Paramount is the 1st UK customer to buy the new 42m Omme Lift

Published:  16 July, 2014

Access rental specialist Paramount Platforms will be the first UK company to own the latest tracked boom from Omme Lift.

Paramount has ordered the Ommelift 4200 RBDJ lightweight 42m hybrid crawler mounted boom lift. Introduced to meet global customer demand, the 4200 RBDJ is Omme Lift's largest crawler-mounted boom to date.

Paramount purchased its first Omme Lift last year, investing in two 37m tracked booms. These machines are popular with the company's clients in telecommunications and for commercial building maintenance and inspection in London, where narrow access is often a challenge.

Based in Chelmsford, Essex - and supplying a national service - Paramount has a growing fleet of spider lifts and truck mounted booms - and offers experienced operators with its Omme Lift machines.

Paramount's own engineers have confidence in Access Platform Sales (APS) for after-sales support for their latest Omme Lift machine. APS is the exclusive UK distributor for Omme Lift. Its customer care package includes a substantial warehouse inventory of replacement parts and 23 mobile service engineers providing nationwide coverage.

Lee Kerr of Paramount Platforms said: ‘We continue to invest in our rental fleet to meet growing customer demand. This new 42m Omme Lift was exactly what we were looking for in terms of flexibility and high level of performance. We wanted a versatile machine that performs equally well on rough terrain for phone mast work as it would in a shopping centre putting up the Christmas lights. The hybrid power train is a very important criterion for our London work, along with a light weight and compact dimensions.

‘We look forward to extending the reach of our existing customers and of the opportunity to become acquainted with new ones.'

Omme Lift officially unveiled the new 4200 RBDJ at APEX 2014, the global trade show for the powered access industry. Two of Paramount's directors visited the show and placed the first order after seeing the machine in the metal.

The diesel/battery hybrid drive train ensures that it is equally suited to work in outdoor and indoor environments. The 400Ah battery pack - which is automatically recharged whenever the diesel engine is deployed - completely eliminates the well-known ‘voltage drop' issue that can impede the operation of mains-powered machines. The boom can be raised and extended simultaneously, helping to reach the required height in the shortest possible time.

Weighing just 6,805kg and offering the ability to set up on inclines of up to 27%, the Ommelift 4200 RBDJ can work comfortably outdoors in many areas unsuitable for conventional big booms. Compact dimensions enable access into confined spaces, with a stowed height of less than 2.00m and length of 8.90m – plus the basket is easily detachable, delivering an even more compact travel length of 8.30m. The width of 1.75m, which provides stable travelling on slopes, can be hydraulically retracted to only 1.35m for narrow paths, corridors and doorways.

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