Safety

A Guide to Safety Features of CTE Tracked Lifts

April 6, 2023

Companies across numerous industries use CTE tracked lifts to work on elevated platforms. These versatile spider lifts allow cleaners, landscapers and maintenance teams to reach aerial work platforms safely. They’re also equipped with extensive safety features like emergency track and outrigger controls.

Spider lift safety features ensure operators can safely navigate the varying terrains of different job sites and move around indoors. The controls are easy to access, so CTE lift operators can direct, expand and retract these features as needed.

Tracked Lift Safety Features

CTE lifts include various safety features. Most tracked lifts have emergency controls for outriggers and tracks, along with other general emergency controls. Here is a guide to the three emergency control sets:

General Emergency Controls

The CTE 230-75 has easy-to-access ground-level emergency controls. You’ll find these controls on the side of the engine cover opposite the battery and engine key. The machine needs to be running before you can switch them on.

The top right knob controls the hydraulic oil. To turn on the emergency controls, turn this knob all the way in. Once this knob is fully opened, the hydraulic oil will flow toward the emergency control manifold higher up on the same side of the machine. There is a gauge to show the hydraulic oil pressure. You’ll also need to bring the jib down, retract it and bring the upper and lower boom arms down so that everything sits securely in the cradle.

The emergency control lever manages the power to the controls. Simply hold down the lever and push the buttons at the top or bottom, depending on what you need to do. You don’t need to attach leverage to manipulate the controls. If you need to kill the computer, the key switch is at the far left of the emergency controls. Put the key in the switch and turn it to the right to disconnect all the sensors and run every emergency control.

The emergency controls are proportional — the harder you push on the levers and buttons, the faster the emergency features will move. The diagram next to the controls shows how each emergency control operates.

Once you’re done using the emergency controls, turn them off. Turn the original knob back out all the way to the left, then switch off the engine and the battery. Make sure to turn them both off properly. Wait a few seconds before switching the machine back on. There should be no more error codes and you’ll be able to operate the machine as usual.

 

Emergency Outriggers Controls

If you’re working on rough and uneven terrain, you’ll need to deploy the outriggers on spider lifts for additional support and stability. The CTE 230-75 emergency controls are easy to access and can quickly deploy the outriggers. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use the outrigger emergency controls:

  1. Prep the machine and turn it on: Turn the engine and battery disconnect keys towards electric power if you’re inside or using eclectic power. If you’re using diesel, turn the keys toward diesel. Then switch on the machine.
  2. Locate the outrigger controls: Each side of the tracked lift has its own valve bank to operate the outrigger emergency controls on that side of the engine. There are two outriggers on each side of the spider lift. Locate the valve bank you need.
  3. Open the control valve: First, you need to open the control valve with the knob at the top of the valve bank. Thread it all the way in to allow the hydraulic oil to flow to the outriggers.
  4. Open the outrigger valve: Each outrigger has its own valve that directs its movement. These valves are below the control valve. Depending on how many outriggers you need, you can open both or only one. Thread the knobs all the way in.
  5. Maneuver the outriggers: The valve banks have levers that control the movement of the outriggers. Press on the lever to raise the outriggers. The levers are proportional, so you can control the speed of the outriggers with the amount of pressure you place on the lever.
  6. Secure the outriggers: Once you’ve set the outriggers in place, turn all the valve knobs back to their original position. Doing so ensures the outriggers won’t be moved by accident.
  7. Return the outriggers: When you’re finished with the outriggers, open up the valves in the same order as before. Put the outriggers back in their original place, then close all the valves. Makes sure to close the valves all the way.
  8. Run a power cycle: You should do a power cycle any time you use the emergency controls. Turn off the machine, the battery disconnect and the key switch. Count to five before restarting the machine and going back to work.

Emergency Track Controls

Tracks help CTE lifts get through doors, gates and other tight spaces if the machine is disabled. Switching on the emergency controls for the tracks is relatively simple.

