JMS gives customers the edge with first bi-energy Lightlift 33.17s
JMS has taken delivery of the UK’s first bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS spider platform.
Access Platform Sales (APS), the exclusive distributor for all Hinowa products in the UK, is due to deliver a second bi-energy Lightlift 33.17 to JMS in January.
The new bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 spider platform can be powered with a low-emission Kubota D902 diesel engine or as an electric platform with its lithium-ion batteries.
Delivering latest platforms
JMS Managing Director Mark Jackson said: “JMS strives to allow customers to take advantage of the very latest developments in powered access. So, we’re very pleased to be the first rental company to get this excellent new Hinowa bi-energy platform from APS.
“The bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 gives us and our hire customers the best of both worlds. Its performance in terms of operational control, working height, and outreach is second to none.
“The bi-energy format also delivers major benefits in terms of having access to diesel power when its needed alongside the low-carbon, low-noise and zero-emissions capability of electric operation.”
Leaders in bi-energy technology
APS Major Accounts Manager Linda Betts was on hand at JMS’s depot in Radlett, Hertfordshire, to hand over the platform.
She said: “We’re delighted that JMS has become the first hire company to take the bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17. Hinowa aims to be at the forefront of bi-energy technology for tracked spider lifts.”
The bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 has a maximum working height of 32.5m and maximum outreach of 16.5m, making it the tallest platform in the Performance range. Like all Performance platforms, it has an unrestricted basket capacity of 230kg.
Flexible power – optimum productivity
The bi-energy function allows operators to track the platform to a worksite under diesel power, conserving the lithium-ion batteries for use only when working at height, maximising productivity.
It is a capability that is increasingly attractive as more asset owners and local authorities require low noise and zero emission platforms to be used in built-up areas and when working at night. It is especially useful for properties like hospitals, care homes and housing estates.
The bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift (LL) 33.17 shares the same smooth, fast and precise operational control system as other Performance platforms.
Common compatibility of components across the range allow JMS customers to switch effortlessly between the LL 33.17 and other Hinowa platforms in its fleet with no extra training.
Large spider lift fleet
Features designed to enhance productivity and ease-of-use, like one-touch outrigger set-up and retraction and Hinowa’s Auto2Speed system, which allows excellent travel speed, are also popular.
While a travel width of just 1.7m delivers excellent performance in confined areas for a platform with such impressive height and reach.
JMS also supplies Teupen, JLG and Falcon spider lifts, and can provide spider lifts in a range of power formats, including diesel or petrol and mains electric, bi-energy and all-electric lithium battery.