INDUSTRY/BUSINESS: GENIE EVENT TO ADDRESS NEW NORTH AMERICAN MEWP STANDARDS

Plus, Kubota compact excavator wins 2019 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award

June 07, 2019
Scott Owyen, Genie Senior Training Manager, Terex AWP

GENIE “ASK ME ANYTHING” EVENT TO ADDRESS NEW NORTH AMERICAN MEWP STANDARDS

June 6, 2019—Genie is inviting customers to ask questions and get answers about the ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards changes during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event on June 10-14, 2019. When the new standards to go into effect, these changes will create a new “normal” for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms (AWPs). The event will also provide customers with information on the recent appeals to the standards and explain which parts of the standards that these appeals specifically apply. On Monday, June 10th, Genie will post an AMA prompt on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well as simultaneously sharing it on social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open, or “live,” for questions and comments through Friday, June 14th. Hosted by Scott Owyen, Genie Senior Training Manager, Terex AWP, this new Genie AMA event will explain how the North American MEWP standards are changing.

 

 

Kubota compact excavator

KUBOTA U35-4 TIGHT TAIL SWING COMPACT EXCAVATOR WINS 2019 EQUIPMENTWATCH HIGHEST RETAINED VALUE AWARD

May 30, 2019—Kubota Tractor Corporation was recently named a 2019 winner in the EquipmentWatch annual Highest Retained Value awards program, the industry’s only award based on residual values for heavy equipment. The U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator received this honor as the model series projected to retain the highest percentage of its original value after five years among all competitors in the excavator compact category. Kubota’s U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator offers a new class of comfort and luxury in even the most confined work spaces. The U35-4 is equipped with the same spacious cab as a larger 5-ton excavator; the roomy cab features a larger entrance, deluxe suspension seat, air conditioning, easy-open front slide window, ample legroom, digital panel and enhanced ergonomics for optimal operator comfort. Adding and removing attachments is easier than ever: the U35-4 features an auxiliary 1 diverter valve that allows operators to leave the thumb attached and connect other hydraulic attachments to a second port. Powered by a Kubota 24.8 gross hp direct injection engine and boasting a max dumping height of 11 ft 7 in. and digging depth of 9 ft 8.9 in., the U35-4 truly combines comfort with performance.

 

 

Doosan North America distribution center

DOOSAN INFRACORE NORTH AMERICA HOLDS RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY AT NEW PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER

May 30, 2019—Doosan Infracore North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new parts distribution center in Lacey, Washington, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Doosan executives and equipment dealers from the region were present to celebrate this occasion. The event included a guided tour of the new 57,000-sq-ft parts distribution center—which became operational on April 1, 2019—and remarks from Doosan leadership. A ribbon-cutting ceremony followed, marking the opening of the second Doosan parts distribution center in North America. A new Doosan parts distribution center opened in the Atlanta area in late 2018. Doosan previously operated a parts distribution center in the Midwest before relocating it to the Atlanta area to be strategically located near its North American headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia.

 

 

Ideal Crane Liebherr mobile cranes

IDEAL CRANE RENTAL TAKING DELIVERY OF THREE LIEBHERR LTM MOBILE CRANES

May 28, 2019—Ideal Crane Rental is expanding its fleet by adding three Liebherr mobile cranes—an LTM 1450-8.1, an LTM 1160-5.2, and an LTM 1100-5.2. When the company takes delivery of the cranes this summer, each will fill a specific need for Ideal, according to President Bob Kalhagen. The incoming LTM 1100-5.2 is a replacement for an existing crane made by a different manufacturer. A 120 US ton-class 5 axle crane, the LTM 1100-5.2 is one of the most compact cranes in the class. It features active, speed-dependent rear axle steering and the ability to carry up to 25,300 lb of counterweight, along with the swing away jib.

 

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