Lifting Equipment Manufacturers Recognized for Innovation

November 9, 2011

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Access Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access magazine, honor innovative products introduced between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011. The awards are judged by a group of nine experts in the crane, aerial lift, and material-handling fields as well as the Lift and Access editorial staff.

22 products in five categories were scored based on their innovation, influence, leadership, and benefits. These categories include aerial lifts; material handlers; cranes; OEM features/essential components for OEMs; and aftermarket support products and services.

Ten products received Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards in their respective categories. A summary of the winners follows.


•    Terex Crossover 6000 Boom Truck (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

•    Eaton LifeSense Hose Condition Monitoring System (Support Products & Services)


•    JLG 1500SJ Boom Lift (Aerial Lift)

•    Xtreme XR2450 T elehandler (Material Handlers)

•    OEM Data Delivery Multi-Pump Fluid Data Tracker (Aftermarket Support Products or



•    Skako Lift Bluelift BL72 Track-Mounted Aerial (Aerial Lifts)

•    Manitou ML T 625 T elehandler (Material Handlers)

•    Cargotec Hiab XS 622 Knuckleboom Crane (Cranes)

•    Firestone DuraForce MH Tire for Telehandlers (OEM Features/Essential Components for


•    TireSocks ForkSocks Fork Covers (Aftermarket Support Products & Services)


Finalists in each category also were recognized for their innovative products. They include the Genie RT69 scissor lift; Haulotte Compact 3947E scissor lift; JLG 340 AJ boom lift; Palfinger WT 1000 truck-mounted aerial lift; Caterpillar TH514 telehandler; JCB 512-56 Loadall telehandler; Elliott 36127F boom truck; Sany SRC860XL rough-terrain crane; Link-Belt Pulse operating system; Perkins 400F diesel engine; HBC-radiomatic Spectrum D radio remote control; and CasterSocks wheel covers from TireSocks.


In addition to the Lift and Access staff, the following industry professionals judged the 2011 LLEAP Awards:

Jennifer DuBose-Lombard, owner, Lizzy Lift Inc.

Michael Harrison Jr., principal partner, Harrison Crane Service

Bill Hindman, president, Industrial Marketing Systems

Patrick Hong, general manager, Genfor Lease Pte Ltd.

Jesse Rodriguez, regional manager, Gulf States, Trico Lift

Steve Shaughnessy, senior international management consultant, Copernicus International Consulting Ltd.

Erika Sims, vice president of sales, Sims Crane & Equipment Co.

Jeff Stachowiak, national director of safety training, Sunbelt Rentals

Lance Sullivan, fleet product and service manager, Sunstate Equipment Co.