Aspen A-52

Bridge Inspection Unit

The Aspen A-52 was designed as a dual functioning machine, one that can be used for both inspection and maintenance tasks and is equipped with the latest technological advances. With the articulating boom installed, inspectors have the flexibility to inspect all areas of the bridge; above, below and with 53 feet of horizontal penetration. An interchangeable 1,500 capacity work platform can be installed for those heavy duty tasks, when you need additional room and extra tools to complete your work.

Interchangeable Platforms

For maximum flexibility, the Aspen A-52 can be fitted with either of two fully-interchangeable platforms.

  • A three person, 3'x5' aluminum platform comes standard. This 600 lb. capacity inspection platform comes equipped with an easy entry gate and is attached to the end of the articulating fourth boom, providing a full range of movement and articulation. A fiberglass platform is also available.
  • Also available is a large, three stage, 3.5' x 49' interchangeable maintenance platform attaches to the end of the second boom. It has a 1,500 lb. capacity and provides a large working space for all types of repair work.

Stabilizing Systems

The Aspen A-52 is fitted with stabilizing systems which allow operators the advantage of being able to move the truck while the platform is deployed. OUTRIGGERS ARE NOT REQUIRED.

  • A full-length subframe provides strength and stability.
  • Axle locks unitize the chassis and truck axles.
  • A counterweight at the base of the pedestal rotates with the unit, always staying within the width of the chassis.
  • A hydraulically sliding counterweight is installed under the truck so that the weight can be positioned in the most optimum counterbalanced position.
  • An interlock system tied to the controls maintains operation within the unit's full range of stability.
  • A full color monitor is provided, at the pedestal, enabling operators to constantly monitor boom and turret movements.

Advanced Control System

As the most advanced microprocessor control system available, the Graphical Terminal Interface includes a color display depicting unit operation and individual function performance while monitoring the unit’s parameters, hydraulics and enabling simple troubleshooting.

  • Controls, with wireless capabilites, are included at both operator stations. A communication system is also provided with speakers in the cab, at the turntable, and with hands-free operation at the platform. The platform station operates in the “hands-free” mode.

Adjustable Turntable

Two rotating turntables plus multiple articulating and telescoping booms allow the platform to deploy off either side of the truck to access all of your structures. Turntable number two comes equipped with a hydraulic leveling system, providing smooth platform movement. In addition, the operator can make manual adjustments of +/- 5 degrees to compensate for the super-elevation of the bridge. Without the requirement of leveling arms, the A-52 offers the latitude to clear fences up to 11 feet high.

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