Teupen launches 'economy' 13 m Leo
By Murray Pollok08 September 2009
Introduced at the recent Platformers' Days exhibition in Germany, the Leo 13GT has been designed for batch production, using an anodized aluminium boom rather than dip coating used on Teupen's other models.
Weighing just 1400 kg, with forklift lifting holes at the side, and automatic outrigger leveling as standard, the machine is designed to be very simple to use. Operators can work the machine from inside the cab or walk alongside it with the remote controls. Power is provided by a mains electrical supply or by a detachable generator which is mounted on a hinged tray.
The one-person cage has a 200 kg capacity all the way out to the maximum 6.1 m outreach, and a particular feature of the boom design is the ability of the upper boom to be raised vertically before the lower section is raised. Travel width is just 0.79 m.
Teupen's export regional manager, Arjen Snijder told Access International that the new model "is the entrance platform to the crawler line." He said that an economy 19 m version could also be introduced, depending on the reception for this first 13 m model.
The first machine will be delivered at the end of September and among the first customers are Ranger Equipment in the UK and Boels Verhuur in the Netherlands.