TGM Wind takes North America’s tallest lift
By Euan Youdale05 April 2022
TGM Wind has recently placed a large order for several Bronto truck mounted aerial platforms. The order from the US-based company includes the first 341ft working height Bronto S341HLA’s in North America.
The total order will increase the fleet of Kardie Equipment, which is part of TGM Wind, by more than 65% and is to date one of the biggest Bronto Skylift deals in North America. It also mens that with the first S341HLA delivery, Kardie will be the sole owner of North America’s tallest aerial platform.
“The new aerial lifts will be used to serve customers across numerous industries including wind turbine generation, transmission and distribution, petrochemical refining, aerospace and more. Increasing our inventory of aerial work platforms is critical to meet the rapidly growing demand of both new and existing customers,” said Kevin Darby, founder, Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind Services
The history of Bronto Skylift and TGM Wind started in 2009 when the company ordered two 295ft S295HLA’s. By 2016 TGM’s rental fleet of Bronto aerials reached 20 units and a year later in 2017 TGM/Kardie and Bronto Skylift signed a distribution agreement covering 10 states.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind’s growth as their exclusive supplier. Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit has been the backbone of this rewarding journey, and together with his team, they have consistently exceeded expectations,” said Roberto Quintero, sales and marketing director, Bronto Skylift
The Bronto S341HLA is an ideal solution to the increasing height of wind turbines. The average hub height of wind turbines in North America is 295ft, and rising, because increased altitude means increased wind speed and more power generated.
The Bronto S341HLA features two telescopic booms, a 6-section main boom, a 3-section cage boom, and an extendable platform with 1,500lb safe working load. Mounted on a US-sourced chassis, it can maneuverer safely in worksites and regular road traffic. In addition to a maximum working height of 341ft, the S341HLA’s horizontal outreach is 105ft.