Isoli increases envelope on 3.5 t chassis
By Maria Hadlow11 November 2010
The new machine on the Isoli stand at SAIE was the PT 225 HE+HE, which has the largest working envelope of any of Isoli's machines mounted on a 3.5 t truck. The company was also keen to talk about its boom kits for export and ultra-light steel and versatility, which the company believes characterises all its truck mounted machines for 3.5 t and 6.0/7.5 t chassis.
The PT 225 HE+HE has four telescopic elements providing a 22.5 m working height and a 14 m outreach with a 230 kg payload and full H configured hydraulic outriggers. The machine was mounted on Nissan Cabstar at SAIE but is also available also on a Mercedes Sprinter and VW Crafter.
Gabriele Valli of Isoli said that this is an extremely versatile machine because it can be driven by anyone with a normal car driving licence, it has a very large working envelope in its class and is "lightening fast to set up."
"It is absolutely the correct machine for motorway bridge inspections, traffic light, traffic signs and gantry maintenance," said Mr Valli. The outriggers can be set in half jack, narrow jack or full open jack depending upon the location and the operations. "From wheels to jacked takes just few seconds with the computerised self levelling system [operated] from basket or ground controls. This means if you need to set the machine up many times down the street it will save considerable time and man-hours."
The PT 225 HE+HE is available with 1000 V protection or with water or air fed direct to the platform.
Isoli is also now producing platforms in kit form for export and is particularly seeking a partner is Australia. The kit includes all the boom components and the electric and hydraulic parts that are above the deck of the truck. Locally the partner will need to build the sub-frame, the stabilisers and assemble the boom on to the trucks. The partner will organise the distribution and the service.
The type of steel used on Isoli's small and medium sized platforms is SSAB a type of Swedish steel which is strong enough to be used with a thinner profile, which cuts down the weight and, said Mr Valli, "Allows higher platforms to be mounted on 3.5 t chassis."