Industrial warehousing equipment solutions provider Goscor Access Rental has acquired its first Mygale 23 crawler boom lift from France-based industrial equipment supplier ATN Platforms.
Goscor Access Rental explains that the Mygale 23 is one of the most advanced crawler boom lifts available on the market. Goscor Access Rental sales manager Marcus Gartside explains that the crawler boom lift can cater for various ground conditions and workplace restrictions.
He explains that the Mygale 23 adds to Goscor Access Rental’s existing fleet of Teupen crawler booms, which have seen great success locally. Tracked crawler booms are also known as ‘spider lifts’, which is why ATN Platforms named its first crawler after the Mygale, a large and powerful spider related to the North American tarantula or South American bird spider.
Further, he adds that the Mygale 23 has a 23 m working height through a double articulated boom set-up, both of which are telescopic for compact stowage, without sacrificing maximum reach. For up and over capability, 11 m horizontal outreach is achievable at a height of 11.25 m, with no impact on its 230 kg lift capacity.
“Equipped with a powerful 12.5 kW Kubota engine, the Mygale 23 tackles slopes of up to 32% with ease. It can lift to full height in under a minute, and offers a full 360º rotation of booms and 180º of the basket for pinpoint positioning; all this in a compact package weighing under 3.5 t,” he points out.
Safety features include load-and-tilt sensors, and automatic levelling through outriggers. He says the Mygale 23 offers a remote mobile control station, whereby the operator can drive the unit from outside the basket, restrictive ‘slewing’ (rotation) when in narrow outrigger mode, auxiliary emergency lowering from the platform and ground controls, and dual-speed controls.
“Additional equipment from ATN Platforms available from Goscor Access Rental includes Piaf electric mast lifts, and a smaller Zebra 12 boom lift. The new Zebra 16 has just been added to the range in both standard (without outriggers) and stab platforms,” he states.
Gartside explains that the Zebra 16 STAB is a 16 m articulated boom lift with a working height of 16.8 m, a 9.3 m horizontal outreach, 45% gradeability, a Kubota drive, and 40 cm ground clearance. A full-colour liquid crystal diode diagnostic system, also incorporated on the Mygale 23, makes maintenance and fault-finding that much easier and faster.
In May this year, Engineering News reported that cold storage designer and manufacturer IDS had become the first customer of construction equipment supplier Goscor to use the HL275 D27 hydraulic mega scissor lift from Netherlands-based lift manufacturer Holland Lift.
Officially launched in March onto the South African market in Cape Town, the HL272 D27 uses hydraulic cylinders attached to the vertical scissor legs to lift 1 t to its maximum height of 27.5 m.
Goscor Access Rental GM Nici Verster explains that the lift has a 6.15 m × 2.50 m deck measuring 8.25 m × 2.50 m when fully extended, and that the largest machine previously available in South Africa had a 5.55 m × 2.50 m deck measuring 7.55 m × 2.50 m when fully extended.
Verster highlights that the HL275 D27 has been brought to the South African market because of the increasing size of warehouses and buildings, with lifts increasing the effectiveness of construction processes and reducing the time required to lift larger loads to high heights.
He concludes that the company continues to strive to eliminate risk and maximise safety at every opportunity. “Strict international safety and quality standards form the basis of our service, maintenance and operator training programmes, enabling us to deliver the high-performance platforms and service levels needed by clients.”