Versalift Distributors (UK) Ltd

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Versalift Distributors (UK) Ltd

0845 128 9814

VERSALIFT is the world\'s largest manufacturer of van and truck mounted access platforms. More than 90,000 units have been sold since 1965, with around 60,000 still in use today.

VERSALIFT products are built by Time Manufacturing Co. in Waco Texas, Time Export in Denmark and assembled in the UK by VERSALIFT. Both Time Manufacturing, Time Export and Versalift UK are wholly owned by O\'Flaherty Holdings Ltd of Dublin, Ireland.

Versalift UK was first established in 1994. The purpose-built Support Centre in Burton Latimer, Northants is VERSALIFT\'s UK Headquarters and incorporates the Service Workshop, Training Centre and Spare Parts operation.

When you buy an access platform from VERSALIFT, we\'ll ensure you get the right machine for the right job! Our experts will help and guide you through the whole decision making process. Here are some key vehicle considerations:

Van or Truck?

This is the first and most fundamental consideration when choosing a vehicle. A van\'s key advantage is a secure and covered load bay area which acts as a mobile workshop.

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)

Up to 3.5 tonnes (3500kg) is non-HGV, anyone with a car license can drive and an operator license is not required.

3.5 - 7.5 tonnes can be driven by drivers who passed their car test prior to 1997.

Over 7.5 tonnes HGV license required.


Having a longer wheelbase gives more space but can effect payload. Bigger vehicles can be a problem in congested towns or cities.


The spare payload capacity on VERSALIFT data sheets details how much equipment and materials can be safely transported in the vehicle.

Choosing the boom & platform:

VERSALIFT will offer expert advice to guide you in making the right access platform choice for your application! Here are some key points to consider when using the VERSALIFT data charts:

Typical Boom Configurations:

Flyboom (jib) - Considerably enhances versatility, especially in conjunction with telescopic boom.

Telescopic - This is preferred for ease/speed of operation (point-and-go). No tailswing.

Reverse-Articulated - Old fashioned and limited in outreach control.

Articulated - Limited in use and must be used with care on roads. Most suited to very small open vehicles.

Typical application examples:


12-13m work height, 4-5m outreach,

Street Lighting,

Up to 11m - town centre, amenity lighting,

12.5-13m - majority of 10 columns,

14-15m - trunk roads,

16.5-17m - motorways.

We operate accross the Uk working in the following counties and towns. Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy) Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham, Abingdon) Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough, Buckingham, High Wycombe) Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton) Cheshire (Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe) Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay) Cumberland (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton) Derbyshire (Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne) Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock) Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury) Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington) Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colcheter, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham) Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury) Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Newport) Herefordshire (Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington) Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield) Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Ramsey, Yaxley) Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich) Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Leicestershire (Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth) Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Stamford, Skegness, Louth) Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King\'s Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton) Northamptonshire (Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough) Northumberland (Alnwick, Nottinghamshire (Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Southwell) Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Brixton) Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham) Warwickshire (Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon) Pleae call today to discuss your requirements.

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1 Altendiez Way
Latimer Park
Burton Latimer, Kettering
NN15 5YT

Tel: 0845 128 9814

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