About AIRO & Applied Machinery Sales


AIRO, with its headquarters in Italy, began production on its first fork lifts in 1980. By the early 1990’s AIRO entered the aerial platform business and quickly the name AIRO became synonymous with innovative designs in the self-propelled platform industry.

AIRO has always adopted the strictest European and international standards on safety, and invests heavily on guaranteeing the safety of its end users. The investment made when buying an AIRO platform includes the cost of ensuring that personnel will be working in complete safety. AIRO platforms are sound, solid and safe, and will pay back with years of reliable service. AIRO is an IPAF member.

AIRO Models available to the US market include: scissors, articulating boom, crawler boom (spiders), vertical mast, stock pickers and telescopic lifts. AIRO platforms are powered by battery, diesel or battery/diesel (bi-energy) and offer various heights, configurations and footprints.

Applied Machinery Sales (AMS) imports, sells, and distributes world-class heavy equipment for the construction, agriculture and rental industries.  Since its start in 2010, when it was named the official importer for Merlo Telehandlers for the U.S., AMS has added AIRO self-propelled manbaskets (AWP/MEWPs), and VF-Venieri earthmoving equipment to its lineup. All machines are available through direct sales and a growing dealer network.

Dealer, floorplanning, and retail financing opportunities are available.