ABLE Equipment Purchases ReachMaster Falcon FS170T

In 2013, Steve Laganas, owner of ABLE Equipment, decided he wanted something in his fleet that gave him an edge.

📅   Tue September 06, 2016 - Northeast Edition #18
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The ReachMaster Falcon FS170T boasts 170 ft. (52 m) of working height and standard double door access. The lift weighs less than 30,000 lbs. (13,607 kg) and is track based.
The ReachMaster Falcon FS170T boasts 170 ft. (52 m) of working height and standard double door access. The lift weighs less than 30,000 lbs. (13,607 kg) and is track based.

In 2013, Steve Laganas, owner of ABLE Equipment, decided he wanted something in his fleet that gave him an edge. He also saw the growing demand for access applications that required significant working height yet had extreme size and weight restrictions. In order to accommodate the growing demand for these types of lifts, ABLE Equipment decided to purchase its first atrium/compact lifts.

In August 2013, ABLE Equipment took delivery of its first ReachMaster Falcon: the Falcon FS105. Since, then an additional seven Falcons have joined the fleet, including the FS95, FS138 and now the new FS170T. In addition, ABLE also has added several Bluelifts to its fleet, including a B59 and a couple of B72s.

Compact lifts have slowly changed how entire industries work today. Window cleaners no longer hang from a rope, but have their feet safely planted in a basket while gaining a much larger working range. Large facilities like airports, convention centers or shopping malls no longer have to close down an entire section for weeks to erect scaffolding, but can move lifts in and out of the area to conduct work during off hours. And tree care professionals no longer have to climb hazardous old dead trees in back yards because they can't get their bucket trucks in, but can work from a compact lift next to the tree.

Any combination between limited access/ground pressure restrictions and a need for significant work height represents a prime application for compact lift equipment. Additionally, the horizontal outreach solves common problems such as reaching out over escalators, openings to floors below and reaching up and over permanent installations.

The ReachMaster Falcon FS170T in North America boasts 170 ft. (52 m) of working height and standard double door access. The lift weighs less than 30,000 lbs. (13,607 kg) and is track based. It has 52 ft. (15.8 m) of outreach, batteries/diesel engine combo, auto-setting outriggers and a 20 ft. (6 m) double jib for up-and-over reach.

“ReachMaster lifts are one of my best niche items, they have tremendous ROI and I'm renting them not just regionally, but nationally, Laganas said.

ReachMaster president Ebbe Christensen said, “Both Steve Laganas and ABLE Equipment exude innovation and are constantly looking outside of the box to serve their customers at the highest levels and compete in the market not just today, but for many years to come. We are very grateful for their partnership and support of ReachMaster over the years.”

For two decades ABLE Equipment Rental has been providing equipment rentals and service to construction, facility management and many other heavy industries. Its diverse fleet includes aerial lifts (scissors, booms and compact), forklifts, compressors, generators, earth movers, mini-cranes, temperature control equipment and much more.

ReachMaster is a leading provider of compact aerial equipment and material handling products and offers a large portfolio of compact aerial equipment in North America from 16 to 170 ft. (4.8 to 21.8 m) work height. By using cutting-edge technology the equipment provides solutions to tough access problems and a lucrative ROI for the rental industry.