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Terex Utilities inks deal to send 5,000 units to China

Terex Utilities inks deal to send 5,000 units to China

Terex Utilities and its dealer Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicles Co., Ltd. have signed a letter of intent for Xuzhou to purchase 5,000 units of insulated aerial devices from Terex over a five-year period, with a total value of more than USD$250 million. These products will support the continuing improvement and ongoing adoption of live line work practices in the Chinese public utility sector.

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Dual capacity allows boom to handle heavier jobs

New to North America, the Genie Z-45 XC boom is the redesigned Xtra Capacity version of the popular rough-terrain Genie Z-45/25 J RT diesel powered articulating boom. And, it is the first Genie XC articulated boom model, boasting the benefits of a dual-envelope design to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 lb (300 kg) and a restricted capacity of 1,000 lb (454 kg), to be introduced to the market. 

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Raimondi MRT234 flattop tower crane features innovative design

The Raimondi MRT234 is the newest flattop tower crane in the range with a maximum length jib of 70m and a maximum capacity of 12,000kg, with four falls configuration. At the maximum radius, it can lift 2250kg in Ultralift mode. Eight different jib length configurations, from 70m to 28m, satisfy all needs in terms of specific jobsite configurations. The MRT234 may be equipped with two different hoisting winches: standard installed power of 45kW or the more powerful 55kW.

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Demag launches City class crane to fit tight job sites

When Demag showcased its AC 25 City in 1996, heads turned everywhere in the industry: It was more compact than any other mobile crane before it, and yet it featured powerful performance characteristics and only needed one single cab for both traveling and crane work. The industry quickly realized that the new crane was simply unbeatable inside narrow buildings and in urban environments. The resulting customer interest was so big that Demag launched the AC 40 City only one year later, with this new machine not only becoming the most successful model of this class with over 1,000 units sold, but also being awarded the "Crane of the Year" title. 

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Ten electric and four internal combustion industrial forklift models

Manitou Americas offers a new line of Manitou brand industrial forklifts that includes ten electric models (ME Range) and four internal combustion models (MI Range). The addition of the ME/MI Industrial Forklift Range strengthens Manitou's product offering to 27 masted forklift options for North America, with six semi-industrial units and seven rough terrain units already established in the market.

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New series of telescopic booms designed for heavy-lifting applications

With the ability to perform a wider range of heavier lift tasks on construction and industrial jobsites, Genie telescopic S-60 XC, S-65 XC, S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms now offer a dual lift capacity of 660-lb (300 kg) unrestricted and 1,000-lb (454 kg) restricted. And, the Genie Xtra Capacity (XC) feature gives customers the ability to work with up to three people onboard while still leaving room for tools and jobsite materials. 

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Handheld device provides Genie equipment diagnostics in the palm of your hand

Whether in the shop or in the field, service technicians working on aerial work platforms (AWPs), or mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), are always looking for easy-to-use tools to help them quickly resolve equipment issues. With that in mind, the new Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostics tool allows users to monitor a machine's sensors, including engine temperature, oil pressure, fuel levels and battery voltage, calibrate the machine, make speed adjustments during pre-operation inspection, receive fault code information and so much more — all from the palm of a technician's hand. 

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Bobcat adds V723 to telescopic tool carrier family

The new V723 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need extended reach and greater lift capacity. The durable V723 is in the 7,000- to 8,000-pound size class, and it can confidently handle heavy loads. Its low profile fits on more farms and construction jobsites while easy maneuverability provides operators with enhanced comfort throughout the day. Plus, the new V723 features the Power Quick-Tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.

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