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Steelwork contractor invests in access fleet

1 Oct 15 One of the UK’s largest structural steelwork contractors is expanding its powered access fleet.

Some of Pierce's new Genie platforms
Some of Pierce's new Genie platforms

Scotland's J&D Pierce Contracts has invested more than £700,000 in 10 large Terex Genie rough terrain boom lifts from dealer Access Platform Sales (APS).

The order includes six telescopic booms and four articulating booms. The telescopic booms are a pair of Genie S85s with a maximum platform height of 25.9 metres and four 21.8-metre S65s. The articulating booms are two Z80s and two of the recently-launched Genie Z62 machines.

 The Ayrshire-based contractor made the investment to reduce its expenditure on hiring in access platforms. The purchase deal includes a support package from APS’ sister company, PSR.

PSR has fitted each platform with Infobric smart card readers that restrict their use to authorised operators and provide remote monitoring.

J&D Pierce managing director Derek Pierce said: “Working nationally, we wanted not only the best machines but a partner who could provide the best level of after-sales support – and APS fills that role perfectly. It is a trusted supplier we have dealt with for many years, which can support our fleet with a nationwide network of experienced service engineers.”

Pictured above is Derek Pierce of JD Pierce, on the right, receiving his Genie booms from Shane Paver of APS.

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