With tradeshow season in full swing, and the behemoth ConExpo nearing on the horizon, manufacturers of access equipment are showcasing their most recent introductions, as well as promoting established products to an industry of equipment rental professionals hungry for economic recovery and all that it promises.
Following are some of what leading suppliers have to offer, from push-around scissors to a truck-mounted under-bridge access platform. And while there's still a long way to go in getting construction back on track, there's no doubt that wherever it begins, your customers will need access.
The lower cost of ownership and acquisition cost, coupled with its reach and terrainability, make the 340AJ boom lift ideal for rental companies. The 340AJ has a lift height of 34 feet, 20 feet of horizontal reach and a 17-foot up-and-over reach with a low gross vehicle weight of 9,700 lbs. In addition, the 340AJ features steel hoods to increase its durability, which benefits rental companies as it reduces the cost of ownership and provides improved long-term value. The 340AJ boasts a 500-pound capacity, and meets sustainability regulations with its environmentally friendly T 4 diesel engine. A gas/liquid propane engine is also available.
Aichi SV-Series Scissor Lifts
Aichi's SV-Series scissor lifts feature an industry-exclusive AC drive system to provide leading performance with minimum service requirements. This industry-first drive system features no directional contactors or wearable parts, thus reducing planned maintenance. Because there are fewer moving parts maintenance is simpler, and access is made easier for inspections to keep customers working longer. The standard 90-degree steering angle makes it simple to maneuver in tight workspaces and the SV-Series features an extra-long 39-inch extension platform for increased productivity. Loading is easy with compact stowed height as low as 5'7" with the fold-down handrail option (standard on the SV1530C, SV1930C and SV2632C). Batteries are housed in a single, easy to slide out side compartment, making access effortless, plus, the hydraulic section is fully accessible, keeping service time to a minimum.
Snorkel Speed Level
The new Snorkel Speed Level series combines the large deck and lift capacity of a diesel scissor lift with improved rough-terrain capabilities. By using dual-oscillating axles, the Speed Level automatically self-levels on most sloping or uneven ground, without the need for stabilizers. This allows for faster deployment and - unlike a scissor lift - the Speed Level can be driven at full height. The three-speed gearbox and powerful 4x4 drive help operators traverse difficult terrain with ease. Available in two models: SL26SL with 26-ft. platform height and the SL30SL with 30-ft- platform height.
Haulotte LiteRiser 10SP
The new LiteRiser 10 SP offers versatility in the indoor small machine market and is ideal for maintenance and indoor construction applications. The LiterRiser 10 SP is a self-propelled aerial work platform that offers 16 feet of working height for the indoor market. A maximum width of only 2 feet 8 inches allows for access in the narrow spaces larger machines are unable to access without sacrificing workability. With a full-length platform, a simple-to-use drive control system with adjustable parameters, and zero inside turning radius, this machine is a great addition to any rental fleet. The versatile LiteRiser 10 SP allows for more stability and work area than a ladder, is less hassle than scaffolding, and can be maneuvered at full working height so there is no up-and-down to help make work more efficient.
Skyjack SJ 46AJ
Skyjack's 46-foot SJ 46AJ articulating boom lift features a jib, 360-degree continuous turret rotation, zero tail swing, axle-based 4WD system offering superior positive traction and terrainability, as well as Skyjack's unique direction-sensing drive and steer controls. Analog-based controls, true vertical rise with riser function and Skyjack's standard color coded and numbered wiring system, compliment the SJ 46A/AJ robust design features.