Nationwide adds 64 platforms

UK access rental company Nationwide Platforms has taken delivery of 56 Hinowa and eight Teupen spider lifts. The Hinowa Lightlift platforms include the 15.4 metre 15.70, 17 metre 17.75 MK2, 20 metre 20.10 MK2, and 25.7 metre 26.14. They join 36 Hinowa lifts that were purchased in 2016. Available with either a diesel engine or Lithium-Ion battery pack, features include 230kg unrestricted platform capacities and the ability to pass through standard single and double doorways. The platforms were delivered by Hinowa distributor APS. IAPS group managing director Steve Couling said: “We are proud to be the largest supplier of tracked booms to Nationwide Platforms. The Hinowa fleet we delivered last year proved to be a great success in south east England, so we’re delighted to be Nationwide Platforms’ supplier of choice once again as it rolls out tracked booms across the UK. Our national technical support network means that we have the infrastructure, personnel and expertise to stand behind Hinowa machines, wherever they are deployed in the UK and Ireland.” Nationwide Hinowa Lightlift
One of Nationwide’s Hinowa Lightlift models
The order also includes eight 31 metre Teupen Leo31Ts. The spider lift has a platform capacity of 250kg and an outreach of 17.7 metres. It features a 1.58 metre wide chassis with an overall height of under two metres. Teupen sales director Craig Rooke said: “The new T-Series has amazingly surpassed the old series with many class leading features and with huge outreach and operator features similarly found only on truck mounts so to bring this technology in to tracked platforms our engineers have done a great job. We always set out our priorities with machines we build to be machines an operator feels confident and comfortable with and of course include the very best in engineering and innovation. Having Nationwide Platforms place this significant order shows great commitment to us and their customers in the UK and it’s another endorsement for us and our products.” Nationwide Platforms operations director and head of specialist division Peter Douglas added: “We have experienced fantastic success since launching our tracked boom division last year. Originally covering the south east region with 36 machines based at our Luton depot, it was always the plan to expand the division to provide a national coverage and support for our customers this year.” Teupen Leo31T Nationwide
Teupen Leo31T spider lift

Potain MDT 219 for Bigge

US based Bigge Crane & Rigging has ordered a 10 tonne Potain MDT 219 flat top city tower crane. The MDT 219 features a 65 metre jib and can lift 1.9 tonnes at the tip. The crane also comes with Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS). The official hand over was done at Conexpo earlier this week with Bigge receiving a plaque and a customised, hand-painted hard hat. Manitowoc Bigge Potain
Manitowoc joined Bigge on stage to celebrate the order
Based in San Leandro, California, Bigge Crane & Rigging has been providing crane sales and rental since 1916.

A few photos from Day one Conexpo

Following our pre-show overlook here are a few more photos from a long and busy first day at Conexpo. Also check out the twitter feed for more pics and news further down the homepage. 27ft Almac Bibi Evo self levelling tracked scisor lift
The global launch of the new 27ft Almac Bibi Evo self levelling tracked scisor lift
Bac and JLG 150
The team from Netherlands/Poland based Bac Hoogwerkers with their new 150ft JLG1500AJP (L-R) Jandirc, Ardjan and Dirk and Bastiaan Bac with Agnieszka and Gerrit Slooiyer
The Broderson 225 telehandler
The Broderson 225 telehandler
Just one of many Fassi cranes on the Fascan stand
Just one of many Fassi cranes on the Fascan stand
Haulotte's new 80ft HA89RTJ articulated boom
Haulotte’s new 80ft HA80RTJ articulated boom
The parallel Hybrid drivetrain on the new H800AJ
The parallel Hybrid drivetrain on the new H800AJ
One of the more popular access stands
Skyjack out in force
Skyjack out in force
JLG's new scissor proximity sensing system
JLG’s new scissor proximity sensing system
France's Klubb is looking for dealers and contacts
France’s Klubb is looking for dealers and contacts
The Reach Master stand with TCA, Dino, Almac and Winlett
The Reach Master stand with TCA, Dino, Almac and Winlett
The Ormig stand
The Ormig stand
JCB launched a new tracked skid steer based mini telehandler
JCB launched a new tracked skid steer based mini telehandler the Teleskid
The Vertikal stand in the Gold Hall
The Vertikal stand in the Gold Hall

80ft Hybrid from JLG

JLG has unveiled a new 80ft true Hybrid articulated boom lift, the H800AJ at Conexpo. The new lift will be available worldwide in late 2017. The new machine essentially uses the standard 800AJ articulating boom structure, but is different in terms of the power pack driving the main hydraulic pumps and the counterweight which partly consists of a substantial AGM battery pack, sufficient to operate the machine for a full shift. The machine uses a much smaller Kubota Tier 4 Final diesel – in place of the Deutz – coupled to a large electric motor which when reversed and driven by the engine becomes a generator that tops up the battery pack. In diesel mode the engine therefore powers the pumps and the ‘generator’ when extra power is required for steep inclines or heavy mud etc… the electric motor kicks in and adds the additional required horsepower. As such it is described as a parallel Hybrid system. The new 80ft Hybrid JLG H800AJ
The new 80ft Hybrid JLG H800AJ can work a full shift on batteries
The platform can also run as a pure battery electric machine . for minimal noise and no emissions. As with the standard machine it is equipped from four wheel hydraulic drive, and an oscillating axle, with four wheel steer option. Platform capacity is 230kg, with 16.8 metres outreach and 26.3 metres working height and an overall weight of 15.6 tonnes. The parallel Hybrid drivetrain on the new H800AJ
The parallel Hybrid drivetrain on the new H800AJ
Product director Paul Kreutzwiser said: “The introduction of the H800AJ is an extension of our ongoing hybrid work, which began in 1997, the year JLG received its first patent for a hybrid product. Since then, we have continued to develop a broad line of hybrid models that reduce emissions and noise, and minimise fuel consumption without sacrificing power or performance.” H800AJ cutaway
The vast majority of the new boom is standard 800AJ
Vertikal Comment An interesting new product from JLG which will add to the interest in this category generated by substantial success of Nifty lift’s HR28 over the past few years. It also follows Genies launch of a 60ft articulated hybrid late last year. The Hybrid boom market is finally hotting up. The additional interest that such new entrants generate must be good for all in this market if it raises awareness and encourages more users to switch over.

Liebherr delivers 1,500th LTM 1070

German based Ley-Krane has taken delivery of the 1,500th Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 All Terrain crane.

Genie reconditioning move underway

Genie has started relocating its reconditioning business from Waco, Texas, to the Terex plant in Oklahoma City

Partner Lift celebrates 25 years

Partner Lift, the German association of independent rental companies is celebrating its 25th anniversary

New sales manager for Empire

Empire Crane has promoted Katie Pharoah to sales manager, with responsibility to manage the sales team

CTE appoints South African dealer

Italian aerial lift manufacturer CTE has appointed Smith Capital Equipment as its distributor for South Africa