  1. Prep the machine and turn it on: As with any other emergency controls, the machine needs to be running before you use them. Turn the engine key, battery disconnect and key switch toward electric or diesel, then switch on the engine.
  2. Open the control valve: You’ll find the control valve on the outside of the engine cover at the top back. Thread the valve until it stops to redirect the hydraulic oil flow toward the tracks.
  3. Open the track valve: The next knob down controls the tracks. Open it all the way to bring the tracks out.
  4. Extend the tracks if necessary: If you need to extend the tracks, find the second valve down on the opposite side of the control valve, at the inner edge of the engine box. Thread this all the way in to extend the tracks.
  5. Secure the tracks: Once your tracks are in place, close all the valves to ensure they’re secure.

When you’re finished with the tracks, thread the control valve in again and switch off the machine. Run a power cycle, then switch it on to operate as usual.

Buy and Rent CTE Tracked Lifts With Wellbuilt Equipment Inc.

Understanding the safety features of CTE tracked lifts helps operators create a safer working environment for themselves and the rest of their team. At Wellbuilt Equipment Inc., we offer a wide range of quality new and used spider lifts for sale. If you need CTE tracked lifts for shorter periods, we also have a wide selection of rental spider lifts available.

Contact us today for a free professional estimate based on your needs!

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Safety Features on Electric Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are versatile additions for many operations, from construction to landscaping. If you use this equipment, you’ll want to understand the different safety features of scissor lifts and how to use them.

Several electric scissor lift mechanisms are designed specifically to keep operators safe. These features include the entry gate, outriggers and the emergency stop. You also need to maintain and charge your batteries properly to avoid any incidents while in operation.

Emergency Stop

The emergency stop is a crucial safety feature on a scissor lift. It is a kill switch mechanism that turns off all power, stopping the machine from functioning at the press of a button. Ensure the emergency stop button works while performing your pre-operation inspection. Always test the emergency stop on the lower control panel and the platform’s top. You must be able to stop the scissor lift in the case of a malfunction, such as a machine running on its own or a valve or control getting stuck.

The emergency stop is easy to spot as it is typically the large red button on the controls. It is either a metal or plastic button attached to a metal base, which connects to a contact block with wires going in and out. Pushing the emergency stop button opens the circuit to stop power. Pulling out the emergency stop closes the circuit so the lift can operate normally.

Entry Gates

The importance of the energy gate can get overlooked due to its unassuming nature. It is a crucial safety feature on electric scissor lifts. There are two main types of entry gates — a sliding swing gate and an entry chain. As the name suggests, sliding swing gates swing out from the fall protection board on scissor lift platforms. These entry gates are typically found on new machines that adhere to the updated American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety regulations. Older machines generally have a chain across the platform’s entry.

Entry gates prevent users from accidentally stepping off the platform. Sliding swing gates provide significantly more protection than chain gates. Ensure you properly secure the entry gate whenever you operate a scissor lift.

Pothole Protection

Despite being called a pothole protection system, this electric scissor lift mechanism ensures the safe operation of an electric lift on any uneven ground. Pothole protection systems are metal pieces that flip down when you raise a scissor lift. If one wheel loses contact with the ground, these metal pieces ensure that the lift platform can be lowered without tipping over the machine. This feature is essential when you are on sites with uneven ground or if you drive into a ditch by mistake.

Limit switches attached to the system are activated when the lift is in the air. These switches let the computer relay system know that the protection system is in place and allows you to drive. Once the lift has been lowered, these pieces retreat into the machine.

Before 1996, these systems were not required on all machines. Older machines had larger ground clearance, leading to machines tipping on uneven surfaces. Since then, pothole protection systems have become the norm.

Platform Capacity

The platform capacity of a scissor lift will depend on the brand, its height lift and the deck extension capacity. Platform capacity decals are typically located near the entry gate of a scissor lift and tell you how much weight a platform and extension deck can handle. The new ANSI regulations require these decals to state machines’ indoor and outdoor platform capacities. Older machines may only have a weight capacity for outdoor operations.

The deck extension capacity will differ from the regular platform capacity because the extension slides out from the platform past the machine’s end. Too much weight on the extension deck can affect its balance, causing the machine to tip. Newer scissor lift models have load cells with the capacity programmed into them. If you exceed the load capacity, the machine will show a platform overload code.

