By Crane & Hoist Canada
By Crane & Hoist Canada
Palazzani Industrie showcased new spider cranes at the GIS exhibition held in early October and received good feedback on their Ragno aerial platforms.
The GIS exhibition is the only Italian event dedicated to the users of cranes, mobile cranes, aerial work platforms, telehandlers, forklift trucks, overhead travelling cranes, port and industrial handling equipment and heavy transport vehicles.
1. Spider lifts shown at Palazzani Industrie’ booth:
– The new Ragno XTJ 37+. Launched during Bauma 2019, it has entered the large Palazzani existing range. This model reaches 37 metres of max working height and 14.5 metres outreach, with 120-230-330 kg capacity in the cage. It was selected in crawler version and Bi-energy (Diesel+AC) power option.
– Ragno XTJ 43+. A consolidated model belonging to XTJ series, that reaches 43 metres of max working height and an exceptional outreach of 18 metres, with 120-230-330 kg capacity in the cage. It was selected in crawler version and Bi-energy (Diesel+AC) power option.
– Ragno TZ 330+. The model with pantograph and telescopic arm that reaches 32 metres of max working height and 16.50 metres outreach. It was selected in crawler version and ECO AC+DC power option with lithium batteries – eco-friendly, zero emissions suitable for work indoor.
– Ragno TZX 250. A model with telescopic articulated arm that reaches 25 m of max working height and 11.6 m outrheac. It was selected in Crawler version and ECO AC/DC power option with Lithium batteries – eco-friendly, zero emissions suitable for work indoor.
– The new product Mini Crane RPG 2000. After having launched the first prototype during Bauma, this machine was showed at GIS at a more advanced production step. Designed to be easily usable, transportable and maneuverable, the new crane by Palazzani allows the operator to lift loads in narrow spaces or difficult access, where a truck-mounted crane cannot operate. The extremely compact dimensions, the reduced weights, the articulated stabilizers with telescopic extensions with three different positioning possibilities and self-leveling allow the Mini Crane to be positioned and work almost anywhere. The new Mini Crane RPG 2000 with a maximum capacity of 2.9 t x 1.5 m is currently nearing completion and will enter in production on 2020.
2. CMI purchases Palazzani spider lift
CMI of San Mauro Torinese, Italy, purchased a Palazzani XTJ 32 crawler platform. Antonio Micucci, CMI founder, together with his children Franco and Rocco Micucci and his staff, handle about 200 machines and meet all type of requests in the rental business.
“The Palazzani XTJ 32 crawler spider is exactly the machine that was missing in our fleet,” said Franco, CMI company administrator. “Versatile, fast and very suitable for the variety of jobs that our customers require; very usable both in the large establishments of the province of Turin and in some historical location that, more and more frequently, requires special machines. Soon we will evaluate and look at hybrid or eco solutions with batteries, which are the most suitable options for urban jobs in areas according to the environmental policy.”
Ragno XTJ 32 is equipped with a telescopic arm and flying telescopic Jib of 8 metres, with a capacity of 330 kg in the basket. This aerial platform was ordered also with a hydraulic winch, lifting 500 kg of max capacity, quickly replacing the cage thanks to the fast assembly and disassembly system. The PALConnect system offers, among other features, the geolocation of the vehicle, the remote assistance,
the check-up of all the main functions of the machine with the possibility of alert service.
3. TZX 225 Palazzani spider lift at work at the Entrée de Ville Bonaventure in Montreal
Bonaventure City Entrance, or l’Entrée de Ville Bonaventure, is one of Quebec downtown’s major gateways, including a series of pedestrian-friendly public spaces with over 300 trees, two works of public art, picnic tables, a playground for children, a fitness area, sun loungers, and ping pong tables.
“Source” is an interesting 10-meter sculpture, erected on 2017 and standing outdoor in the middle of a garden, at the end of the Bonaventure Expressway. It’s a crouching human form composed of an entanglement of letters and symbols from eight alphabets representing, in part, the complexity of humanity. The work also symbolizes the unity of the communities of diverse origins that have contributed to the cultural richness of Montréal.
The particular shape and material of this statue needs a constant cleaning and periodic maintenance.
The maintenance has been possible thanks to one Palazzani Spider Lift TZX 225 (renamed TZX 730 for American market). The machine could easily move over the grass without damaging the garden thanks to its crawler and extremely light operating weight of just 2.5 ton.
Its compact set-up – 2.84 m / 3.5 m allows it to be positioned in all places around the sculpture. The max working height of 22.5 m, important outreach of 10.25 m and articulated-double telescopic booms allowed the operators to reach all the twisted spaces of the sculpture and to perform an excellent maintenance.