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The attractions of specialty rentals
Specialty rental, whether pumps, accommodation, access or trenching equipment, offers high returns, writes Belinda Smart.
Used equipment: what are the key trends?
The used and re-conditioned machinery market is experiencing solid demand due to factors including Covid-19 and the rise of online auctions. Belinda Smart reports.
Spider lifts - an advancing sector
AI rounds up the manufacturers’ latest launches and product plans
Interview: Ritchie Bros.
Ritchie Bros. says 2021 used equipment sales show no signs of slowing down. Lindsey Anderson reports.
Construction hoists for modern builds
Hoist design is influenced by the wider construction industry and new techniques in the industry 
Interview: Power Towers and low level access
Jonathan Dawson shares Power Towers’ developments and goals since its acquisition by JLG
Telematics and asset tracking: Data-driven change
The transition from reactive to predictive equipment fleet management is driving telematics and asset tracking. Belinda Smart reports.
Interview: Norty Turner and Bal Guerrero
With a new President and North American Council Chair, IPAF is well-positioned to provide North American members a range of services beyond training. Lindsey Anderson reports
Interview: Trackunit and the future of telematics
The ePAL scheme with IPAF and Kin bluetooth tool asset tracker are just two of the latest initiatives 
Finance options for used equipment purchases
There are numerous factors to consider when seeking financing for used equipment. Matt Coldsmith, JLG’s senior director of global customer financial solutions, explains
Next generation of articulating booms
Electric- and hybrid- powered boom lifts products is an increasingly a hot topic
Electric scissors
A stalwart of construction, scissor lifts are evolving at a breakneck speed. Lindsey Anderson reports on design and industry trends.
Interview: mateco’s used equipment expansion
Andries Schouten, mateco COO, explains how its new used equipment website reflects wider group strategy
Rental M&A: will there be a Covid discount?
Jeff Eisenberg asks what impact will the pandemic have on rental company valuations
Telehandler trends
From connected machines to fully electric options, the telehandler industry is becoming more versatile than ever
IRN interview: Sergio Kariya, CEO, Mills
Sergio Kariya, CEO of Mills, Brazil’s largest access rental company, speaks to KHL’s Fausto Oliveira
Interview: Simon Meester, Genie
New COO of Terex Aerials, explains how presence in China helped it manage Covid-19 and drive growth 
Interview: Sinoboom North America
Kolin Kirschenmann, CEO of Sinoboom North America, discusses his new role and how he will use his three decades of experience at Cat to build the Sinoboom brand in the U.S.
Fully ranged: developments in telescopic boom lifts
There have been developments from the top to the bottom of the working height spectrum, as well as new power options
Trends in scissor lifts
New ANSI standards, electric rough terrain equipment and micro scissors are driving the changes 
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