Lanyard Anchorage Points

Lanyard anchorage points are used to hook operators using harnesses to the machine. Depending on the model, they can be square, triangular or round openings along the mid-rail or near the platform’s deck. Some models may have a decal near the opening illustrating that it is an anchorage point. These points are essential if you are using a harness. The anchorage points are specifically made to stop operators from falling off a platform if the machine tilts or falls suddenly.

If you attach your harness hook to the handrail, it can slide along the rail before catching you and stopping your fall. Always use a lanyard anchorage point if you are in a harness.

Outrigger Leveling

Outriggers provide extra stability to scissor lifts when they are being lifted. The outriggers on your scissor lift may look different depending on their age and the model. Some are manual and require you to set them in place and level them, while others are automated and have self-leveling capabilities. If the outriggers on your equipment are manual, always check that they are level and locked in place before lifting the platform.

Models with motorized outriggers are easier to use. First, pull out the emergency stop and locate the outrigger button on the control panel while the machine is turning on. Once the lift is on, press the outrigger button and then press the trigger. The outriggers will start to come out. Generally, the front outriggers deploy first, followed by the rear riggers. If the machine has self-leveling capabilities, it will beep when it is level. You can now safely raise the platform.

Once you are done with an operation, ensure all parts of the aerial lift are correctly stowed away before driving it, including the outriggers and the pothole protection system.

Minimum Safe Approach Distance

Avoid approaching high-voltage lines in non-insulated equipment. Minimum safe approach distance (MSAD) refers to how close a scissor lift can come to a live wire before being electrified. The decal detailing the MSAD for different voltages will be on the side of your machine.

Battery Charging and Maintenance

Part of operating a scissor lift is ensuring the battery is well maintained and adequately charged. Scissor lift batteries are generally located on the side of the machine below the deck. A silver charger should be next to the batteries when you pull them out. Some models may have the charger behind the steps leading onto the deck. Avoid charging your batteries in confined spaces.

Aerial lift battery chargers have a high amperage draw. The batteries may show reduced capabilities if too many machines are plugged into one outlet. Try to stick to a maximum of two lifts per outlet and avoid using extension cords more than 25 feet long.

If you use wet cell batteries, you must check the water levels regularly. The best time to do this is after they have been charged. Water should cover the plates with clean water and reach the plastic level line below the caps. In multi-cap batteries like the Trojan, you need to open every cap to check the water level in the individual compartments.

You can spray batteries with a sealant to prevent corrosion.

Browse Our Scissor Lift Rental and Sale Collections!

Now that you understand all the safety features and components of a scissor lift, you can find the right fit for your company. At Wellbuilt Equipment Inc., safety is our top priority. Whether for sale or rent, all our machines have operator manuals with detailed safety instructions for you. If you want to learn more about safety, we also offer safety training for you and your team.

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Benefits of Using an Aerial Lift for Tree Trimming

Arborists can use several different types of aerial lifts for tree trimming. You can make your job easier by using a lift to cut down a tree.

Aerial lifts help workers, materials and tools reach higher elevations, which makes them handy at a wide range of job sites. Along with tree trimming, aerial lifts can provide access to high windows, power lines, shelves and ceilings. The job’s specifics will influence which type of aerial lift is right for you.

Below, we cover the types of aerial lifts you can choose for tree trimming and the benefits of using these lifts for arborist applications.

Types of Aerial Lifts for Tree Trimming

You can find aerial lifts in various models, sizes, lift heights and applications. Some are suitable for indoor jobs, and others are ideal for outdoor jobs. Many industries utilize aerial lifts, including:

  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Warehouse
  • Painting
  • Tree trimming

The types of aerial lifts you may want to consider for your tree trimming project include spider lifts, boom lifts, telehandlers and scissor lifts.

