AlmaCrawler continues to push the boundaries of what is possible, with their JIBBI 1890 PRiMO now recognised as the Hire and Rental Industry Association’s (HRIA) HIRE23 – Best New Product for Access Equipment.
The award, presented to General Manager Bob Mules and CEO Andrea Artoni, recognises true excellence and innovation. It focuses on new offerings across the industry with regards to modernising and enhancing technology, safety and performance.
Judged by an expert panel and voted on by HRIA members attending HIRE23, this accolade highlight’s the strengths of Almac’s strategic approach to research and development in order to lead the advancement of access equipment.
“Our customer-centric approach ensures that our equipment is engineered based on real-world scenarios. Our customers provide us with invaluable knowledge for product and design innovation and it is their feedback that ensures our machines are exceptional in functionality, reliability and durability across diverse environments”, said Bob Mules, general manager, Almac Pacific.
Using 100% Italian materials and technology, Almac stands true to their reputation for producing world-class access equipment that exceeds the required Australian and New Zealand standards. All machines are produced using Italian materials, in Italy, at Almac’s Viadana facilities in the province of Mantua. Constant research into new technologies and functions allows Almac to surge forward with exclusively unique and high-performance machines for the industry.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO (PRiMO) marks a significant milestone for Almac as it introduces their first fully electric, self-levelling, tracked telescopic boom with electric drive. This innovative addition to their product range was unveiled at the Hire and Rental Industry Association’s HIRE23 event in Sydney last month and represents the evolution of their renowned JT-Line.
Crafted to meet the demanding requirements of complex worksites, the PRiMO showcases an impressive 18-meter working height, enabling safe driving and automatic levelling at 14 meters on 15° lateral and longitudinal inclinations. What sets this telescopic boom apart is its exceptional versatility, allowing it to operate effectively on heavy, sloping, and slippery terrains. With a total weight of 5,900kg, it holds the distinction of being the lightest 18-meter telescopic boom in the market. This remarkable feat is made possible by its design which allows levelling of the chassis up to 15 degrees laterally and longitudinally without the use of outriggers. Moreover, the PRiMO features a generous 38cm ground clearance and low ground pressure, further enhancing its adaptability. The track width of 2.20m allows the machine to navigate with ease in narrow workspaces, providing flexibility in diverse work environments.
The PRiMO comes equipped with a 1.8-meter wide basket as a standard feature, which can rotate +/- 70°, offering a maximum capacity of 250 kg. It presents two reach options: 9.9 meters in the 140kg working diagram and 8.3 meters in the 250kg working diagram. These capabilities enable efficient and precise execution of tasks at varying heights and weight requirements.
Safety is a paramount concern at any worksite, and the PRiMO addresses this with its advanced safety features. The Anti-Entrapment System is designed to prevent serious injuries by automatically stopping the machine and initiating a reverse trajectory for 3-5 seconds when a crushing injury is imminent. This system acts as a crucial safeguard, providing vital protection for operators and other personnel. In addition, Ultrasonic Anti-Collision Sensors are strategically placed to monitor the area above and below the basket, as well as the front and back of the tracks and the tail swing. This comprehensive sensor system ensures collisions are prevented, significantly reducing the risk of accidents.
The PRiMO offers three battery pack options, which are entirely removable and replaceable. These options include the ELC (Lead Acid 420Ah 48V), LTH 330 (Lithium 330Ah 48V), and LTH 440 (Lithium 440Ah 48V). This flexibility allows users to select the battery pack that best suits their specific needs and operational requirements.
To cater to evolving industry demands, the PRiMO features a redesigned controller with an Anti-Entrapment bar and comfortable joysticks, enhancing the user experience. This controller streamlines operations and ensures ease of use, making the PRiMO a user-friendly machine for operators of all levels of expertise.
Furthermore, the PRiMO incorporates an Automatic Tensioning System, which enables a zero-maintenance track tensioning mechanism that is directly connected to and controlled by the main hydraulic system. This eliminates the need for manual adjustments, minimising downtime and optimising productivity. Additionally, the inclusion of work lights on the front and back undercarriage, as well as around the basket, further enhances safety during operations.
