Oil & Steel spotlights new truck and track mounts

The Octoplus 21 on display at APEX. The Octoplus 21 on display at APEX.(PHOTO: Oil & Steel)

Italian aerial platform manufacturer Oil & Steel has showcased three of its latest access machines, presenting two tracked platforms and a 3.5-tonne Isuzu truck mount.

Recently exhibited at the 2023 APEX exhibition in The Netherlands, the company’s new Octoplus 17 and Octoplus 21 tracked platforms have been designed for easy use and reliability. 

While both machines are fitted with a 250kg-capacity basket, the 21-metre Octoplus 21 offers an outreach of 10.6m with an up-and-over reach of 8.2m. 

Oil & Steel’s flagship model, it has stowed dimensions of 4.8m in length (without basket) and 1.99m in height for easy transport, and incorporates a system that allows user to load/unload the machine onto trailers in just two steps.

Other key features include an electric working mode, three travel speeds and radio remote control system.

Incorporating similar features, the aerial platform’s Octoplus 17 sister model was also on display at the access industry event.

Offering a 7.6-metre outreach, “it is available as standard with an electric motor and can be equipped with a battery pack, making it possible to work with zero emissions and in confined spaces,” said Oil & Steel.

“With its size, it ensures consistent top-notch performance: a 7.6-metre outreach with a load capacity of 250 kilograms and a maximum working height of 17 metres. “In addition, it has a footprint of just 2.81 x 2.85 metres, with an easy and safe working area without limitations.”

The Scorpion 16 Pro mounted on 3.5-tonne Isuzu chassis. The Scorpion 16 Pro mounted on 3.5-tonne Isuzu chassis. (PHOTO: Oil & Steel)

Alongside the two Octopus models, Oil & Steel highlighted its Scorpion 16 Pro truck mount, which is mounted on 3.5-tonne Isuzu chassis and is designed for “challenging” applications.

The fully hydraulic telescopic machine offers a working height of 16m, a maximum outreach of 11.3m and, unlike its sister model the Scorpion 16, the Pro version is fitted with a 300kg-capacity basket.

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