1. Spider Lifts

Spider lifts, also known as compact tracked lifts, are low-weight, track-driven compact boom lifts that enable you to access the toughest areas of a job site. Spider lifts can climb steep inclines and, with their low weight, are capable of going places that other machines cannot. Common indoor and outdoor applications for a spider lift include:

  • Cleaning: You can use a spider lift to clean high corners and glass windows, along with roofs and gutters.
  • Installations: A spider lift gives you the access you need for installations. You can install fire prevention equipment and HVAC systems in buildings with high access points and ceilings, such as warehouses or shopping malls.
  • Landscaping: Spider lifts are excellent for clearing tree branches. They can easily navigate uneven terrain, so you can easily access hard-to-reach areas to get rid of dead branches and trim unruly trees.
  • Construction: The spider lift’s versatility makes it a popular option for both industrial and residential projects. It offers the stability and reach necessary for a wide variety of applications, such as bridge repairs. Because of its compact design, you can also use a spider lift in cities and neighborhoods.
  • Maintenance: Spider lifts’ extended reach makes them helpful in maintaining equipment’s quality and functionality. Additionally, you can access other systems like wind turbines and electrical wires.

2. Boom Lifts

A boom lift is a type of aerial lift that operators use to reach high places, specifically areas that could be perilous. A basic boom lift is mainly a platform and a grounded base with a long-jointed crane that you control with a hydraulic lift system. These self-propelled, self-elevating platforms vary in platform height and you can choose a unit for indoor or off-road applications.

3. Telehandlers

Often referred to as a rough terrain forklift, a telescopic forklift or a Lull, a telehandler is a powerful hybrid machine commonly used in industries like agriculture, mining and construction. This aerial lift is a cross between a crane and a forklift, making it a versatile lifting machine, and it includes a telescope with a lifting attachment. This off-road mover can lift as much as 15,000 pounds 44 feet up, which makes it great for carrying lumber.

4. Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are mobile machines that allow you to work at a higher elevation. This type of lift also includes a reliable safety feature. Railings surround the strong platform, designed to enable you to carry out your aerial work efficiently. You may hear this lift referred to as a mobile elevated work platform.

Scissor lifts are particularly popular rental lifts for trimming trees, as they are self-elevating, self-propelled platforms. They can reach 12 to 53 feet in platform height and are useful for both indoor and off-road applications.

Benefits of Using Aerial Lifts for Arborist Applications

Using aerial lifts for arborist applications can offer you several benefits, including:

  • Safety: The safety features of aerial lifts give operators better protection, especially in areas that are hard to reach. With an aerial lift, you can skip using traditional ladders, baskets and scaffolds that can make working at high elevations more dangerous.
  • Reach: Aerial lifts’ increased rotation and reach capabilities enable you to work in areas that are difficult to access. Being able to access all areas means you can more easily and thoroughly perform a job.
  • Stability: Aerial lifts can navigate uneven terrain, making them advantageous for outdoor applications. Their stability protects the machine’s functional integrity and keeps the operator safe.
  • Functionality: Aerial lifts have a wide range of applications, so that you can carry out several jobs and functions with a single tool. This functionality means you can complete projects more efficiently.
  • Maneuverability: Many aerial lifts are compact and lightweight, offering increased maneuverability that lets you navigate smaller spaces. An aerial lift can help reduce the impact on public spaces and facility owners while you’re working. The lightweight design also makes the lift suitable for indoor applications without damaging floors.

With an aerial lift, you can easily trim and remove trees that are too close to homes and buildings before damage occurs from high winds, tropical storms or hurricanes.

Browse Our Selection of Arborist Aerial Lifts

Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. is a full-service equipment company that serves businesses in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding states. We sell, rent and service heavy machinery and parts, with free on-site estimates and service for all makes and models of aerial lifts. We’ve been family-owned and operated since 1987, and with our flawless safety record, you can trust our commitment to safety and detail.

Our cost-effective aerial lifts and access equipment provide solutions for arborists, contractors and construction operators. Whether you’re a local business owner looking for a tree-trimming solution or seeking to upgrade your whole fleet, we have the exceptional support and service you need to ensure you are entirely satisfied with your buying experience. Take advantage of the other benefits of partnering with us:

  • Receive reliable sales assistance.
  • Access our superior product knowledge.
  • Get upfront pricing on our portable lifts for tree trimming.
  • Take advantage of our machine repair and maintenance services.
  • Rely on our attention to detail and commitment to quality equipment.

