Paramount Platforms is taking nine tracked spider booms in a deal worth over £1million.
They include a bi-energy, lithium battery and diesel, 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.
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 installation and maintenance projects.
Paramount Platforms Director Lee Kerr said: “We’ve had Hinowa platforms in our fleet 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 supply 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.”
It is also taking two bi-energy versions of Hinowa’s new Lightlift 18.80 platform (lithium battery and diesel), and two bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 20.10s (diesel and 110v mains electric).
The order has been completed by a bi-energy (diesel and 110v mains electric) Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 spider boom lift and a bi-energy (lithium battery and diesel) Hinowa Lightlift 33.17.
All the highly-compact platforms provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 230kg, with the 40.18 giving an extra 70kgs within a restricted 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: “Lithium bi-energy spider lifts are growing in popularity because clients want the flexibility and efficiency of indoor and outdoor working in 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 Lightlift 33.17s and Hinowa Lightlift 40.18, are going to be very popular.”
The Hinowa Lightlift 18.80 spider boom, another new model, can be towed on a 3.5t trailer using a van or 4×4 car in all configurations, including as lithium bi-energy and full lithium platforms.
It is also 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.