Aichi debuts “global” products at ARA
07 March 2008
Aichi Corp will show four of its new “global” wheeled booms and scissors at the Rental Show in Las Vegas, February 12-14.
The new machines, which are designed to spearhead a major export drive by the Japanese manufacturer, will comprise 39 and 45 ½ foot platform height telescopic booms and 19 ½ and 25½ feet platform height electric scissors. The company told ALH it would “focus on standardization of parts and systems and new products to meet market demands to expand [our] global market share.”
The telescopic booms in North America will be the 39-foot SP400C and a larger fly jib model, the SP460CJ (pictured), which will not use the same base as the SP400C. Maximum outreaches are more than 35 and 41 feet, respectively.
The two Skytower scissors, the SV2032 and SV2632, will use an A.C. motor drive system that will more than double duty cycles from previous Aichi electric scissors, and will have a lower stowed position to make it easier to enter the lift.
Earlier this year, Aichi announced that it wanted its export sales to rise from 10% of total sales to around 35% for the year to march 2011. It plans to build a US production plant in Columbus, IN with production scheduled to start by the end of 2008.