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New Radio Remote with LMAP Display Enhances Operator Awareness

Altec Boom Truck Cranes and Dual Rated units are known for their many safety features, and this new offering is no different. Altec’s new radio remote now displays the same critical information that operators have come to rely on with the Altec …

Altec Manufacturing Plant Honored with 2015 United Way Spirit of Community Award

Altec, Inc. is excited to announce that the St. Joseph Manufacturing Plant was recently honored with the 2015 United Way Spirit of Community Award. The award honors one exemplary business each year for outstanding community service and support of United …

TDA58: Altec’s Tracked Aerial Device for the Tree Care Industry

Introducing Altec’s TDA58, our most versatile aerial device yet. The insulating (category C) tracked aerial device is ruggedly designed and major component protected for use in the tree care, utility and construction industries. The telescopic double articulating aerial device provides …

From Henry to Taiichi to Chuck:
Manufacturing in the Custom Economy

We provide products and services to electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. A large piece of what we do is manufacture truck bodies for bucket trucks, digger derricks, mobile cranes, and the like. Which is …

Altec Co-op Designs Medical Tent for The University of Alabama

“The challenge was to deliver the most working space while maintaining a small footprint, develop a system that could be quickly deployed by a single person,” said Patrick Powell, a past co-op and now full-time engineer at Altec’s body manufacturing …

Altec Launches New Fully Hydraulic Digger Derrick Series

Introducing Altec’s new fully hydraulic derrick series, the DH45H, DH48H and DH50H. The Altec “H” Series derrick is a fully hydraulic derrick that incorporates a high-flow piston pump into the hydraulic system. The variable displacement pump generates a maximum flow …

Altec Announces the Release of DT105

Altec is pleased to announce the release of the DT105. The DT105 is the largest derrick in the DT Series, boasting a sheave height of 105 feet. The DT105 can be used for a wide variety of applications, but is …

No Engine. No Problem.

Altec Announces New Engineless Chipper. We are excited to announce the launch of the DRM12he engineless chipper. This 12 inch controlled-feed drum style chipper is operated with hydraulic power from the tow vehicle creating a Modular Production System (MPS), thus …

2015 Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Championship

The AC45-127S at the 2015 Crane Operator and Rigger Championship was held at ICUEE on September 29. 2015. Altec was honored to host the 2015 Crane Operator and Rigger Skills Championship held at this year’s International Utility and Construction Equipment …

Altec AC40-152S Dual-Rated Boom Truck Named 2015 LLEAP Award Winner

As featured in the November-December issue of Lift and Access   The Results are in: 2015 LLEAP Award Winners Named Lift and Access originally introduced the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards to recognize products, components, and …

10 Reasons You Might Need a Bucket Truck

There are a number of uses for bucket trucks, including the ones listed in this article. Various industries use bucket trucks, digger derricks and cranes on a daily basis. Determine your need, know your equipment, operate safely and have fun! …

Used Digger Derricks – To Buy or Not to Buy?

The time has come to purchase a digger derrick for the business; however, buying a new one is out of the question. The only option left is to purchase used Digger Derricks. There are questions as to whether the business …

Made in America

For more than 85 years, Altec has proudly provided equipment and services to electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, contractor and lights and signs companies in the United States of America. With the recent Fourth of July holiday, we reflect on the …

Altec Aerial Platform Inspection – To Repair or Replace?

Improper platform inspection and maintenance can put you and your crew at risk and could lead to serious injury. Inspecting the platform for wear and damage is an important step in the pre-operational check, which should be completed every shift. …

How to Make Sound Equipment Decisions

Key Considerations for New and Used Bucket Truck Purchasing Deciding whether to buy a new or used bucket truck comes down to two things: what you need and what you can pay. Finding a balance between needs and costs may …

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