Mobile crane safety: Setting up for a successful lift

When it comes to safely operating a truck-mounted material-handling aerial work platform or crane, the importance of being knowledgeable about the equipment and properly planning a job cannot be understated. Simple mobile crane safety best practices can go a long way toward avoiding accidents that result from a deficiency in one of the above areas.…

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Success in mining with Elliott HiReach lifts

Mining is usually focused downward, but getting workers and equipment off the ground can be as critical as any subsurface work when it comes to safety and success in mining. Elliott Equipment Company HiReach aerial lifts are robustly built and designed to withstand the rigors of a mining environment. The lifts feature an operator-friendly “point…

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Telescopic Boom Truck Advantages vs. Knuckle Boom Cranes

Telescopic truck-mounted cranes, also known as boom trucks, are used to lift materials by use of a hydraulic winch and by raising and lowering the boom. Operation is simple enough: rotate, extend, and raise and lower as necessary. With the entry of knuckle boom cranes to the North American market, and their popularity in foreign…

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Keep an eye on these four bucket truck shortfalls

Bucket trucks are one of the most common pieces of machinery for positioning people for aerial work. Like any truck-mounted piece of machinery, they represent serious investments for the companies that purchase them. But in a huge range of industries—from sign and lighting to utility and electrical contractors, mining, transportation, oil and gas and rail—working…

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What to look for in a material handling aerial work platform manufacturer

Our experience designing and manufacturing material-handling aerial work platforms informs every feature that goes into the equipment we produce. Here’s what you should look for.

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How companies use material handling aerial work platforms

Having a single piece of equipment that can lift loads and position people can save time and money. Especially with all of the ways companies use them.

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Year-end purchasing

You’re busy now, but the end of the year is fast approaching. That means it’s time to start thinking about year-end purchases and incentives. Starting 2017 off fresh can significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs. Here are a couple things you should know as you start your year-end planning: Section 179 Tax Depreciation The House…

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Setting Up For a Successful Lift

When it comes to safely operating an aerial work platform or crane, nothing is more important than being knowledgeable about the equipment, proper planning of the operation and set up of the unit. A large number of accidents occur because of a deficiency in one of these areas. For purposes of this article, we will…

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When renting your equipment is the best option

There are many factors specific to your situation that you should consider before deciding whether to buy, rent or lease. For those that lift and position people too infrequently, or require many different types of equipment, it may be difficult to justify buying aerial work platforms or cranes outright. Renting provides the equipment you need when you need it, without having to pay for it when you don’t.

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Exploring leasing options

Traditional financing options such as buying and renting aren’t always the best financing options for your aerial work platform or cranes. In some circumstances, it makes sense to make use of alternative financing options in order to spread out the cost of a vehicle over the lifetime of the equipment, with agreements specific to your needs. Below, we discuss several alternative financing options to consider.

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