With its cutting-edge technology and emphasis on safety, the PRiMO stands out as one of the most advanced and secure pieces of equipment available in the market. Almac has once again demonstrated its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction by introducing a telescopic boom that not only meets the complex demands of worksites, but also ensures the well-being of operators.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is a testament to Almac’s dedication to providing superior solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible in the industry.
Other products available from Almac includes the JIBBI range, Billennium (SpiderBoom) range, Athena range, and Multi Loader range.
The JIBBI range features a series of compact, tracked boom lifts renowned for their exceptional manoeuvrability and ability to work on inclinations up to 15 degrees. These machines are specifically engineered for challenging terrains, ensuring accessibility and efficiency in construction, maintenance, and landscaping projects. With advanced safety features and user-friendly controls, the JIBBI range prioritises operator comfort and productivity.
The Billennium (SpiderBoom) range comprises versatile and agile spider lifts, designed to navigate confined spaces with ease. Equipped with advanced technology and a range of working heights, these machines excel in tasks requiring precise positioning and accessibility. From construction and building to maintenance works, the Billennium range offers unmatched versatility and efficiency.
The Athena range includes self-propelled scissor lifts renowned for their robustness, reliability, and enhanced productivity. These lifts are designed to withstand rigorous conditions and provide elevated working heights for a wide range of applications. Featuring intelligent safety systems and ergonomic design, the Athena range ensures operator comfort and optimum performance capable of working on inclines up to 20 degrees.
The Multi Loader range offers an array of compact and lightweight tracked carriers, designed to tackle demanding tasks in various industries. These versatile machines boast exceptional load capacities and traction capabilities, making them ideal for transporting materials and equipment, across challenging terrains where you would usually require a crane.
Almac has established a strong and extensive dealership network, forming valuable partnerships with industry-leading companies such as United Forklift and Access Solutions (AU), Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd (NZ), and Pace Cranes (Multi Loaders).
“These networks play a vital role in enabling Almac to deliver exceptional products and services to their customers. Our partnerships are built on mutual trust, shared values, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Our dealers possess extensive industry knowledge and expertise. They amplify our ability to reach customers, offer customised solutions, and provide ongoing support”, Bob Mules.
Almac’s commitment to innovation, durability, and customer satisfaction is evident in their diverse range of equipment and well-established networks. Almac continues to be a trusted partner in delivering reliable and efficient solutions for a wide range of applications. Contact Almac today on 0402 982 999.
THE JIBBI 1890 PRIMO WAS LAUNCHED AT THE BAUMA 2022 TRADE FAIR. IT REPRESENTS THE EVOLUTION OF OUR JT-LINE TELESCOPIC BOOM PLATFORM PRODUCT RANGE.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO (PRiMO) is Almac’s first fully electric, self-levelling, tracked telescopic boom with electric drive, powered by fully removable battery power packs.
Designed to overcome the most complex worksite demands, PRiMO boasts an 18m working height which can be safely driven at 14m, on 15° lateral and longitudinal inclinations.
With a total weight of 5,900kg, it is the lightest 18m telescopic boom, capable of operating on heavy, sloping and slippery terrain. The length and width of the tracks ensures superior grip, along with 38cm ground clearance and low ground pressure. The track width of 2.20m will comfortably allow navigation of the machine, into narrow workspaces.
As a standard, it features a 1.8 m wide basket which rotates +/- 70° guaranteeing a maximum capacity of 250 kg. The PRiMO features two options for reach:
- 9.9 metres in the 140kg working diagram, and
- 8.3 metres in the 250kg working diagram.
The Anti-Entrapment System prevents serious injury through auto-stop, with a reverse trajectory for 3-5 seconds when a crushing injury is imminent. Ultrasonic Anti-Collision Sensors safeguard operations by monitoring the area above and below the basket, front and back of the tracks, and the tail swing, preventing collisions and providing protection.
The PRiMO has three battery pack options which are completely removeable and replaceable.
