Tallest Hinowa for UK rental
By Euan Youdale24 May 2023
Work at height specialist Fletcher Access has placed an order for the new Hinowa Lightlift 40.18 - the biggest spider lift ever produced by Hinowa.
The UK-based company has also taken delivery of a new Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 spider lift, putting it to use on a maintenance project at a 19th Century Grade II listed Greek Revival country house.
Fletcher Access has been one of the first UK platform operators to order the Hinowa Lightlift 40.18 Performance IIIS from Access Platform Sales, the UK and Ireland authorised Hinowa distributor.
The company has selected a bi-energy lithium battery and diesel version of the platform, which is ideal for indoor and outdoor working and gives clients the sustainability advantage of zero-emissions and low-noise operation.
Company co-owner Simon Fletcher said, “As soon as the Lightlift 40.18 came onto the market we jumped at the chance to have one. To now be able to have a lithium bi-energy Hinowa with 17 meters of outreach at 23 meters of height was not an option we wanted to pass up.”
The Hinowa Lightlift 40.18’s platform capacity of 300kg was another key feature in the buying decision, said Fletcher.
Shane Paver, Northern sales director at APS, the UK and Ireland’s authorised distributor for Hinowa, said, “As the need to work on tall structures, whether they be inner city apartment blocks, wind turbines or telecoms masts, grows across the UK, we are confident there will also be a growing market for the Hinowa Lightlift 40.18.”
The tracked boom lift has a maximum working height of 40.2m and a maximum outreach of 17.5m. It has an unrestricted basket capacity of 230kg, like all other Hinowa spiders, and a restricted capacity of 300kg to an outreach of 16.5m.
APS believes the bi-energy lithium battery and diesel version is likely to be the most popular, with the platform also available with bi-energy diesel and 110v mains electric power and with all electric lithium batteries.
The spider lift can be elevated on its outriggers to a height under its tracks of 1.12m to assist in levelling on steep inclines, or to self-load onto trailers.
Meanwhile, Simon Fletcher was putting the company’s new Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 through its paces with a roof maintenance project at Whitbourne Hall, near Broadwas, Worcestershire.