Elliott introduces new platform control system
By Sarah Ann McCay10 June 2012
US-based Elliott Equipment Company has developed a full-hydraulic upper platform control system for its HiReach aerial work platform product line.
The full-hydraulic platform controls are designed to be ‘spark and electronics free' for special applications including underground mining, high corrosion environments, and harsh work environments like salt mining.
The system was developed with Elliott distributor Mirk Inc, and Aggregate Resources Inc, a drilling and blasting company. Aggregate Resources purchased an H50F HiReach with a 55 ft working height and an ANFO hose in an oversized cable carrier on the boom to allow workers to deliver Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO) explosives from within the work platform. ANFO is a highly corrosive explosive chemical mix used in the mining process to fracture rock surfaces. The full hydraulic control console eliminates many components that can be damaged from coming in contact with ANFO.
Along with full-hydraulic controls, the HiReach also offers a removable platform roof, plexi-glass control covers, tool lines to the platform including air, welding, ANFO, and pressure washers, and material handling capabilities.