Altec Articles

The Exciting Advance of 5G in Australia

While 2020 has consisted mainly of uncertainty and bad news, the 5G rollout in Australia has progressed and promises an exciting future. The new technology will provide mobile users with greater data speed, lower latency for increased responsiveness, and an ability to have more devices connected at once. To date, the rollout has featured the […]

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ATO Asset Write-Off Eases Equipment Purchases

The Coronavirus pandemic has posed operating and investing challenges for many Australian businesses, leading to a period of great uncertainty. Fortunately, there are new opportunities on the horizon, and Altec is pleased to be able to support our customers with their product and service needs.   In efforts to reduce the pandemic’s economic impact, the Australian Government and Australian Tax Office (ATO) have announced various stimulus and recovery efforts. The ATO announced […]

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Choosing the EWP for Your Work Application

Are you in need of an elevated work platform (EWP)? There are a few things to consider if you have been assigned the not-so-simple task of selecting the EWP for your company. If you are a first-time buyer, or relatively new to the industry, this guide serves as a great starting point to help you […]

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Track-Mounted Borer for  Tight Access &  Rough Terrain

The  DB41B is a track-mounted pole borer that provides easy access to confined work areas. Built to serve the electrical utility and telecom markets, the DB41B provides best-in-class lifting and digging capacities, while also delivering multi-functioning speed and performance. The unit can easily set and service poles up to 16 m and lift up to […]

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Altec Joins Arboriculture Australia

Altec is excited to join Arboriculture Australia, a registered not-for-profit membership-based organisation, which focuses on raising standards and safety in the vegetation management industry. Altec joins our customers, Active Tree Services, Eastern Tree Services (ETS), TreeServe, Ausgrid, and Citywide, in becoming an Arboriculture Australia member company. For Altec, the Arboriculture Australia membership allows us to […]

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The Altec Rebuild Process

Australian law dictates that Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs) and pole borers must be rebuilt once the equipment is ten years old and every five years after that. Altec conducts rebuilds on all brands and models of EWPs and pole borers. If the unit is not built by Altec, we work with the original manufacturer to […]

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10 Reasons Renting from Altec Can Benefit Your Business

Renting equipment can be a cost-effective way for businesses to obtain the equipment they need without a long-term financial commitment. This allows them to maintain capital and take on profitable projects. Selecting a company to rent from is just as, if not more, important than choosing the equipment required for the job. For instance, if […]

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Flexible Solutions in a Dynamic Industry

The Australian utilities sector is more dynamic than ever. While constant change might be great fodder for newspaper and magazine articles, it can be a headache for market operators. In this article, we explore some of the most poignant market trends and understand how Altec – insulated EWP, crane borer, and specialty equipment manufacturer – […]

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Top 5 Altec Parts Questions

Altec Australia is ready and able to serve your new and replacement parts needs. As the only authorized dealer of genuine Altec replacement parts, you can be assured that you will receive parts that meet the required Altec Quality and Engineering standards. Below are some frequently asked questions from our customers about parts. Do I […]

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Managing the Environment Around Powerlines

Australian electric utilities are faced with the incredible challenge of managing powerlines that are located in conditions as varied as the dry, arid desert to windy, wet coastal regions. Each region has a unique environment for powerline infrastructure, which requires different solutions. After another long, hot summer, vegetation management is at the top of the […]

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