Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

Serious Labs, a leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment, announced that for the first time an internationally accredited course in commercial heavy equipment training can be completed via simulator. Operators may now receive their PAL+ operator training, an extension of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Powered Access License (PAL), through Serious Labs' VR Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) simulator.

With just a few months to go before the new ANSI A92 standards are officially in effect, the access industry is still in preparation mode. Aerial manufacturers are putting the final touches on new machine design and safety features and, along with professional organizations, are dedicating time and energy to training for best MEWP operating practices.

Pettibone has announced its entry into the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) market and is debuting a total of 13 models with work heights ranging from 18.4 to 46 ft. (5.6 to 14 m). Offered in electric or hydraulic drive configurations, Pettibone's ANSI A92.20 compliant lifts provide personnel with reliable solutions for safely working at height in indoor or outdoor applications.

Manitou added a 60-ft. articulated mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) for the United States and Canada. The Manitou ATJ 60 MEWP brings the product lineup to four articulated diesel, two articulated electric and four straight boom diesel models for the North American market.

Manitou is now offering four straight boom mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in North America — the Manitou TJ 65, TJ 65+, TJ 80+ and TJ 85. Top features of these new models include smooth platform operation, three steering modes and the ability to make four simultaneous movements.