XCMG unveiled a new 186ft self- propelled telescopic boom lift at Bauma China last week – the GTBZ 58S
The new lift which uses a similar chassis deign to the Genie and JLG models of this height, with four swing out ‘legs’ one for each wheel.
First impressions are a JLG copy, the unit has a five section main boom, topped by a two section jib for a working height of 58.6 metres and a maximum outreach of 25.1 metres with 250kg, while the unrestricted platform capacity is 450kg. Overall weight is 27.3 tonnes. Overall width is said to be 2.5 metres in travel mode and just over five metres when extended.
XCMG unveiled its first boom lifts at Bauma China three years ago and claims to have sold around 800 units since then – mostly in China. Its range was previously topped by the 138ft GTBZ 42S.
XCMG now has a full range of models, but volumes remain low