Hinowa Lightlift tracked aerial platform wins Intermat Innovation Award
Hinowa, manufacturer of tracked aerial platforms, tracked minidumpers, tracked forklifts and undercarriages with a 30 years experience is amongst the winners of the Intermat Innovation Awards 2018 for their new tracked aerial platform Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS, in the category of lifting, handling and transportation.
A judging panel of 13 specialists of the industry chose to award 13 winners among the 90 nominees.
The Awards ceremony of the 7th edition of Intermat Innovation Awards took place January 18th at Maison de la Mutualité, Paris. Among the other participants in the category lifting, handling and transportation are to be mentioned Etramo (Belgium), Manitou Group (France), Tadano Faun GmbH (Germany) and EPC Groupe (France).
The new Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS is the tallest model of Performance IIIS series and reaches a maximum working height of 32.5 m with a maximum lateral outreach of 16.5 m. An additional feature of the product is its negative reach, allowing it to reach spaces lower than the level of the equipment’s tracks. This is ideal for tasks such as inspecting dockyards and bridges. The new performance jib arm features a rotation angle of ± 90°; basket rotation of ± 90°; 3 telescopes + main boom and 2 telescopes + jib arm, which allow to easily overcome obstacles at height. The basket capacity is 230 kg without any restrictions, furthermore the basket is wider and more comfortable at 160 cm vs 140 cm.
Another great feature is the Go Home function. This allows automatic boom return, to the stowed position, at the push of a button. This will substantially reduce the time spent aligning the boom for descent and any possible human errors during this delicate process.
This new model offers great performances by maintaining impressive compactness: Only 1.2 m width (extendable up to 1.7 m in order to increase stability during translation on slopes) and
thanks to the detachable basket only 6 m long. Thanks to the height of less than 2 m the machine easily passes through all standard size civil and industrial doorways.
Variable stabilization is also possible: 4.2 m x 4.9 m (with maximum outreach) and 3 m x 6 m (with limited outreach). In case of reduced stabilization, rotation of 360° is possible for a fast and continued work. The new Lightlift 33.17 can be equipped with a dual energy Kubota diesel engine D902 and electric engine or with a 76V, 150 Ah lithium-ion battery pack. The lithium-ion version grants a completely emission free, environmentally friendly work without any noise. In this way also working indoors or in poorly ventilated buildings is possible.
The Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS opens up a new path for the development of tracked aerial platforms with heights over 30 m and possible underground working.