World first technology innovations drive high demand

  • New technology innovations drive market demand for newly launched HT28 RTJ PRO Telescopic Boom
  • Real-time diagnosticswith ACTIV screen 2.0
  • Featuring world first technology: STOP Emissions System and ACTIV’Lighting System-Safe Load and ACTIV Shield 2.0


Pictured: Alexandre Saubot, CEO Haulotte Group, congratulates David Maxwell, Managing Director of United Forklift and Access Solutions on receiving the first HT28 RTJ Pro to arrive in Australia

Featuring world exclusive innovations including its Activ’Lighting System Safe Load, and Stop Emission System as well as downloadable metrics data from its innovative ActivScreen system, Haulotte’s new generation 28m/85ft telescopic boom, the HT28 RTJ PRO has already sold out in Australia.

Haulotte Australia’s General Manager Keith Clarke said the company had expected its newest boom to be popular, but had not anticipated this level of market interest.

“The HT28 RTJ PRO is a machine made for the rental industry with cutting edge technology. It is robust and easy to maintain and will bring an unmet level of safety and productivity lowering operating costs and total cost of ownership,” Mr Clarke said.

Haulotte's Activ'screen is capable of displaying malfunction resolution, machine settings, maintenance alerts and service intervals. ACTIV’Screen’s on-board fully coloured monitor screen and diagnostic system provides precise information for operators to help avoid unnecessary service calls or field intervention on rental equipment, maximising machine uptime. By directly accessing machine parameters and diagnostic information in real-time, fault diagnosis is three times faster.  


Another new feature is Haulotte’s world first STOP Emissions System for booms that automatically switches off the engine after 90 seconds of idle; reducing running time by up to 20%, and reducing fuel consumption by up to 8%.

“By automatically stopping and restarting the engine, Haulotte’s STOP Emission System reduces engine use and peripheral components by up to 20%. This extends machine life, assuring higher residual value; decreases fuel consumption and lowers operating costs; and with 20% less noise, permits use in sensitive areas like hospitals and office buildings.” Couple that with the on board diagnostics and hirers will see even more costs savings.”

The new ACTIV’Lighting System-Safe Load system means our customers can load and unload even at night and Haulotte’s new generation of secondary guarding ACTIV’Shield™ Bar 2.0 means operator safety is always protected. Our ACTIV’Lighting System-Safe Load is an access industry first,” Mr Clarke said.


The ultra-high performance lighting system, ACTIV’Lighting System-Safe Load is located at several points around the machine. The lighting system illuminates controls and the area around the boom so operators can safely carry out manoeuvres.

The new HT28 RTJ PRO boom also has an optional dual load capacity of 230-350kg. In the 350kg mode, the platform can accommodate up to 40% extra equipment weight. The unit also has an oscillating axle; 4 wheel steering, hydraulic differential wheel lock; high ground clearance and gradeability up to 45%.

Other features on the HT28 include the next generation of secondary guarding, Haulotte’s Activ’Shield™ Bar 2.0 which provides a safety gap to prevent potential for physical crush injury when the machine is in operation. ACTIV’Shield™ Bar 2.0 offers additional protection without compromising productivity.


Offering excellent rough terrain capability, a maximum outreach of nearly 24m, below ground reach of 3m, and ground clearance of 48cm, the compact and easily transported HT28 RTJ PRO is suitable for all industries.

The HT28 RTJ PRO also includes a new company standard, a reinforced hood. Reinforced by a metallic skeleton to be more rigid and extremely robust, the new standard hood offers a better resistance in all the product life phases (ie: transport, utilisation, maintenance, etc).

The new hood design also features an integrated ergonomic handle, which makes it very easy to close and lock the hood. Its modular design allows replacement of only the damaged part, therefore resulting in savings in terms of spare parts cost.

The new telescopic boom speed control system ensures unmatched comfort and smoothness, and less fatigue without compromising the elevation speed (90 seconds from bottom to top).