Compact Equipment

JAN 2019

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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16 Compact Equipment JANUARY 2019 Skyjack Helps Veterans STEP Back into the Workforce Linamar Corp.'s Skyjack division entered its fifth year with the Service to Employment Program (STEP), which caters to helping U.S. veterans transition from active duty into rewarding careers as service technicians. STEP is a two- tiered program where veterans receive technical training in a nine-week pro- gram, which includes basic training, supplier training and on-the-job training. The end goal is eventual job placement by United Rentals. Service trainers from OEMs like Skyjack participate. For more info, visit skyjack.com . The PS 1 Portable Vacuum Lifting System is the perfect solu- tion for smaller lifting challenges that come up daily on jobsites or in the shop. Designed for interior and exterior applications, the patent-pending PS 1 can lift up to 1,700 lbs and is a great companion to small equipment such as mini skid steers, skid steers, mini excavators, forklifts and small cranes. This unique attachment is lightweight and completely portable. It is designed to lift concrete, marble, granite, metal, steel, iron and thick plas- tic materials with a 3-ft maximum lift height. It's powered by a 12-volt, 22-amp/hour rechargeable battery with six to eight hours run time. For more info, visit booth O31229 at World of Concrete or vacuworx.com. CHECK OUT A PORTABLE VACUUM LIFTING ATTACHMENT AT THE VACUWORX WOC BOOTH JLG Financial Offers Retail Customers Fast, One-Stop Financing JLG Industries Inc., a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and tele- handlers, recently announced a new full-service retail lending program. It offers 100 percent financing with flexible payment plans to support rental houses with the sale of new or used equipment (any make or model) including both recondi- tioned and certified equipment to end-users, and it allows borrowers to choose from a variety of flexible financing options. Customers applying for financing can easily get credit decisions in under two hours. For more info, visit jlg.com . Serious Labs Extends Partnership with United Rentals for VR Simulator Training Serious Labs, a market leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for operator training of equipment, recently announced an extension of its partnership with United Rentals. VR simulation developed by Serious Labs is being deployed by United Rentals as part of its blended learning model for mobile elevated work platform operator certification courses. This model debuted on Nov. 28, 2018, when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training center with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada. For more info, visit seriouslabs.com . COOL TOOL MONTH OF THE REPORTS

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