Paramount Platforms Ltd, one of the UK’s leading spider rental specialists, has placed its biggest ever order for Hinowa spider lifts supplied by Access Platform Sales.
Paramount Platforms is taking nine tracked spider booms in a deal worth over £1million.
They include a lithium battery electric and diesel bi-energy version of the new Hinowa Lightlift 40.18 Performance IIIS.
With a working height of 40m and maximum outreach of 17.5m, it is the biggest platform the Italian manufacturer has ever produced.
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Paramount Platforms Director Lee Kerr said: “We’ve been using Hinowa spider lifts since our inception 13 years ago because they are the best and most user-friendly tracked spider available on the market.
“Our customers like using them because they’re so simple and smooth to operate. We’re strengthening our fleet across the working height range because of customer demand.
“We’re looking forward to being the first rental company in the UK to offer the Hinowa Lightlift 40.18. What’s so good about it is that it has exactly the same operating system as all other Hinowa platforms.
“It may give much greater working height, but it’s still one touch of button to level the platform and away you go. So our customers will have zero difficulty in using it.”
Steve Couling, Managing Director of APS, the UK and Ireland authorised distributor for Hinowa, said: “We’re delighted Lee and his team, and their customers, have such confidence in Hinowa spider booms.
“Their performance characteristics are matched by excellent quality and reliability. Also, the range of lithium electric options means Hinowa platforms are more sustainable than ever.”
Paramount Platforms has invested in two bi-fuel (diesel and 110v mains electric) Hinowa Lightlift 15.70 spider lifts. It is also taking two lithium bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 18.80 platforms and two bi-fuel Hinowa Lightlift 20.10s.
The order has been completed with a bi-fuel Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 spider boom lift and a lithium bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17.
All the highly compact platforms provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 230kg, with the Hinowa LL 40.18 giving an extra 70kgs within an outreach of 16m.
Continued strong rental demand for spider booms across a range of sectors, including telecommunications installation and maintenance and building inspection, informed Paramount Platforms investment choices.
Lee Kerr said: “Bi-energy spider lifts are growing in popularity because clients want the flexibility and efficiency of indoor and outdoor working with one machine.
“Also, being able to use nearly silent, zero emissions platforms is ideal for working in residential areas. The clients of the contractors we work with are also increasingly expecting a contribution to their zero carbon strategies.
“It all means we can see our big Hinowa machines, like our Hinowa 33.17s Lightlift and Hinowa Lightlift 40.18, are going to be very popular.”
Hinowa’s biggest every spider cherry picker, the Lightlift 40.18, with a maximum working height of 40m
The Hinowa Lightlift 18.80 spider boom, another new model, can be towed on a 3.5t trailer using a van or 4x4 car in all configurations, including as lithium bi-energy and full lithium platforms.
It is the first Hinowa tracked spider to have cables and tubes stowed inside the boom, and has the option of being supplied with radio remote control.
The advantages of Hinowa spider booms, in accessing confined spaces and working across low load-bearing surfaces, means they are widely used across many sectors, including building surveying and maintenance, construction, tree management, and a wide range of electrical and mechanical engineering projects.
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