The Lift & Access Showcase and Symposium has been set for Nov. 8 and 9 at West World in Scottsdale, Ariz. Now open to the whole industry, the Showcase will feature a product class review, an educational symposium, an equipment demonstration area, a vendor’s pavilion, and the Maximum Capacity Media Events Crane Operator Rodeo.
The Equipment Showcase was developed in the mid-1990s by Guy Ramsey, president of Maximum Capacity Media, in order for buyers to look at features and benefits of each machine in a specific product class in a side-by-side comparison. Ramsey has reviewed hundreds of pieces of lifting equipment over the years.
This year all attendees will be able to sit in on product walk-arounds and ask questions. The equipment slated for review includes 60-foot self-propelled boomlifts of any power source and boom configuration, entry-level compact track-mounted aerial lifts and compact telescopic handlers. Qualified attendees can register for free at www.liftshowcase.com/register.
The tentative education agenda includes:
- The Hard Facts: Rebuilding Equipment vs. Buying New – Mike Vorster, the David H. Burrows professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, will compare the costs of investing in new equipment vs. rebuilt machines, including cost of labor, warranties, resale values, and tax implications;
- Telematics 101: A Guide to Better Understanding Tracking Technology;
- Tier-4 Engines: Deciphering Fact From Fiction – a panel comprising engine producers and OEM engineers will discuss the realities of Tier-3 and Tier-4 requirements, and what is needed to stay in compliance;
- OSHA Crane Regulations and their effect on the rental industry – Ron Overton, of Overton Safety Training will help attendees sort through new OSHA crane regulations. He will discuss when a telehandler is considered a crane and how new regulations will affect companies that rent cranes;
- Telehandler attachments – OEMs will make brief presentations on the availability and use of telehandler attachments, reviewing rental and sales opportunities for this growing segment.
Qualified attendees including rental companies, service facilities, equipment owners, operators and more can sign up for free; non-qualified attendees may attend for $595.