Kardie Equipment, a TGM Wind Company and the largest distributor of the Bronto Skylift in North America, will increase its fleet by more than 65% with the purchase of additional aerial work platforms, including Bronto’s new S341HLA, which reaches 104 m (341 ft). This expansion makes Kardie Equipment the sole owner and distributor of the tallest aerial platforms in North America.

“The new aerial lifts will be used to serve customers across numerous industries including wind turbine generation, transmission and distribution, petrochemical refining, aerospace and more,” explained Kevin Darby, founder of Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind Services. “Increasing our inventory of aerial work platforms is critical to meet the rapidly growing demand of both new and existing customers.”

The Bronto S341HLA, a truck-mounted 341-ft aerial work platform, is the ideal solution to the increasing height of wind turbines. The average hub height of wind turbines in North America is 295 ft, and rising.

The Bronto S341HLA features two telescopic booms, a 6-section main boom, a 3-section cage boom, and an extendable platform with 1,500 lbs safe working load. Mounted on a U.S.-sourced chassis, they can maneuverer safely in worksites and regular road traffic. In addition to a maximum working height of 341 ft, the S341HLA’s horizontal outreach is 105 ft.

News item from Kardie


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