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TRUCK MOUNT AERIAL PLATFORM HIRE

One of our 70m Truck Mounted Aerial Platforms has recently been working at Cardiff City Football Club assisting with the installation of a new communication system. We were contacted by one of our clients to provide a safe means of access to various points on the Cardiff stadium roof and a 70m Truck Mounted Platform Hire was the answer. Engineers were able to work from the safety and comfort of the Palfinger Wumag WT700 whilst in the safe hands of our trusted and trained IPAF qualified operator. To protect the platform at ground level, our in house Traffic Management Division deployed the traffic safety scheme in accordance with the approved AutoCAD design drawing also produced in-house following a site survey …

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NEW 4X4 HYBRID DIESEL/ELECTRIC 34FT 340AJ ARTICULATED BOOM HIRE EQUIPMENT

Cherry Picker Hire Platform manufacturer JLG will launch a 4×4 hybrid diesel/electric version of its 34ft 340AJ articulated boom next week. The H340AJ offers substantially improved fuel economy over the regular diesel model, with substantially lower emission and noise levels. The new 4×4 boom features four brushless AC electric drive wheel motors powered by eight six volt maintenance free batteries, alongside an 8.9hp Kubota Z482 engine – compared to the 24.8hp Kubota on the pure diesel model. The diesel engine drives a generator which can power the machine directly and/or be used to re-charge the batteries. Or the two can combine for maximum power. The smaller diesel is a good deal quieter, with maximum sound levels of just 69 decibels …

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TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE

Truck Mounted Platform Hire often provides a great solution when there is a requirement to work at height safely using a cost effective means of access. This work site in Loughborough, Leicestershire was no exception when one of our 28m Truck Mounted Access Platforms provided the solution recently. Our client had to erect a newly fabricated steel tower at Loughborough Police Station which required the use of both a Truck Mounted Access Platform and a mobile crane. The mobile crane supplied by Ainscough Crane Hire lifted the steel tower in to position whilst installation engineers worked from the comfort of the Blade Access Truck Mounted Platform allowing the lifting slings to be safely detached from the structure once in situ. …

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NEW CHERRY PICKER RENTAL BOOM – JLG 1850SJ

JLG will unveil a 185ft self-propelled boom lift – the new 1850SJ – at Conexpo next week, topping the current largest lift, the Genie SX180, by almost two metres with a platform height of 185.7ft and a working height of 58.5 metres. The 1850SJ Cherry Picker features an all-new chassis with X type axle configuration. Overall stowed width is 2.49 metres, which extends to around five metres in working mode, extension takes around 60 seconds. The lift/boom configuration comprises a five section telescopic boom and a two section 6.1 metre long telescopic articulating jib. Maximum outreach is 24.4 metres with a platform capacity of 227kg, maximum platform capacity is 454kg good for up to 21 metres of outreach at a …

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CHERRY PICKER HIRE – ROOF CLEANING IN ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE

Cherry Picker hire can be used to safely access many different types of working at height activities. Blade Access recently hired a 70m Truck Mounted Cherry Picker to a client who was required to complete a detailed roof inspection on this property in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Although the property is not particularly high, our client required a Cherry Picker with large outreach capabilities so a detailed examination of the roof surface could be completed. Our client also requested a Cherry Picker that would be able to lift assessors high above the entire property roof so aerial photographs could be taken. The Cherry Picker hired was a 70m Palfinger Truck Mounted Access Platform which ultimately exceeded all our clients expectations. Providing …

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NEW 40M TRUCK MOUNTED AERIAL PLATFORM FROM RUTHMANN

RUTHMANN has provided initial information about the first of two models that the German truck-mounted aerial platform specialist will soon be adding to its successful HEIGHT performance-STEIGER series. The STEIGER T 400 is scheduled to make its debut at the APEX trade show in the summer of 2014. This new model will complement the STEIGER T 380 (38 m working height on a two-axle truck) and the STEIGER T 460 (46 m working height on a two-axle truck). The 40 m truck-mounted work platform category is becoming increasingly popular. In addition to the STEIGER T 460, RUTHMANN will now have a second model to choose from. The new T 400 has the same technical features as those found on the …

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70 METRE TRUCK MOUNTED CHERRY PICKER HIRE IN NEWCASTLE

This 70 metre Truck Mounted Access Platform was hired for a unique internal project in Newcastle. Our client required access to complete the installation of an internal Man Basket that will be used to complete longer term maintenance within this Newcastle based warehouse. With no self-propelled boom equipment tall enough to complete the task in hand, the only option was to turn to a heavy duty Truck Mounted Access Platform supplied with IPAF trained operator. The Wumag WT700 Platform provided safe access for engineers to complete their electrical cable installation works for the Man Basket which run on a service track across the roof of the building. The team also installed stoppers to prevent the Man Basket working beyond its …

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28M VEHICLE MOUNT PLATFORM HIRE IN BRISTOL

We recently supplied a long established client with a 28m Truck Mounted Platform Hire in Bristol for maintenance works on wind turbines. To protect the structure of a turbine, it is vital that the bolts holding the tower sections together are periodically inspected and the torque settings checked. Our Vehicle Mounted Access Platform was deployed to site complete with one of our competent IPAF Trained Operators to provide a safe working at height solution for our client. The operator carefully navigated his way around the tower structures to provide technicians full access to all the bolts on every wind turbine tower without the need to stretch or take unnecessary risk. With this particular site not being secure, the truck mounted …

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70M TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE AT MANCHESTER UNITED

Blade Access have been called upon to provide a safe working at height solution at this iconic football stadium in Manchester Old Trafford is the home of Manchester United F.C. and has a capacity of 75,731 and is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom after Wembley. Old Trafford, nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton, has been United’s home ground since 1910, although from 1941 to 1949, as a result of bomb damage during the Second World War, the club shared Maine Road with local rivals Manchester City. However, these days Manchester United F.C are right at home but as with most large building structures these do have their on-going maintenance requirements. Standing at 55m high, the …

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70M TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE FOR FUTURE POWER GENERATION AT DRAX

As Drax Power Station invests £700 million in converting its plant to predominantly burn biomass instead of coal, the business holds a crucial role in the UK’s efforts to fight climate change and Blade Access were chosen as the preferred working at height partner. There are a thousand ways to make a lightbulb shine, said project engineer Jim Price, who was drafted in from Canada to help Drax convert its coal guzzling units to biomass, but only one is the right way. Now Drax has had its lightbulb moment after ten years of research and development, and its premises are a hive of building activity. About 2,500 people, including contractors and 850 permanent staff, have created a buzz at the …