Access Platform News

Preston Hire of Australia has recently taken delivery of a number Platform Basket RR14 evo 3’s. Fitted with the Australian Tri-gauge system and fully compliant to AS7501 and AS7502. Built from the ground up as a dedicated rail MEWP, these machines are sure to be a winner.

Photo thanks to Presto Hire

A great photo of the super-compact Platform Basket 30T helping out Media Access Solutions whilst on set recently of the filming of a new advertisement for Cadburys.

Photo from Media Access Solutions.

A platform Basket 18.90 Pro belonging to Global Platforms has been out and about on a wet and windy worksite today.

Thanks to global for sharing a great picture.

A great aerial photograph was taken from the cage of a recently purchased Platform Basket 43T by Hijsen Australia. The photo was taken at almost the maximum the machine would reach, but we think the operator could have taken it just that bit more.

Photo taken by Hijsen.

 The first production units of the exciting New Platform Basket 20.95 have started arriving with their customers. The new 20m working height platforms that give a 9,5m of outreach with 250kgs cage capacity, have now started arriving with customers. Promax Access are expecting their first units to arrive in the UK at the end of March 2020 followed by further units later the following month.

Preston Hire’s Platform Basket  33.15 is seen working hard to provide the necessary reach for Skywalker Rope Access, to ensure that the Optus stadium in Burwood WA is kept clean and shiny.

Photo by Preston Hire

Choosing an access platform for forestry work is no easy task, even for a tree surgeon. However, we believe that our access platforms come with so many benefits that you’d be missing out if you didn’t consider them. Take a look at the following reasons why you should choose our access platforms for forestry work above those of the competition.

Increased Ground Clearance

If you’re a forest manager, arborist, or another professional who maintains woodland, then you want to ensure that whatever equipment you use protects the natural environment. All our access platforms are engineered with increased ground clearance, making them easy to transport over rough terrain, without damaging the undercarriage.

Low ground pressure on the rubber tracks

Access platforms are heavy pieces of machinery prone to sinking. The rubber tracks on our mobile access platforms help to prevent damage to soft or wet ground. Our platforms spread the weight over a wide area, avoiding damage to lawns and stopping you from getting “stuck in the mud.”

Robust tracked chassis

A robust tracked chassis is ideal for difficult terrain, allowing you to carry out work in the forest, no matter how hostile.

Fits through a gateway and travels down a pathway

Our access platforms are designed with accessibility in mind. A platform from us will fit through a gateway and travel down a path.

Cranked outrigger Style

Not all forest floors are flat. Our cranked outrigger style lets you set up on steep inclines and uneven ground securely.

Kubota diesel and/or Honda petrol engine option

We let you choose between a Kubota diesel or Honda petrol engine for your access platform, depending on your needs.

Strong build quality and steel protection covers

The last thing you want is for your machine to be damaged whilst carrying out work. Not only do our platforms have durable build quality, but they also come with steel protection covers to reduce the risk of accidental damage. Access platforms, in our view, should be built to last.

Multi-speed tracking option

Multi-speed tracking options help your access platform operate on a variety of terrain types, giving you complete confidence.

DC/AC electric power for silent & fume free domestic work

We offer a variety of platforms with battery power DC/AC electric motors which operate silently and fume-free. Electric motors are long-lasting and great for the environment. Hybrid powered machines are also available offering even more flexibility.

Can be towed to site on a plant trailer by a suitable vehicle

Transporting our mobile platforms is easy. We’ve worked hard to ensure that you can tow our platforms up to a 22m working height. You can transport our access platforms on a plant trailer under 3,500kg.

Remote control for safer operation

There’s no need to manually interact with our access platforms while tree cutting – that might not be safe. That’s why we offer remote control functionality. You can control your access platform without needing to operate any control on the unit itself.

Our recommendation

If you’re looking for a powered access platform for forestry work consider our Spider 22.10 compact tracked chassis access platform.

Our expertise

We are always available to pass on our experience and advice to help you make the right decision for your business. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more details. Alternatively, our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have on 01226 716657 or via our handy live chat function.

Platform Basket 43T

Built To Last

Built to the highest standards at the state of the art factory in Italy the new super tuff 43M working height spider 43T. This is our completely new chassis design that utilises many of the common components found in our Spiderlift range. The new Platform Basket 43T has an innovative design enables the machine to go almost anywhere. Our latest spiderlift access platform has over 17m of outreach and a negative working ability to work below ground level. It has a massive cage capacity and yet compact dimensions at only 1406mm wide and under 2m high whilst stowed.

Super Strong

A super strong build is enough to take you to those far off, hard to reach areas. It is ideal for reaching remote telecoms towers or electricity lines that are located off the beaten track. The new Platform Basket 43T is low maintenance and hoses have been routed externally. Various power sources are available with choices of the latest diesel engines and AC & DC electric motors or the latest hybrid technology.

Interested In A Platform Basket 43T?

We are always available to pass on our experience to help you make the right decision for your business. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more details. Alternatively, our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions that you may have on 01226 716657 or via our handy live chat function.

The brand new Platform Basket RR14 Evo 2 Hybrid will be on show at this weeks Rail Live show, located on the SPL Powerlines (UK) Ltd Stand F5 at Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

See you soon!

Opening hours:
Wednesday 19th June 2019:  0930 hrs – 1630 hrs
Thursday 20th June 2019:      0930 hrs – 1600 hrs

The only exhibition bringing the entire rail industry together in a real railway environment

Rail Live is the most comprehensive outdoor event for the rail industry where you can –
Meet 6,000+ visitors representing all aspects of the rail industry
Connect with 200+ exhibitors, giving you access to the leading rail suppliers in the UK and Europe
See upwards of £0.5 billion of rail plant equipment on display and in live demonstrations
Access the latest innovations from within or outside the industry
Attend the only event in the UK to have rolling stock on display in a real-world environment – for unrivalled opportunities for product evaluations and decision making
Evaluate thousands of products on display in one place, including live plant demos – allowing ‘back-to-back’ comparisons, saving time and money

https://www.raillive.org.uk/

new RR14 evo 3

Here is the first view of the all new RR14 evo 3 Hybrid rail access platform in the UK. The new Evo 3 hybrid rail access platform is fitted with the all new engine options. This is includes a tier 5 diesel engine and a removable Hybrid battery pack. The lithium battery pack has the option for the user to change whilst the machine is still in use. Alternatively the battery will charge while the tier 5 engine is running and also whilst working. The new RR14 Evo 3 hybrid rail access platform will be shown at the Plantworx/Railworx 19 shown 11-13th of June, then a week later at the Rail live show. The machine is sure going to be popular so get your enquiries in early.

Visit us on the stand N1 at Plantworx or get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be happy to deal with any questions which you may have.