Asset Management Forces New Look at Managers’ Roles
In response to the current economy, the role of equipment managers is evolving, shifting from a maintenance and machine focus to a financial and asset focus. Mike Vorster, a fleet management and organizational development consultant, divides the responsibilities into a hexagon: acquisition and disposal; compliance and risk management; production interface and logistics; field maintenance operations; shop and yard operations; and fleet and asset management.
Low-Level Access Equipment Roundup
Rental companies have a wider potential customer base.
Many models of low-level access equipment were featured at this year’s CONEXPO. This niche market fills the needs of many applications, including mechanical and electrical fitting, heating and ventilation installation, facilities maintenance and much more.
New models feature safety improvements and greater efficiency.
As lift manufacturers have reengineered their equipment, customers find that they have more accessibility in small spaces, enhanced safety features and less maintenance. Jeff Ford, global product parent at JLG, cites improved equipment that utilizes direct electric drive, reduces the number of leak points and improves productivity as some of the ways JLG has reengineered their equipment. Check out other new compact lift features.