April Newsletter

Elliott Equipment Company Introduces Next Generation 65-Foot HiReach Material Handling Aerial Work Platform

Omaha, NE – Elliott Equipment Company is proud to announce its newest HiReach material handling aerial work platform, the L65.

The L65 has been engineered from the ground up as a replacement for Elliott’s L60. Designed to reduce weight, increase reach and lifting capacity, and improve serviceability over the outgoing L60, the L65 provides operators with a high-performance tool that costs less to own and has a smaller carbon footprint.

Key features of the L65 include:

  • 65-foot working height — 3% increase
  • 59-foot side reach — 5% increase
  • 600 lb. platform capacity — 20% increase
  • Over 3,300 lbs. of toolbox capacity on non-CDL chassis — 55% increase
  • 5,900 lb. main boom lift capacity (63% increase at full extension)
  • User choice of single-stick or three-stick remote controls
  • 160-degree platform rotation — 78% increase
  • Stow & Go platform jib with unrestricted 500 lb. capacity
  • Bluetooth remote diagnostics improve serviceability and reduce downtime
  • Short-jack capability with one side vertical outrigger deployment for confined spaces
  • Low profile bed with three-step bumper improves access
  • Integrated tie-down rails and toolbox installation improve flexibility
  • Four plate boom design reduces deflection
  • Lower control station with phone charger
  • Rounded cable carrier reduces chafing and improves serviceability
  • 33% fewer hydraulic fittings reduce potential leaks
  • Automotive-grade electrical harnesses
  • Heavy-duty worm gear for leveling and rotation
  • Reverse mount leveling cylinder increases performance
  • Controls auto slow approaching offside lockout
  • Manifold at upper controls improves serviceability
  • ANSI A92.2 compliant in all modes of operation
  • Backed by lifetime structural warranty

Elliott’s President, Jim Glazer, commented, “We are really excited to introduce this new machine. The L60 was one of our most popular models, and we have listened closely to our customers over the years to design the L65 which offers greater performance, less weight, better ergonomics, and easier serviceability than anything else in its class.”

He added, “We intend to use the L65 as an anchor point for our future HiReach products. We have a robust product pipeline and look forward to introducing several other new class-leading designs in the coming months.”

Founded in 1948 and based in Omaha, Nebraska, Elliott Equipment Company is a leading supplier to the sign and lighting, utility transmission, governmental, truss and mining industries. Elliott offers a range of HiReach and Eline aerials ranging in working height from 48-240 feet, cranes with capacities to 50 tons and digger derricks with tip heights to 115 feet.

L65 HiReach
L65 HiReach
L65 HiReach


“Have been an Elliott customer for over 20 years, equipment is great, and the people are all great friends.” 

- Keith Edwards, COO at Media Resources International (via Facebook comment)

Dianne Yablonski


Dianne Yablonski

What is your job title?

When did you join Elliott?
August 2013

What is your favorite thing about Elliott?
The people and the teamwork atmosphere. Whether internal or external customers, there is a common goal to work together to get the job done. And I enjoy being in the new building and seeing the process streamlined.

What accomplishment at Elliott are you most proud of?
I think twofold - having the tenacity and drive to do whatever is necessary to get the parts needed for a build, and having a really good rapport with my vendors that in turn makes them want to do whatever is necessary to get us parts.

What is your favorite Elliott product and why?
The L65. It’s been fun being in on the initial design stage going through to the build and seeing the process. I’ve liked seeing all the brainstorming to meet the end result of building a quality product at less weight and less cost and all the teamwork to meet that goal.

What are your hobbies?
Golf, bowling, working out, gardening.

What is your all-time favorite movie, TV series or musician?
Seal Team, Swat, and The Equalizer are all TV series I won’t miss. Also love the Food Network.

What is your favorite sports team?
Nebraska Volleyball.

Tell us about your family, pet(s), or give a fun fact about yourself!
My husband and I love Florida and plan to spend our winters there when we retire — spending time with our grandkids, playing golf, riding jet skis and enjoying the beach and lack of snow!


This month we are focusing our safety tip on the importance of weekly inspections.

Routine inspections collect critical information that helps operators, mechanics and fleet managers keep equipment in service and ensure jobs are completed safely.

Daily and weekly checks also allow you to “see around corners” by identifying potential problems before they become serious issues.

daily inspection