Nagano crawler boom lifts enter the UK market

POWERED access specialist JMS has become the first operator in the UK to add Nagano crawler boom lifts to its hire fleet.

The firm revealed it has made the move to support clients working on greenfield construction sites.

The company has bought a Nagano S15Auj telescopic crawler boom lift and a Nagano 20ATuj articulating crawler boom lift. The products are available for hire through JMS’s depot network.

JMS MD Mark Jackson said, “Our Nagano crawler booms give our customers new options for working at height across rough and unstable terrain. They augment the capabilities of our wheeled rough terrain boom lifts and tracked spider platforms, so we’re expecting them to be very popular with clients.”

Construction on Greenfield sites has been tipped to increase over the next 10 years, increasing the need for all-terrain platforms.

Mark Jackson added, “Our customers want extra options to work at height over these new development sites, where productivity and operational performance in difficult environments will be vital. Our new Nagano platforms deliver capabilities that meet these challenges.”

The Nagano S15Auj boasts a maximum working height of 15m, maximum horizontal outreach of 10.3m, and a basket capacity of 250kg. It has a gradeability of 20 degrees, weighs 8,420kg, and is powered by a 3-cylinder Kubota diesel engine.

The Nagano 20ATuj provides a maximum working height of 20m, maximum outreach of 8m and a maximum basket capacity of 230kg. It weighs 9,450kg, is powered by the same 3-cylinder Kubota engine and has a telescopic boom and jib boom.

Safety features on both platforms include a travel stop controller, travel speed controller, incline alarm, overloading alarm and rapid descent prevention valve.

Thomas Méheust, European sales director for Nagano products at Vertimac, added, “We are very pleased that JMS has become the first company in the UK and Ireland to receive Nagano crawler aerial working platforms. All around Europe, the Nagano brand is starting to be recognised for its high quality, easy maintenance and long-term reliability.”