Platform Basket has introduced an all new road/rail mounted self-propelled telescopic boom lift, the RR19/500, with a working height of 19 metres and a maximum platform capacity of 500kg.
The new boom features a three section boom with internal hoses and cables, topped by an articulating jib. It is a big brother to the 14 metre RR14/400 with similar features such as Euro V diesel power, auxiliary engine, independent hydrostatic transmission, four wheel drive for both road and rail wheels, four wheel steer, oscillating axles and automatic superstructure levelling to allow work on tracks with up to 200mm of cant. Slew is 360 degrees – 180 degrees either side – with a maximum travel speed of 19kph when stowed.
The new lift already has CE/ EN280 certification and is in the final stages of gaining German Railways approval which will be followed by other EU and non-EU approvals. The German railways approval process not only includes a complete check of the functional, safety and stability performance of the machine, but also an intensive and severe rail track test carried out by an approved third party notified body. It has already passed the simulated static and dynamic testing under the worst track conditions possible in the most challenging stability positions.
The new machines provides the Italian manufacturer with a modern, three model railway platform line-up, with the nine metre/200kg tracked RR9/200 and the 14 metre/400kg RR14/400. As a result Platform Basket is forming a specific railway division to produce specific aerial work equipment to solve general railway maintenance problems.