Compact bespoke trailer mount

By Maria Hadlow10 March 2009

Spanish manufacturer Matilsa is showing a new 15 m trailer mounted telescoping articulated boom and the prototype of a 21 m self propelled articulated boom with outriggers.

Production models of the Parma 15 trailer mounted machine will be available in three months. The telescopic booming sections make it more compact than the existing 15 m model Parma 15 and it will eventually supersede it.

The Parma 15T comes with a number of options such as basket size, power source, type of outriggers and basket material. Customers can log on to Matilsa's web site and select the options they would like on their machine to get a guideline price. Having selected the options you require the company can produce each machine to customers' particular specifications.

The prototype of the Matilsa Parma 21D is designed to work in areas of uneven, stepped or sloping ground and offers a platform height of 21 m. The machine weight of 9 t, says Ignacio Lebrero Martinez, co-owner of the company, is considerably lighter than similar sized machines and the outriggers can be manually or automatically actuated.

Mr Martinez said that because the machine can be used on many types of terrain it provides rental companies with more options and has a wide range of applications from tree surgery to building maintenance." It is our aim," he said, that for every 10 machines [in this size range] a rental company has without outriggers it will have one with outriggers."

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