This year's Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium was held in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the Ritchie Bros. auction on Oct. 25, as well as the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) U.S. Convention. Here is a view of the show grounds, as seen from atop a JLG 60-ft. boom lift.
JLG featured its 1500SJ Ultra Boom at Lift and Access in Orlando. The 150-foot boom provides a 2.3-million cu.-ft. work envelope and features four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer, as well as a 40-degree grade climbing ability.
The Haulotte HA 100 JRT is the only 100-ft. articulated machine on the market. It has no envelope system, so there are no limitations on its movement. With an 8-ft. 2-in. stowed width, this model offers 37 feet of up and over clearance and gradability up to 45 degrees.
The Genie S-125 features an "operator's office" in the form of its man basket. Safe and comfortable, the platform comes in a 6- or 8-ft. configuration with two entry options. The model shown here incorporates Genie's new Operator Protective Structure (OPS), an anti-entrapment feature which was introduced in the spring of 2012 and is now available.
The Skyjack ZB2044 telehander has a maximum lift capacity of 20,000 lbs., a 44-ft. 10-in. lift height and 28-ft. horizontal reach. Powered by a 160-hp Cummins Tier 3 engine, the ZB2044 offers three steering modes and and outside turning radius of 18 ft. 4 in.
The JLG G12-55A is the largest of JLG's telehandlers, featuring a 12,000-lb. carrying capacity and up to 55 feet maximum lift height. Other features include all-wheel steering for easy maneuverability and a full range of attachments for versatility in handling jobsite challenges.
The JCB 510-56 telehandler is powered by the company's very own Ecomax Tier 4i engine and features 10,000 lbs. lifting capacity and a 56-ft. lift height. This model comes standard with a four-speed powershift transmission, so it's easy to adapt to specific applications.
The XR 3034 is one of 12 telehandler models from Xtreme Manufacturing. This machine is the only currently manufactured telehandler that can handle an unprecedented 30,000-lb. weight capacity. Each of Xtreme's telehandlers offers 360-degree vision for increased operator awareness.
The Haulotte compact 2668RT scissor lift is now powered by a 24-hp Kubota diesel engine. This model features a hydraulic differential lock for improved rough terrain traction, full proportional controls and a tight turning radius for enhanced maneuverability.
The Snorkel S2770RT scissor lift has a working height of 27 feet, 22-mph travel speed and 35-degree gradeability. Powered by a 22.5-hp Kubota engine, the S2770RT offers a self-leveling outrigger system and proportional joystick controls.
The Skyjack SJ 6826 RT scissor lift is equipped with an exclusive Crossover Symmetrical 4WD system for superior traction, and features 50% gradeability. The SJ 6826 RT is also drivable at full height with the roll out deck fully extended.
The Genie GS-2669RT scissor lift offers 1,500 lbs. lift capacity, 32-ft. working height, and a platform which is 13% larger than its predecessor. Drivable at full height, the GS-2669RT features standard oscillating axles and an electric drive motor for emissions-free performance.
The JLG 4069LE scissor lift offers a 40-ft. working height, 800-lb. platform capacity and an overall width of 5 ft. 9 in. Features include optional hydraulic leveling jacks and twice the duty cycle of some other models.
The MEC 2659ERT is a fully electric 26-ft. scissor lift. Nicknamed the "Tower of Power" by MEC, this machine is said to last three full days of duty on one charge. Features include a panel-loading tray, located on the side of the machine, with a 250-lb. capacity.
The Terex AL4L light tower provides 1,080 watts of light from four 270-watt LED panels, offering a 40% fuel savings compared to metal halide light towers. The AL4L features a durable 30-ft. galvanized mast with dual self-braking winch design, 359-degree non-continuous tower rotation and retractable mast cable.
The Allmand Night-Lite Pro II is available in both V-Series (vertical only) and traditional “lay down” tower models. Features include molded poly “gull-wing” style doors that are impact-resistant and rust-proof, as well as offering full access to all major service components in the enclosure.
The MLT 3060 is the smallest model in Magnum's light tower range -- a total of 10 can fit on a single trailer. Features include a 30-ft. all-steel mast with 360-degree rotation, four-point outrigger stance to withstand winds up to 65 mph, and four 1,000-watt metal halide lamps.
Wanco light towers use a unique lamp design that increases filament life and keeps maximum light on the job longer. A rotating tower allows 360-degree rotation, reducing the need to frequently move the light tower trailer.
The Terex PT60 compact track loader and TSR60 skid steer were featured at Lift and Access. The PT60 has a rated operating capacity of 1,900 lbs. while exerting only 3.6 psi of ground pressure. The TSR60 skid steer has a operating weight of 6,480 lbs. and a rated operating capacity of 1,500 lbs. Both models feature pilot-operated joystick controls and a comfortable operator station.
Buyers of lift equipment gathered at the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, held Oct. 24-25 at the Ritchie Bros. facility in Orlando, FL.
The Lift & Access Showcase and Symposium was held Oct. 24-25 in Orlando, FL, drawing a host of equipment suppliers who exhibited a varied selection of products to a collection of buyers including some of the biggest names in the rental industry. The event was located onsite at the Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Orlando location, where a concurrent auction took place on Oct. 25.
Also occurring during the same week was the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) annual U.S. Convention. The combination of the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, IPAF U.S. Convention and Ritchie Bros. auction resulted in a full week focused on the advancement of equipment technology, safety and training, as well as buying and selling.
Hosted by Maximum Capacity Media Events, along with event partners Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and Rental Equipment Register magazine, the event also included a panel discussion on Tier 4 opportunities.
Known for its pageant-style equipment demonstrations, the Lift & Access Showcase provided a venue for leading manufacturers to highlight key features and benefits to models within the following categories: mega boom lifts, mega telehandlers and compact rough-terrain scissor lifts. Plus, for the first time, the showcase included equipment other than lifts with the inclusion of light towers. Rounding out the demonstrations, Terex also highlighted one model each from its compact track loader and skid steer lines.
The carousel below shows a pictorial look at the equipment which was demonstrated at the show. Models included:
Mega Boom Lifts:
Compact rough-terrain scissor lifts: