Bronto launches compact 35m
By Euan Youdale24 July 2018
Truck mount manufacturer Bronto Skylift is launching its smallest model to date, the 35m working height S35EM.
The first unit, pictured here, has been delivered to Finland-based rental company Jalo&Jalo and the model will be officially launched at Platformers’ Days, taking place 14-15 September in Hohenroda, Germany.
The S35EM has been designed with ease of use and heavy use in mind. “It has all the elements of a true work machine, yet it’s light and compact enough to be easy to manoeuvre and operate,” said the manufacturer. Transportation length is 9.5m, outreach is 29m and maximum basket load is 500kg.
There are three options for the basket:
- Basic: 2.04m wide, 500kg load
- Wide: 2.4m wide, 450kg load
- Extendable: max width of 3.4m and 350kg load
“For some time now our customers have hoped for the trusted Bronto on a smaller scale, this is the very answer to this demand. We are bringing the same quality equipment to lower level access that we provide to the higher worksites,” said Antti Suoniemi, Access sales director from Bronto Skylift.
For easy access, the basket is located to the rear on a landing stage with a pull-out step. To make loading and unloading even easier, the basket can be lowered all the way to the ground level. The control panel, incorporating all levers and safety alerts, is attached to the basket and is movable to as required by each task.
As a self-drive unit, the S35EM is quick and easy to deploy on site with variable jacking and is therefore ideal for rental applications and inner-city work. Optional equipment includes hydraulics and electricity in the cage, hydraulic material winch and ultrasonic collision guard.
”There an increasing use of platforms for window cleaning and maintenance work in the cities, where the size and time matters, so we wanted to create an inexpensive solution for city rental opportunities. The S35EM provides easy and quick operation for end users and is our answer for the growing need for a self-drive units,” said Ian James, key account manager, Bronto Skylift.
The control system is the latest Bronto 5+, which has touch screens, easy navigation and modifiable main menu, as well as integrated quick manuals and situation related help texts. For added safety, there is a crushing hazard protection in the cage control centre, which automatically stops the movement if the operator is facing a crushing hazard while operating.