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Presidential Comet

29. September 2017 | Comments (0)

Alo Panama has supplied a has supplied a 31 metre Eurosky 31|2|17 HQ Jib truck mounted lift for renovation work on Panama’s presidential Place, the Palacio de las Garzas - (Palace of Herons).

Palacio de las Garzas Comet
The Comet Eurosky 31 arrives at the palace

The heavy duty lift, uses a sigma type dual riser, three section telescopic boom and articulated jib, providing up to 17 metres of outreach at an up and over height of 12 metres, with a platform capacity of 250 kg. The unit features hydraulic controls, 360 degree continuous slew and 180 degrees of platform rotation. The platform is mounted on an Iveco Eurocargo chassis.

Palacio de las Garzas Comet
The new machine gets to work

The Palace of Las Garzas is located in the old quarter of Panama City and was built after the original town was completely destroyed by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. It was completed in 1673 and has been used as the home of the Spanish governor, a royal winery, warehouse, and as both customs and National Bank's headquarters.

The building first become a presidential home in 1885 and was extensively renovated and extended – including the addition of a third floor and two towers - between 1922 and 1923. An elevator was added in 1934 for a state visit by US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt who stayed in the building.

Palacio de las Garzas Comet
The new unit is mounted on a 7.5 tonne Iveco Eurocargo chassis

The building is the main office and official residence of the Panama’s president although the current president Juan Carlos Varela chooses to live elsewhere and commute to the palace each day.

The Alo group is based in Chile but is the official distributor for Comet platforms in several countries in South and Central America. The company has subsidiaries in Panama, Argentina and Peru.
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