Bronto S230XR aerial platform to Bladefence

Bronto S230XR aerial work platform at Cardinal Point Windfarm by Petri Laurila

Toronto based Bladefence has taken the delivery of a 230-foot Bronto S230XR aerial work platform. This is the first S230XR aerial platform mounted on a Kenworth chassis. The Bronto S230XR features 230 ft working height, 121 ft outreach and with this configuration on Kenworth T800 chassis a total weight of 71,560 lbs. Mounting on the chassis was done at Bronto Skylift’s workshop in Orlando, where the team has successfully mounted Bronto platforms to various chassis brands including TOR, Mack, Peterbuilt and now Kenworth.

“Bronto’s XR series of units have proven to be an excellent choice for the work Bladefence carries out. The new S230XR is versatile and will be used in wide variety of customer projects ranging from wind energy and oil & gas to general construction. As a long time customer, we are happy to receive this new unit and to continue our long-standing cooperation with Bronto,”

says Ville Karkkolainen, CEO of Bladefence North America

Additional features of Bladefence’s new S230XR include extendable working cage, 2×220 degree cage rotation and power outlets in the cage – all very relevant when doing wind turbine blade maintenance. The latest Bronto 5+ control system guarantees smooth operation and enables remote service and support, which come in extra handy when working at remote wind farm conditions.

“We got the chassis ahead of time and the aerial fitted perfectly without additional adjusting. This is quite exceptional when we consider the fact that it’s a totally new configuration. All in all, project went very smoothly.”

Janne Pulkkinen, Vice President, Bronto Skylift Inc.

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