First in new scissor range from Iteco

By Maria Hadlow09 March 2009

A 19 m working height electric scissor drivable at 14 m platform height is the latest machines from Italy's Iteco. The IT 17210 is the company's first 4WD, rough terrain electric scissor.

Corrado Conti, Iteco's sales manager, told Access International that in addition to being drivable at 14 m, the scissor could be operated at full height without deploying the stabilisers.

The 17210, which will have a smaller brother, the 17 m working height IT 14210, weighs 8900 kg and can be supplied with a diesel engine if preferred. The scissor uses a 630 Ahr battery pack. Outriggers are standard on the bigger machine and an option on the smaller one.

Mr Conti said Iteco had seen record sales in the first six months of this year - up 60% on the previous year - but that it was now adjusting to the anticipated fall in demand by lowering production levels, switching production to diesel and diesel-electric models from all-electric models.

Meanwhile, Mr Conti said Iteco was working on a new range of electric articulating booms in the 12 to 19 m range, with the first to be introduced at Intermat next year.

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