Haulotte will debut the HT85 at ConExpo 2017.

Haulotte will debut the HT85 at ConExpo 2017.

Haulotte Group will use ConExpo 2017, March 7-11 in Las Vegas, as a launch pad to introduce a brand-new 85-foot telescopic boom to the U.S. market.

The 85-foot HT85 boom, shown for the first time as the HT28 at Bauma China in November last year, has an outreach of 78 feet, 2 inches and has a number of new features and options for workers' safety.

The Activ'Lighting system-safe load will be available to the market for the first time on the HT85. The system features lighting on several points around the machine, making loading and unloading easier. The unit will also have Haulotte's Activ'Shield Bar 2.0 which provides crushing protection for users.

The HT85 will also have an optional dual load capacity of 500/770 pounds. In the 770-pound mode, the platform can accomodate an extra 40 percent of equipment by weight, the company said. The unit also will have an oscillating axle; hydrualic differenetial wheel lock; high ground clearance and gradeability up to 45 percent.

It also will have a standard upper control box and a standard tool tray. For on-board diagnostics, the HT85 will be equipped with Haulotte's Activ'Screen on-board system which provides access to: details and the complete malfunction resolution procedure; machine settings; maintenance alerts and service intervals; plus modifications of general settings such as language and more.

The unit also will be equipped with the STOP Emission System that automatically stops and restarts the engine in order to reduce fuel usage. According to Haulotte, the machine also produces 20 percent less noise than previous machines.

"For rental companies, the HT85 range was designed to withstand intensive use while offering stress-free maintenance," the company said in a statement. "Haulotte Group is thus looking to address one of [rental's] main concerns: a durable machine that requires little maintenance and keeps costs at a reasonable level."

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