Chinese manufacturer Dingli has announced two new lighter weight, narrow aisle high-reach slab electric scissor lifts, the 50ft 1712DCL and the 56ft JCPT1912DCL, with working heights of 17.2 and 19 metres respectively.
The maximum platform capacity on both machines is 500kg unrestricted, with the same capacity on the 1.2 metre roll out deck extension as on the main deck. Both units can drive at full height, although levelling jacks are standard equipment on both. While these machines are two wheel drive and two wheel steer, they feature 30 percent gradeability and four wheel braking.
The overall width of the new models is 1.25 metres, and the overall stowed length 3.36 and 3.76 metres respectively. The platform size when extended is 4.24 by 1.17 metres on the 1712 and 4.64 metres on the 1912. Overall height with guardrails stowed is 2.47 metres on both models.
Power comes from a 48 volt 420Amp/hour battery pack with direct electric wheel drive. Overall weight is 6,280kg for the 1712and 7,140kg for the 1912.
These look like two handy machines, given their working height, specification and overall weight. The 17 and 19 metre working height slab electric market is on the increase in many countries, and the fact that these two should be relatively easy to transport could prove popular even in markets where this type of lift has yet to take off.
When it does Dingli could be the main beneficiary in markets where it is well represented, as the company has one of the widest ranges in the sector with a choice of heavy or light slab models alongside diesel or electric Rough Terrain models.