First Hinowa TC13N in UK

UK rental company Elavation has taken delivery of the first battery powered Hinowa TeleCrawler 13N telescopic spider lift to arrive in the UK.

The TC 13N has been supplied by local distributor Access Platform Sales and is part of an £1 million order for Hinowa spider lifts placed by Elavation in October. It has a working height of 12.9 metres and a maximum outreach of 6.4 metres with the unrestricted platform capacity of 136kg. A key feature of machine its outrigger footprint of just 2.45 by 2.9 metres, equivalent to a single car parking space.

In its stowed position with tracks retracted, the machine has an overall width of just 748mm and an overall height of 1.95 metres, allowing it to pass through a standard single doorway with relative ease. The unit has a battery life in typical use of three days on one full charge, thanks to a lithium-ion battery pack and electric drive motors for the tracks. This also includes the advantage of carrying less hydraulic oil, having few hydraulic hoses in vulnerable locations and offering even quieter operation. Compressed air and water supply to the basket are standard.
The new Hinowa TC13N is delivered to Elavation’s base in Milton Keynes

Elavation specialist machine operations manager Mandy McClements-John, said: "The Hinowa TeleCrawler 13 is a superb and exciting spider platform. It is ultra compact, with great design features to assist operation in confined and challenging spaces, while the all electric drive leads the way in terms of sustainability and low carbon operation. As a business that wants to be at the forefront in terms of giving customers the latest and best options for working at height, Elavation is very pleased to be first to have the first TC 13 in the UK."

APS major accounts manager Linda Betts, added: "We are very pleased that Elavation has seen the fantastic potential of the Hinowa TeleCrawler 13. It's certainly catching the attention of all who see it. Hinowa always strives to push the boundaries in terms of capability, sustainability and safety, and the TeleCrawler 13 is an example of that. I have no doubt its unique compactness will allow it to work at height in spaces not attempted before with other spider platforms."
Mandy McClements-John (L) receives the new machine from Linda Betts of APS

The basket on the TC 13N can be quickly removed in order to move through doorways or narrow gaps, but it also has the additional feature in that the platform support ‘forks’ flip up to reduce the overall length still further. McClements-John said: "This reduces the length of the platform by at least another 300mm. That doesn't sound much but can make a big difference when tracking in very restricted space, such as around corridors in buildings. It's clever and shows Hinowa is listening to the challenges our customers face."

Hinowa has also released the TC 13S version of the new spider lift, with a slightly larger outrigger footprint of 2.7 by 3.05 metres, in order to provide an unrestricted platform capacity of 230kg and a larger platform.


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