North America’s highest aerial work platform for HOLT Aerial


HOLT Aerial, formerly Kardie Equipment, has recently placed a large order for several Bronto aerial platforms. Order includes the first 104-metre Bronto S341HLA’s in North America – actually many of them. The total order will increase HOLT Aerial’s fleet by more than 65 percent and is to date one of the biggest Bronto Skylift deals in North America. With the first S341HLA HOLT Aerial will be the sole owner of North America’s tallest aerial platform.

“The new aerial lifts will be used to serve customers across numerous industries including wind turbine generation, transmission and distribution, petrochemical refining, aerospace and more. Increasing our inventory of aerial work platforms is critical to meet the rapidly growing demand of both new and existing customers.”

Kevin Darby, Founder, Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind Services (now HOLT Aerial)

The history of Bronto Skylift and HOLT Aerial started in 2009 and they took it directly to the high end by ordering two 90-metre S295HLA’s. Soon after it was clear that the companies could benefit from a strategic, long-term partnership. By 2016 HOLT Aerial’s rental fleet of Bronto aerials reached 20 units and a year later in 2017 TGM/Kardie and Bronto Skylift signed a distribution agreement covering 10 states. With such an ambitious history together, it’s no wonder that HOLT Aerial is the first company to introduce S341HLA to North American market.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind’s (HOLT Aerial) growth as their exclusive supplier. Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit has been the backbone of this rewarding journey, and together with his team, they have consistently exceeded expectations.”

Roberto Quintero, Sales and Marketing Director, Bronto Skylift

The Bronto S341HLA, a truck-mounted 104-metre aerial work platform, is the ideal solution to the increasing height of wind turbines. The average hub height of wind turbines in North America is 90 metres, and rising, because increased altitude means increased wind speed and more power generated.

The Bronto S341HLA features two telescopic booms, a 6-section main boom, a 3-section cage boom, and an extendable platform with 700 kg safe working load. Mounted on a US-sourced Mack chassis, they can maneuverer safely in worksites and regular road traffic. In addition to a maximum working height of 104 metres, the S341HLA’s horizontal outreach is 33 metres.

“HOLT Aerial value the positive partnership with Bronto and look forward to offering new products to our customers allowing them to safely and efficiently reach new heights.”

Kevin Darby, Founder, Kardie Equipment/TGM Wind Services (now HOLT Aerial)

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