Celebrating a remarkable and long-established industry

Going up in the World, an insightful new book authored by Denis Ashworth and recently published by Vertikal Press, provides a unique insight into the history and development of the powered access industry. The book traces the background of Simon Engineering Dudley, one of the pioneer companies in the powered access business. Featuring well-documented overviews of each stage of new product development, including the commercial and technical challenges faced, as well as rare photos of the earliest mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), this book is a gem for modern-day engineers researching how the challenges of the past were met. Email info@vertikal.net for a copy.

Did you know??
The first JLG aerial work platform was built in 1970 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, with a crew of 20 workers. Many of the basic design elements of that original lift are still being incorporated into JLG products today as JLG develops innovative products to help customers worldwide to be more productive and work more safely. JLG powered access equipment and telehandlers are available to the South African market exclusively through Eazi Sales and Services.

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