The DA328 is ready to make its first military salute
Sorbara, 7 January 2013_In November three soldiers have tested a green Socage DA328 that will be delivered shortly to the Italian MOT. A few months ago the Ministry of Defense issued a tender to supply them with Access Platforms. Iveco wan the tender and they proposed Socage to supply and fit the Mewp as, in their opinion, was the best producerof aerial platforms. The Italian Army will have therefore a Socage DA328 on Iveco 5,6 ton truck. This model is the most performing in its segment due to its extreme compactness. This unit is able of a maximum working height of 28 m and a maximum working outreach of 16 m, with a safe working load of 225 kg (2 operators + tools). DA328 is equipped with a multi-area stabilization system which allows the operator to partially or fully deploy the outriggers as well as to extend the cross-beams just on one working side; this system makes the DA328 a very versatile platform and ideal for working in busy urban areas. The rotation of the aerial part is continuous thanks to a system composed by a slewing ring and a worm gear; the continuous rotation increases sensibly the equipment productivity avoiding any downtime due to the aerial part repositioning. The rotation of the aluminum basket (sized 1800x700xh 1100 mm) is 90° + 90°.