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Sennebogen machines at work on super-metro construction sites in Paris

The Sennebogen 850 E loading and unloading barges on the Seine.

The Grand Rapid Express is a group of six fully automated metro lines in Greater Paris to be completed by 2030. The project is planned to include 72 stations along its 205 km of tracks. Construction work commenced two years ago. The already existing fully automated lines will be upgraded and extended, and four completely new lines will be added. Many Sennebogen cranes and handling machines are already being used at the construction sites.

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Manitowoc releases free diagnostic mobile app to increase crane uptime for customers

Manitowoc Cranes has announced a new smartphone app that will help customers to diagnose technical issues on their cranes much faster. The free app will be available on iOS and Android devices, and will enable users to understand the numeric diagnostic codes that are generated by their on-board control systems. Manitowoc is the first manufacturer in the crane industry to release an app of this kind.

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Skyjack’s StackEm Stands raise audiences to all new levels

Skyjack’s SJ46250 and SJ68250 scissor lifts have respective overall lengths of 23 feet and 30 feet and personnel capacities of 15 and 18 both indoors and out.

Skyjack helps stadiums across the globe prepare for larger audiences for concerts, soccer matches and American football games with their new lineup of aerial lift stadium seats. Skyjack's newest rental line, which is offered directly to stadiums, StackEm Stands, will hit the market end of Q2 2018 starting with Sloof Lirpa Stadium – just in time for the world's largest round robin soccer tournament.

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Linden Comansa earns international award for CUBE cab design

Offices with the best view to the city are highly coveted by the executives of large companies. And if they are located in the higher floors, these work places tend to be more spacious, comfortable and with a spectacular design. In the case of tower crane operators, the great views are not usually a problem, but it really was having a workspace that would perfectly combine comfort, productivity and design... until manufacturer Linden Comansa launched its CUBE cabin at the end of 2017.

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Hy-Brid Lifts’ Self-Propelled Scissor Lifts Offer Lightweight, High-Capacity Alternative to Ladders and Taller Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts’ Self-Propelled Scissor Lifts Offer Lightweight,  High-Capacity Alternative to Ladders and Taller Lifts

Custom Equipment's Hy-Brid Lifts self-propelled low-level scissor lifts give contractors lightweight, high-capacity alternatives to mast lifts and taller scissor lifts. Custom Equipment designed the units to enhance productivity. They are compact yet their platforms provide ample space for tools and supplies, minimizing trips up and down to reload, while low wheel loads allow users to maneuver onto delicate flooring with minimal risk of damage. 

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Skyjack launches new mobile game to reinforce load capacity guidelines

Skyjack CAPACITIES

Skyjack is leveraging gaming technology to educate and raise awareness around load capacity and safety with their first mobile game, CAPACITIES. Launching February 20th, the game combines interactive fun that requires players to divert falling balls from overloading Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). "We hope this mobile game will bring fun to all existing and potential Skyjack fans of all ages. More importantly, by digitizing MEWPs and showing the consequences of overloading their respective capacities, we're educating people about safe loading practices in an innovative way," said Brad Boehler, president, Skyjack.

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Skyjack launches its Elevate solution: more than telematics

David Swan, product manager at Skyjack with the new Elevate app

Skyjack is aiming to disrupt the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets. Launched at The 2018 Rental Show, Skyjack's Elevate solution leaves behind the legacy of on-road telematics and breaks down the barriers to adoption, by providing customers with a product that delivers actionable insights and measurable benefits. 

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HoistCam’s new low profile and 360-degree rotation deliver better view of the load

HoistCam’s new low profile and 360-degree rotation deliver better view of the load

Netarus LLC, maker of the HoistCam remote camera monitoring systems, has  launched the Low Profile HC140 (Gen3) camera for applications where placement of the camera is critical for viewing the load. "An upgraded camera with a new connection point and 360 degree lens rotation provides the operator the flexibility to position and orient the view at virtually any angle that suits the needs of the application," said Chris Machut, Chief Technology Officer.

