104-metre aerial platform for Gruas Estacion19 August, 2021
The Spanish rental company Grúas Estación has added a 104-metre Bronto S104HLA to their rental fleet. Grúas Estacion operates in the Galicia region in northern Spain and has more than 400 rental units. The S104HLA is the largest aerial platform in their fleet – and in Spain altogether.
With two telescopic booms, a 6-section main boom and a 3-section cage boom, the S104HLA provides a working outreach of 33 metres and working height of a whopping 104 metres. Grúas Estación chose an extendable working cage that has a 600 kg safe working load can be hydraulically extended up to 3.7 meters wide. Mounted onto a Volvo FMX 540/12x8H*8/6685 chassis, the S104HLA has a gross vehicle weight of a little over 63 (metric) tons.
The aerial platform was delivered at the beginning of June and went straight to work after the hand-over. The delivery was carried out by Bronto Skylift’s long time distributor and service partner, LKW Lift. With 20 years of experience, LKW Lift ensures that this 104-metre beauty will be kept in top condition.
“Galicia has more than 150 wind farms in operation, which creates a market for maintenance and repair work which has driven our decisions to purchasing machinery to cover these needs. Bronto platforms score highly in terms of safety and reliability, while LKW is also a reliable partner with regard to service and support. The new Bronto will be kept busy throughout the summer period with back-to-back jobs, which can mean that staff and machinery may spend weeks on the road without returning to base.”Technical director Carlos Mosquera Portas, Grúas Estación