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Using Technology to Eliminate Aerial Device Overloads

Knowing bucket capacity and understanding how to read a jib load chart are two critical elements of aerial device operation. While both tasks are fairly straightforward, it is crucial to stay within the allowable capacity of the unit. The platform capacity and material-handling capacity provided by the manufacturer are not recommendations – they are absolute maximum capacities that ensure the machine is not overloaded.

Using Technology to Eliminate Aerial Device Overloads

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Technology

Before the City of Springfield, Illinois, merged all of its fleet operations and implemented garage management software, the utility fleet used to log important information via a low-tech method.“The ...
When it comes to spec’ing vehicles, the absence of an effective, proactive strategy often results in a significant number of units being purchased from dealer stock, rather than ordered from the facto...
Ask utility fleet professionals about their biggest challenge, and many will say that it’s recruiting – and keeping – good, young mechanics.That's because you have to compete with OEMs, local truck ce...

Green Fleets

New Jersey-based Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has a little over 500 bucket trucks in its fleet. Of those, 327 have some degree of electrification. That might mean an original Bohlin...
Remember the days when fuel consumption was likely to be documented on a clipboard near the pump?Chris Lindquist does, too. Lindquist, who spent almost 30 years managing fleet and fleet operations for...
When utility fleets use telematics as intended, the benefits of the technology can be wide-ranging. Each asset, each mile driven and each minute spent idling generate data and insight that tell a stor...

New Products

Bigfoot Construction Equipment now offers an outrigger pad made of their custom composite beneath a strong wooden pad. This layering process enables the wood to last longer since the plastic composite...
The Go Industries Grille Guard for the C4500-6500 (ET005) features no cutting or drilling. Designed with the tilt body in mind, this piece will articulate forward for easy hood access. Our locking mec...
Hino Trucks is taking ownership value to new heights with an unprecedented move in warranty.Effective immediately, 2020 model year Hino vehicles equipped with an Allison transmission will include a fi...

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