Compact Equipment

NOV-DEC 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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50 Compact Equipment NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 That's the milestone number hit by JLG Industries Inc. for production of self-propelled boom lifts. The model 660SJ (No. 250,000th) was built at the company's manufac- turing facility in Shippensburg, Pa. In 2006, JLG celebrated production of its 100,000th North-American-made boom lift. Other historical firsts include introduction of the first oscillating axle technology in 1981, manufacturing the first fuel-cell powered boom lift in 1999 and production of the world's largest self-propelled boom lift, the 1850SJ, in 2014. Delivery of the commemorative lift was made to Skyworks LLC of Buffalo, the same rental company who purchased the 100,000th boom lift in 2006 and the 100,000th JLG telehandler in 2015. For more info, visit jlg.com. That's the number of exhibitors at this year's GIE+EXPO (Green Industry and Equipment Expo), which was held on Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. The show topped the last four years' records in both at- tendance and exhibitors, making it the largest ever for the event and, in fact, one of the largest tradeshows in the United States. More than 24,700 people from around the world attended, representing a 3 percent increase over 2017. And, with 1,000 exhibits, the indoor show floor and Outdoor Demonstration Area were larger than ever. The indoor show floor was 40,000 gross sq ft larger than in 2017, and the Outdoor Demonstration Area covered more than 20 acres. For more info, visit gie-expo.com. That's the number of Manitou North American dealers that got a first look at several new Manitou, Gehl and Mus- tang machines at the company's annual dealer meeting in Milwaukee. The new products ranged from skid and track loaders to telehandlers and mobile elevated work platforms. Dealers had the opportunity to test drive nearly 60 ma- chines. Mustang by Manitou debuted the all-new 1050RT track loader, which will be the most compact model in the product line with a ROPS height of 70 in. and overall width of 48 in. Dealers also got to see the brand-new RS4-14, the smallest telehandler from Gehl. This compact model is just under 60 in. wide, 75 in. tall and can lift up to 4,400 lbs. For more info, visit manitou.com. e s 250,000 298 1,000

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