The new European premises of Chinese aerial lift manufacturer LGMG are now fully operational, following a formal opening ceremony in late March, it has also introduced a new high capacity 45ft articulated boom.
The new facility is located in the industrial area of Dordrecht and is 10 times the size of its original base in nearby Spijkenisse. Over the past five months the huge facility, which was previously occupied by energy group Engie, has been fully renovated and more recently stocked with a substantial inventory of replacement parts in a dedicated warehouse area, and a large number of new machines ready for delivery. The facility includes a huge yard, with several gantry cranes. It also includes a full training centre in addition to the offices.
In addition to offering its aerial lift products the new facility will also be responsible for sales and support of the company’s new telehandler line.
LGMG has been expanding its product range this year, adding new lithium battery powered telescopic boom lifts and compact electric Rough Terrain scissor lifts See: LGMG adds 46ft electric RT scissors
At Conexpo the company unveiled a new 45ft dual capacity articulated boom lift, the AR14J-H / AR45J-H. The new machine offers a maximum working height of 15.9 metres, and a maximum working outreach of just over eight metres, with the unrestricted platform capacity of 300kg, at an up & over height of 7.3 metres. The outreach with the maximum capacity of 450kg is 6.5 metres. The unit has standard four wheel steer- with one touch wheel alignment, four wheel drive with oscillating axle, 45 percent gradeability and can work safely at a five degree slope angle. Power comes from a Kubota diesel, while the overall weight is 7.4 tonnes.
The company says that it plans to launch 10 further European aerial lift and telehandler models during the year.