ANSI to Publish A92.5 Update

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, […]

10/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Industry Alliance to Continue Focus on Crane and Rigging Safety

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 […]

06/02/2006 - 06:00 am

JLG Announces New Vertical Lifts, Sale of Gradall Excavators

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 […]

03/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Atlas Copco Plans Sale of RSC After Achieving Record Results in 2005

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

Coast Crane Acquires SI Equipment Services

Coast Crane, Seattle, Wash., completed the acquisition of SI Equipment Services in January. With the acquisition, Coast Crane now operates 14 locations from as far north as Anchorage, Alaska to the southern tip of California in San Diego. Immediate plans call for consolidating SI Equipment's Concord facility into Coast Crane's existing West Sacramento and San […]

02/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Fairfield Manufacturing Acquired by Saurer AG

Fairfield Manufacturing Co., Lafayette, Ind., announced it has been purchased by Switzerland-based Saurer AG, a $1.8 billion global manufacturer of textile machinery and power transmission solutions with 8,800 employees worldwide. Fairfield will become part of Saurer's Transmission Systems segment, which also includes Graziano Trasmissioni, an Italian manufacturer of gears, axles, transmissions, and complete drive line […]

01/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Snorkel to Introduce TB85J Fixed-Axle Boom Lift at The Rental Show

Snorkel International, Elwood, Kan., will introduce the TB85J fixed-axle telescopic boom lift at The Rental Show. Preliminary specs provided to industrialliftandhoist.com show the TB85J fixed-axle boom lift operates at a maximum width of 8'6". Plans do not call for this machine to replace the expandable axle TB85J. The TB85J features an 85-foot platform height with […]

26/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Manitou Unveils Remote Boom Control for New Telehandlers

Waco, Texas-based Manitou recently announced new options for its new MT 6642 and MT 8044 telescopic handlers. Added to the existing options is a new remote boom control option and 180-degree swing carriage. Using frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum (FHSS) technology, the new remote control consists of a wireless hand-held transmitter, which can be used to raise, lower, […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Big Dig Winding Down

After more than a decade of traffic shifting, detours, and dead ends, Big Dig officials recently opened what they said is the project's last major piece of roadway, said an Associated Press report on www.Boston.com. The opening of the Albany Street off-ramp from Interstate 93 south marks the moment when the $14.6 billion highway project's […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

Teupen Updates Spider Lift

Teupen America, Reading, Mass., recently redesigned its LEO 25T spider lift to include several enhanced features. Improved and faster fly by wire aircraft technology hydraulic proportional controls ensure dependable, smooth movement. The control system monitors lifting 60 times per minute and keeps the operator inside safety parameters, automatically stopping the unit if it detects improper […]

25/01/2006 - 06:00 am

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