26 February 2020
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 Preston Hire
A great photo of the super-compact Platform Basket 30T Spider Lift helping out Media Access Solutions whilst on set recently of the filming of a new advertisement for Cadburys.
Photo from Media Access Solutions.
25 February 2020
A platform Basket 18.90 Pro Spiderlift 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 Spiderlift 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.
24 February 2020
The first production units of the exciting New Platform Basket 20.95 Spiderlift 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 Spiderlift 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
12 August 2019
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.
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.
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 Spiderlift platforms spread the weight over a wide area, avoiding damage to lawns and stopping you from getting “stuck in the mud.”
A robust tracked chassis is ideal for difficult terrain, allowing you to carry out work in the forest, no matter how hostile.
Our access platforms are designed with accessibility in mind. A platform from us will fit through a gateway and travel down a path.
Not all forest floors are flat. Our cranked outrigger style lets you set up on steep inclines and uneven ground securely.
We let you choose between a Kubota diesel or Honda petrol engine for your access platform, depending on your needs.
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 options help your access platform operate on a variety of terrain types, giving you complete confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 July 2019
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.
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.
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.
18 June 2019
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!
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
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 all-new engine options. This 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.