Clerkin acquires first Omme

By Euan Youdale20 March 2017

Clerkin Elevation's Ommelift 4200 RBDJ 4200 travels over rough terrain to reach a phone mast.

Clerkin Elevation's Ommelift 4200 RBDJ 4200 travels over rough terrain to reach a phone mast.

Access rental specialist Clerkin Elevation has invested in its first tracked boom from Omme Lift.

UK-based Clerkin has purchased the Ommelift 4200 RBDJ lightweight hybrid crawler mounted boom lift, which provides up to 42m of working height and outreach of up to 15.2m. Based in Rostrevor, County Down, the company has previously only had Teupen tracked booms in its fleet.

Joe Clerkin of Clerkin Elevation said: “We looked at several equivalent models and felt that the Ommelift had the best combination of quality, easy operation and low ground pressure. At less than seven tonnes it was far lighter than some of the other machines in this bracket.

The true hybrid diesel/battery drive train ensures that the Ommelift 4200 RBDJ is equally suited to outdoor and indoor environments. The 400Ah battery pack - which is automatically recharged whenever the diesel engine is deployed - completely eliminates the ‘voltage drop’ issue that can impede the operation of mains-powered machines. The boom can be raised and extended simultaneously, helping to reach the required height in the shortest possible time.

Clerkin purchased the Ommelift 4200, painted in its silver corporate livery, from Access Platform Sales (APS). The machine’s first job was a telecommunications maintenance contract. It has also completed inspection and maintenance work at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

Joe Clerkin of Clerkin, said, “Feedback so far is that it is a very solid, reliable machine that is easy to operate. We are also impressed with how it runs so well off the battery.”

The Ommelift 4200 joins Clerkin Elevation’s growing fleet of tracked and truck mounted booms, which cover working heights of up to 72m. The company provides experienced, IPAF and CSR-qualified operators, as well as offering self-drive hire.

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