Finnish rental company Hämeen Rakennuskone (HRK) has taken delivery of two new 60ft Nagano 20ATuj tracked articulated boom lifts. The units have been supplied by Simeri - which represents Vertimac - a Nagano master distributor - in Finland and Estonia - it has already delivered eight Nagano units in the short time that it has offered the product line.
The 20ATuj employs a dual sigma type riser, topped by a three section telescopic boom and articulated jib. It offers a working height of 20 metres and 8.5 metres of outreach at an up & over height of 10 metres with a maximum platform capacity of 230kg. The maximum outreach remains perfectly constant from a working height of four metres up to 12 metres. Powered by Kubota Stage V diesel engine it features 360 degree continuous slew and has an overall weight of 9,450kg.
HRK’s director of procurement Keijo Huotari said: “Before we chose to purchase Nagano, we saw it at a trade fair were very impressed by its build quality. The platform has been assembled with care and the finish is of high quality. Then we began the purchase negotiations that resulted in us acquiring the 20ATuj, which fills a gap in the rental market that was filled with significantly larger machines in the past. The Nagano is an appropriate addition to our product portfolio, which is now much more versatile than before. ‘Made in Japan’ is also a great thing.”
“We do not have an overwhelming amount of experience of the Nagano just yet. So far, the machine has been rented out for jobs such as façade work of apartment buildings. The crawler tracks allow access to workspaces even when the terrain is more demanding. Although Nagano can access rough terrain areas, it is always important to consider basic access platform safety in all situations. Nagano’s oscillating rubber crawler tracks and articulated boom structure are very useful features for this size category. Its overall weight is also reasonable considering its maximum platform height.”
HRK was founded in 1975 and runs a fleet of almost 1,600 aerial work platforms, mast climbers and fork trucks, employing around 120 across seven locations.