By Anthony Capkun
August 6, 2014 – Altec Inc. launched the AN67-E100 and AN67E-E100 aerial devices incorporate the design of AA/AN Series aerial devices into a 100-ft total platform height elevator for transmission applications.
A high-flow hydraulic system and new independent controller for the elevator promise speed and multi-function capability. Standard platform rotator, available extended side reach and material handling jib offer more options for positioning the platform and getting tools and materials to height, says Altec. The new elevator design features high-tensile steel and a box-boom design for improved strength-to-weight ratio; depending on the configuration, the elevator allows up to 3900 lb of total payload on a 58,000-lb GVWR all-wheel drive chassis. The extended reach lower boom (AN67E-E100) puts the platform directly on the ground, providing a safe method for linemen to enter. An automatic upper boom stow latch eliminates the need to climb up the truck to secure the boom for road travel.
A “service-driven design” offers features such as additional larger access holes and covers, accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses, redesigned pins and fasteners, hydraulic hose bulkheads, and hydraulic diagnostic ports. These features simplify preventive maintenance, says the company, and permitting efficient troubleshooting and repair.