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Genie certified pre-owned program launches in North America

Responding to North American rental companies' need to better manage mixed fleets in order to maximize their business's rental return on invested capital (rROIC), the new Genie Certified Pre-Owned Program extends opportunities with the machines already in service. Genie Certified Used Equipment, for sale on the Genie used equipment website, is now available with a limited 24-month manufacturer's warranty. Genie Certified Reconditioned Equipment comes with a limited 36-month warranty on all components reconditioned by Genie, a 36-month/3,000-hr powertrain warranty on DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines and a 1-year powertrain warranty on all other engine brands.

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GEHL introduces MARK74 Series telehandlers

GEHL introduces MARK74 Series telehandlers

With the announcement of the all-new Mark74 Series, Gehl introduces a range of 74 hp telescopic handlers for the North American Market. These new units follow the same standards as any Gehl machine, with the same capacities as their RS Series Gen:3 counterparts, with the exception of a 74hp engine that eliminates the need for after treatment fluid.

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Manitou launches mobile elevated work platforms for North America

Manitou has announced a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America. The new Manitou MEWP product line includes two electric models, the AETJ 49 and AETJ 43, and three diesel models, the ATJ 46, ATJ 46+ and MAN'GO 33. Select models will be shown for the first time this week at The ARA Rental Show in New Orleans.

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Raimondi launches the LR330 luffing jib crane with transformative heavy lifting technology

The Raimondi LR330 boasts a maximum jib length of 60 meters and a maximum capacity of 18,000 kg

Raimondi Cranes SpA, has announced a transformative approach to heavy lifting technology, the luffing jib LR330. Showcased to Raimondi's exclusive agent network ahead of wider release, the LR330 luffing jib crane will officially begin shipping in March to fulfill agent presell orders, and is now available for wider purchasing.

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JLG 400SC crawler boom lift delivers maximum traction and floatation

JLG  is showcasing the new JLG 400SC Crawler boom lift at booth #4413 during The Rental Show 2018. This 40-foot lift features tracks instead of conventional wheels for use on various terrain. It boasts high flotation thanks to surface pressure being evenly distributed across the length of the tracks, making it ideal for use on muddy or soft ground. "This track provides operators with the ability to work in areas where traditional booms cannot due to ground conditions, including snow," said Bill Dovey, senior product manager booms for JLG. "With a low, 5.2 psi ground-bearing pressure, the 400SC can be used on surfaces such as concrete and sidewalks."

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Snorkel brings three latest product launches to the Rental Show

Snorkel SR5719 Compact Rough Terrain Telehandler

Snorkel, will bring three of its latest product launches to The Rental Show 2018, taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, this week. On its 3,000 sq. ft. (278sqm) booth in the Construction Hall at the show, Snorkel will give rental companies the opportunity to see some its latest innovations ‘in the metal', including the Snorkel S3215L lightweight electric scissor lift, the Snorkel TM16E telescopic mast lift, and a new compact telehandler, the Snorkel SR5719.

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JLG DirectAccess website aims to help owners and operators better understand their access equipment, regulations and more

JLG Industries, Inc. has launched JLG DirectAccess. Accessible at www.jlg.com/en/direct-access, this new digital property is designed to provide equipment owners and operators with a wide range of information to help them better understand their access equipment, the industry, its regulations and future technologies.  

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Manitou Launches NewAg MLT Telehandlers for the Agricultural Industry

Manitou is launching a new product line for the agricultural industry, its NewAg telescopic loaders. The new line unveils essential innovations in comfort, performance and efficiency for the agricultural industry. The models will be launched in North American in 2018-- the Manitou MLT 630, MLT 733 and MLT 737. "We spent years researching the daily demands facing today's farmers to ensure that our NewAg Range meets the requirements for comfort, performance and productivity," said Chris Mathijs, director of Manitou sales, Manitou North America. "We focused on innovations in engineering, technology and design that would improve overall profitability and efficiency on the farm."

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