If you are seeking a tree trimming lift for sale, look no further than Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. Browse our selection of aerial lifts or contact us online today to get lifts for cutting trees.

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Benefits and Uses of Palazzani Lifts

If you work in construction, maintenance, restoration or forestry, let us introduce you to the Palazzani spider lift. These dynamic little machines will quickly become your go-to when you need high-reach access equipment.

Spider lifts boast multiple efficiency, maneuverability and versatility benefits that other boom lifts do not offer. Suitable for indoor and outdoor work, spider lifts are an instrumental piece of equipment across multiple industries.

What Is a Palazzani Spider Lift?

Palazzani lifts, also known as spider lifts, atrium lifts or compact crawlers, are small, lightweight alternatives to the traditional boom lift.

Spider lifts can reach areas that traditional cherry-pickers can’t. Additionally, atrium lifts can replace expensive scaffolding systems for some applications, as they’re more economical and versatile.

You can quickly identify a spider lift by its four outriggers, or legs, that hoist the machine’s chassis off the ground to stabilize it on uneven terrain. Outriggers allow construction workers to safely access challenging heights. They also give the equipment its signature spider-like appearance.

These self-propelled construction machines feature extendible tracks and simple, intuitive controls. They offer more accessibility and reach while performing the same applications as a boom lift. Spider lifts are available in several models, with booms of 55 to 170 feet.

What Are the Benefits of Using Spider Lifts?

The following characteristics differentiate spider lifts from other equipment.

  • Compact: Spider lifts feature dimensions compact enough to enter buildings through standard single or double doorways. Their compact design makes them ideal for work on narrow streets, yards and hangars. Spider lifts’ size allows for efficiency and ultimate maneuverability.
  • Lightweight: Extra-lightweight platforms make spider lifts incredibly versatile. Distributing the weight across a wider area allows you to work on fragile floors and other surfaces that can’t bear heavier machinery. Low gross weight also makes spider lifts easily transportable.
  • Suitable for indoor work: Due to their maneuverability and lightweight, compact footprint, spider lifts are a boon for indoor projects that require lifting. If you’re concerned about noise, spider lift motors are quiet enough to not disrupt indoor atmospheres.
  • Traction: Spider lifts’ adjustable tracks apply light ground pressure while affording a solid grip on any terrain, whether rocky, slushy, delicate, sandy or snowy.
  • Mobility: Spider lifts are highly flexible, mobile and capable of articulating around many obstacles without compromising stability.
  • Safety: Spider lifts feature an impressive leveling ability, allowing you to work safely on slopes and uneven ground.
  • Convenience: You can transport spider lifts to and from worksites using a machinery trailer — no highway code restrictions apply. You can even load some models onto a truck.

The Palazzani TZX 730

Weighing a mere 5,500 pounds, the Palazzani TZX 730 is a lightweight force to reckon with. With a maximum outreach of 33 feet and a maximum working height of 73 feet, this spider lift offers performance capabilities that similarly priced and sized machines can’t match. And with the ability to narrow down to only 3.3 feet, it can easily fit into tight spaces.

More Palazzani TZX 730 features include the following.

  • Wireless control: With a wireless remote control, you can easily operate the machine from inside and outside the basket.
  • Smooth, undetectable driving: The Palazzani lift’s non-marking tracks allow workers to drive on any surface without damage. You can work inside on delicate floors or outside on rocky terrain without risking ground conditions.
  • Small footprint: With an aluminum boom, the equipment is remarkably lightweight while offering access to great heights, so you can work in areas of any size.
  • Safe positioning: The multi-level, multi-position stabilizer system allows you to position the spider lift on slopes, uneven ground, small areas and even stairways.
  • Unrivaled performance: The machine’s two-position outriggers rotate individually, allowing for swift setup, while the articulating arms with double telescopic extensions deliver incredible aerial agility.
  • Usability: New operators will quickly get the hang of the Palazzani lift, with easy-to-use controls that shorten the learning curve.
  • Exceptional stability: The Palazzani TZX 730 can lift up to 440 pounds. With an exceedingly stable basket, you can carry out aerial tasks without the uncanny floating sensation you might experience on other equipment.

