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Bronto Skylift’s high-rise range gets a new control system

December 21, 2021
By CFF Staff

Dec. 21 – Bronto Skylfit’s flagship products are high-rise HLA-range aerial platforms for the truck-mounted aerial sector. The HLA-range products have been well recognized and liked worldwide among Bronto Skylift’s firefighting and industrial access customers alike.

These high-rise aerials all feature 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 fifth 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 notable 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 easily 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 also be tracked in real time.

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The much-liked 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 naturally crucial when operating in a fire scene, but equally important for the industrial access sector, where high-rise HLA’s 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 extremely challenging high-rise installations like antennas, multi-storey buildings, windfarms, etc. This range includes the world’s highest truck-mounted access platforms. Due to the latest update, they are better equipped to serve and respond to modern day demands.


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