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Toyota is new Aichi US distributor
Using its extensive dealer network, Toyota is now the official US distributor of Aichi SV-Series scissor lifts, SP wheeled booms and IRS-Series crawler booms. Company plans for new models in 2009
Training vs familiarization
In an industry where trained aerial platform operators are a must, a 1999 ANSI standard on familiarization is making head waves
Gehl offers solid rubber tires
The company’s new solid tire option is now available for its DL series of telehandlers and is soon to be available for the RS Series as well
US Navy receives 1,000th JLG MMV telehandler
US armed forces receive landmark JLG telehandler for use in a wide range of logistic applications
MLE introduces US-built spider lift
Wisconsin-based manufacturer designs and produces green up-and-over lift for atrium applications
Handler attachments at ARA
Several telehandler attachment suppliers exhibited at the Rental Show. Star Industries brought its Lift-N-Tow model 1390B attachment used to lift and load material from the job site onto the transporting vehicle when hauling away.
Extreme sport: Don Ahern, Ahern Rentals
Even with speculation that parts of the West are entering a recession, Ahern Rentals is doing better than ever. John Wyatt talks with its President, Don Ahern, in Las Vegas
Tele vision: commonality, serviceability and productivity
The World of Concrete and Rental Show events gave manufacturers the chance to show some enhanced models, and ALH the chance to ask them about prospects for 2008. John Wyatt reports.
Wired away: remote control, is it safer?
Can wireless remote controls be easier and safer for you to operate on site? ALH reports
Marlboro man: John Miller, president of Millstone Cos
With notable projects such as the White House and Capitol Hill, Millstone Cos continues to grow as one of the largest scaffold and access contractors in the US. John Wyatt talks to its president John Miller in Upper Marlboro, MD
Aerials right at home: Rental Show highlights
The second show of the season and an important event for the lift and handler industry, the Rental Show was well-represented with the new and old. ALH reports
Con aerial: American Lift & Handlers previews ConExpo
Like Europe's Bauma and Intermat shows, ConexpoCon/Agg is a massive global event, heavy on equipment launches and company news. American Lift & Handlers provides a guide to the companies exhibiting and the special events taking place.
Texas T: Manitou North America gets aggressive
As it marches into the New Year, Manitou North America gets aggressive with new products and further enhancements to its customer service capabilities. John Wyatt reports
Different strokes: independents must focus on core values
Independent rentals companies must remember to focus on the core values that separate them from their competitors in the marketplace, says Tom Beraldo, president with Canada's Venetor, an aerials specialist in Stoney Creek, ON.
Rough and tumble: telehandler or verticle mast forklift?
Has the versatile and productive telehandler become the machine of choice, replacing the workhorse vertical mast forklift? John Wyatt reports
Handlers Across: JCB start US manufacture of its telehandlers
JCB's telehandler business in North America is getting a boost as the company starts to manufacture handlers at its Pooler, GA facility. John Wyatt reports.
Boom validation: Skyjack's Dave Stewart talks to Murray Pollok
As the first production versions of Skyjack's new telescopic booms arrive on sites in North America, Murray Pollok talks to the company's Dave Stewart about the new range, and plans for other products.
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