Access Lift & Handlers - March 2014
Snorkel launching telehandler line in 2014; IPAF 2013 accident statistics published; JCB to launch new telehandler; Manitou appoints new president and CEO; Xtreme launching 65k telehandler; Skyjack makes senior management changes; Volvo Rents to be renamed by Platinum; NESCO sold to Energy Capital Partners plus highlights, By the Numbers and events.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS 15
Paavolainen takes over as Dinolift managing director; HSE issues Genie Z-135/70 safety alert; JLG and ProDelta to end RiRent joint venture; Mills to invest heavily in access during its
next spend and more.
INTERVIEW: ABLE EQUIPMENT 18
Lindsey Anderson spoke with the New York and New Jersey-based independent rental company about its plans.
It’s here. North America’s largest construction show promises not to disappoint. ALH provides the best access-related guide to the event.
It’s hard to pinpoint one trend in the stacked sector. From hybrid and bi-energy units to revamped old-standbys, Lindsey Anderson rounds up the latest.
PRODUCT FOCUS: VERTICAL MAST MACHINES 40
Vertical mast machines offer a number of benefits to end users. Lindsey Anderson spoke to manufacturers about their latest equipment and where these aerials are working in the field.
PRODUCT FOCUS: BATTERY MAINTENANCE 45
Fred Wehmeyer, senior vice president of engineering at U.S. Battery Manufacturing, discusses the facts on which battery maintenance technique can actually lower your fleet’s annual
SAIA COMMITTEE WEEK 47
The annual Committee Week will be full with initiatives and networking opportunities. See ALH’s guide to the event.
IAPA SHORTLIST 48
Who will win? We can’t tell you that yet, but Access, Lift & Handlers is proud to unveil the 2014 International Awards for Powered Access shortlist.
WORLD OF CONCRETE REVIEW 51
World of Concrete celebrated 40 years, Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas. ALH was on hand and reports from the show.