New LGMG lithium booms for Contract Plant

Contract Plant Rental has added six lithium electric LGMG boom lifts to its fleet.

The UK-based contract hire specialist’s new LGMG T20JE telescopic boom lifts reflect increasing requests for electric equipment said Stuart Lambert.

“The rise of lithium is here. We want to provide practical assistance for clients to move to this new technology.

APS Contract Plant Rental Contract Plant Rental, head of access, Stuart Lambert with one of the company’s LGMG T22JE lithium RT boom lifts. (PIC: APS)

Lambert added, “The UK infrastructure construction and maintenance sector is going green to reduce carbon footprint at an aggressive speed. Make no mistake, lithium is no passing love affair. It’s here for the next generation. Our new lithium LGMG booms are a key part of that process.

“For many rental customers, all-electric platforms, and lithium machines in particular, are a key concern for fleet development, but many are cautious about how to implement their investment strategies.”

Lambert added that contract hire is the ideal way to bridge the gap between conventional technologies, like diesel, and new ones, like lithium electric.

The LGMG T20E is one of a range of four lithium electric stick booms launched in 2022 that deliver near zero-emissions and low-noise operation for two-three days on one charge, with multiple standard and fast-charging modes.

It has a large 2.44m basket, with an unrestricted capacity of 300kg and a restricted capacity of 450kg. The unit offers a maximum working height of 23.8m and a maximum outreach of 17m.

The lithium boom lifts were supplied to Contract Plant Rentals by Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK and Ireland distributor for all LGMG platforms.

APS major accounts director Linda Betts said, “We’re delighted Stuart and the team at Contract Plant Rental has selected APS and LGMG to support customers as they reconfigure their fleets for a carbon neutral future.

City lithium

Contract Plant Rental believes the advantages of lithium platforms over traditional diesel power are becoming clearer by the day, not least because of the growing number of low and ultra-low emissions zones being introduced in towns and cities across the UK.

Many contractors and end-use clients are also stipulating that low and zero emissions working at height options must be used on their sites and projects to help them meet their own carbon reduction targets, said the company.

The LGMG T20JE has four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, with three steering modes: four-wheel steering, front-wheel steering, and crab steering. It also has one-touch wheel alignment, for safer and faster platform set-up.

Oscillating, full floating axles maximise grip and traction across uneven and soft terrain, while the platform can be operated at a maximum tilt angle of five degrees and has 45% gradeability.


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