Posted by Brooke Just
Bronto Skylift has added an advanced control system, the fifth generation Bronto5+. The HLA range products are recognized worldwide in the firefighting and access industries.
The soul of these high-rise aerials – like all modern day Brontos – is the Bronto+ control system. The HLA-range has featured a third generation Bronto3+, but is now been upgraded to the latest and most advanced control system, the 5th generation Bronto5+.
For operators this means faster levelling, easier control of working lights, light groups and cage load, bigger displays with better visibility even in sunlight, easier navigation, more chassis information available on screens, integrated help texts and quick manuals, as well as resistive touch screens. For the firefighting sector there is also an integrated fire pump screen with improved possibilities to operate the pump.
One of the important features enabled by the Bronto5+ is Bronto’s fleet management tool Skyliftfleet. Thanks to the latest technology, the units will send all operational data to the Skyliftfleet portal, where owners, operators, fleet managers and service can check and optimize daily usage, performance and plan preventive maintenance cycles. As the units traditionally have a long lifespan and multiple owners, it is a crucial safety factor that the service history is transparent throughout the lifecycle. Skyliftfleet stores the service history in one place. All important manuals and other information about each unit is stored in Skyliftfleet for easy access. The location of each unit can be tracked in real time.
The remote service capabilities will remain the same, but through the use of the latest technology. Service personnel can log on to the unit and do various fault finding, calibration and other tasks as before. This is crucial when operating in a fire scene, but equally important for the industrial access sector, where high-rise HLAs are often used on windfarms in very remote locations.
The HLA range ensures efficient and safe high-rise rescue and firefighting, as well as industrial operations with challenging high-rise installations such as antennas, multi-story buildings, and windfarms. This range includes the world’s highest truck-mounted access platforms. With the latest update they are better equipped to serve and respond to modern demands.