Tight Spaces Pose No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

A Hinowa boom lift has helped solve a working at height challenge in Glasgow city centre.

A property maintenance company required access to the rear of a building in order to inspect and repair window lintels on the third and fourth storeys. However, the access platform had to pass through a doorway and an underground car park in order to reach the job site.

Active Access supplied the company with a Hinowa Lightlift 26.14. Mounted on a crawler chassis, the LightLift 26.14 has very low ground pressure and non-marking tracks, making it ideal for working indoors on sensitive flooring; as well as outdoors on soft ground. The machine is just 990mm wide and less than 2m tall - ideal for passing through standard double doorways or in between buildings - and has a transport length of less than 6m thanks to the easily-detachable basket.

Paul Dynes, Sales Manager for Active Access Ltd, said: “I carried out the site survey and it was quite challenging. The roller shutter door was just over two metres in height and the car park was equally tight in places.

"We recommended the Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 and it passed through with absolutely no problems. There were a couple of tight turns, but the basket can be easily detached within seconds, with no tools required, which made all the difference.”

The maintenance company was able to set up the boom lift at the rear of the property, repair the lintels and fit Acrow props.

“The customer absolutely loved the machine and has already hired it from us again,” added Paul. “It has been a fantastic addition to our rapidly-growing rental fleet.”

The LightLift 26.14 Performance IIIS is a crawler-mounted articulated boom offering a 25.7m maximum working height (23.7m max. platform height) and up to 13.6m of horizontal reach. The machine can lift 230kg – enough for two people with tools – without restriction throughout its entire working envelope. The dual pantograph boom design enables working flush with walls and the drive train has a three-speed system which ensures it reaches the work area quickly.

Access rental specialist Active Access has one of the largest hire fleets of tracked booms in Scotland, with Hinowa machines providing 14m, 17m, 20m and 26m working heights - with a 33m arriving soon. They purchased all the Hinowa booms from Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK’s authorised distributor for Hinowa booms and tracked mini-dumpers.

Based in Bellshill, Active Access offers a wide range of access platforms on long and short- term hire, across Scotland and into northern England. It also provides IPAF and PASMA training as well as sales and maintenance of access platforms. Active Access is a leading member of the Access Link, the UK’s largest national network of independent powered access rental companies. For further information, please visit www.activeaccess.co.uk/