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Forklifts, attachments and forklift accessories were among the items featured at this year’s annual American Rental Association trade show and exhibition, that was held Feb. 9 through 12 in Orlando, Florida.
Among the more than 600 exhibitors was Clark Material Handling, based in Lexington, Kentucky, which displayed one of its new pink forklifts that promote breast cancer awareness. The company already has sold 42 of the special pink GEN2 internal combustion pneumatic-tire C25 forklifts. For every sale, a portion of the proceeds is contributed to the Raising Hope cancer research support program.
Dozens of Forklift and Accessories Makers Participated
Also among the exhibitors was Haulotte US/Biljax, which is a subsidiary of the Haulotte Group and is based in Archbold, Ohio. The company displayed its newe HT67 RTJ boom lift, which has a 73.4 foot working height and a 60 foot maximum outreach. It also can be fully extended in just 56 seconds.
Another display featured the Loadall telescopic handler 516-42, from JC Bramford Excavators. It’s the company’s largest telescopic handler to date and features a Tier 4 final 74 horsepower Ecomax engine.
Maniotou BF SA had a booth at the show where it displayed telehandlers, rough-terran forklifts, truck-mounted forklifts and aerial work platforms that it manufactures under its brands Manitou, Mustang, Edge, Gehl and Loc, based in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Also on hand was Man Lift Manufacturing, of Cudahy, Wisconsin, which was promoting its new SHU platform attachment. The vertical extension deck is compact and designed to be attached to scissors lifts. It is meant to replace existing extension decks and boosts worker safety when the lifts are extended to their full heights.
ReachMaster, a maker of compact lifts based in Kingwood, Tennessee, showed its hybrid Bluelift B72 lithium battery/gas engine compact lift.
And Terex Corp.’s Genie unit out of Redmond, Washington, was on hand to talk about its three new 69-inch bi-energy hybrid rough-terrain BE69 electric scissors lifts, which feature job-site versatility and high performance on rough terrain.
Other forklift makers and distributors at the show included Komatsu America Corp, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Heli Americas, of Memphis, Tennessee; Hyundai Construction Equipment, of Norcross, Georgia; and Harlo Products Corp, of Grandville, Michigan.
Biggest Industry Event of the Year
The Rental Show was the American Rental Association’s 58th annual convention and rental trade show and is considered one of the equipment rental industry’s biggest events. It attracted thousands of visitors from all over North America, as well as Europe and Asia.
According to Trade Show Executive magazine, The Rental Show is one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in the US and is ranked on the Trade Show News Networks’ list of the top 250 trade shows in the US.
This year’s event was held at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando. Last year’s event was held in Las Vegas.