Nationwide invests in urban Bronto
By Euan Youdale15 June 2022
Nationwide Platforms has become the first UK company to invest in the Bronto Skylift S35EM, fitted on a Scania chassis.
Following a fleet investment of over 8% last year, Nationwide Platforms’ new truck mount from Finland-based Bronto will cater to customer requirements. It has a working height of 35m and is mounted on the Scania L320, which is designed for busy urban areas with a low entry cab and wide field of vision.
The lowered position puts the machine on the same level as other vehicles travelling city streets, greatly increasing road safety with improved visibility, particularly on smaller, narrower roads. This is complemented by the cab’s City Safe Window, which ensures significant increases to the driver’s ability to detect and avoid pedestrians and cyclists.
As well as improved manoeuvrability, the machine is designed with the aim of streamlining on-site work. Equipped with a 5th generation Bronto+ control system and a resistive touch screen, the S35EM allows for stable, precise movements. To further increase the workers’ safety, the machine is provided with secondary guatding protection.
Glyn Brearley, business director, procurement and training at Nationwide Platforms, commented, “We’re always listening to customer feedback and looking for ways to improve the service we provide while staying abreast of cutting edge technology. This investment will ensure Nationwide Platforms’ clients have access to cutting-edge machinery that makes inner city work safer and more efficient...We can’t wait to see the improvements these machines will bring to the industry.”