(As recently published in Plant and Civil Engineering Magazine)
KDM Hire has added what is the very first self-propelled crawler telescopic bi-level boom lift of its kind throughout Northern and Southern Ireland to cater for customers operating in niche markets.
The new Almac JIBBI 1670 EVO represents a marked advance in terms of technology, versatility and innovation.
Being familiar with Almac’s Bi-Level Scissor Lifts, which the company has run in their fleet since 2016, this new KDM Hire addition joins an already impressive fleet of working-at-height equipment offered by the Cookstown headquartered rental specialists who also have depots in Belfast and Dublin. Indeed, KDM Hire boasts one of the most comprehensive ranges of aerial work platforms available for hire throughout Ireland.
Its fleet of scissors, booms and specialist lifts allow operators to work safely at heights of up to 48m.
This new JIBBI addition stands out not only due to its maximum working height of 16m but also for the operating reach that ranges from 6.7 to 8.5 m and the possibility for the operator to travel up to a moving height of 9 m.
It also features a variable undercarriage track width with different track-opening configurations that allow the operator to work in narrow spaces but then stabilise to achieve full working height. Another newly introduced feature, born as a result of the manufacturer’s research & development department’s work, is the new remote connected control panel that through the dedicated APP “MyAlmac Control Panel” allows the continuous monitoring of the machine’s service status, while offering the possibility to interact and modify the operating parameters adapting them to the requirements of your fleets.
The JIBBI 1670 EVO uses an automatic levelling system “Dynamic Levelling”, a globally recognised technology able to compensate gradients of up to 22° (40%) during transport conditions, while the Pro-Active Levelling technology works to cover “driving at height” operations.
Versatile & Compact
Equipped with a 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine (14.1kW – 19.2 HP), this self-propelled unit has a total weight of only 3850 kg with a ground load of 3.1 KN/m2.
Its compact size allows the machine to be used in restricted spaces, thus ensuring ease of use and movement. In transport conditions, it has a minimum width of 1.35 m, a stowed height of 1.99m and a full length of 5.17 m which can be further reduced to only 4.40 m by quickly and easily dismounting the basket. The standard basket is 1.4m wide, designed to allow the operator to position it in the same width of the machine. The bucket can rotate +/- 70° while guaranteeing a maximum capacity of 230 kg.
The JIBBI 1670 EVO is equipped, as standard, with cutting edge technology that enhances its performance mix, combining weight, dimensions, working height and operating reach and establishing it as a revolutionary product for the world of lifting, designed to simplify, speed up and increase productivity while catering and satisfying safety standards for operators.
Features at a Glance
Dynamic Working Performance, real-time management of the performance of the machine based on the real working conditions. The system, subject to a patent application, operates by simultaneously analysing the slope parameters of the ground, the configuration of the roadway used and the instantaneous load in the basket, dynamically determining the best available working performance so that the operator can remain focused on his work at height. Safe-Lock System, a system to prevent track spillage from the tensioning wheels, both toothed.
Ultrasonic anti-collision system, to protect operators in the basket with anti-crush barrier function in the two directions of movement of the basket (in the upper and lower part). This system protects operators from unforeseen and accidental impacts.