United Forklift invests in big booms for Australia infrastructure

Haulotte HT43 RTJ Pro One of United Forklift and Access Solutions’ new Haulotte HT43 RTJ Pro boom lifts. (Photo: Haulotte).

Australia-based United Forklift and Access Solutions has this month taken delivery of three large Haulotte boom lifts.

This is the first time the company has invested in Haulotte’s largest boom lift, and the 42.2m working height HT43 RTJ Pro units will be used in its rental fleet across the country.

Doug Rawlings, state manager from United Forklift and Access Solutions, explained the need to extend the company’s fleet of big booms. “Demand at the moment in government and civil construction is quite large. For these projects operators need to get as high as possible.

“Projects are being built higher in Metro areas, but also in mining infrastructure building and maintenance works, so machines that offer the greatest flexibility for height are highly sought after.”

The HT43 RTJ Pro features dual platform capacity of 230kg up to 450kg, restricted. Its compact base is designed for 360 degrees continuous rotation along with its rotational jib allowing 180 degrees manoeuvrability.

With 4WD and 4WS it has the best outside turning radius on the market. It also features Haulotte’s Activ’Shield Bar 2.0 for operator safety.

Haulotte HT43 RTJ Pro Photo: Haulotte

Big lift training 

Given the height operators will be at when using these booms, Haulotte conducted thorough training on the machine when it arrived at United’s yard. Australian technical specialist for Haulotte Brad Kennaugh describes the need for training and the benefit offered.

“Because of their large size, the 43’s are not as common as the smaller 20m versions, so it was critical that we took the time to get the customer up to speed with the correct operation and safety features.

“The technical training offered enabled United’s technician’s to better understand how to maintain the machine through-out its life and service requirements. The sales team were given familiarization training which covered the operations and functions of the machine so they can better educate their customers who hire the equipment.”

Demand for these booms is not just coming from one area. United has eleven locations across Australia and all are showing increased demand for larger booms. Rawlings added, “The booms have been strategically positioned around Australia in locations that ensure the best possible utilisation rate and we hope to add more in the future. The relationship we have with Haulotte means that we could get what we needed, confident that what we get from Haulotte is quality, support and spare parts help when we need it.”


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