Italian aerial lift manufacturer CTE has launched the latest generation of its 20 metre Zed 20 articulated truck mounted platform - the Zed 20.4.
First introduced in 1996, the 3.5 tonne Zed 20 has undergone a number of changes, revisions and upgrades over the past 25 years. The latest changes include the use of high strength Strenx SSAB steel for the superstructure, booms and turret, which the company claims maximises its performance and stability at height. The boom structure has been subjected to more than 200,000 test cycles - equating to more than 20 years use - without fault.
Mounted on a Isuzu M21 chassis, the Zed 20.4 features the same dual sigma type riser topped by a two section telescopic boom as previous incarnations, to provide a 20 metre working height, up to 8.2 metres of outreach at an up & over reach of nine metres with an unrestricted 200kg platform capacity. A maximum capacity of 280kg can be achieved with the addition of an optional load cell. The lift can also be mounted on the longer wheelbase Iveco Daily chassis which offers the same working height and outreach but with a slightly improved 250kg unrestricted platform capacity as standard.
When mounted on the 3.3 metre wheelbase Isuzu chassis the lift has an overall length of 6.5 metres, while the 3.7 metre wheelbase Iveco chassis has an overall length of 7.6 metres. Both versions feature the company’s NH narrow/straight down/inboard outriggers, while features include fully proportional electro-hydraulic controls, 130 degrees of platform rotation and a start/stop function for the truck's engine.