Zoomlion’s newly launched 217ft ZT68J self-propelled boom lift has completed its first job in Shangahi, China.
With a working height of 67.5 metres, the ZT68J became the world’s largest boom lift when launched at bauma China late last year - see: Zoomlion’s 217ft boom lift. It now tops Snorkel’s 210ft 2100SJ and JLG’s 185ft 1850SJ boom lift, both of which have held the title.
For its first outing, the boom lift went to work on the construction of a new fire services training complex in Shanghai. One of its main tasks was to assist with painting a new 17 storey building - approximately 56 metres in height - which is set to feature alongside other residential and industrial buildings to provide firefighters more than 53 live fire training scenarios.
The ZT68J features a five section boom topped by a long two section articulating jib with 125 degrees articulation, to offer a maximum outreach of 31 metres with a dual 300/455kg platform capacity. Features include a single lift cylinder, 40 percent gradeability and four wheel drive.