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Pettibone is introducing X-Command, a new telematics program available for the company’s X-Series telehandlers, Cary-Lift pipe and pole handlers, and Speed Swing rail maintenance machines. The system offers real-time access to machine data, thereby saving time, money and hassle for equipment owners, fleet managers, rental centers and maintenance technicians.
August 5, 2021

Pettibone has introduced the Traverse T1056X telehandler, the first 10,000-pound-capacity Traverse model it its X-Series lineup. Traverse is the industry’s only new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage with the capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This exclusive feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions.
June 17, 2021

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88-4.1 and MK 140. The compact 3-axle crane is the answer to market demands for a small, compact and agile mobile construction crane that is fast and flexible in operation.
March 31, 2021

Hiab has released the MOFFETT E4 NX, its next generation eSeries of electric forklifts and the world’s first all electric 3-wheel drive truck mounted forklift.

Inside the chassis of a MOFFETT M4, Hiab has constructed a zero-emission truck mounted forklift powered by lithium ion batteries with new controllers and the new HMI (Human Machine Interface) that displays battery capacity, machine performance and service information. The MOFFETT can be charged from a regular household socket or a 30 amp socket for faster charging, as well as from the truck in between deliveries.
December 15, 2020

Manitou announced Dual Fuel as an option on the MI 25 G and the MI 30 G Industrial forklifts in North America. This option allows customers to power their industrial forklift with LPG or gasoline with a simple dashboard mounted switch. The dual fuel option on these 5,000 – 6,000 lb. units allow your customers more versatility by being able to choose what energy source is best for their indoor or outdoor applications.
October 26, 2020

Manitou is adding the new VJR 26 vertical mast platform to its elevated work platform product line up for the North America market. Compact and maneuverable, this model consists of a vertical telescopic mast, electric travel motor and a perforated steel basket meeting all your industrial requirements. With a 350-degree turret rotation, it offers operator’s greater flexibility and access with minimal repositioning. The compactness of the VJR 26 work platform allows operators to pass through most industrial doors accessing work heights up to 32' with an impressive reach of 10'4".
September 7, 2020

Building on the success of prior Bobcat telescopic tool carriers, has recently expanded its line with the new V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier. The new V923 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need increased lift height, reach and capacity. Featuring a 130-horsepower turbocharged Bobcat engine and heavy-duty drive train, the V923 offers an increased rated operating capacity of 9,000 pounds for more productivity with every lift cycle and unbeatable pushing strength. In addition, the new V923 gives operators the versatility they need in numerous applications with a travel speed of up to 24.5 mph. A Z-Bar boom linkage delivers greater range of bucket rotation, an increased dump angle at full height and increased breakout force to lift material out of a pile and dump it easily. Plus, the new V923 features the power quick-tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.
July 6, 2020

Designed for maximum convenience and versatility, the new LiftMaster 4000 lift table from LiftWise has a fully lowered height of only 8.5 inches. It can be used to lift and lower a wide variety of parts into the ideal position for maintenance, service and other needs. Featuring a low profile and compact design, the LiftMaster 4000 is a valuable addition to any heavy equipment shop, repair facility or other service operation.
April 21, 2020

Pettibone introduced the Extendo 1056X telehandler to its X-Series lineup, providing a 10,000-pound-capacity machine capable of reaching lift heights of 56 feet. The new Extendo builds upon Pettibone’s tradition of rugged design while offering numerous performance improvements for contractors and rental users working in masonry, construction and other material handling applications.
April 13, 2020

Liebherr will be unveiling its new LTM 1120-4.1 at the CONEXPO in Las Vegas using the slogan “There’s nothing more on 4!” It is the most powerful 4-axle all-terrain crane ever built. The new 135 US ton (120 t) machine breaks into a performance class which has previously been the sole preserve of 5-axle cranes. As far as boom length is concerned, it is on a par with 240 US-ton (200 t) class cranes as its 217 ft (66 m) telescopic boom is the longest ever to be installed on a 4-axle mobile crane. Liebherr will start deliveries of the new LTM 1120-4.1 in autumn 2020.
February 20, 2020

Many might not know that the Liebherr Group has roots dating back 70 years ago during the rebuilding of Germany and Europe. On August 19th, 1949, Hans Liebherr was issued a patent for the first mobile tower crane by the German Patent Office. This invention paved the way for the success story that followed.
August 20, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is extending their standard warranty globally to now encompass two years for all LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling crane models. Terms and conditions will remain the same as before, with the three year warranty still applying to steel components. The warranty will be valid for any cranes ordered after August 1st of 2019.
August 12, 2019

John Deere is taking its 344L compact wheel loader to new heights with the addition of a high-lift option. This new feature will allow operators to reach further for more accessible dumping, stacking, material handling, landscaping, snow removal, or general construction tasks. 
August 5, 2019

Pettibone’s newest jobsite workhorse, the Extendo 1246 telehandler, is a powerhouse built to deliver an impressive 12,000 pounds of load capacity. This machine is built on the company’s next generation X-Series platform, made for demanding applications ranging from construction to masonry to oil and gas. The 1246 telehandler is ideal for contractors and rental users that could use enhanced visibility on the jobsite, as well as increased fuel efficiency and accuracy.
July 12, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is making exciting updates and changes to the interconnectedness of their equipment. Starting the second half of 2019, they will be connecting a majority of their equipment as a standard factory feature. This means customers buying equipment can rest assured that their products are enabled for any future connected services, such as Hiab’s HiConnect.
June 20, 2019

Hiab, part of Cargotec, will be launching their next generation of popular column lift for light duty vehicles. To be showcased at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, the new DL500 will be on display at Hiab’s UK stand 4C10 at the CV Show. This new, lighter model, which will be introduced through the remainder of 2019, is easier to install and comes equipped with new safety features.
May 1, 2019

Haulotte is introducing their most compact telescopic handler to date, the HTL 3207. This new model offers excellent maneuverability and provides maximum efficiency on job sites with tight working spaces. The HTL 3207 also features superior work autonomy under optimal conditions of safety and comfort. 
April 29, 2019

Liebherr will be one of the many companies attending this year’s Bauma 2019 in April, and they will be presenting their brand new 125 K fast-erecting crane. Featuring a maximum hook height of 65.5 meters and a radius of 55 meters, this will be the fastest erecting crane on the market to date. The 125 K will be available for purchase worldwide beginning in March, preceding its appearance at the expo.
January 30, 2019

National Crane has taken a highly demanded concept to production in just eight months with their newest tractor-mounted version of their popular NBT30H-2 with the NBT30H-2 TM. Making use of their Voice of the Customer feedback program, an integral part of The Manitowoc Way, National Crane’s engineering team created this 30 USt machine with the help of a cross-functional team of experts from Manitowoc’s Lift Solutions team and National Crane’s Truck Modification Center. This new crane features 360° stability and a 69 ft boom, making it ideal for oil field applications and taxi crane work.
October 24, 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is enhancing productivity and operational safety with their next generation of hooklifts. The MULTILIFT Ultima series features several industry-first innovations contributing to their increased safety and ease of use. Already the market leader, in thanks to their MULTILIFT XR range - the predecessor to the MULTILIFT Ultima - this newest lineup demonstrates Hiab’s continuation of dedication to innovation.
October 1, 2018

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