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Mon January 18 2021

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BAM orders more specially-adapted scissor lifts

30 Nov 12 Hire firm Southern Cranes & Access has taken delivery of another 15 Genie GS1932 scissor lifts modified with the deckRailXtra materials handling attachment.

Southern Cranes & Access took 20 of the adapted lifts earlier this year to meet a request form customer BAM Nuttall, which uses them at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire. The contractor has now asked for more to be supplied.

The deckRailXtra system, fitted by Aerial & Handling Services, comprises floor stiffening saddles and load bearing outer deckrails to replace the original deckrails. Jaw brackets can be attached to the new deck rails at different locations, each with a lashing strap that can either gather and bundle loose materials and tubing, or restrain larger single items such as ducting etc.

With a safe working load of 130kg per deckrail, and the whole assembly adding only 14kg to the overall weight of the scissor lift, deckRail Xtra leaves a 213kg available for the operator and any materials to be carried.

 “We are delighted that Southern Cranes & Access have opted for our system. The endorsement from BAM Nuttall is a significant testament that the product once coupled to the Genie GS1932 is a winning formula,” said Aerial & Handling Services director Ian Harding.

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