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May 28, 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

Chris Meinecke Named COO Briggs Equipment USA: Briggs Equipment is proud to announce the promotion of Chris Meinecke to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Briggs USA. Meinecke has been with Briggs for more than 22 years, the last three and half of which he has served as Chief Operating Officer of Briggs UK. In his new role, Meinecke will be responsible for managing all US operations, growing the US business and building the Briggs brand across the country. Read full article

 

Enhanced Electric Lift Truck Series Added to Yale Line-Up for Warehouse, Retail and Industrial Environments: Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced the launch of an upgraded electric rider lift truck series with a capacity of 8,000-12,000 lbs. Designed to make a leading electric lift truck more advanced, the new Yale® ERC080-120VH lift truck series is built to meet and exceed application requirements for warehousing, retail and industrial environments. “The time for converting from internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks to electric lift trucks is now,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. Read full article

 

New AEM English and Spanish Skid Steer Safety E-Books Join Updated Print Manuals: The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has extensively updated its popular Skid Steer Safety Manual and now also offers e-book versions in English and Spanish. Much of the skid steer safety manuals’ text has been rewritten and the graphics have been updated to be more inclusive of all styles of skid steer loaders. The safety information contains several key additions, including new content on Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel hazards and hazards involving masked visibility areas around the machine. Read full article


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Stertil-Koni Research Identifies Seven Critical Steps to Safely Lifting Heavy Duty Work Vehicles in Maintenance Facilities: Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, today announced what its research has shown to be seven key steps that fleets and transit authorities should observe prior to lifting heavy duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities. In making announcement, lift industry veteran and Stertil-Koni president, Dr. Jean DellAmore, stated, “When it comes to using heavy duty vehicle lifts, safety is paramount… Read full article

 

Customer Feedback Results in Tough New Electric Rider Lift Truck Series: Hyster Company announced the launch of the Hyster® E80-120XN electric rider lift truck series — a new generation of electric rider lift trucks resulting from extensive input from customers and operators in the automotive, paper and manufacturing industries. The upgraded 8,000 to 12,000 lbs. capacity lift truck series features new enhancements to deliver better performance, reliability and durability in electric lift truck applications. “We had a great product available, but gathered valuable feedback on how to make it even better,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. Read full article

 

New at ICUEE 2013: Mobile Hydraulics Courses Broaden Industry Education: The latest from ICUEE 2013-The Demo Expo: new mobile hydraulics courses join a growing roster of industry education at the show to provide attendees more options to fit their specific learning needs. ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will be held October 1-3, 2013 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Kentucky. “For 2013 we’ve gathered together more industry perspectives and input; ICUEE is already known as a top-quality show and the result will be an even more well-rounded industry event,” stated Show Director Sara Truesdale Mooney. Read full article


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PSI Announces Successful 4.3L LP Engine Program for Hyundai Forklifts: Clean technology engine supplier Power Solutions International, Inc. (“PSI”) (OTCBB:PSIX) announced successful results for its Tier IV diesel engine replacement program with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. PSI supplies Hyundai with 4.3-liter liquid propane engines for its 7A series 60/70L LPG forklift trucks, supporting production at Hyundai’s manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea. "PSI is delighted to work with Hyundai to power their 7A LPG forklifts," said Gary Winemaster, Chief Executive Officer of PSI. Read full article

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Gehl Introduces The V400, The Largest Skid Loader In The World: Gehl, a leader in compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, is pleased to introduce the all-new, vertical-lift V400 Skid Loader; the largest skid loader in the world. The V400 boasts a rated operating capacity of 4,000 lbs. (1814 kg) and a true vertical lift height of 144” (3647 mm). As the king of all skid loaders, this machine reigns over the largest jobs. The all-new V400 is a true vertical lift machine, which means the lift path follows a vertical line as opposed to an ‘s’ shaped path offered by competitive vertical-lift models. Read full article

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