Ground Based Access Solution

LEO 40 GTX The LEO Series is the original tracked aerial work platform. It is the most compact and light access solution for quickly reaching confined job sites and to work in heights up to 50 meters.

Key Advantages of the LEO

1. Compact and light: On jobsites with limited access, the lifts of the LEO Series pass through standard doors and narrow entrances and reach working heights up to 50 meters. The LEO 40 GTX, shown above can reach up to 39.5 meters (129 feet).

2. Low weight under tracks: With an excellent weight distribution under the rubber tracks, the LEO Series allows access to areas with floor load restrictions or sensitive surfaces

3. Highly maneuverable: Indoors or outdoors, the track system allows you to easily and precisely position the lift through narrow alleys and around obstacles.

4. Precise articulation: The LEO 40 GTX with its articulation capability is able, not only to reach great heights, but to articulate over balcony levels that could not otherwise be reached.

For more information about the LEO series of Ground Based Access products, please contact Sky Rider Equipment Co. today.


Sky Rider Newsletter | May 2014 | 400 S. Hope

Completion of 400 S. Hope

Now complete and in service, the Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) on 400 S. Hope is shown here in its final testing operations. With the BMU installed on the rooftop, the platform needed to be brought to the roof by first lowering the wire ropes using manual controls. With the platform rolled into place, the wire ropes were attached and the electrical control system was wired. The platform controls were then used to fully operate the BMU enabling Sky Rider personnel to raise the platform.

Raising the platform to the Roof

Operating the platform over the sloped glass under rooftop control

The fully completed BMU




Sky Rider Newsletter | March 2014

400 S. Hope Updates

Design specifications required that the Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) does not rise above the existing parapet while not in use. A two part system was required to accomplish this. The first consists of an independent elevator system (Photo 1) and the second is a telescoping mast (Photo 2) as an integral part of the BMU. The elevator supports a section of track that, when the BMU is engaged above it, may be lowered for storage. The elevator is hydraulically operated with two rack and pinion gears interconnected through a drive shaft to keep the assembly level and stable.

400 S. Hope Elevator

The mast also has a hydraulically actuated, telescoping, mast to provide additional height which allows clearance for the platform as it passes above the parapet as it moves into its various work positions on the building façade.

400 S. Hope Telescoping Mast

Photo 3, below, shows the BMU fully assembled and functional. Shown here, on the main track and at full height, the process of bringing the platform to the roof will begin. In future installments this procedure will be highlighted along with further details of the BMU operation.

400 S. Hope BMU

Additional News

Sky Rider is proud to announce the upcoming installation of two new BMU’s on the Century City Towers in Los Angeles. The towers are 571 feet in height and were completed in 1975. These towers have been a famous part of the West Side sky line since their construction. In the 1980’s detective series, Remington Steele, the towers were depicted as their headquarters. Numerous commercials have been shot using the towers as a backdrop and, most recently, The Green Hornet featured scenes in which the towers appeared prominently.

The original window washing equipment, now almost 40 years old, has become difficult to service and is in need of replacement. In addition, the existing equipment only accessed the window wall while the new BMU’s will also allow access to the aluminum corner panels without additional equipment. Stay tuned for photos and updates.

The Towers