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Genie equipment fills key role in hangar expansion and National Flight Academy projects
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.
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 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 has improved the performance of its E300 series of electric booms
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.
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).
Man & Material Lift Engineering (MLE) showcased its new A70TDi articulating, insulated aerial at October's International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in Louisville.
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has redesigned a cold weather package for many of its Genie articulating and telescopic boom lifts.
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.