Product feature: 24T Magni

New Zealand construction and infrastructure joint venture GAJV has taken delivery of the first 24-tonne Magni HTH 24.11 heavy-duty telehandler to arrive in the country

The largest telehandler in New Zealand next to a six-metre 2.5-tonne Manitou MT 625

Purchased through Magni distributor, APS Equipment NZ, the 24.11 is currently the largest telehandler operating in New Zealand and can take 14 tonnes to its maximum lift height of 10.50 metres or 7.2 tonnes to its maximum forward reach of 5.5 metres.

The new 24.11 fitted with customised forks in order to lift concrete pipes

Features include a Stage V Volvo engine, an RFID attachment recognition system, and
an onboard diagnostics system that displays the available lifting chart in real-time based on the load and attachment in use.

With an overall weight of 29.7 tonnes, the telehandler will be used to unload and transport concrete pipes measuring 2.5 and 2.8 metres in diameter as part of the Watercare’s Central Interceptor project in Auckland.

It was supplied with a hook attachment and a customised frame for the telehandler forks to protect the wall of the concrete pipe when being handled. The new 24.11 is fitted with customised forks in order to lift concrete pipes.

GAJV has taken delivery of the first 24-tonne Magni HTH 24.11

"GAJV have a very high focus on safety," says Darren Boon, business development director at APS Equipment. "The telehandler was chosen over a crane option, so no one needed to climb onto the truck deck to secure or unsecure the loads as they arrive on-site with the pipes.

The Magni 24.11 telehandler also was the preferred option because of the safety features and the on-board diagnostics that show the position of the load in real-time​​ making it easier and safer for the operator."

GAJV is a joint venture between Ghella and Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure. Specialising in tunnel construction, it’s currently responsible for delivering Watercare’s Central Interceptor, which, once completed, will feature close to 20km of underground tunnels measuring up to 4.5 metres in diameter from Western Springs Grey Lynn to Watercare’s Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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