Vertimac, the Belgium based distributor for Nagano, is launching its all new 22ft 09AC self-propelled articulated tracked boom lift today.
The Nagano 09AC has a short single riser topped by a two section telescopic boom, providing a working height of 8.8 metres and up to 4.5 metres of outreach at an up and over height of almost four metres. Maximum platform capacity is 150kg, while the platform dimensions are 770 x 620mm. 360 degree slew is standard.
The machine has an overall width of 1.65 metres, an overall height of 1.99 metres and an overall length of just over four metres. The non-marking 230mm wide rubber tracks are 1.87 metres long and can propel the machine at travel speeds of up to 2.2kph when stowed, or 1.1kph when the boom is raised – but drive is cut out once the boom is telescoped, meaning that it can drive at working heights of up to six metres.
The 09AC has an all up weight of 2,620kg so can be easily transported on a standard two axle trailer while providing a low ground bearing pressure. Power comes from a small Kubota diesel, providing a 36 percent gradeability.
The CE model is based on the well proven domestic Japanese NUL070R-2 model, which has the same specification but is marginally lighter.
The new machine is aimed at tree pruning work, commercial greenhouse maintenance and work on domestic single family homes as well as working on sensitive flooring.
This looks like a nice product for those working on sensitive flooring or soft ground where working heights are modest. The cost per metre of working height is almost certainly going to be high, but for the right applications, it could prove to be a real winner, with the addition of meticulous Japanese engineering and reliability sealing the deal for many buyers.