Equipment Roundup: Hyundai to build hydrogen-powered excavators; Snorkel to intro longest telescopic boom lift; LiuGong enters U.S. scissor lift market; Landclearing attachments roundup; Can new scissor lift market entrants succeed?

‘Superheated’ scissor lift market spurs new entrants Pettibone, LGMG. Can they succeed?

Craig Paylor, former president of JLG, was looking to add some scissor lifts in 2018 as an additional revenue stream to his truck distribution business. But he couldn’t find any to buy.

“The market was superheated,” he says. “I couldn’t even get anybody to talk to me about selling me scissors.”

He figured that as JLG’s former top executive, if he couldn’t find scissor lifts, others were having problems as well. So he started looking around on the international market, eventually homing in on China, where he knew some new products were being launched.


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Trees, brush – even rocks – are no match for these landclearing attachments

When it’s time to clear some land, contractors have a variety of construction equipment attachments to handle the job.


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LiuGong North America enters U.S. scissor lift market with debut of two models

LiuGong North America says it will launch four new scissor lifts this year to the North American market, including two models launched at the recent American Rental Association show in Orlando.

The move is part of the company’s recently announced rental and used equipment initiative.

The LSC0607DE, with a 5.8-meter platform height, and the 10-meter platform height LSC1012DE are the initial entrees. LiuGong will also start offering mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to the Asia Pacific and European markets in the near future.


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Snorkel to launch world’s longest telescopic boom lift at ConExpo 2020

Snorkel plans to unveil the world’s longest self-propelled telescopic boom lift at ConExpo 2020, with a platform height of 210 feet.

The 2100SJ telescopic boom lift – to be displayed at booth F6962 in the Festival Grounds – would also have the longest horizontal outreach, of 100 feet. It is compliant with new ANSI standards set to take effect March 1 for mobile elevating work platforms, or MEWPs, the company says. Appeals of those standards, however, could delay their effective date.


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Hyundai CE to produce hydrogen-powered excavators, forklifts by 2023

Hyundai Construction Equipment says it has joined forces with Hyundai Motor Group and Hyundai Mobis to develop what it says is the world’s first hydrogen-powered construction equipment.

The three Hyundai entities have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop hydrogen-powered forklifts and medium and large hydrogen-powered excavators, with a 2023 mass production and distribution target deadline.

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Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis will design and manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems, including power packs, and Hyundai Construction Equipment will design, manufacture and evaluate the performance of excavators and forklifts.


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