The options are:
- ELC – Lead Acid 420Ah 48V – 720kg – 6.5h recharge time
- LTH 330 – Lithium 330Ah 48V – 300kg – 5h recharge time
- LTH 440 – Lithium 440Ah 48V – 350kg – 6.5h recharge time
Based on industry demands, a redesigned controller features an Anti-Entrapment bar and comfortable joysticks, for a streamlined user-friendly experience.
The Automatic Tensioning System ensures a zero-maintenance track tensioning system is directly connected to and controlled by the main hydraulic system. Work lights may be positioned on the front and back undercarriage, and around the basket for additional safety.
These features ensure the PRiMO is not only one of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment available today, but also one of the safest in the industry. For more information on the new PRiMO and its attachments, contact Bob Mules 0402 982 999; or
Our national dealer United Forklift & Access Solutions Tel: 1300 852 740
ALMACRAWLER UNVEIL SERIES OF ATTACHMENTS TO ENHANCE THE ULTRA-COMPACT TRACKED TRANSPORTER: MULTI-LOADER 3.0FX
All accessories are fully self-installable, completely independent and do not permanently alter the ML 3.0 FX, instead working as add-ons:
- LIFTER KIT KML 1.0 A hydraulic scissor lift table with a max capacity 1,000kg (2,205lbs) reaching a max height of close to 2m (6.6ft). The kit is self-standing when removed from the ML 3.0 FX and comes equipped with all the necessary hydraulic, electric and power connections needed to make it function as soon as it is plugged in.
- LIFTER KIT KML 2.0 This second option of the Lifter Kit is identical to the KML1.0 described above, the difference being that this is a double stage hydraulic scissor lift table with a max capacity of 400kg (882lbs) but a max reachable height of close to 3m (9.8ft). This offers the possibility to reach higher easier.
- DUMPER KIT KDM13 It is a fully installable dumper kit that can transform the tracked carrier ML 3.0 FX into a 1,300kg (2,866lbs) capacity front-loading full electric dumper. With a robust steel bucket that can be tipped both frontally and laterally, it is built to tackle the roughest of jobs on commercial or domestic building sites, and will dramatically reduce the amount of time, money and energy operators will need to use.
The new kits aim to allow the ML 3.0 FX to become a 360° transporting tool that can be equipped with the right attachment for the right job each time. The concept is that of creating a solution that can be employed as various machinery without the need for multiple types of machinery on the jobsite.
These purpose-built attachments enhance the end-user return on investment. The new Lifter Kits and Dumper Kit join the original set of accessories which include:
- The Dolly with max 1,500kg (3,307lbs) capacity – an extension to be used when carrying extra-long loads. Can be used to transport steel or wooden beams, pipes, etc.
- The Multiframe with a max 2,400kg (5,290lbs) capacity (1,200kg-2,645lbs on each side) – an a-frame double sided rack for the safe transport of windows and/or flat glass.
- The Battery Trolley – a custom storage trolley designed to help the operator easily extract the battery pack from the ML 3.0 FX. Can be used to store extra batteries or remove depleted batteries for charging while a new battery is easily installed on the ML 3.0 FX.
More information on the new ML 3.0 FX and its attachments, contact us: Bob Mules 0402 982 999
ALMACRAWLER SURGES FORWARD WITH FIRST CRAWLER MINI-CRANE
Following its launch at Bauma 2022, the T-Crane 1060, is the first pick & carry mini crane with self-levelling technology, in AlmaCrawler’s material handling offering.
Highly flexible, the T-Crane 1060 can be used in a variety of lifting situations. Essentially, this unique product functions like a pick & carry crane that can carry loads of up to 990kg, with a 7.7m lifting height and a 6.1m maximum working radius. This machine is 4.32m long with an extendable undercarriage that has a variable width from 1.35m to a max. 2.45m.
Equipped with innovative levelling technology, T-Crane 1060 easily manoeuvres on uneven and rough terrain, with inclinations of up to 15° laterally and longitudinally, without stabilisers.
