Able Equipment Rental, based in Deer Park, N.Y., has imported the first ReachMaster Falcon FS170T in North America. The machine, which has 170 feet of working height, is only 4 feet wide and weighs less than 30,000 pounds. The recent delivery of the machine gives Able Equipment Rental the largest and most diverse fleet of ReachMaster lifts available for rent in North America, the company said.

Able Equipment owner Steve Laganas saw a growing demand for access applications that required significant working height but was able to deal with size and weight restrictions. In August 2013, Able Equipment took delivery of its first ReachMaster Falcon, the Falcon FS 105. The company has since added seven more Falcons, including the FS 95, FS 138, and now the FS 170T. In has also added Bluelifts, including a B59 and a couple of B72s.

The track-based FS 170T has 52 feet of outreach, a combination battery and diesel engine, auto-setting outriggers and a 20-foot double jib for up-and-over reach.

“ReachMaster lifts are one of my best niche items, they have tremendous ROI and I’m renting them not just regionally, but nationally,” said Laganas.