[Job Story] MediaCo Completes a Telecoms Intervention With the Palazzani Spider Lift XTJ 52 Crane

    Interventions on Telecoms are more and more frequent and can often be complicated, especially due to the important heights. Safety is for sure one of the main factors to do the job in the best way, along with a skilled operator’s knowledge of the machine itself.

    Palazzani established an important relationship with MediaCo, a French Company specialized in providing a large range of equipment, cranes, trucks for rental business as well as service, through its network of 80 local agencies and its professional teams.

    MediaCo with the Palazzani Spider Lift XTJ 52, has been able to complete an aerial intervention in Telecoms application on a 50-meter-high water tank. The mission was the positioning and replacement of some components of the antenna.

    “The fact is that the working site was very difficult: there was a limited set-up area and the boom of the machine had to get as close as possible to the roof” says Mr. Jérôme Augereau, MediaCo operator.

    “It was necessary to reach a working height of 42 meters and an outreach of 9 meters to accomplish the job. A hard work, but not impossible, thanks to the Spider XTJ 52”.

    In this scenario, the machine had to operate in half-set-up with the stabilizer number 3 (front side of the work area) due to the cables passing underground, at the foot of the water tank. Consequently, it was not possible to work with normal outreach due to the narrow position and restricted working area.

    Despite this, the job was completed in the best way. “Only the kinematics and of the Palazzani XTJ 52 could make it possible to overcome these constraints and achieve the mission,” says the operator.

    The features that distinguish the Ragno XTJ 52 are the fast and sharp movements at any height and without rear encumbrance. The multiple combinations of set-ups, especially on the strait.

    The “Area manager system” automatically adjusts the outreaches, according to stabilization and load (120/230/400 kg), always allowing the rotation over 660 °.

    “I work and know this Spider Lift very well as a sole operator for more than two years and this is certainly a big advantage.” Says Mr. Jérôme Augereau, operator of MediaCo.

    Chiara De Paoli
    Chiara De Paoli
    Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media