Help your customers with summer hardscaping projects with this new concrete cutting technology.
Forklifts, seatbelts and cellphones – just like they said on Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other.” I wrote previously about how distracted driving is now seen as the most common factor leading to motor vehicle accidents in Canada. I’m sure that is no surprise.
It could be a love affair. To paraphrase a line: diamonds are a rental operator’s best friend. And with some lust for learning, choosing the right diamond blade for the task at hand will cement the relationship. But which blade will work the desired magic? It takes a deeper understanding of the marriage between diamonds (the kinds found in circular saws) and steel to create a tool that cuts into all forms of hard material.  
Mar. 26, 2019 - Terex has announced that it has agreed to sell its Demag Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd. for an enterprise value of approximately $215 million. The Demag Mobile Cranes business manufactures and sells all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes. Included in the transaction are the manufacturing facilities in Zweibrucken, Germany and multiple sales and service locations. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in mid-2019.
Mar. 25, 2019 - The new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training carry with them some major changes and substantial additional requirements for training, with new requirements for supervisor training. To help jobsites be in compliance when the new standards go into effect in December 2019, the Genie® Lift Pro™ Online MEWP Supervisor Training Course is now available. This course was developed specifically for supervisors and meets all of the requirements set forth in the new standards.
Canada’s new set of CSA B354 standards for mobile elevated work platforms have created some controversy surrounding the responsibilities placed upon the equipment owner, dealer, and user, especially when it comes to training. Believe it or not, rental companies can fall under these titles, especially when employees are using the equipment.
In a world of increasing concern about pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, rental stores need to be thinking not only about how their technology meets present requirements, but how it might be affected by future regulations.
Standards are important and may establish standardized requirements for design of a product, process or system. They can specify performance of products or personnel. They can also define terms and definitions specific to the standard, so there is no misunderstanding among those using the standard.
Mar. 12, 2019 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division released a white paper highlighting the core changes to their DC scissor products in conjunction with the new ANSI standards. The white paper, which was distributed at The ARA Show in Anaheim, outlines what Skyjack did to go beyond compliance and treat these new designs as an opportunity.
Feb. 26, 2019 - Custom Equipment announces the next generation of Hy-Brid Lifts to better align with individual user needs. The line is being divided into three series — the Push-Around Series (PA Series), Pro Series (PS Series) and Zero-Turn Series (ZT Series) — to simplify the selection process. This includes a number of safety and productivity enhancements to the existing products, as well as the introduction of two new models: the PA-1030 and ZT-1630.
Feb. 26, 2019 - LiuGong North America (LGNA) has announced Mani Iyer as its new president, effective February 1, 2019. LGNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LiuGong Machinery which is a global leader in heavy construction equipment.
Feb. 15, 2019 - A new chapter in the life of an established company is beginning for Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. following the sale of their rental assets and related operations to the Fluid Solutions Group of industry leader, United Rentals. Having divested itself from the direct rental business, Thompson Pump plans to invest in and grow its pump manufacturing operations – the core business that has made Thompson Pump an iconic brand in the industry.
Feb. 13, 2019 - ASV Holdings has introduced a new brand strategy highlighting the product features and qualities that make ASV an industry leader and allow customers to get more done in more places. The company also launched a new website with features to improve customer experience and ease of use.
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market, for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement.
Feb. 8, 2019 - Hatz Diesel of America, Inc. has officially changed its name to Hatz Diesel of North America, Inc. The company will now handle sales and service for the entire continent of North America including the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as the United States Territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “We feel that our name should accurately represent all of the customers which we serve and reflect our position within the worldwide organization of our German parent company: Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG,” states Mike Hartoonian, President and CEO of Hatz Diesel of North America.
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