One of New Zealand’s leading providers of access hire equipment; Total Access, has expanded its fleet of access machines with the purchase a new Haulotte H43 TPX Rough Terrain Telescopic Boom.
The only one currently in New Zealand, the Haulotte H43 TPX is designed to meet user requirements working at heights of 43m. The platform is particularly suited to construction work, shipbuilding industry, the chemical and petrochemical industries, aviation, and many other applications.
4-wheel drive and steer, with extending and oscillating axles, H43 TPX has a continuous 360° turntable rotation with simultaneous controls and high ground clearance. Extremely compact for working in difficult to access areas.
The H43 TPX offers a 20m horizontal outreach and has a maximum platform capacity for 3 people (450kg); the H43 TPX also has proportional and simultaneous controls for accuracy at a higher speed.
The new machine was used in May by Bartons Sound Systems at QBE Stadium to upgrade the sound system.
The operator Tony says he very much enjoyed operating such a smooth and easy to operate unit. He has used both JLG Ultra Booms and a Genie SX-180 in the past and says that the Haulotte is a much more operator friendly unit to use. He likes how stable it is at full height and how simple yet effective the controls are to use.
However Tony feels that the best part of the H43TPX are the rams which lift the unit clear of the ground, so the wheels can extend or retract between stowed and operating widths. He says that this will be an immense advantage in the stadiums to help they prevent damage the pitch.
Meanwhile, Total Access’ new national headquarters is now fully open and operational at 2 Maurice Road in Penrose, Auckland. It is a purpose built facility incorporating meeting rooms for their Elevated Work Platform training programs. The move to the facility was to accommodate the company’s expansion plans and to provide more room for them to operate.
The new Penrose office coincides with the recent opening of a new Wellington branch in Seaview with the Waikato branch recently relocating to 789 Te Rapa Road in Hamilton to accommodate growth in the Waikato region.
Elevated Work Platform training programs are also available at the Wellington and Waikato branches.