When Stage V engine standards took effect as of January 1st, 2019, it impacted the majority of Genie® machines, including GTH™ telehandlers, higher horsepower S® and Z® boom lifts and GS™ rough-terrain scissor lifts.
Performing a workplace inspection is a crucial part of safe work practices before operating any aerial work platform equipment.
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, many in the aerial access industry, which includes several types of equipment including mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, are raising questions about the safest way to train operators, provide practical evaluations and disinfect their equipment between use or rentals.
Performing function tests is a crucial part of safe work practices before operating any mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) because function tests are designed to discover malfunctions before the MEWP is put into service.
From auto racing to amusement parks and movie sets, aerial equipment applications reach beyond the more typical construction and maintenance settings.
Every jobsite has its unique challenges and requirements; there is a lot of variety in the type of work that end-users are doing.
The first, and number one, goal of all aerial jobsites should be to provide a safe and productive work environment for workers and equipment.
Over the past two decades, the European Union (EU) has adopted a series of seven directives to address exhaust emissions for engines used in non-road equipment like telehandlers, boom lifts and scissor lifts.
A pre-operation inspection is a visual inspection of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) performed by the operator prior to each work shift.
The idea and purpose of hybrid machines have not really changed since their introduction, but the execution of these machines has evolved significantly along with the technology that powers them.
Industry standards governing the design, use and manufacture of any aerial product will require periodic reviews, as new technologies and best practices enter the market.
Power systems for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) continue to evolve, just like the machines they drive.
There is no substitute for a face-to-face communication. But, getting together in person isn’t always possible, particularly right now as cities, states and countries are asking people to stay at home.
In today’s technology-driven economy, data provides many benefits to equipment manufacturers and rental stores, as well as their customers — there is real value in exploring it, using it and sharing it.
Material lifts are portable aerial work platforms that offer affordable solutions for lifting, positioning and installing materials.
Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are used in a variety of work environments.
Increased market competition and competitive rental rates are significant challenges for rental companies.
Aerial work platforms — or AWPs, as they are more commonly known — are economical, portable models that lift one or two workers.
Responding to worldwide demand for high-performance yet environment friendly aerial access equipment, and to increasingly stringent emissions and noise regulations, particularly in European markets, hybrid technology today, especially in rental equipment fleets, must be able to perform a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, increasing utilization rate for rental businesses and decreasing cost of operation for end users.
From reading about it in countless articles within trade magazines to conversations with peers, it’s easy to understand that telematics can bring a lot of benefits to rental businesses.
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As the construction industry continues to modernize its business operation, telematics technology is now being widely adopted and more commonly used in the aerial rental market.
As more firms are designing in 3-D, we are receiving an increase in demand from architects and our customers for Genie® BIM files.
When the new ANSI A92 (United States) and CSA B354 (Canada) standards go into effect, they will drive alignment with ISO standards, which impacts the way aerial access equipment is designed, manufactured, maintained and operated globally.
Telehandlers are multi-purpose machines that lift, move and place material.
Scissor lifts are a classification of manlift often found in construction and facility maintenance applications designed to elevate workers and their tools to working heights ranging from 5.9 m (19 ft) to 17.9 (59 ft).
Around the globe, capital cities and large provincial towns are going greener.
As aerial industry standards continue to become more closely aligned worldwide, manufacturers like Genie, who produce scissor lifts (a classification of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) named for their lifting mechanism design — a stack of crossed tubes that work in a scissor-like fashion when the platform is raised and lowered) for global markets are taking a closer look at how requirements in these standards impact machine design and safe use.
It pays to be an expert in the equipment industry.
When looking at a machine’s service and repair from that perspective, downtime costs a rental business big time.
Safety is always job one on aerial worksites.
“We think of BIM as a beginning-to-end concept,” says Josh Lyons, architect for The Thrasher Group, an architecture, engineering and field services company, headquartered in Bridgeport, West Virginia, US.
In today’s competitive market, we, at Genie, know that it is more important than ever for you to establish and earn your rental customers’ respect as a trusted advisor.
Jobsite safety needs to be a priority for contractors, distributors and manufacturers alike.
Telescopic and articulating boom lifts rotate, elevate and extend multiple boom sections to help operators access difficult to reach worksites.
Prior to the introduction of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the 1970s, construction industry professionals relied almost exclusively on ladders and scaffolding to access major work at height projects.