The tracks allow the machine to lower its overall ground pressure while maintaining self-propelled quality. The operator can pick up loads and travel with the machine, while the boom is elevated at a maximum height of 7.7m. The maximum working radius is 6.11m, with a 450kg load.
Weighing only 3,850kg, the T-Crane 1060 has a removable 1,000kg counterweight which, when detached, allows operators to transport the crane by trailer due to a reduced weight of 2,850kg.
The T-Crane 1060 can be fitted with a Yanmar diesel engine and 110V/220V electric pump in the EVO version, or full electric with a 300Ah Lithium Battery pack in the LTH version.
Similar to the AlmaCrawler JIBBI line, the T-Crane is fitted with a radio remote control that guides the operator step by step, during all stages of use.
Contact us today: Bob Mules for enquiries 0402 982 999
INTRODUCING A NEW DISTRIBUTORSHIP WITH PACE CRANES
Almac Pacific are excited to announce that Pace Cranes has been appointed the national distributor for its AlmaCrawler range of Multi-Loaders.
Almac Pacific general manager Bob Mules, Pace Cranes managing director Anthony Heeks, and Pace Cranes national sales manager Michael Cawston provide the background to the development.
“I was in conversation with several crane companies that were looking at diversifying their offering, when I spoke with Pace Cranes. I knew of the business from my previous life helping run the EWP fleet at Gillespie Cranes, back in the early 2000s.
“Looking at Pace Cranes’ range and offerings, I noted that they already stocked tracked carriers, and wondered if the AlmaCrawler range would be competing with that, or rather that it would align with and compliment their range.
“I rang Anthony, and we decided it was worth a conversation. Anthony confirmed they’d been getting calls from their customers about the tracked carriers, but they wanted larger capacities with more unique features.
“As we chatted, we realised that the AlmaCrawler range would definitely compliment the existing range at Pace Cranes.
From my perspective, the relationship is a great fit in the crane and lifting environment, and also in the infrastructure and construction sectors that our range targets.”
Anthony Heeks explains how he sees the range fitting into the Pace Cranes suite of products.
“The tracked carriers work very well with spider cranes, which do have limited pick and carry capabilities,” he said.
“Our Madea range is ideal when you are working on sites with narrow access, or working behind houses, whether it’s working with steel, spas, or pools, or anything like that. The problem is how do we get the gear there?
“In the past, the solution was to lift it over the house with a large all-terrain crane, which is expensive. The Maeda mini crawlers have been a great option for the lifting aspect of these projects, and they are far more cost effective, but you still have to get the gear to the crane. We could see the tracked carriers being a great solution to this problem. The AlmaCrawler range really complements our existing product line-up.
“It fits in nicely because where the capacity of our other products finish, the AlmaCrawler range takes off.
The range has larger capacities, they feature self-leveling capabilities and they have a lot of options including diesel or battery. They also have carrier and crane options. Our business is based on this type of niche market, and our products are specialised.”
(L to R) Anthony Heeks, Pace Cranes, Bob Mules, Almac Pacific, and Michael Cawston, Pace Cranes.
ALMACRAWLER MOVE TO SUSTAINABLY SOURCED COBALT-FREE LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE (LFP) BATTERIES
What is cobalt?
Cobalt is a hard, brittle metal that occurs naturally in the environment and is a common by-product of nickel and copper mining activities. Humans are using this metal more than ever, mainly due to its use within lithium-ion batteries which power portable consumer products such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets.
Where is cobalt found?
While it can be mined in Australia, the primary source of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here lays the global concern surrounding the ethical sourcing of this metal
The response to cobalt sourcing
It is well documented that unsafe and unethical cobalt-mining practices exist in the Congo. Thousands of miners including children, dig by hand in harsh and dangerous conditions where death and injury is common. This exploitation is in stark contrast to the minimum standards of acceptable ethics, conduct and basic human rights we see here in Australia – and Western countries are responding.
Major manufacturers are transitioning away from their reliance on cobalt and establishing tougher standards on labour within their supply chains. As a result, various battery companies have taken steps to improve extraction conditions, or to embark on a completely cobalt-free path.
