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York hire firm moves into powered access

22 Jun 15 Elvington Plant Hire is diversifying its product offering by adding powered access equipment to its inventory.

 Tim Garland of Elvington Plant Hire with his Genie scissors
Tim Garland of Elvington Plant Hire with his Genie scissors

After testing the waters with a Niftylift trailer-mounted boom for the past two years, Elvington Plant Hire has now bought two Genie GS-1932 electric scissor lifts and a Hinowa tracked boom.

The York-based company turned to distributor APS for advice. Tim Garland, business development director of Elvington Plant Hire, said: “We have a really good working relationship with Mike Weatherill at APS, having purchased material lifts from him in the past.

“As relative newbies to the access industry, we sought guidance from Mike on the best powered access machines to buy. Mike really went the extra mile for us, providing advice and support on hiring the machines that helped us to secure our first customer for our new Genie electric scissors.”

Along with the Genies, Elvington Plant Hire also bought a Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 tracked boom lift.

“We already had a Hinowa tracked mini-dumper so we knew all about the high build quality,” Mr Garland said. “Mike took us to visit the Hinowa factory and we were extremely impressed with the tracked boom product range as well as the people behind them, so had no hesitation in buying our first machine.

“Crawler-mounted boom lifts look quite complex at first glance, but Hinowa’s control system is very user-friendly. Our customers appreciate the compact chassis for narrow access, the low ground pressure and the indoor/outdoor flexibility of the bi-energy drive train.”

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