th Europlatform in Belfast, yesterday

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JLG X1000AJ now available

The compact crawler boom was previewed at The ARA Show earlier this year

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JLG now offers non-marking telehandler tires

The tires are designed specifically for Skytrak and JLG telehandlers and protect sensitive surfaces from unwanted markings


Haulotte to construct new HQ

The facility will feature 5,000 square meters of office space plus 2,500 square meters dedicated to R&D


Haulotte acquires in Turkey

Haulotte Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Turkey-based Acarlar Makine - Haulotte’s distributor in the country


Ramirent CFO steps down

Pierre Brorsson leaves for personal reasons, as of 9 October. Jonas Söderkvist, group business development, is interim CFO

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JCB telehandlers head to Indonesia

JCB is donating $250,000 worth of equipment to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami

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JLGs for Hire Middle East

Access Hire Middle East, part of Access Group Australia (wAGA), has taken delivery of 73 JLG boom lifts with more on order


First Elevation draws strong crowd

IPAF’s first Elevation conference, networking and gala dinner event in the UK included meetings, workshops, seminars and a gala dinner

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Time acquires Aspen

Time Manufacturing/Versalift has acquired US-based Aspen Aerials, a specialist in bridge inspection units

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Riwal extends JLG distribution

JLG Industries has appointed Riwal as its sole distributor for Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro



Fast data: telematics in the access industry

The need to collect and decipher machine data quickly and effectively is becoming a vital part of our industry. AI reports

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The hybrid/electric access market

Green energy access equipment solutions are taking on a whole new level of importance