New Lightlift 40.18

A compact machine despite its impressive height

Showcased at Bauma 2022 in Munich, the new Lightlift 40.18 is the biggest model to date in the Performance IIIS range, built by the continued commitment to research and development of Hinowa engineering team.

This aerial platform can reach a working height of 40.2 m when stabilized in full area and 35 m in reduced area, in both cases with a load capacity of 230 kg. Maximum working outreach is 17.5 m in full area and 10, 8 m in reduced area.
The kinematics of this new model are the same as the Lightlift 33.17, with a four-section lower boom, a three-section upper boom and a jib. The Lightlift 40.18 basket maximum capacity is of 300 kg, which makes it possible to accommodate 3 people plus 60 kg of accessories. This sizable basket measures 200 x 70 cm to allow large and comfortable room for operators and tools.
The machine, when stowed and with basket removed, measures 6.82 metres in length, and fully loaded weights between 8700 and 9000 kg, depending on the engine version. The machine can be lifted to clear a height of 1.12 metres under the tracks in order to level on steep slopes and to be loaded on special low flatbeds.
When it comes to transportation, the machine height is under 2 meters to allow easy access to building interiors and passage through any industrial and home doors, while the undercarriage width is only 120 cm when closed and 170 cm open.
Regardless of the remarkable working height, Hinowa has managed to maintain the typical compactness of all its models of tracked aerial platforms. In fact, the stabilization area is 537 x 504 cm in full area and 667 x 364 cm in reduced area.

Another key feature of this new model is being equipped with the so-called “smart functions” which are also found on the Lightlift 33.17:
The jib arm can be operated automatically to remain within the working area; the Tower Boom (TB) can perform two sequential movements with a single joystick: lifting/lowering and extension opening/closing. Furthermore, thanks to the "Go-Home function", the machine automatically switches from working to transport configuration and its arms can be opened and closed simultaneously.
These functions lead to a significant timesavings and an increase in productivity.
All the extensions are with ropes, not chains, and they are completely contained within the booms for better protection and reduced maintenance, even the catenaries are inside the booms The same is true for the power tracks.
The machine is equipped with a full-color remote control display and a SmartVision LCD panel for ground controls, to view machine information, operating instructions and the owner's manual. Furthermore, a new optional remote control guarantees maximum ease of loading/unloading, drive and automatic stabilization and destabilization. Compact, functional and extremely easy to handle, it can be placed inside the box on the ground.

The aerial platform Lightlift 40.18 Performance IIIS is available in the following versions:
  • Diesel 3-cylinder engine Kubota D902, with 16,1 kW (380 V / 50 Hz) electric motor.
  • Lithium-ion version with 19,2 kWh battery pack which guarantees zero emissions, no noise and low environmental impact. Thus, this platform can be used indoor or in places with poor air exchange, guaranteeing excellent working range and speed of movement.
  • Bi-Energy version, our bestselling. Thanks to this system, you can select to operate the power source of your choice. The Lithium-Ion batteries system, an ecological solution that ensures significant operating range, absence of noise, vibrations and exhaust emissions, without the need of electrical connections and special maintenance. Or you can select the combustion engine that allows the operation in the same way as a standard diesel machine.
The machine is equipped with the RAHM diagnostic and control system, which offers two strong advantages. First, in terms of more safety, as it allows the localization of the machine at any time thanks to an on-board GPS device. Second, about maintenance, as it allows the Hinowa service team to perform diagnostic procedures, software updates and troubleshooting remotely.

As always, Hinowa focuses its attention on operator safety: tilt control during machine translation reduces the speed of tracks automatically in dangerous conditions. In addition, the optional anti-entrapment system protects the operator in the basket while working.

The key feature of this new 40 m aerial platform is a very good maximum height/outreach versus machine size/weight ratio. It is the only tracked articulated aerial platform in the 40 m category with this characteristic.
Thanks to the exceptional up & over of 21 meters and the articulated column structure, the new Lightlift 40.18 will make it possible to work flush to the wall and execute even the most delicate manoeuvres.
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