‘Green’ spider lifts to take centre stage at APEX
By Leila Steed17 April 2023
Palazzani is to put the spotlight on some of its most eco-friendly access equipment at the upcoming APEX 2023 exhibition in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The company’s exhibit will focus on motorisation, hybrid and ECO machinery, with ECO versions of the XTJ 52, TZX 250 and XTJ 35.1 Ragno spider lift models taking centre stage.
Although based on and as a replacement for Palazzani’s previous TSJ 35 model, the new Ragno TSJ 35.1 includes the manufacturer’s “latest generation technology for easier maintenance” and performance.
The TSJ 35.1 spider is available in both a full green ECO power version that includes an AC electric motor and a lithium-ion battery, and as hybrid model with an electric motor and diesel engine.
While the TSJ 35.1 offers an outreach of 15m and a working height of 35m, the Ragno XTJ 52+ is described as “the colossus of the Palazzani range”.
The XTJ 52+ spider is a bi-energy unit that is equipped with a diesel engine and an electric motor.
It features the company’s Area manager system, which automatically adjust the machine’s 19.5m maximum outreach according to its stabilisation and load.
It offers a rotation of 660-degrees and, with “an exception working” envelope, is best suited to telecommunication, construction and maintenance applications, making it a versatile model for rental companies.
Alongside the XTJ 52+ and TSJ 35.1 models will be the Ragno TZX 250 Spider lift. Fitted with an aluminium telescopic boom with two articulated and telescopic sections, the model can reach working heights up to 25m with “no movement limit” and has a maximum outreach of 10.5m.
Italy-based Palazzani, which recently doubled its manufacturing capacity, says the model is equipped with non-marking tyres and that its wide and narrow set-up functionality makes it “ideal for landscaping and indoor-outdoor maintenance” applications.
The TZX will also be joined by a new winch accessory, which is due to be launched at APEX 2023.