Dutch construction company Jos Vrolijk has started taking delivery of four 35ft Rhinox RX12CS tracked telescopic boom lifts.
The RX12CS offers a working height of 12.6 metres, and an outreach of 8.4 metres with an unrestricted platform capacity of 330kg and 360 degree continuous slew. Weighing 5,500kg, it has an overall transport width of two metres and an overall length just under six metres. Power comes from a Stage V Kubota diesel, providing drive speeds of 1.1 to 2.8kph.
Features include a 1.8 metre by 800mm platform with 180 degrees of platform rotation, a secondary guarding system and a heavy duty three section octagonal boom with all electrical wiring and hydraulic hoses to the platform routed internally. It can travel/operate on side slopes of up to five degrees, while optional features include non-marking tracks, power to the platform and additional LED lighting.
In January, the RX12CS underwent an intensive testing regime, while processing CE and TÜV type approval. It was officially launched in March with 12 units already sold, and the company has gone on to deliver a total of 25 units to date.
Rhinox was established in 2020 by Gert-Jan Verhoef and Matthijs van der Ham, who was the founder of marine lifting manufacturer Palfinger Boats. He spent close to 10 years with the company and by 2019 was managing director of both Palfinger Boats and Palfinger Marine Netherlands. A year after leaving the company he and Verhoef, who specialises in business accounting, analyses and investment, set up Rhinox.
Verhoef said: "Matthijs and I are a good combination. Matthijs comes from the manufacturing industry and from my background we can work data driven and analytical. Being best in class, that's our goal. That is ambitious, but we have a unique product. Our machines are compact but have a wide range."
Van der Ham, added: “We have an innovative product with a high quality character, and from the experience there is enough clout to make this something big. The international experience also ensures that there is a lot of ambition within the company. We look far ahead: the dot on the horizon is for us to be a global OEM.”