AlmaCrawler is focused on understanding the needs and expectations within our industry, to enhance the overall customer experience. Ethical business and sustainability are now key differentiators, and we are working hard to ensure that we have constant transparency and visibility within our supply chains.
AlmaCrawler are proud to be partnered with Aliant Battery for the supply of their cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate batteries throughout the AlmaCrawler Lithium range.
In 2020, Aliant Battery embarked on a journey to offer the market a range of rechargeable lithium batteries based on lithium iron phosphate (LFP technology (LiFePO4)) – completely free of cobalt. Close partnerships with cell manufacturers made it possible to develop alternative solutions in terms of chemistry, completely renouncing the presence of cobalt. LiFePO4 technology was chosen due to its high energy density and fast-charging capability, ensuring that the removal of cobalt was not detrimental to the performance of the battery.
On 1 January 2022, all batteries produced from Aliant Battery became totally cobalt-free.
AlmaCrawler will continue to work with its suppliers to ensure sustainable sourcing, reduced environmental impacts and improved recycling processes for the industry’s future.
For optimum protection and unbeatable performance, contact Bob Mules on 0402 982 999 or online here.
Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs) are an integral part of the hire and rental industry, with equipment manufacturers now advancing machine capabilities as quickly as new technologies emerge and evolve across the world.
Equipment owners balance a wide range of considerations when it comes to choosing their next asset purchase, including efficiency and productivity, the total cost of ownership (TCO), utilisation, hire rates, and of course resale value. However, arguably the most critical component is that of operator safety.
“Incidents relating to EWPs have resulted in death and serious injury, with at least 9 fatalities and 355 workers’ compensation claims during the period 2015-2019”.
There are a number of common hazards related to the use of EWPs, including uneven/unstable ground (refer to Almac bi-levelling technology capabilities for solutions), machine failure, falling objects, weather-related hazards, and traffic/pedestrians. Further to this, the range of motion available on some modern EWPs, introduces an increased likelihood of a crushing incident for operators and/or passengers when the equipment:
- is used near overhead structures such as roofs, structural beams, trees, pipework.
- platform moves unexpectedly while near an overhead structure due to uneven/unstable ground, ineffective use of the EWP controls, or malfunction of the EWP/controls.
- operator becomes distracted while manoeuvring the EWP.
Before operating EWP in, around, or near fixed structures, SafeWork Australia has identified that a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must eliminate crush risks by identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks where practicable to do so. https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/safety-topic/hazards/elevating-work-platforms/managing-risks
SafeWork Australia has developed guidance for managing the risks of EWPs which includes avoiding the use of EWP that is not fitted with secondary guarding when there is a risk of crushing. Various secondary guarding devices may help prevent crush or trap injuries, depending on the type of EWP and work being done.
AlmaCrawler will not compromise on safety, reliability, or performance, which is why intelligent integrated anti-collision sensors have been engineered (compliant to Australian and New Zealand standards) to prevent the movement of their EWPs into unsafe areas. This feature is available on the JIBBI, Athena, and Billennium range of EWPs – safeguarding you, and your equipment.
During machine operation, Almac’s advanced anti-collision sensors create a large proximity-detection zone above the operator. This sensor zone monitors for any overhead obstructions that may result in unnecessary injury (or death), damage to the equipment and/or surrounding structures from impact.
The main sensors are securely fitted to the top rail of the EWPs platform and are always active during operation. If a proximity breach is detected, the sensors trigger both an audio and visual alarm, while simultaneously locking any further functions of the machine. Lowering functions will remain active at this point. The operator must initially release the control and assess the surroundings to determine the proximity risk that has been detected.
Should the operator decide to continue with elevation, a 3-second delay is experienced before re-engagement can continue.
While this significant secondary guarding technology will undoubtedly minimise the risks involved in working at heights, accidents can, unfortunately, occur at any time.
Employers must ensure that operators are fully trained on how to use the EWP safely. Operation manuals and manufacturer specifications should always be followed, ensuring that safety features are not ignored, modified, or removed at any time. Safety standards, signage, PPE, training and checklists all form part of controlling risks in relation to the use of EWPs.
