Industry roundup: JLG announces plans for new ultracompact telehandler

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JLG Industries, Inc. has announced a 10-year partnership with AUSA to build its new SkyTrak 3013 ultracompact telehandler, extending the company’s telehandler portfolio.

The company says the SkyTrak 3013 telehandler is designed to meet the needs of landscapers, small industrial work and agricultural applications, and the machine weighs approximately 5,300 lbs. with a load capacity of 2,700 lbs. and a 13-foot lift height. The company says its light weight allows for transport on small tow-behind trailers.

The company adds that the new model also features 4-wheel drive, two-wheel rear steer, a hydrostatic drive system and two coupler options, which are all supported by a Kubota V-1505 diesel engine with 30.8 horsepower.

“JLG is excited to announce this partnership with AUSA, a manufacturer with more than 60 years of experience in the design of compact industrial equipment,” says Rogerio dos Santos, senior director of engineering for JLG. “Coupled with JLG’s innovation in the access industry, including proven success in the telehandler market, the two companies are poised to build a product that is more versatile and harder working than competitive models.”

The company says the SkyTrak 3013 is built to be the best solution for handling and transporting materials in small spaces, and when compared to skid steers, the company says this ultracompact machine will offer better reach into truck beds and trailers and over obstacles.

The company adds that the cab design is also spacious, and the placement of the boom will give operators a 360-degree view.

“The partnership between AUSA and JLG to build the SkyTrak 3013 celebrates two global leaders in the telehandler business coming together to fill a need in the North American marketplace,” says Ramon Carbonell, chief executive officer of AUSA. “We are proud of our legacy in this market and pleased to partner with a company that is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment.”

The company says the SkyTrak 3013 will be available with a variety of options, including open and fully enclosed cabs, a cold weather package, work lights, universal skid steer coupler and a variety of tires.

“This partnership and the new SkyTrak 3013 from JLG are forged in a combined experience of more than 110 years between the two companies,” added dos Santos. “Customers can expect a machine that is ready to tackle jobs that skid steers can’t, and one that’s backed by JLG’s warranty, parts and service expertise.”

JLG plans to launch the SkyTrak 3013 at The ARA Show in Orlando in February.

Greenworks Tools names new president of North America

Greenworks Tools announced the addition of Brian McCarthy as its president of North America.

The company says McCarthy has spent over 35 years in the consumer products industry with a large part of his experience centered on managing the sales and marketing efforts of some of the country’s most well-regarded tool companies. Greenworks adds that McCarthy has a great depth of experience in the lawn and garden, power tool and hand tool categories.

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“We are very excited to start the new year by bringing on a great leader in Brian McCarthy,” says Yin Chen, CEO of Greenworks Tools. “Throughout his career, Brian has demonstrated the ability to grow brands on a national level, all while building strong relationships with customers and his teams internally. His experience with outdoor power tools and hand tools makes him an excellent choice to lead Greenworks’ North American business unit as we continue our rapid growth.”

Greenworks says that McCarthy is well-regarded for his leadership ability, most recently acting as the vice president of sales for RZ Industries. At RZ, McCarthy successfully introduced and placed new lines of products in many national level sales channels, including Lowe’s.

“I couldn’t be prouder to join a company that is committed to producing the most innovative, sustainable products in the cordless outdoor power equipment industry,” says McCarthy. “What Yin and the team at Greenworks have done to this point is nothing short of amazing. As the trend of lithium-ion power continues to flourish both in consumer and commercial applications, Greenworks is positioned for rapid growth and continued success.”

Star Roses and Plants introduces miniature Knock Out Rose

Star Roses and Plants has announced the launch of the first ever miniature Knock Out Rose, the Petite Knock Out.

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A miniature version of the original Knock Out Rose, Star Roses and Plants says the Petite Knock Out delivers a whole new level of versatility to the rose market. The company says it also has the same flowering ability, bright color and easy maintenance as the Knock Out Rose, just in a smaller size.

“The Petite Knock Out is perfect for the landscape, garden and containers,” says Layci Gragnani, rose brand manager at Star Roses and Plants. “Its versatility, ultra-compact form and staying power make it perfect for growers, retailers, landscapers and home gardeners.”

The company says the Petite Knock Out has non-fading, bright red flowers on top of unique, dark and shiny green foliage, and breakthrough breeding also makes this rose extremely black spot resistant. The mature plants are 18” tall and hardy to zone 5.

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