New Bibi scissor is king of the slopes – that’s on the level

Until powered access hire customers see the new Bibi 1090-BL EVO tracked scissor lift in action, they might be surprised at what it can do.

It is a very impressive mid-height scissor with a self-levelling system that allows it to operate on slopes that would be out of bounds for many other scissor lifts.

JMS has added the Bibi 1090-BL EVO to its hire fleet to meet growing demand for specialist platforms that can deliver safe working at height in the most challenging environments.

The scissor lift, manufactured by Almac in Italy, has a maximum working height of 10 metres with a maximum basket capacity of 300kg.

Impressive on slopes

It is the ability of the machine to work on slopes, though, that sets it apart. It can self-level laterally up to 14%, and longitudinally to the front up to 15% and to the rear up to 20%.

The scissor adds to Bibi hire options as JMS already has the Bibi 850-BL in its fleet – a mini tracked scissor lift that delivers the same self-levelling capability and a maximum working height of 7.9m.

JMS Director Mark Jackson said: “The Bibi 1090-BL EVO scissor lift a great option for working in environments where gradients are unavoidable, such as along motorways for bridge maintenance.

Almac Bibi 1090-BL mini crawler scissor lift
Almac Bibi 1090-BL mini crawler scissor lift

“The platform is also likely to be the rough terrain scissor lift of choice for working on construction sites and landscaped areas for building and facilities maintenance work.”

Automatic self-levelling

Basket self-levelling is automatic, and controls are simple and intuitive to use, so the operator can concentrate fully on the working at height job at hand, even on the steepest gradients.

The Bibi 1090-BL EVO self-levelling scissor lift is powered by a low-emissions and low-noise Kubota diesel engine and has proportional hydraulic controls for precise and safe operation.

At only 1460mm wide in travelling mode, the platform can be operated in tight spaces. Yet it has a spacious platform, which is 1300mm wide and 1800mm long, with a deck extension taking the length to 2920mm.

JMS can also offer accredited scissor lift operator training, plus a wide range of other machines for hire, including cherry pickers and personnel lifts.

For more information about Bibi self-levelling scissor hire, call JMS today. Tel: 0845 457000.