Italian spider lift manufacturer Palazzani has introduced an uprated hydraulic winch for its 52 metre XTJ 52+ spider lift.
The company first introduced its 500kg hydraulic winch attachment in 2014 as an option for its spider lifts allowing them to be turned into a material handling device. It has now upgraded the capacity of the winch to 980kg for its 52 metre XTJ 52+ spider lift.
Similar to the standard product, the uprated winch replaces the basket in minutes, while an optional quick release coupling system reduces this to just seconds. Once installed, the system automatically converts the platform into ‘crane’ mode with movements controlled by the platform’s remote controller. The ground control display is also able to provide a readout of the load weight as well as the working height, outreach and angle of the boom. In total it can handle up to 51 metres of 7mm rope.
The company said: “The 500kg hydraulic winch has been a great success among local and international customers. It has almost become a 'must have' on the larger machines from 37 to 52 metres, particularly for general maintenance of telecoms and tree care applications. This success has led us to develop this stronger winch for the XTJ 52+.”