The company recently took delivery of three more Lithium machines - two Lightlift 20.10s and another Lightlift 17.75. It will also become the first UK rental company to offer the 15.70 Lithium when it takes delivery of two machines in the New Year.
APS, the UK distributor for Hinowa, is supplying all five machines. They join units Fast Plant’s existing 17m, 20m, and 26m Hinowa booms, all with Lithium-Ion battery packs.
Matt Monet, Managing Director of Fast Plant, said: “We are proud to have the UK’s largest fleet of Hinowa Lithium machines. We’ve witnessed a huge surge in demand for battery-powered booms because they are quiet and emissions-free. Fast Plant has a reputation now as the go-to supplier for Lithium tracked booms.”
Crawler-mounted booms have very low ground pressure and non-marking tracks, making them ideal for working indoors. Fast Plant offers the Hinowa booms for hire with or without an operator nationwide. With a travel width of less than 0.8m and stowed height of less than 2m, the Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 is a compact machine that can pass through narrow doorways. The outriggers self-level at the touch of a button, ensuring a safe and rapid set-up.
Kilo for kilo, the Li-Ion batteries can store substantially more energy than traditional lead batteries - and discharge that energy at higher rates. This ensures that Hinowa Lithium platforms have excellent operational performance while also being quiet, clean and environmentally friendly.
Along with its Hinowa tracked machines, Fast Plant supplies a wide range of scissor lifts and self-propelled booms. It recently launched a dedicated website for its access business, www.fastplantpoweredaccess.co.uk.
Hinowa distributor APS is part of the IAPS Group, which holds an extensive machine and spare parts inventory; two workshops and six mobile spare parts vans; together providing a level of after-sales support unrivalled in the UK powered access industry.