Manitou launch new fully Australian compliant vertical platforms

Manitou has launched its now fully AS compliant vertical mast boom work platforms.

The 100VJR AUS vertical platform has been designed to replace the previous European version available on the Australian market.

“We had previously been selling the European 100VJR that was design registered to AS1418.10: 2006,” Manitou Australia managing director Stuart Walker said.

However “some tests to verify compliance to the new standard meant that we needed to re-engineering aspects of the design, [so] Manitou took the opportunity to modify the design and increase its rating for indoor and outdoor use,” Walker said.

The new vertical platform is designed with a vertical telescopic mast to work in restricted areas, are equipped with a jib to give 3.15 metres outreach.

It also has an indoor and outdoor rating of 200 kilograms, or two persons.

The basket is also large enough to fit two people in comfort.

It features an electric drive for smoother movements, and simple operator controls with proportional movements.

Importantly the 100VJR AUS is, as Walker states, tested to comply with the current Australian Standard AS1418.10: 2011.

Walker added :” We are expecting strong growth in the vertical boom market in the years to come as these products offer greater access and flexibility to users over scissors and some articulating booms.”

First delivery of the new booms are slated for March this year.