25 February 2020
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.
5 June 2019
The Plantworx/Railworx event is on the 11th – 13th June 2019, at the East of England Arena, Peterborough, where Promax are on outdoor exhibition stand, N1. This ever popular bi-annual event has this year just got even bigger with the addition of RailWorx 2019, and Promax will be showcasing a number of new and exciting products.
New for this year, will be the UK launch of the Platform Basket RR14 EVO-2/400 Hybrid Road-Rail access platform. Featuring a lithium battery pack & Tier 5 diesel engine, the green credentials of this machine are second to none. Also on display will be the new PB 20.95 Spider access platform. This platform features a big 250kg cage capacity at the full working outreach of 9.5m. We will also be displaying other popular machines from our industry leading Spider access platforms, including hybrid lithium options throughout the entire range. Come along to stand N1 where we can assure you of a very warm welcome and an even warmer coffee. See our class leading machines and get some great giveaways.
Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains. The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching the East of England Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station. A shuttle bus to the Plantworx event will leave the station on show days at approximately 30 minute intervals. The last shuttle will leave the showground one hour after the show closing time on each show day. The Shuttle Bus will run 08.00 – 18.00 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday At the show there will be a taxi rank located at main entrance gate
If looking for us with your SAT NAV, please use PE2 6HE as the postcode. As you near the venue please follow directional signs to locate both Exhibitor and Visitor parking. You will then move to one of our hard standing or grass FREE PARKING areas. There will also be a designated area for disabled parking.
1 October 2018
Specialist spider lift rental company MBS Access has purchased the narrowest access platform in the UK. This is the first 30 metre hybrid Platform Basket 30T in the UK bought from sole UK distributor Promax Access.
The 30T hybrid – which features a lithium battery and Kubota diesel engine – has a five-section straight telescopic boom with articulating jib giving a 30.3 metre maximum working height, 14.2 metre maximum outreach and 230kg capacity with fully automatic working envelope monitoring. When set-up with the outriggers in the narrow position, it has a maximum outreach of 18.5 metres over the front or rear of the machine with 136kg in the basket.
The lift is exceptionally compact with a stowed width of just 890mm and 1.96 metre height – small enough to go through a single door – and length of 6.52 metres. For extra stability when travelling the tracks can be extended to 1,290mm wide. Given its performance, the 30T is also lightweight at 4,250kg.
“The 30T is an amazing machine and a real game-changer in the 30 metre tracked spider market,” said Ben Dobson of MBS Access. “We decided to purchase the 30T because of its innovative overall size and ability to go through doorways less than one metre wide. Also, being fully hybrid, we can use the lift indoors with a simple flick of a switch. The guys at Promax did a lot of research into the machine on our behalf to ensure it was what we and our customers needed.”
“This is our first machine from Platform Basket and Promax access and due to its great build quality, performance and superior customer service from Promax, it will not be our last.”
Standard features of the Platform Basket 30T include high lift outriggers – giving a maximum clearance of 1,215mm – which allow the spider lift to self-load/unload onto a truck. The variable position outriggers include asymmetric set-up, automatic levelling and stowage. The radio remote control has a two-speed drive, automatic recovery and machine self-diagnostics. The 1.8 by 0.8 metre quick-detachable, lightweight basket has outlets for air, water and 110v/230v electrics.
Options include remote diagnostics and fleet management software, non-marking tracks, wind speed monitor and lithium battery pack giving longer working times.
MBS Access has a fleet of more than 30 spider lifts ranging from 11 to 36 metres covering primarily the south-east of England.
Platform Basket UK distributor Promax Access – based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire – provides a full range of access solutions including tracked spider lift access platforms, Reedyk compact cranes and Road-Rail access platforms.
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.
11 September 2018
Attending their 8th APF exhibition 2018 the UK’s longest established ‘Spider’ Access Platform Sales Company, Promax Access Ltd will be exhibiting new innovative Tracked Access Platforms from their 13-43m working height range.
On display will be a New Spider 27m featuring the heavy duty chassis option and a number of Spider platforms that are also fitted with optional insulated cages. Details of the New, similarly insulated Spider 22m – 46Kva tracked chassis access platform will also be available, awaiting its official launch later this year.
Every machine in the Promax Spider range is now also comes as standard with a user friendly pictorial diagnostic display. This is to provide immediate operator assistance when required.
Pop along to experience not only strong build quality, but also user friendly controls and operating systems. The great terrain-ability due to the big ground clearance of this established range of safe work platforms.
Stand 1895-1920 in
Promax Access Limited
Tel: 01226 716657