Socage platforms work together at tornado site

23 May 2013

Three Socage platforms were brought in to carry out repair work on the tornado-damaged Villa Palau n

Three Socage platforms were brought in to carry out repair work on the tornado-damaged Villa Palau near Bologna

Italian roofing company Lattoneria Tassi was called in to make structural repairs to buildings damaged by the recent tornado that hit Northern Italy on May 3.

The natural disaster saw hail stones the size of walnuts cause damage to cars and crops, while strong winds blew roofs off houses and completely destroyed some properties.

Among the damaged buildings was Villa Palau in San Giorgio near Bologna, which is a listed mansion more than 700 years old.

Lattoneria Tassi was called in to repair the villa. The roofing specialist chose three Socage platforms - two DA324 double articulated and a TJ30 telescopic with jib - to remove the damaged parts and replace the roof of the villa.

With a maximum working height of 24 m and a maximum outreach of 11 m, the DA324 has a safe working load (SWL) of 225 kg.

The TJ30 has a maximum working height of 30 m, a maximum outreach of 23 m and a safe working load (SWL) of 300 kg.

Lattoneria Tassi chose these platforms because all the pipes and cables are held inside the booms, which allowed the operator to work without the risk of getting stuck between the branches or rubble.

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