Emerging technologies such as AlmaCrawler’s collision detection capabilities, coupled with regular machine maintenance and other preventative measures against EWP hazards, will ensure more workers return home safely to their families, at the end of the day.
For optimum protection and unbeatable performance, contact Bob Mules on 0402 982 999 or online here.
With an ongoing focus on customer support, Almac Pacific are excited to commence in-house parts distribution operations, based out of our Victorian facility in Pakenham.
Almac’s parts distribution centre (PDC) will be fully operational starting 21 February 2022, with assured continuity in servicing the parts needs of our customers, nation-wide. This service will ensure high-demand parts are in stock and available for time-critical needs.
Almac parts will continue to be available via our dealers United Equipment (Australia), and Youngman Richardson (NZ), as well as directly from our new PDC. We will continue evolving PDC capabilities, supported by our dealers, with a focus on:
- > 90% first-time fill rate
- Multiple delivery options
- Dedicated parts call centre
- Order status and tracking options
- Competitive pricing
- Specials & promotions
- OEM parts with warranty
- Online spare parts ordering (Available from mid-2022)
“In addition to reduced delivery times, having OEM parts conveniently located at your local branch, with extra storage capacity and automated systems, ensures a simplified ordering process that contributes to an overall cost saving for our customers”, said Bob Mules, general manager for Almac Pacific. Backed by a 12-month warranty, Almac spare parts are thoroughly tested by our technical engineers, ensuring optimal productivity, less downtime and maximum resale value of your equipment.
Online ordering capabilities are expected to go live from mid-2022. Customers can order parts via Almac’s dedicated parts phone number 1300 CRAWLR (1300 272 957) and/or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Bob Mules on 0402 982 999 or online here.
This model is a powerful and versatile flatbed tracked carrier which can be used in various heavy-duty applications both indoors and outdoors, with a maximum load capacity of three tonnes. It has class leading electric drive with two super quiet AC electric motors, 5.3 kW each [rated IP 67]. The ML 3.0FX can be fitted with both AGM or Lithium batteries, both options inside an easily extractable battery pack that will allow you to change it quickly on the job site and continue your work.
It has telescopic support beams on each corner to provide for added support for extra-large loads. These can be positioned into place manually and therefore extend the platform either longitudinally or laterally. The standard swivel platform sits on a freely rotating slewing ring with 16 different positions which you can also manually choose from and easily adapt the platform to your load.
Finally, the new ML 3.0 FX with its electric drive weighs less than 800kg, features longer tracks and adaptive rollers representing AlmaCrawler’s desire to cater to its materials handling customers and their wide range of needs.
AlmaCrawler Multi-Loader carriers maintain a constant horizontal surface, with the ML2.5 Performance and the ML6.0 capable of operating on rough or sloping terrain thanks to bi-levelling technology. The unique and innovative tracking system adopted by AlmaCrawler, allows the carrier to operate on all different types of terrain, ensuring maximum manoeuvrability and precision even in the narrowest of spaces, with minimum ground pressure. Each model is available with full remote control which enhances operability and safety.
As AlmaCrawler continue their research and development into new technologies, many industries including hire, rental, arbor and construction, now benefit from an innovative, patented machine functionality, Bi-Levelling.
With extensive experience in the aerial work platform sector, the Italian-based AlmaCrawler team, have now evolved the capabilities of access equipment beyond traditional aerial platform designs. The highly-sought-after patented technology, Bi-Levelling, has rapidly affirmed the Almac brand across global markets.
What is the Patented Bi-Levelling System?
The bi-levelling system allows our machines to overcome longitudinal slopes of *up to 20°, and lateral slopes of up to 15°. This functionality significantly increases performance, safety, and comfort by auto-levelling the chassis or aerial structure, even in the most extreme conditions. Inclined terrain and other multi-level surfaces can now be overcome using bi-levelling functionality, allowing users a greater return on their investment.
This unique product capability, with simple user experience and superior market adaptability, caters to professional end-users including Arborists, and the rental and construction sectors.
