Haulotte expands its RTJ telescopic range
Designed for working in challenging environments and tackling the most demanding projects, the HT16 RTJ O/PRO (HT46 RTJ O/PRO in North America) shares the same design and performance characteristics as the other models in the Haulotte RTJ range. Incorporating Haulotte safety standards and innovative design, the new telescopic boom provides a dual platform capacity along with 4-wheel steering and is suitable for work up to 16m (46ft) high.
The latest addition to the RTJ range is an outdoor telescopic boom designed for versatile applications: finishing, maintenance, sports and other events as well as heavy construction.
Haulotte claims that the new RTJ has the best outreach on the market and provides a weight capacity of 250kg (550lb). For applications requiring heavy equipment, the dual-load option increases the basket’s load capacity to 350kg (770lb). Haulotte’s new telescopic boom elevates the operator to the work area in less than one minute to full height, possible because of the fast and simultaneous movements associated with a 360deg turret rotation. The mechanical axle drive allows a smaller, simpler engine (24hp/18.5 kW) to be used while maintaining the same performances as other RTJ booms. Because of the smaller engine, the telescopic boom eliminates the need for a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC). In STAGE V regulated countries, there is also no requirement to use a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
The new boom is designed to effortlessly climb over obstacles and slopes up to 45%. Operators can elevate the platform on uneven surfaces, even with a significant tilt angle of 5deg. The operator controlled locking rear differential allows maximum traction in the most difficult of rough terrain situations. Proportional controls provide smooth operation and precise movements on the way up to the work area.
Haulotte says, this is the only machine of its category featuring 4-wheel steering. In 4-wheel steering mode, the turning radius is shortened, so the driver can manoeuvre in restricted areas. Crab-mode facilitates motion in all directions, making it easier to access the work area.
Its ergonomic control box with joysticks enables proportional commands and offers improved driving comfort: up to four movements can be combined
Haulotte has paid attention to the strength and reliability of the materials used in its new machine. All the components come from market leading suppliers; the control’s cover and tray are made of an ‘ultra-solid’ composite material and pins are protected against corrosion. Haulotte paid special attention to the material and components used in the machine to improve machine lifespan and parts’ durability. It enables rental companies and customers to save maintenance time and money.
Sensitive elements such as the steering cylinders, jib and cable channel are protected to avoid damage. All components requiring regular maintenance are easily accessible, making maintenance operations and damaged parts replacement simple and less time-consuming. Hose routing is designed to prevent friction and leaks. Finally, the 16m (46ft) telescopic boom has a simple, dependable engine that only requires basic maintenance for greater cost effectiveness.
Haulotte Activ’screen, on-board diagnostic tool, is designed to make life easier for users and technicians, providing access to machine configuration, information on machine functions, and preventive maintenance recommendations. The advanced diagnostic program saves time and money and maximises machine uptime. All Haulotte Activ’Screen functions are available on Haulotte Diag, the free mobile app that lets technicians conduct wireless machine configuration and diagnostics.
Haulotte Stop Emission System is also included, which reduces running time and maintenance intervals.The automatic start and stop system, stops the engine after an idle period of 90 seconds. The engine restarts instantly when the ‘deadman’ pedal is pressed. This reduces operating costs and improves residual value as fuel consumption is reduced up to 20%. It also increases the comfort of MEWP workers and people nearby because of reduced pollution and noise annoyances.
The HT16 RTJ O/PRO features Haulottes Activ’Lighting System and Activ’Shield Bar for optimal safety. Haulotte Activ’Lighting System guarantees visibility for safe loading operations in low light conditions: the lights, integrated in the machine design, illuminate the driving zone and both control panels. The Haulotte Activ’Shield Bar system, integrated into the control panel, reduces the risk of overhead crushing injuries. In an entrapment situation, the operator is pushed towards the bar and the machine stops automatically. The safety gap provides a clearance for the operator.