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Raising the standards


Shaun Dayof Promax Access Ltd UK, writing on behalf of Platform Basket Srl, explains more about the new RR14 EVO model.


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Come and see us at Outdoor Displays FA/25


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he original purpose-designed and built Platform Basket RRW14


Road Rail


Access Platforms were fi rst introduced to the UK back in 2003. Since then the machines have successfully completed their seven year re-testing procedures and although still performing admirably, in 2010 were superseded by the New RR14 EVO to comply with changes in railway standards and also to improve the user-friendly operating experience.


An extensive design process took place to ensure that the new EVO models would not only meet all the current design and operational requirements, but would actually exceed them, in an attempt to meet future anticipated changes.


Now established as a fi rm favourite in the UK and being operated on major contracts throughout Great Britain,


of 200mm. A constant 300kg cage capacity and larger than standard work cage were pre-requisites, along with a vastly improved and redesigned heavy duty rail gear system, constant four-wheel drive for those hard-to- get-to places, and simplifi ed operating controls both on the ground and in the cage. The working height of the boom on rail was


achieve 90+% reductions in carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, whilst also reducing noise levels.


There are now over 50 platform basket RR14 units actively working throughout the UK, meeting the growing investment from companies involved particularly in overhead


the Platform


Basket RR14 EVO, boasting over 30 major improvements on the original solid design, has successfully operated for nearly two years.


One critical safety improvement, which is above and beyond the standard requirements, was the introduction of an independent rail wheel braking system, which means that the new machine now has a total of eight independent brakes, providing maximum operator safety.


Other major advancements were the introduction of a fully automatic self- levelling turret, which allows the machine to operate on a maximum cant


increased and the lock-out system for travel under live OLE was replaced with a simplifi ed system. For increased utilisation and versatility, the RR14 EVO was also designed to be third and fourth rail compliant.


Always striving to improve and increase versatility, the newly launched RR14 EVO 3G incorporates the ability to set three different rail gauge widths, designed for use in countries with multi-gauge track, as the use of the machines spread across the world.


Other options currently available are an ‘engine scrubber’, which can be attached to the existing main engine and will reportedly


80 | rail technology magazine Aug/Sep 12 electrifi cation works.


Promax Access, established in 1993, has a vast experience of supplying a complete range of specialist and niche powered access platforms including compact tracked machines, ideal for use on fragile fl oors, poor terrain or where low ground pressures are required and also narrow enough to be driven through a standard door or gate opening. We also supply a range of versatile vehicle mounted access platforms.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


T: 01226 716657 E: info@promaxaccess.com W: www.promaxaccess.com


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