LiuGong used the 2020 ARA Rental Show in Orlando, Florida to launch two new Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) into North America.
At the show, LiuGong introduced its LSC0607DE, which features a 5.8 metre platform and 8 metre working height, as well as its LSC1012DE with a 10 metre platform and 12 metre working height.
Graziano Cassinelli, LiuGong’s global director of rental & used equipment, explained the company introduced the two scissor lifts as part of its focus on the rental industry.
“Mobile Elevating Work Platforms are the critical tool for rental customers to work safely above ground level,” Cassinelli said. “China is predicted to become the largest market for MEWP in the near future. We are pleased to be able to leverage the scale of the China market for the benefit of our customers in North America and Europe.”
Both lifts are CE certified and comply with ANSI standards; offering the safety and stability that customers require in the North American market.
Ken Biediger, LiuGong’s forklift division president, explained introducing the MEWPs at The Rental Show helped the manufacturer gain feedback from dealers and perspective users.
“So far, we’ve had a good reaction. We feel very positive it’s going to be a successful product for us,” Biediger said.
Biediger explained concerns gathered from the North American market so far are relatively minor, like possible chafing of wiring harnesses.
“We’re going to address those couple of things that don’t meet the market requirements, but it’s easy stuff to fix,” Biediger said.
LiuGong plans to launch a total of four products into the North American market in the coming months and will also start offering MEWP products in the Asia Pacific region and Europe in the near future.
“Initially, we’re bringing in the electric drive models. We’ll bring in hydraulic drive machines as well, and at some point, we’ll get into the articulated and man booms sometime as well. But we’re starting with just the scissors,” Biediger said.