Trenton, NJ - February 25, 2010:
Vehicle Technologies, Inc., (Vetex),
a manufacturer of Omni-Directional Vehicles with military and commercial applications, announced today that it has begun production of an Airtrax branded SIDEWINDER Omni-Directional Lift Truck.
The current model SIDEWINDER features upgraded software which affords the benefits of greater ease of operation, longer battery shift life, and reduced roller wear. It also includes the introduction of more reliable sensor technology for even longer maintenance free operation, and a new operator interface with improved functionality and extended onboard diagnostic capabilities.
The new SIDEWINDER is being distributed through Lift Works, Inc. of West Chicago, IL (www.liftworksinc.com
) and H & E Equipment Services (www.he-equipment.com
) of Las Vegas NV.
Nicholas Fenelli, President of Vetex said "Airtrax, Inc, began manufacturing the first versatile and reliable model of the SIDEWINDER Lift Truck in 2005 and continued to market it until its closing in 2008. We are extremely happy to bring this exciting product back to the marketplace, It is a product that has many niche applications in materials handling and we intend to market the product widely to uncover those areas where customers will most benefit from the SIDEWINDER's increased maneuverability, maintenance free operation, and low total cost of ownership."About Lift Works, Inc.
Lift Works, Inc. is dedicated to providing reliable equipment, on time delivery, fast, responsive service and a continually renewed dedication to excellence. We are pleased to provide new and used Skyjack, Genie, Airtrax, and Snorkel brand equipment, and are proud to announce that we are a dealer for Snorkel. Lift Works is committed to providing the best service with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. About H & E Equipment Services:
H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) is a full service, integrated industrial and construction equipment company. As one of the largest integrated equipment services companies in the United States focused on heavy construction and industrial equipment, H&E Equipment Services rents, sells and provides parts and service support for four core categories of specialized equipment: (1) hi-lift or aerial platform equipment; (2) cranes; (3) earthmoving equipment; and (4) industrial lift trucks. In addition to Airtrax, other forklift brands represented by H&E are: Yale, Taylor, Manitou, Princeton, LiftKing, CombiLift and Aislemaster." Visit www.he-equipment.com
for more information.About Vetex, Inc.:
A U.S.-based developer of Omni-Directional Technology and system integrator, Vetex designs and manufactures Omni-Directional Wheels, Drive Systems, and Vehicles for Materials Handling, Robotic Mobility, Aviation Ground Support and Medical Equipment, Vetex is the exclusive licensee of the Airtrax patented low vibration roller design and various registered trademarks. Omni-Directional Wheels using Airtrax patented technology are manufactured exclusively by Vetex. The nearly maintenance-free drive systems designed by Vetex reduce maintenance costs, delivering cost efficiencies to companies both large and small.
For more information and to view a must-see product demonstration, visit www.airtrax.com
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