21/10/2015 - 12:44 pm

Dromad takes first new Hinowa boom in Ireland

Dromad Hire is the first company in Ireland to offer the latest tracked boom lift from Italian manufacturer, Hinowa.

The Dundalk-based business has taken delivery of the country’s first Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS. This crawler-mounted articulated boom provides a 25.7m (83ft 4in) maximum working height (23.7m (77ft 9in) max platform height) and up to 13.6m of horizontal reach.

Dromad Hire managing director Seamus Byrne said, “We are proud to have one of the largest and most comprehensive fleets of tracked booms in the Irish plant hire industry.

“The new Hinowa 26.14 further extends our product offering in crawler-mounted lifts, which are increasingly in demand with our customers due to their specialised applications – particularly indoor use.”

As a tracked boom, the LightLift 26.14 has very low ground pressure and non-marking tracks, making it ideal for working indoors on sensitive flooring; as well as outdoors on soft ground. The machine retracts to just 990mm (3ft 3in) wide for passing through doorways or in between buildings and has a transport length of less than 6m (19ft 8in) because of the easily-detachable basket.

The Lightlift 26.14 can lift 230kg (507lb) – enough for two people with tools – without restriction throughout its entire working envelope. The dual pantograph boom design enables working flush with walls and the drive train has a three-speed system which ensures it reaches the work area quickly.

Dromad Hire has also purchased two Hinowa 14.70 Goldlifts and a Hinowa 17.75 Lightlift IIIS this year. All four machines were supplied by Access Platform Sales (APS), the exclusive UK distributor for Hinowa.

Jim Daintith of IAPS Group, owner of APS, visited Dundalk to hand over the machines. “Dromad Hire continues to go from strength to strength,” he said. “The company is carving out a deserved reputation as a leading supplier of tracked booms in Ireland and Northern Ireland.”


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