First Big Order for UpRight USA

Upright USA, Fresno, Calif., has received its first significant order for aerial lifts after re-launching production in North America. The company has secured an order worth more than $1 million from a U.S. rental company for 100 TM12 mast lift machines. According to Darren Kell, director of UpRight USA, the United States is a multi-billion […]

13/07/2006 - 05:00 am

Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Introduces Remote Diagnostics System

Hoist Liftruck Mfg., Inc., Bedford Park, Ill., recently introduced a new diagnostics system on its entire line of liftrucks that will help monitor numerous vehicle functions, helping to maintain quality performance and prevent premature damage. The RemoteTech system monitors potential problems in the engine, transmission, autoshifting, hydraulics, and filters as well as shock, overloading, and […]

10/07/2006 - 05:00 am

Manitowoc Appoints John Lanning to Director of Advanced Engineering

The Manitowoc Crane Group, Manitowoc, Wis., recently appointed John Lanning as director of advanced engineering and products. He will be responsible for advanced engineering for the entire Americas region and reports directly to Americas Executive Vice President John Wheeler. Lanning has more than 20 years of service with Manitowoc and is a seasoned engineer and […]

03/07/2006 - 05:00 am

Sears Adopts Safety Program for Powered Industrial Trucks

Sears, one of the nation's largest retailers, will adopt a safety and health program to ensure that all powered industrial trucks are operated in a safe manner, as part of a settlement agreement announced last week by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The settlement applies to all Sears stores […]

03/07/2006 - 05:00 am

JLG Awarded Army Contracts

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., was recently awarded two contracts from the Department of the Army for All-Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) vehicles, along with related parts and tools, for the U.S. Army Reserve. The aggregate sales from these contracts are $9.8 million. "We are committed to this important business with our military customers and these […]

30/06/2006 - 05:00 am

Giuffre Bros. and Terex Cranes Announce Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Two New Boom Trucks

Giuffre Bros. Cranes Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., announces two new boom trucks available for immediate delivery. Through an exclusive contract with Terex Cranes, Waverly, Iowa, Giuffre Bros., will be the only crane distributor to handle the new 18-ton and 25-ton crane models. The Dino 1800 and Dino 2500 replace 17-ton and 23.5-ton models, respectively, in the […]

28/06/2006 - 05:00 am

Manitex Unveils Industry’s Largest Boom Truck

Manitex, Georgetown, Texas, introduced its latest high-capacity truck-mounted crane at the Global Petroleum Show held June 13-15 in Calgary. Possibly the largest boom truck available on the market, the new Manitex 4596T possesses a base rating of 45 tons at 8-foot radius. This higher rating and maximum reach to 40-feet significantly exceeds those of previous […]

28/06/2006 - 05:00 am

Thomas Equipment Announces Termination of Realization Services

Milwaukee-based Thomas Equipment recently announced the termination of services provided by Realization Services, Inc. (RSI), a management consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses realize their full potential. RSI was engaged in April 2006 to assist the company with supply chain and cash management functions and with the integration of recent acquisitions. "With the recent […]

22/06/2006 - 05:00 am

Elliott Crane Rental and AmQuip Form Strategic Alliance in Tennessee

Elliott Crane Rental of Nashville, Tenn., and AmQuip, headquartered near Philadelphia, recently formed the Elliott/AmQuip Crane rental team in the Tennessee Valley Region. With the newly formed partnership, the new alliance will provide crane rental customers the most complete line of cranes and product support available in the region. Elliott Crane Rental has one of […]

22/06/2006 - 05:00 am

Experts Give Life-Saving Tips for AWP Safety at TABS

Operators of boom type platforms should use full body harnesses with adjustable lanyards, and not safety belts. A safety belt is not a substitute for a harness. It is not a suitable method of catching a falling person, as this action itself can lead to serious back and spinal injuries. This advice, from engineering expert […]

20/06/2006 - 05:00 am

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