Bronto to Display 291-ft. Aerial Platform at Fire Show | Construction News

Bronto Skylift, a worldwide leader in high-level articulated aerial platforms, will be displaying a 291-ft.-tall, 291 HLA articulated aerial platform at the 2017 Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) show in Indianapolis, Ind., April 27-29, 2017. 

Fire fighters often buy the Bronto Skylift 291 HLA for its height, height but they find it to be a daily tool because of its long reach up, horizontally, and even below grade.

Bronto Skylift has delivered well over 100 aerial platforms with the height of 291 feet or above and more than 7,000 articulated aerials of all heights to customers for  firefighting and non-firefighting use worldwide. More than 300 have been delivered to customers in North America.

The Bronto Skylift 291 HLA aerial platform has a 291-ft. NFPA maximum height, up to 84 ft. of side reach, and water flow up to 1,000 gpm at full height.

This sturdy but surprisingly compact unit is maneuverable on ordinary streets and provides unmatched access with outstanding stability and a solid feel.

The Bronto can bet set up and reach full height in minutes using the automatic leveling system and Bronto Skylift’s unmatched aerial control system.

The Bronto 291 HLA uses two telescopic booms with 158° of articulation between them to reach up and over obstacles. It can even extend 80 ft. horizontally across the top of a 16-story building.

With a maximum platform capacity of 1,100 pounds, users don’t have to sacrifice capacity for height and access.  For even more flexibility, the platform can be rotated 50° on each side of the boom to achieve optimal positioning for rescues.

In North America, Bronto Skylift offers aerial platforms in heights from 100 to 364 ft.