Elliott's access platform with high capacity winch
By Maria Hadlow31 August 2011
Elliott Equipment Company is launching the L140 HiReach truck mounted aerial work platform with a winch; it is designed for access applications that demand heavy lifting and platform stability at working heights up to 140 ft.
It has a 42.5m (140ft) working height, a 6363kg (14000lb) lift capacity with the winch two-parted, and a self-leveling and hydraulically rotating platform.
The 272kg (600lb) capacity of the 0.75m by 1.4m (30in by 54in) steel basket features a rechargeable battery and hydraulic pump system that provides platform leveling and 90deg rotation. The entire rotation and leveling system is stored in protected boxes on the boom tip, eliminating the need for cables and hosing alongside the boom. By eliminating external cable carriers, the L140's design eliminates hundreds of moving parts and reduces the chance for snags on tree branches or other obstacles during operation. It also cuts down on weight by eliminating hundreds of feet of hydraulic hoses and electrical wires.
Less hoses and wires means that the L140 weighs 5681kg (12500lb) less than the Elliott H135 so it can be mounted on a conventional tandem axle chassis, saving substantial sums in chassis and fuel costs.
Other new features on the L140R include the new Hirschmann iVisor Mentor LMI and a boom-mounted winch capable of a 3227kg (7100lb) bare drum pull, 66m/minute (217ft/minute) burst of speed, and 1.3cm (0.5in) wire rope. The boom tip contains two sheaves allowing a two-part line to lift up to 6363kg (14000lb) at a 1.8m (6ft) load radius. Full boom and winch controls are included in the unit's Omnex wireless remote package for operation from the platform or from the ground.