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Haulottes boom with extra long jib
A notable feature of the H28 TJ (HB86TJ+ in North America) boom launched at ConExpo by Haulotte is its extra long, telescoping jib.
Product, staff and production increases at Snorkel
Along with eight new machines in its product range Snorkel was able to announce some significant increases in employee numbers and production facilities at ConExpo.
Stros sells ten mast climbers to Tec
Stros, the Czech Republic based manufacturer of mast climbers and hoists, has sold a further ten machines to Tec Hoist Llc based in Florida, US.
Las Vegas perspective
To get a view of the US scaffolding industry, Patrick Hill took advantage of Conexpo/ConAgg last March to talk with the Scaffolding Industry Association, with a major US manufacturer with expansion plans, and with a major European manufacturer that wants to increase its US presence.
Altux enters market with five scissors
New addition to the access market, Altux, chose the Spanish construction exhibition, SMOPyC, to show its products for the first time.
Mixed bag: mast climbers and hoists in the Middle East
As you might expect in a region of extensive and fast economic growth, adoption of mast climbers and hoists in the United Arab Emirates has been diverse, writes Patrick Hill.
Fire resistant: access at World of Concrete
Even a slow start and an end-of-the-week fire couldn't stop another busy World of Concrete. John Wyatt reports on the hoists and mast climbers at the event.
Control matters: large forces in hydraulic systems
Effectively controlling large forces in hydraulic systems to make access equipment effective and safe is critical. Patrick Hill has talked with platform manufacturers about how they do that.
Planet Platforms features in Cromwell catalogue
UK manufacturer, Planet Platforms, has two of its products featured in the Cromwel Tools' catalogue: Power Tower, a portable powered access tower, and TP900 a mobile trailer scissor lift.
Bil-Jax opens eStore for dealers
US scaffold and access equipment manufacturer, Bil-Jax has added an eStore to its website. This store houses dealer merchandise such as banners, point of purchase items, clothing and sales literature.
A good start from Alto Towers
Alto Towers, UK manufacturers of aluminium access towers and platforms, won the contract to provide a new starter's rostrum and winners podium at Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National steeplechase.
At the sharp end
Maria Hadlow looks at how the access industry is responding to a growing industrial end user market.
Bridging the gap
A new cable stay bridge aims to relieve congestion around the Polish town of Plock, 120 miles northwest of Warsaw, which sits on the banks of the River Weichsel.
Reach for the sky: scaffolding or mast climbing work platforms?
Scaffolding contractors now have a choice-to use traditional scaffolding or to make use of mast climbing work platforms. But how do you decide which technology will be best for your bottom line? Lindsay Gale reports on a possible solution
Production starts on Snorkel’s AB46E booms
The first production models of Snorkel’s improved AB46E articulated booms are about to start rolling off the lines at the company’s Kansas factory.
MSA fall protection gear when you need it.
US fall protection equipment manufacturer, MSA, has a "Need it NOW!" delivery program designed to get products to customers in a hurry.
Pega graps Burj Dubai hoists contract
Fourteen massive passenger hoists manufactured by Czech company Pega Hoist will be used on the construction of the 729 m high Burj Dubai tower in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
JLG Industries, Australia develops a battery powered mast lift.
JLG Industries in Australia has developed a one-person, battery powered mast lift with a maximum working height of 4.4 m.
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