Today the bi-levelling system is installed on all lifts produced by Almac. Coupled with our intelligent, integrated anti-collision detection technology, Almac machines are considered one of the safest and most reliable in the world.
Automatic levelling is completed by three independent hydraulic cylinders that are mounted in the undercarriage.
The undercarriage has two independent bi-level legs to adjust the lateral inclination of the chassis, with a hydraulic cylinder at the rear of the undercarriage to adjust the longitudinal inclination. Utilising independent undercarriage bi-level legs, allows for unique positioning on worksites up to 20 degrees inclination. It also allows the operator, in certain circumstances, to level the machine on multi-level surfaces such as a raised concrete slab or steps.
The system will not permit lifting until the chassis is within the safety of a zero-degree level.
The safety network utilises twin channel inclinometers to measure the real time inclination of the chassis, and the working height of the platform. When working, if the system detects that the elevated machine changes inclination, the alarm will sound, and further movement is restricted until the inclination is corrected. For our EVO range, this inclination adjustment can be completed up to 6.5m working height (known as proactive levelling).
The rubber track drive system provides excellent tracking and manoeuvrability in all conditions. Non-marking tracks are fitted as standard to prevent the machine leaving marks on concrete surfaces.
Automatic levelling of the JIBBI is completed using our unique design of a dynamic, aerial structure that is adjusted at the slew ring base, by means of two hydraulic cylinders.
Prior to lifting the aerial structure, the automatic levelling program will complete the adjustment of the aerial structure alone, bringing the inclination to zero-degrees.
Adjusting the aerial structure alone, allows the JIBBI to maintain a fixed footprint of the undercarriage for maintaining stability, while operating on inclines up to 15-degrees in any direction.
The comprehensive leveling system of the JIBBI utilises twin channel inclinometers on all individual moving components of the machine. This range extends from the undercarriage and base inclination through to all individual aerial components such as main boom, jib arm and platform level. The onboard machine ECU compiles the data in real time, ensuring the operator is always safe, stable and level whilst operating.
Whilst operating elevated drive, the system is monitoring for and inclination changes of the chassis and base sensors greater than one-degree. Where this occurs, the aerial structure can be re-adjusted at height, back to one-degree, utilising the proactive-levelling system, standard on all JIBBI models.
The rubber track-drive system provides excellent tracking and manoeuvrability in all conditions. Non-marking tracks are fitted as standard to prevent the machine leaving marks on concrete surfaces.
The Billennium is the first spider lif
t of its type, able to work at height with or without the stabilisers deployed. When operating on longitudinal slopes up to ten-degrees, or lateral slopes of up to five-degrees, the operator may choose to work without the stabilisers deployed. This ensures a narrower footprint and allows elevated driving; a first in the spider lift market.
When working on slopes greater than 10/5 degrees, and to obtain maximum working height and outreach, the stabilisers can be deployed automatically from the operators control station, without the requirement to leave the platform. Automatic levelling of the Billennium is completed utilising four hydraulic stabilisers. In the case of the Quick-PRO model, the operator can select the desired footprint for the stabilisers to deploy to, being narrow, wide, or partial selections. This is completed from the operator’s console, without the need to leave the platform to manually set stabilisers to narrow/wide footprint settings.
Automatic levelling is controlled by the main onboard computer. This system actively monitors ground pressure of the stabilisers by means of pressure transducers, installed in each stabiliser cylinder. Once the correct ground pressure has been set, the onboard computer will modulate the required stabiliser cylinders to obtain zero-degrees of the chassis prior to lifting of the aerial structure. The chassis level is monitored by use of a twin channel inclinometer.
This can all be controlled by use of a single automatic levelling switch.
ONLY AT ALMAC
Almac specialise in the manufacturer of advanced, self-propelled, crawler-aerial work platforms including boom lifts, scissor lifts, spider lifts and carriers. **Your business could now write-off any eligible expense immediately, at any cost, until June 2022 with the Australian Government’s Temporary Full Expensing Scheme.
Contact Almac Pacific today on 0402 982 999 for a no-obligation discussion.