Italian spider lift manufacturer CMC unveiled two new mid range spider lifts at Bauma last month, the 27 metre S27 painted gold for the show, and its sister machine the 30 metre S30 in silver livery. Available shortly, they will replace the current S25 and S28 models.
The two machines are essentially one and the same, apart from the lower boom/telescopic riser which is two section on the S27 and three section on the S30. Both models share the same three section telescopic top boom and twin link articulated jib. Both have an overall stowed width of 890mm with the tracks extending to 1.4 metres for extra stability on site, while overall length on the two is 6.8 metres, with an overall height of just under 2.2 metres, and more than a metre of outrigger levelling on slopes.
The S27 has a maximum working height of 27.3 metres and can reach 6.9 metres below ground level. Maximum outreach is 15.4 metres with 80kg in the platform, while the maximum platform capacity of 230kg is available at an outreach of up to 12.4 metres and an up & over height of 10 metres. The overall weight of the machine is 4,100kg.
The S30 has a maximum working height of 30.3 metres, with the same outreach and capacity as the S27m but at an up & over height of 14.5 metres - thanks to the longer riser - which also has a very slight effect on below ground reach which is 6.7 metres rather than 6.8. The S30 is marginally heavier at 4,270kg.
The new machines have variable outrigger positions with automatic monitoring, which feeds into the machine’s system and adjusts the working envelope accordingly. The raft of new technology is said to be simple and intuitive to use. They have been designed to cope with the demands of multiple sectors from construction and restoration work to plant maintenance and tree work.