All Articulating Platforms Articles

Hydrex invests over £2.5m in railway platforms
UK rental company Hydrex is investing more than £2.5 million in 20 new special rail-modified platforms from Platform Basket in Italy. The RR14 models are being sold to Hydrex by Platform Basket distributor Promax.
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.
Sinoboom to launch new booms at bauma China
Chinese manufacturer Sinoboom will launch three new models at bauma China in November 2010: the GTBZ42 telescopic boom and the GTZZ18 diesel and GTZZ15 electric articulated booms.
Mecaplus shows new 16m platform
Spanish manufacturer Mecaplus used the first ELEVarte exhibition in Madrid to launch the larger version of its self-levelling articulated boom.
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).
Compact boom for rough terrain from Airo
The new compact, diesel, articulated boom from Airo is designed for tight spaces but can also handle rough terrain.
Chinese boom heading for Sentosa, Singapore
Chinese access platform manufacturer, Sinoboom, used the recent BICES exhibition in China to show its latest artic-boom platform, the GTZZ15. The unit pictured in Beijing is destined for the huge Sentosa project in Singapore.
Fork lift access platform
UK based Aldercote has been developing a fork lift truck mounted access platform, which will give forklift truck owners the chance to own their own access solution.
Niftylift's 4-wheel drive Height Rider 12 adds flexibility
UK rental company Peter Hird & Sons, based in Hull has recently added a Niftylift Height Rider 12s to its fleet.
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.
Mecaplús sells first ME12SL to German maintenance contractor
Spanish manufacturer Mecaplús has sold the first of its newly developed ME12SL self-levelling articulated booms to a German tree-trimming and maintenance contractor.
Korea's Junjin makes European debut at Platformers Days
South Korean manufacturer Junjin CSM exhibited aerial platforms in Europe for the first time at the Platformers Days exhibition in Hohenroda.
Nifty lets developments speak for themselves
UK manufacturer Niftylift chose the Vertikal Days exhibition to casually unveil five new developments. At the sun-soaked exhibition held last week at Haydock Park racecourse the Nifty HR21 Hybrid AWD; the DR 15 deck rider; a new toughened platform basket; a 15 m addition to the track mounted range and self levelling outriggers were all new this year.
Snorkel and UpRight say check your booms
Snorkel and UpRight is urging owners and users of three models of booms to carry out vital safety checks.
Skyjack booms get bigger
Intermat saw the latest in Skyjack's growing range of rough terrain articulating booms. The SJ51AJ offers a 15.58 m (51 ft) platform height 9.16 m (30 ft) outreach and a 7.63 m (25 ft) up-and-over height. It's most notable characteristics include continuous 3600 turret rotation, true vertical rise, direction sensing controls and the "Detroit-locker" style drive system.
Haulotte launches niche products
Haulotte has launched four new aerial platforms at Intermat with emphasis on appealing to niche users.They are the, Compact 14 electric scissor; HA12CJ compact electric articulating boom the HA120PX ariculating boom and a modified version of the Star 6, the Star 6P, designed spefically for picking applications.
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