The new ANSI/SIA A92.5-2006 standard for Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms will be published February 28, 2006 and the effective date for compliance is August 28, 2006. While many changes to the standard were made to bring the language in line with verbiage used in ANSI 92.6-1999 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms, it is important to […]
J.C. Renfroe & Sons, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., recently introduced a new line of snatch blocks for the rigging and construction industries. The company is now manufacturing and marketing snatch blocks with hooks, snatch blocks with shackles, and snatch block tailboards with lifting capacities ranging from 2 to 15 tons. Renfroe snatch blocks are proof tested […]
JLG Industries, Inc., McConnelsburg, Pa., recently announced it will use a new weatherproof inverter/charger from Xantrex Technology, Vancouver, B.C., for its scissor lifts. Designed specifically for use on aerial lifts, the Xantrex RM1024 is a 1000W inverter combined with a 25A three-stage battery charger. This inverter will supply AC power on JLG lifts so workers […]
Part One Skyjack, Inc., Guelph, Ontario, has always built a highly successful line of rough-terrain scissor lifts, but its new 6826RT (Image 1) and 6832RT compact units make a significant departure from the company's traditional design. The new RT scissor lifts do not employ differential drives. Differential drive is a proven product, and Skyjack has […]
Expansion in North America has been a key strategy for the Haulotte Group, Hanover, Md., and the introduction of new products and management is helping the company achieve its goals. The Haulotte Group has appointed a new management team for its North American operations. Bernie Kiekebosch is the director of national sales and marketing for […]
Increased orders, the re-emergence of independent rental companies, and new product introductions were all themes at The Rental Show, held February 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. Attendees were eager to see new products, do some business, and visit with friends in the industry., Orders taken from rental companies on the tradeshow floor was not an unusual […]
The Scaffold Industry Association, an ANSI-accredited standards developer for the A92 aerial platform series of standards, announces the approval of ANSI/SIA A92.5-2006 Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms. According to Linda Tweten, executive vice president of the Scaffold Industry Association, the published standard is expected to be available to the public no later than February 28, […]
Originally established in December 2002, an Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Washington Group International, Inc., was renewed recently to continue advancing workplace safety and health. The renewal calls for continued focus on the areas of cranes and rigging, hearing protection, and ergonomics within the engineering and construction industry. "Working with […]
The latest additions to McConnellsburg, Pa.-based JLG Industries aerial lift product lines include the 20MVL and the E18M, E26MJ, and the E33MS, which will be introduced at The Rental Show. JLG's new series of self-propelled mast-style boom lifts include the E18MJ, E26MJ, and E33MJ and feature a vertical telescoping mast with a jib boom that […]
In its fourth quarter financial report, Atlas Copco, parent company of RSC Equipment Rental, Scottsdale, Ariz., announced that RSC grew revenue, achieved record operating profits, and improved the return on operating capital to record levels in the fourth quarter of 2005. RSC's quarterly and full-year financial results were reportedly the best in the company's history. […]
02/02/2006 - 06:00 am
LHI March 2021
In this month's issue
Face Time -David Wilson, the CEO of Columbus McKinnon.
LEEA’s Ross Moloney, promotes #GLAD21.
The Insider – Joel Cox, says, training, is more important than ever.