New control system for Bronto’s high-rise aerials

Bronto S101HLA

Bronto Skylfit’s flagship products are without a doubt the HLA-range aerial platforms, that represent the ultimate high-rise in the truck-mounted aerial sector. The HLA-range products have been well recognized and liked worldwide among Bronto Skylift’s firefighting and industrial access customers alike.

The soul of these high-rise aerials – like all modern day Bronto’s – is the Bronto+ control system. The HLA-range has featured a third generation Bronto3+, but is now been upgraded to the latest and most advanced control system, the 5th generation Bronto5+.

Bronto5+screen

For operators this means faster levelling, easier control of working lights, light groups and cage load, bigger displays with better visibility even in sunlight, easier navigation, more chassis information available on screens, integrated help texts and quick manuals, as well as resistive touch screens. For the firefighting sector there is also an integrated fire pump screen with improved possibilities to operate the pump.

Bronto Care digital solutions for fleet management and remote service

One of the important features enabled by the Bronto5+ is Bronto’s fleet management tool Skyliftfleet. Thanks to the latest technology, the units will send all operational data to the Skyliftfleet portal, where owners, operators, fleet managers and service can easily check and optimize daily usage, performance and plan preventive maintenance cycles. As the units traditionally have a long lifespan and multiple owners, it is a crucial safety factor that the service history is transparent throughout the lifecycle. Skyliftfleet stores the service history in one place. Also all important manuals and other information about each unit is stored in Skyliftfleet for easy access. The location of each unit can also be tracked in real time.

The much-liked remote service capabilities will remain the same, but through the use of the latest technology. Service personnel can log on to the unit and do various fault finding, calibration and other tasks as before. This is naturally crucial when operating in a fire scene, but equally important for the industrial access sector, where high-rise HLA’s are often used on windfarms in very remote locations.

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The HLA range ensures efficient and safe high-rise rescue and firefighting, as well as industrial operations with extremely challenging high-rise installations like antennas, multi-storey buildings, windfarms, etc. This range includes the world’s highest truck-mounted access platforms. Due to the latest update they are now better equipped to serve and respond to modern day demands.

Bronto 3+

6.5″ transflective, neon tube backlight, not adjustable, push-buttons only


Features accessible only via screen hierarchy

No possibility to personalize


Cage load behind screen hierarchy, only in one location

All the lights behind one button, no possibility to switch on/off lights or light groups

No manual within the system

No help texts

No fleet management tools available

Bronto 5+

7” anti-reflective, sunlight filtered display, automatic LED backlight control, resistive touch screen & push buttons

All features in main menu

Main menu can be modified by adding/removing icons

Cage load can be changed from every main page


All working lights on one screen. Switch on/off working lights or lighting groups

Quick manual integrated

Situation related help texts and hints available

Skyliftfleet enabled

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