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A-Plant adds 200 access platforms

12 Aug 15 A-Plant has made a £4m investment in purchasing more than 200 Terex Genie powered access booms and scissor lifts.

A-Plant has spent £4m on Genie lifts
A-Plant has spent £4m on Genie lifts

The order comprises diesel articulated boomlifts from 34ft to 80ft, diesel telescopic boomlifts from 45ft to 85ft, electric boomlifts from 30ft to 45ft, as well as a wide range of diesel and electric scissor lifts.

All of the new machines are fitted with telematics, giving hirers access to real-time information online, such as the machine location and utilisation, and the capability for remote machine disabling.

The telematics system is also programmed to require an International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) PAL card for operation, assuring that only IPAF-trained operators can use the machines.

In addition, all of the new Genie boomlifts have been fitted with electronic secondary guarding as standard. Designed to alert ground personnel when an obstruction causes the operator to make contact with the platform control panel, the system interrupts boom movement, sounds an alarm and causes a light to flash.

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Half of the new machines have already been delivered to A-Plant shops around the country and the full line-up of new Genie machines will arrive in the coming weeks.

A-Plant’s regional managing director Paul Dennis said: “We are delighted to incorporate these new Genie machines into our fleet, as they offer our customers the peace of mind of ensuring that only trained operators can utilise the equipment, together with a multitude of benefits in terms of accessing real-time fleet management information.

“As well as replenishing our fleet for customers operating in more traditional construction markets, we have invested in new lightweight, compact machines which are ideal for use in markets such as retail, airports and facilities management and have proven extremely popular for work in and around the London area.”

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