The 90m working height Bronto S-90 HLA is able to drive directly to a turbine and, in a matter of minutes, be fully operational. These capabilities result in faster, safer and more accurate inspection and maintenance of turbine exteriors and blades at a lower cost than other methods currently in use.
The Bronto S-90 HLA machines have been used in Europe for years and have been time-tested in tough conditions. When elevated, they can withstand wind speeds up to 12m/s (25 mph) and they can lift up to 45kg (1000 lbs) of men and materials in an 8 X 3, fully enclosed platform to a 90m (295 ft) maximum working height. Maximum horizontal outreach is 33m (108 ft). Mounted on a 6-axle chassis, the Bronto S-90 HLA machines can navigate most terrain and reach remote tower locations.
With advanced outrigger controls and one-button automatic leveling of the outriggers, from the time the Bronto aerials are driven onto the site they can be positioned, set-up and elevated to the overhead area in 15 to 20 minutes or less.
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