Nationwide Platforms now has 100 tracked boom lifts for hire, either with an operator or on a self-operated basis, from depots in Luton, Warrington, Edinburgh and Bristol.
The latest additions are 56 Hinowa and eight large Teupen tracked boom lifts. The new Hinowa Performance IIIS tracked boom lifts, which join a further 36 Hinowa lifts bought in 2016, offer working heights of 15.4, 17, 20 and 25.7 metres.
Available with either a diesel engine or Lithium-Ion battery pack, features include 230kg unrestricted platform capacities, compact dimensions and the ability to pass through standard single and double doorways. They have low ground bearing pressures and non-marking tracks so can be used in museums and shopping centres. They are also equally equipped to traverse rough or soft terrain, making them suitable for arborist, telecoms or utility companies that might need to access remote areas.
Nationwide Platforms now claims not only the largest fleet of Hinowa tracked boom lifts in the UK but also the largest fleet powered by Lithium-Ion battery technology. They can be fully charged in four hours and charged to 80% in just two hours.
Operations director Peter Douglas, who heads the company’s specialist division, said: “We have experienced fantastic success since launching our tracked boom division last year. Originally covering the southeast region with 36 machines based at our Luton depot, it was always the plan to expand the division to provide a national coverage and support for our customers this year.”
Nationwide Platforms has also extended the maximum working height of its tracked boom lift fleet with the eight Teupen Leo31Ts, which offer a working height of 31 metres, 250kg platform capacities and a maximum outreach of 17.7 metres.
Teupen sales director Craig Rooke said: “The new T-Series has amazingly surpassed the old series with many class leading features and with huge outreach and operator features similarly found only on truck mounts so to bring this technology in to tracked platforms our engineers have done a great job.”