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An Edinburgh-based specialist cleaning company is taking its work to new heights after investing in a tracked boom lift.

Keystone Preservation uses the innovative DOFF steam cleaning device to remove paint and biological matter from buildings. The company has purchased a Hinowa 17.75 crawler-mounted boom to quickly and safely elevate the operator and DOFF machine.

James Magee, managing director of Keystone Preservation, said: “The Hinowa 17.75 is a high performance, compact tracked aerial platform. For most buildings, we rely on the Hinowa tracked boom, which allows us to reach new cleaning heights."

A significant feature of the Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 is the high platform load capacity of 230kg available without restriction in every part of the boom's operating range. The Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 gives 17m working height and 7.5m outreach with the jib in any position and features a dual pantograph lifting mechanism allowing the user to work flush up a wall with simplicity and precision.

Mounted on a crawler chassis, the LightLift 17.75 has very low ground pressure and non-marking tracks, making it ideal for working on soft ground or paving. It has a compact stabiliser footprint and the drive train has a three-speed system, which ensures it reaches the work area quickly.

Keystone has recently used the Hinowa boom on cleaning work at the popular El Cartel restaurant in Edinburgh; and for removing dirt and algae from the walls and roof of the Ivy Cottage guest house.

“It’s a piece of equipment which is easy enough for us to transport to a property, but which can extend to great heights and allow us to reach those tricky parts of a building,” added James.

“In addition, the size and nature of the tracked boom mean that no planning permission is required when it comes to the erection and use of this equipment on a property. This can be particularly useful for those with listed buildings or within the heritage sector, where obtaining planning permission for any building maintenance and improvements can prove tricky.”

APS is the authorised Hinowa distributor, supporting Scottish customers from its depot in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

setting up the Hinowa 17.75