Platform Basket launches France-friendly mast lift

Platform Basket Heron 10 Platform Basket’s Heron 10 SB will based on the original Heron 10.

Platform Basket has launched a new version of its Heren 10 vertical mast lift at Intermat, designed for the French market, which is the birth country of the product type.

Since the sale of the intellectual rights of France-based vertical mast manufacturer ATN, there has been a gap in the market that Platform Basket aims to fill, said the company. 

The Italian manufacturer launched into vertical mast production only last year with the bi-energy Heron 10, available as diesel or battery powered, with a tracked undercarriage and light and compact design.

Both versions offer 9.6m working height and 3.45m maximum outreach, with an 8.3m height at the maximum outreach and a maximum platform capacity of 230kg with two persons. A key feature is the automatic stabilisation with the push of a button, incorporating four independent outriggers.

The new Heron 10 SB, updated for the French market, has seen the stabilisation system, radio control, interchangeable battery and winch stripped out of its sister Heron 10 product.

Platform Basket's Spider 54T Platform Basket’s Spider 54T

As Platform Basket managing director Carloalberto Molesini said, a lot of machines produced by ATN now need to be replaced and, “French rental companies want something simple and easy to operate.”

The company added that it had sold eight units of its 54m working height 54T spider, launched at the GIS Show in Italy last October, alongside the Heron 10, which is designed specifically for telecommunications and electricity pylon work.

The new Spider 54T has a maximum basket capacity at full working height of 400kg, and offers a 1,000kg capacity winch that is easily interchangeable and effectively turns it into a mobile crane.

Six of the eight sales will be manufactured this year at Platform Basket’s headquarters in in Reggio Emilia.

Platform Basket sets its sights on rental PB is rapidly developing its niche product line with rental as the ultimate aim, says MD Carloalberto Molesini 

Receive the information you need when you need it through our world-leading magazines, newsletters and daily briefings.

Sign up

Euan Youdale Editor Tel: +44 (0)1892 786 214 E-mail: [email protected]
Lindsey Anderson Editor Tel: +1 312 929 4409 E-mail: [email protected]
Tony Radke Sales Manager Tel: +1 480 478 6302 E-mail: [email protected]
Ollie Hodges Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0)1892 786253 E-mail: [email protected]