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Fleet of Genie access equipment helps US National Naval Aviation Museum take off
Genie equipment fills key role in hangar expansion and National Flight Academy projects
Steel hood can reduce cost of ownership
JLG will be installing steel hoods on several engine-powered boom lifts, beginning with the 600S, 800S and 800A models, produced after October 1, 2010. The steel hoods will also be available for the aftermarket from JLG Ground Support.
Matilsa adds compact trailer and 18m boom
Spain’s Matilsa has launched two new aerial platforms: a 7.3 m trailer mounted platform modelled on the old ‘Hop-Up’ machine, and an 18 m articulated boom that fits between the company’s 16 m and 21 m models.
Niftylift's new HR 17 Hybrid slashes weight
NIftylift has launched the HR (Height Rider) 17 Hybrid: an ultra-light 17 m articulated boom with an overall weight of just 4750 kg - that's 1750 kg lighter than Nifty's previous 17 m model.
JLG makes changes to E300 booms
JLG has improved the performance of its E300 series of electric booms
Gerken sells 100m Ruthmann lift to US rental company
A new US aerial platform rental company, Abilene High Lift Aerial in Texas, is buying a second-hand Ruthmann TTS 1000 platform from German rental company Gerken. The 329 ft (100.4 m) working height unit will be used primarily for wind turbine construction and maintenance work.
US Toyota forklift dealers to rent Aichi platforms
Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc (TMHU) will use its Toyota Aichi dealer network to rent Aichi aerial work platforms as well as sell machines, the company told American Lift & Handlers (ALH).
MLE debuts new articulated lift
Man & Material Lift Engineering (MLE) showcased its new A70TDi articulating, insulated aerial at October's International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in Louisville.
Cold weather packaged redesigned for Genie booms
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has redesigned a cold weather package for many of its Genie articulating and telescopic boom lifts.
Step change: Jerry Rossiter looks at aerial platform evolution
Jerry Rossiter has been involved in the aerial platform industry for more than 30 years. Here, he looks back at the major steps in the evolution of the market, and looks forward with optimism.
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