The Palazzani TSJ-82

Slightly larger than the 730 model, the Palazzani TSJ 82 spider lift weighs just over 8,700 pounds, but it’s still small and compact compared to many other comparable machines.

Unique characteristics of this spider lift include the following.

  • Expansive reach: The articulating, single-arm telescopic boom provides an outreach of 59 feet and a working height of 82 feet. And with 44 feet of side reach at a 40-foot height, this spider lift stands alone.
  • Impressive agility: The TSJ 82 uses an articulated jib to twist 660 degrees at any position and height with no tail swing.
  • User-friendly touchscreen technology: The touchscreen prompts make setting up the machine and outriggers a breeze, while built-in diagnostics monitor lift performance with a few quick taps.
  • Easy operation: With a wireless remote, you can control the Palazzani TSJ 82 from anywhere within range. The basket contains two joysticks that control the lift’s movements. And if operators need a refresher, they can scan the QR codes on the machine to watch instructional videos.
  • Powered-up basket: Water, air and electric capabilities round out this lift’s basket, so you can complete tasks like aerial pressure washing and painting.
  • Simple maintenance: Mechanics love working on the TSJ 82 because they can access the machine’s internal systems from one point.
  • Durability: With sturdy steel booms and the ability to lift up to 550 pounds, you can depend on the TSJ 82 spider lift’s aerial stability.

Industry Uses

Palazzani spider lifts are an integral piece of equipment in many different industries. Check out a few of them below.

Construction and Maintenance

Spider lifts are an alternative to the building industry’s traditional scaffolding. Workers can use them to access heights and perform various tasks, such as wall construction, building maintenance and window cleaning.

Palazzani lifts are available with many interchangeable attachments, making them suitable for additional construction applications like handling materials, mixing concrete, removing snow and more.

Building and Structure Restoration

Palazzani spider lifts can precisely perform delicate restoration and reconstruction jobs with silence and no exhaust. They’re ideal for projects involving monuments, cathedrals, abbeys and historical and cultural buildings.

Forestry

Spider lifts allow forestry workers to traverse uneven forest floors and perform tree trimming and other operations from a secure platform. Some trees are too dangerous to climb, and ladders aren’t always a safe or efficient alternative. In these cases, spider lifts are a stable answer.

Wellbuilt Equipment Is Your Palazzani Lift Servicer

Wellbuilt Equipment is a family-owned and -operated, full-service equipment company serving Chicago and the surrounding states. We sell, rent and service heavy machinery and parts, all with the extensive experience and exceptional customer service you’ve been looking for.

Wellbuilt Equipment partners with Spimerica, Palazzani’s U.S. dealer, to provide service on Palazzani spider lifts. Add a Palazzani lift to your equipment inventory today. Reach out to Wellbuilt Equipment for more information!

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Palazanni TZX 730 Overview

Spider lifts, which are mobile elevating work platforms with four legs for extra stability, are an excellent choice for outdoor use, such as when trimming trees or painting building exteriors.

Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. is your one-stop headquarters in Chicago and the surrounding areas for the Palazanni TZX 730, a state-of-the-art lifting machine that will add flexibility and performance to your projects.

Founded in 1935, Palazanni is a leading global manufacturer of high-quality, innovative aerial platforms, cranes and earthmoving machines to meet any job site need. As a full-service Palazanni dealer, Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. can sell, rent, repair and maintain this advanced equipment.

Palazanni TZX 730 Features and Benefits

The TZX 730 spider lift includes numerous features to enhance performance, productivity and efficiency.

1. Compact Design

Do you typically work in tight spaces? This spider lift is only 11 feet 6 inches wide and 15 feet 5 inches long and has a short wheelbase, enabling you to use it efficiently and safely in confined areas. The stowed width is only 3 feet 3 inches, allowing easy storage and transport. You could even use it indoors if necessary.

