Hinowa’s largest spider first in UK rental
09 February 2024
UK spider lift rental specialist Paramount Platforms has become the first access hire company in the UK to take delivery of the new Hinowa 40.18 Lightlift Performance IIIS.
Distributor Access Platforms Sales (APS) supplied Paramount with the tracked lift - now the largest in the Hinowa range, with a maximum working height of 40.2m.
Paramount Platforms sent the spider platform straight out on long-term hire to support planned maintenance work on a prestigious financial HQ building in central London. The Hinowa Lightlift 40.18 has a maximum outreach of 17.5m. It has a larger basket than other Hinowa spider lifts, with a maximum capacity of 300kg and an unrestricted capacity of 230kg.
The one chosen by Paramount Paramount is a bi-energy version, with a low-emissions diesel engine and lithium batteries.
Expanding on the new lift, Paramount Platforms Director Lee Kerr, said, “It’s a gamechanger in terms of the ability of our clients to work independently at heights approaching 40 metres and where significant outreach is needed. We almost always supply our other large spider lifts with an operator. The Hinowa 40.18 is so easy to use, if the client has experience using other Hinowa platforms, I have no qualms about the 40.18 going out on self-drive hire.”
Kerr added, “It’s just as simple to operate as a Hinowa 17.75, so with a standard familiarisation training, it can be operated by a cleaning technician or a surveyor carrying out a building inspection.”