Paramount orders big with Hinowa
By Euan Youdale17 April 2023
UK rental specialist Paramount Platforms has placed its biggest ever order for Hinowa lifts. Supplied by Access Platform Sales, the units amount to a deal worth over £1million.
The units include a bi-energy - lithium battery and diesel - version of the new Hinowa Lightlift 40.18 Performance IIIS. With a working height of 40m and maximum outreach of 17.5m, it is the largest platform the Italian manufacturer has ever produced.
Paramount Platforms director Lee Kerr said, “We’re looking forward to being the first rental company in the UK to supply the Hinowa Lightlift 40.18. What’s so good about it is that it has exactly the same operating system as all other Hinowa platforms.
“It may give much greater working height, but it’s still one touch of button to level the platform and away you go. So our customers will have zero difficulty in using it.”
Steve Couling, managing director of APS, the UK and Ireland authorised distributor for Hinowa, “We’re delighted Lee and his team, and their customers, have such confidence in Hinowa spider booms.”
Paramount Platforms has invested in two bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 15.70 spider lifts, with diesel and 110v electric power. It is also taking two bi-energy versions of the manufacturer’s new Lightlift 18.80 platform (lithium battery and diesel), and two bi-energy Lightlift 20.10s (diesel and 110v mains electric).
The order has been completed by a bi-energy (diesel and 110v mains electric) Lightlift 26.14 spider boom lift and a bi-energy (lithium battery and diesel) Hinowa Lightlift 33.17.
All the compact platforms provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 230kg, with the 40.18 giving an extra 70kgs within a restricted outreach of 16m.
Continued strong rental demand for spider booms across a range of sectors, including telecommunications installation and maintenance and building inspection, informed Paramount Platforms investment choices. Kerr said, “Lithium bi-energy spider lifts are growing in popularity because clients want the flexibility and efficiency of indoor and outdoor working in one machine.
“Also, being able to use nearly silent, zero emissions platforms is ideal for working in residential areas. The clients of the contractors we work with are also increasingly expecting a contribution to their zero carbon strategies.”