Double APEX launch from France Elévateur
20 March 2017
France Elévateur will officially launch its partnership with Canadian manufacturer of insulated aerial devices, excavators and cable handlers Posi+, with the presentations of a new model, the 500-55 mounted on 17 tonne MAN 4WD truck.
The over-centre configuration can be used for live line working up to 138 kV Category A, B or C, following ANSI 92.2 rules. Working height from dual rotating basket is 18.5 m with a reach of 15 m, and including material handler capable of up to 900 kg.
The fully hydraulic control system can work in extreme environments, using a single joystick and operate at -40°C. It is also equipped with an optional ground control panel.
The turntable, sub frame, outriggers and bodywork are produced in France by France Elévateur, which has an agreement with Posi+ to sell the product in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia and India.
Following the launch of the 28m working height 284TBE during Intermat in Paris, two years ago, with the production-ready model shown at Bauma in Munich last year, the 2.0 version, model name: 354TBE, to be displayed at APEX will have a new adaptive jacking system. The unit provides better performance without compromising the compactness of the vehicle thanks to the sliding system of the boom which saves 1.5m from the overall length of the vehicle by storing it on the top of the vehicle’s cabin.
This unit rounds out the TBE range, the wide triple telescopic boom driven by chains providing high speed extension to lift four people (400 kg) in an extendable cage at 35 m. The machine is mounted on a 18000 kg GVW truck, meaning a wide outrigger extension is not required, making it suitable for city centres.
The France Elévateur 091F van mount will also be on exhibitor’s stand, designed with a single telescopic boom to lift one person (120 kg) up to 9 m with ‘urban cut’ – a rear overhang cut-away to provide compactness when mounted on Light Duty van around 2800 kg GVW.