Hinowa TeleCrawler22 in line to win European Rental Award

The Hinowa TeleCrawler22 telescopic spider boom lift has been shortlisted for the Rental Product of the Year Award in the European Rental Awards.

The platform, available from Hinowa’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, Access Platform Sales (APS), is the first crawler spider platform to offer all-electric drive.

This eliminates hydraulic drive systems that can cause ground contamination if there is an oil spillage and gives the platform an IP67 waterproof rating for operation across muddy and dusty ground.

Ground-breaking standards

The Hinowa TeleCrawler22 is one of six products and only two access platforms shortlisted in the Rental Product of the Year category of the prestigious European Rental Awards.

APS Managing Director Steve Couling said: “We’re delighted that the innovation and performance advantages embodied in the TeleCrawler telescopic spider platform concept have been recognised.

“We’re also very pleased for Hinowa which continues to build its reputation for leading the tracked platform and plant market in terms of introducing new ideas and capabilities based on customer need.

“The Hinowa TeleCrawler22 brings together a range of novel solutions that the European Rental Awards judges have rightly recognised as ground-breaking and setting standards for others to follow.”

Productivity boost

The Hinowa TeleCrawler22 boom lift, launched in 2021, has a maximum working height of 22m and outreach of 12.5m, along with smart technology designed to boost productivity and sustainability.

As with the TeleCrawler13, launched in 2020, the TeleCrawler22 Lithium has all-electric drive motors. Eliminating hydraulic drive greatly reduces the risk of oil spills, a pollution concern for both indoor and outdoor operations.

It includes a new one-touch ‘go back’ function, available across the TeleCrawler range, that automatically takes the platform back to the previous working position. A one-touch ‘go home’ button also lowers the boom to the stowed position.

As with like Hinowa articulating spider platforms, a one controller can lift or lower the TeleCrawler22 in a vertical plane between 7m and 18m of height for easy operation up the sides of structures.

Narrow jack outriggers

Not having the knuckle swing of an articulating boom, gives it an advantage during low-level outreach. The stick boom is also fast and easy to get to height, with a simple point-and-go controller.

The TeleCrawler22 is designed specifically to operate in confined spaces, with outriggers that can be ‘narrow jacked’ on one side.

This creates a footprint the same size as a Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 Performance IIIS articulating boom with no loss of performance when working to the front or the wide-jacked side.

Two versions of the Hinowa TeleCrawler22 are available, with two power options for both – full lithium electric battery power, with all-electric drive, and a bi-energy version that combines a diesel engine and lithium batteries.

Ultra-compact design

The TeleCrawler22S has an unrestricted basket capacity of 230kg. The TeleCrawler22N is 225kg lighter and has a 230kg capacity to an outreach of 11m and a 136kg capacity to an outreach of 12.5m.

In both cases, the platform’s highly flexible articulating jib is fully-functional at full outreach.

With the basket removed, the TeleCrawler22 has a stowed width of just 880mm. Track width can be increased, at a touch of a button, to 1180mm for additional tracking stability.

Hinowa finds out if it has won the overall Rental Product of the Year Award at the 15th European Rental Awards, taking place during the European Rental Association convention in Riga, Latvia, on 15th June 2022.

Want to know more about TeleCrawler22 and the TeleCrawler13 telescopic spider cherry pickers? Call APS today: 01480 891251.