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Haulotte expands RTJ line with new telescopic boom

Designed for challenging job-sites, new model offers quick operation of 16m boom with increased load capacity and all-terrain ability

Haulotte has expanded its RTJ range of aerial work platforms with a new outdoor telescopic boom designed for versatile applications in heavy construction, finishing, maintenance, sports and events.

The French powered access giant said in a statement that the new HT16 RTJ O/PRO, which shares the same design and performance characteristics as the other models in Haulotte’s RTJ range, offers a weight capacity of 250kg along with class-leading outreach. For applications requiring heavy equipment, the dual-load option increases the basket load capacity to 350kg. The HT16 RTJ O/PRO also sports a new telescopic boom that elevates the operator to the work area quickly, taking less than one minute to its full height of 16m thanks to quick and simultaneous movements associated with a 360-degree turret rotation.

The HT16 RTJ O/PRO is equipped with a mechanical axle drive that allows for the use of a smaller, simpler engine that maintains the same performances as other RTJ booms with a 24hp power rating. Thanks to the smaller engine, the model eliminates the need for a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), reducing weight.

Designed for challenging environments, the HT16 RTJ O/PRO incorporates Haulotte’s safety standards and latest innovations, combining all-terrain ability with four-wheel steering, which shortens the turning radius, enabling the driver to manoeuvre in tight areas. Crab mode facilitates motion in all directions, making it easier to access all areas of the job-site.

The new model is capable of climbing over up to 45% inclines and obstacles and operators can elevate on uneven surfaces, even with a significant tilt angle of five degrees, whatever the boom angle. The operator controlled locking rear differential allows maximum traction in difficult rough terrain situations.

The HT16 RTJ O/PRO integrates Haulotte’s innovations such as Activ’Lighting System and Activ’Shield Bar for optimal safety. For increased strength and reliability, Haulotte says it has used high-quality components from leading suppliers. For example, the control cover and tray are made of ultra-solid composite material and pins are protected against corrosion. An ergonomic control box with joysticks enabling proportional commands offers improved driving comfort with up to four cumulative movements.

The material and components used also improve the machine’s lifespan and parts durability, added Haulotte, enabling rental companies and customers to save maintenance time and money.

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