2. Lightweight Construction

The lift’s aluminum articulating boom arm contributes to the machine’s lightweight design without sacrificing quality or durability. It also offers excellent corrosion resistance, a crucial consideration during heavy outdoor use in the often harsh Midwest climate.

3. Ample Horizontal Reach

While the machine’s compact design is ideal when working in tight spaces, it can also perform well in many other settings. The articulating boom’s side reach capacity is 33 feet 8 inches, providing excellent versatility and maneuverability.

4. Superior Height Capacity

If you need to reach higher elevations, the TZX 730 can meet your requirements. With its maximum lifting height of 73 feet 9 inches, your crews can work efficiently and safely in your most challenging outdoor applications.

5. Remote-Controlled Operation

You don’t need to be on the machine to operate its numerous functions. The remote control unit adds convenience by enabling you to start the engine, expand and contract the outriggers, raise and lower the basket and perform other steps by flipping a switch or pressing a button.

6. Flexible Outrigger Operation

The machine has four outriggers that resemble legs and are the origin of the spider lift moniker. These appendages raise the chassis off the ground and provide stability when parking the machine on hills or uneven terrain and while the basket is in the air. You can control the outriggers’ movements manually or automatically, depending on the situation and your preferences.

7. Tracks for Stability

The spider lift contains tracks similar to those found on bulldozers and other earthmoving equipment. The non-marking track-drive system enables you to navigate the machine over rugged terrain more easily than a wheeled aerial lift. You also don’t need to worry about flat tires that can delay work or present a safety issue.

8. Surprising Speed

Although the Palazanni TZX runs on tracks instead of wheels, this doesn’t mean the machine is slow. The powerful two-cylinder Kubota diesel engine enables the spider lift to move quickly — it’s one of the fastest models in its class. You’ll be able to move between locations efficiently, saving valuable time.

You’ll have the flexibility to choose between two speed options. Determine whether a faster speed or a higher torque is better for your applications.

9. One- or Two-Person Capacity

The standard basket can accommodate two workers (a one-person option is also available) for a total weight capacity of 440 pounds. Your crews should be able to carry the tools and equipment required to perform their jobs without overloading. The machine’s tight rotational radius increases functionality and safety when working in confined areas. The basket also has large control knobs, making it easier for workers to manage its functions.

A unique feature is the specially designed cleanout hole on the side of the basket that enables workers to sweep out wood chips and other debris while in the air.

10. Easy Loading and Unloading

Because the TZX 730 spider lift is lightweight, compact and maneuverable, you’ll have no trouble rolling it on and off a trailer. You’ll be able to transport it to and from your job sites quickly and efficiently with little risk of damaging the machine.

11. Simplified Maintenance

Are you planning to purchase this hardworking, efficient aerial lift and make it a permanent member of your equipment fleet? You’ll appreciate how easy it is to maintain. The low operating and ownership costs will enable your company to save money and have a healthier bottom line.

Buy or Rent a Palazanni TZX 730 at Wellbuilt Equipment Inc.

If you’d like to own the TZX 730, Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. can ensure a smooth, seamless transaction. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to provide more insight into the machine’s various features and benefits to help you make an informed buying decision. We can also offer flexible financing opportunities to make your purchase even more budget-friendly.

We’ll also be there to keep your equipment on the job and maximize its life span. Our comprehensive preventative maintenance services will ensure your spider lift runs smoothly and reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns. We can also perform expert repairs quickly and efficiently to minimize unproductive downtime.

For many business owners, renting offers a convenient and cost-effective equipment acquisition option. Our expansive rental fleet includes TZX 730 spider lift models that are ready to perform at your job sites.

Why Choose Wellbuilt Equipment Inc.?

Wellbuilt Equipment Inc. is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1987 to provide high-quality equipment solutions to companies in Chicago, the surrounding areas and neighboring states. Our commitment to offering exceptional products and top-notch service has fueled our tremendous growth and helped us earn lots of repeat business — we have numerous second-generation customers.

Contact Us for Product and Pricing Information

Learn more about the benefits that owning and renting the Palazanni TZX 730 spider lift can provide to your business. Call us at 708-279-7574 or contact us online to request additional information and a no-obligation quote today.

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