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|An Overview of the Towable Lift Business Articles | December 14 , 2009
A towable lift is a vertical boom that features either an open bucket or a flat platform that is used to elevate those in the construction or maintenance industries when they must work at a height.
The towable lift is referred to by several names, such as cherry picker, man lift, basket crane, hydraladder, towable aerial lift , and towable boom lift. It is essentially a common type of aerial work platform that features either a flat platform or an open bucket at the end of a hydraulic supporting arm. What makes the towable lift different from other types of aerial work platforms is the fact that it is simply towed behind a truck unlike other units that are self standing and mounted onto trailers.? This article will provide you with everything you need to know about these helpful pieces of equipment.
The towable boom lift features an open bucket in most cases that can be easily worked from. This removes the need for the worker to get out of the machine, which is safer in most cases. There is less risk of falling out of the bucket and because the machine is insulated from electricity due to the rubber tires there is little to no risk of the operator getting an electric shock when working on power lines. The operator in these machines also typically has his own set of controls so getting into precisely the right location to work comfortably and efficiently is easy.
Even though the towable aerial lift was originally used for picking fruits in orchards, thus the name cherry picker, it is now used for a wide variety of applications. Most commonly, they can be found on the side of the street where they are used to work on telephone and power lines. When towns and cities put up Christmas decorations they will often use a towable lift as well. Even many fire engines these days are outfitted with a cherry picker instead of a simple ladder, and they can even be used to clean windows. In popular culture , they can be used during stage shows. For example Michael Jackson used one in some of his shows such as during his 1987 Bad tour.
If you are interested in purchasing towable lifts, you may want to first search for a used towable lift in order to save some money. If you can find a trustworthy seller you can often get a good deal. Use the Internet to your advantage and search for dealers or individual sellers near you who are offering this type of equipment. Although it can be tempting to purchase a machine that is located in another state, it is often not a good idea because if something goes wrong it will be difficult to get in touch with the seller. Buying from a dealer is the best route to take when possible because you have a better chance of getting a good piece of equipment. However, the price will be somewhat higher.
Following trends to higher earnings Marketing Articles | August 3, 2004
Following trends to higher earningsBy Stan Rosenzweig copyright 2004, all rights reserved.Here are two ways to spot marketing trends that can lead you to new financial opportunities and three lessons ...
Following trends to higher earnings
By Stan Rosenzweig copyright 2004 , all rights reserved.
Here are two ways to spot marketing trends that can lead you to new financial opportunities and three lessons you can apply:
Trend spotter #1: Read 10 year and 20 year old books about trends. Learn from history. History repeats itself.
Trend spotter #2: Read the newspapers.
In 1982, in his bestseller Megatrends, John Naisbitt showed himself as a student of history by quoting an even earlier management consultant, Mary Parker Follett, who, in 1904 , identified a key concept in determining trends and market directions. She created "the law of the situation", a concept used today to reinvent businesses faced with key strengths in an eroding market.
Had railroads recognized the law of the situation and understood that they were really in the transportation business, said
Naisbitt, they might have survived the migration of shipping from rail to trucks, even to air. Naisbitt calls railroads the great lesson for business, but there are clearer lessons for the information age. Take telephony. I think the great lesson for us all comes not from railroads , but from telecommunications; specifically, from Western Union.
Most of us know of Alexander G. Bell's historic telephone utterance on March 10, 1876, "Watson! Quick! Get your tail in here." But do you know the other important, but less than famous quote? It seems that only one short year later, Gardiner Greene Hubbard , Bell's future father-in-law and financial partner, offered the whole shebang to Western Union Telegraph Company? As you know, Western Union was as strong and powerful back then as they come, just like the railroads.
According to Sidney H. Aronson, contributor to "The Social Impact of The Telephone", MIT Press , 1977 (another oldie, but goodie, history), Hubbard was turned down cold by Western Union's president William Orton with the words, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy?" Now that's a quote worth remembering.
Don't be too hard on old Orton, though. He wasn't exactly asleep at the switch. Western Union was very successful under Orton. They were the virtual Microsoft of the 19th century.
In fact , by the time Bell and Hubbard had happened along, Western
Union had wired up the whole country and already had developed a new technology to carry written facsimiles of messages (fax).
This, evidently, was for those who wouldn't learn Morse code and wanted a graphical user Windows-like interface.
Undeterred, Bell went on the lecture circuit talking up his concept for a great information super.