Recertification for Tower Crane Operators Now Available

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., has announced the availability of its CCO tower crane recertification written examination. Since the CCO tower crane recertification program was introduced in late 2004, more than 1,500 operators have taken the written examination and close to 1,000 for the practical, reported David Ritchie, […]

29/09/2006 - 05:00 am

NER Partners with QUALCOMM, American Resources Insurance Co.

QUALCOMM Incorporated and National Equipment Register (NER) have joined together to bring a combined, more comprehensive theft and recovery service to the construction and heavy equipment industries. The partnership marks the first time the NER has aligned itself with a telematics and equipment management services provider such as QUALCOMM, as well as QUALCOMM's first time […]

26/09/2006 - 05:00 am

Niftylift Opens U.S. Product Support Center

Niftylift Ltd., Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, manufacturer of trailer-mounted, self-propelled, track-mounted, and vehicle-mounted aerial lifts, has opened a new 10,000-square-foot product support center in Greer, S.C. The operation is run by Ken Trivett, general manager, with support services provided by Bob McKnight, product support manager. In order to increase support, after-sales service, and market share […]

26/09/2006 - 05:00 am

Pettibone Unveils Pipe-Handling Telehandler

With the addition of a 60-inch wide baler attachment to its 10,000-pound capacity 10032 Extendo telehandler, Pettibone, Baraga, Mich., has created its first telehandler designed specifically for pipe-handling applications. Pipe yards and drilling companies can take advantage of the maneuverability and telescopic reach of a telehandler while handling pipes to 20 inches in diameter. Other […]

22/09/2006 - 05:00 am

AEM Establishes Purchasing/Supply Chain Council

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has added a new job-specific group to serve the needs of procurement professionals in the off-road equipment manufacturing industry. The AEM Purchasing/Supply Chain Council is geared toward purchasing directors, procurement managers, and buyers on both the manufacturer and supply side of the purchasing equation. It provides a forum to […]

20/09/2006 - 05:00 am

IPAF Offers New Telehandler Training

A new training program for telehandler operators with integrated platforms has been launched in Europe by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the parent organization of North America's Aerial Work Platform Training, Inc. (AWPT). The training program, titled Telehandler Platform Integrated, or TPI, joins other training programs offered by IPAF and AWPT that focus on […]

20/09/2006 - 05:00 am

Elliott Equipment Launches E-Line Truck-Mounted Aerial Lift Series

Working extensively with aerial lift end-users on its development, Elliott Equipment Co., Omaha, Neb., has introduced the new E-Line truck-mounted aerial lift product line. The first unit in the series is the 120-foot E120, which features a hydraulically powered four-section boom with a hydraulically self-leveling and rotating platform. Not your typical boom truck or truck-mounted […]

20/09/2006 - 05:00 am

How Designing Construction Equipment for the Armed Forces Benefits Consumers

Aiding the men and women who serve our country are military machines. Tanks and planes jump to mind first, but there are also other pieces of equipment used in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts. Telehandlers, forklifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and cranes are placed around the world, supporting our men and women in uniform. In the […]

20/09/2006 - 05:00 am

Cal/OSHA Proposes to Eliminate Use of Synthetic Slings with Platforms

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health is moving to prohibit the use of synthetic webbing, natural, or synthetic fiber rope slings in the suspension of a personnel platform from a crane or derrick. Instead, wire rope slings are recommended. The proposal by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health is based on the standard […]

14/09/2006 - 05:00 am

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