Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials launch Brandon Omni


Last week at The Rental Show, Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials displayed the Brandon Omni, the omni-directional steering version of its compact lift. The 5,800-lb. unit can be configured in many different variations, including a hoist truck, forklift, and aerial lift. And for greater versatility, the machine is now available with the Omni drive.

Using two omni-directional wheels, the Omni steering system allows the machine to maintain its orientation while it maneuvers through narrow work areas. The other two steering modes include crab, allowing the machine to rotate about its center for tight turning, and the standard drive, so the machine functions like an automobile. Powering the unit is a 36-volt, 7-hp electric motor.

To operate the unit, a wireless belly-pack transmitter is included and displays the rated load and actual load. Note that the Brandon will stop operating when overload is reached. The machine will detect the attachment being used and will adjust the load parameters according.

The base unit of the Brandon Omni features two telescoping boom sections and one manual pull-out boom. Attachments replace the pull-out boom. With the hoist attachment, the Brandon Omni can lift 4,500 lbs. It also can be used with 2,500-lb. capacity forks, a 1,100-lb. capacity glazier attachment, a 1,000-lb. capacity jib or panel, or a 3,000-lb. capacity winch.

At the show, Bailey also showed the rotating tool carousel that holds forks, a personnel basket, jib, and material bucket attachment. Operators can quickly access the attachments for a variety of different jobs. Attachments in the tool carousel meet applicable ANSI, ASME, ITSDF, and OSHA standards.

The company also has made a name change to reflect its re-entry into the aerial work platform market. It is now operating under the name Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials.

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