JLG Selects Xantrex to Supply Inverters for AWPs

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 […]

13/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Departure from the Norm: Skyjack compact RT scissor lifts drop differential drive but maintain trademark features

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 […]

10/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Haulotte Group Names North American Management

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 […]

10/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Rental Re-Emergence

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 […]

10/02/2006 - 06:00 am

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

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