Matilsa develops new 18m Parma

11 July 2011

Composite photo giving an approximate idea of the design of Matilsa's new 18m Parma model.

Composite photo giving an approximate idea of the design of Matilsa's new 18m Parma model.

Spain's Matilsa has launched an 18 m Parma 180 articulated boom to fill a gap between its existing 16 m and 21 m models.

Matilsa's Amancio Lebrero told Access International that the new machine uses the same chassis as the 16 m model but with a modified boom and larger jib. The computer generated image shown here is a composite of a 16 m chassis with a 21 m boom.

As with other Parma models, the 180 can be supplied with or without outriggers.

Speaking to AI in April, Mr Lebrero said export markets were becoming increasingly important for the company in the face of the Spanish recession. Exports accounted for 60% of the company's business last year, compared to 25% when Spain was booming.

Matilsa has found customers in new markets, including Eurobras in Brazil - which acquired two 12 trailer mounts - and Venezuelan oil company Pemex. Matilsa's Russian dealer, Tecnostroy, has also sold two Parma 16 units to a customer in Russia for applications that will entail their use in temperature of -30 degrees C.

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