February 2018 news

Manitou enters North American MEWP market
Manitou announces a new line of diesel and electric mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) for North America.

Skyjack launches Elevate: more than telematics
Skyjack is disrupting the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets.

Komatsu America to purchase Pine Bush Equipment
East Coast distributor purchase continues to support long-term distributor growth and customer satisfaction goals.

Kubota Engine America introduces 1,000-hour oil change interval
Longer oil change interval applies to specific Kubota engine models; new models introduced at The Rental Show.

Industrial Truck Association names new chairman 
Scott Johnson, vice president of CLARK, takes up the gavel.

New Takeuchi dealer for north New Jersey
Durante Rentals has been selected as the new Takeuchi dealer for North New Jersey.

Producer Price Indexes increased slightly in January 2018
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.4 percent in January, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported February 15.

Dynapac North America partners with independent reps
Dynapac North America has announced partnerships with seven independent manufacturer representative agencies to provide sales and service to rental customers.

Celebrate 35 years of Point of Rental software
Cash prizes, drink specials and a Drone+VR giveaway at booth 1451 at The Rental Show.

Terex AWP releases 4Q, 2017 financial results
Terex Corporation reported a strong finish to the year, with Q4 net sales of nearly $1.1 billion, a 9.1 percent increase over 2016.

Talbert Manufacturing names top 10 2017 dealers
Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year.

Sunbelt Rentals launches user-friendly web site

The new site features an easier and faster equipment rental experience.

Second year for John Deere’s “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest
Building upon the success of last year's contest, John Deere launched its second "Small Machines. Big Impact." contest

H&E Equipment Services to acquire Rental Inc.
Acquisition expands presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia.

Volvo construction sales up 28 percent in Q4 2017
Full year Volvo CE sales up 31 percent, highest sales in company history.

New equipment line for commercial/rental use
Sneak peek at Generac Pro line coming at The Rental Show 2018.

Crescent Club memberships to dealerships
Ditch Witch honors its top 10 dealerships in 2017.

Morbark names Gold Tier dealers
It recognizes eight of its top equipment dealers, based on their performance during 2017.

Doosan Portable Power adds dealer
Doosan Portable Power recently named Six & Mango Equipment, LLP as an authorized dealer.

New Vanguard single-cylinder engines
Briggs & Stratton introduces the first in a new complete line of single-cylinder horizontal shaft commercial gasoline engines that can easily replace other engine brands in equipment.

PCA annual forecast revealed
Portland Cement Association (PCA) chief economist offers sneak peek: U.S. economy, tax reform, infrastructure key drivers of construction demand in 2018 and beyond.

Point of Rental continues to grow
New staff results in new locations.