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  • 33m Spider Lift From JLG

    33m Spider Lift From JLG

    October 24th 2018
    Launched only in prototype format at the Rental Show in New Orleans in February, JLG has now announced the release of a European version of its 33 metre X33J Plus CCB spider lift. The X33J Plus CCB spider lift features a 16-metre outreach at an up and over height of 17.2-metres as well as a 230kg...
  • The Platform Sales & Hire Service

    The Platform Sales & Hire Service

    August 22nd 2018
    Here at Platform Sales & Hire, we have been operating for more than 15 years selling new and used access equipment as well as supplying high quality hire MEWPs throughout the UK. We have a full range of services which include servicing, access platform refurbishment as well as IPAF and PASMA...
  • High Float Genie Boom Lifts

    High Float Genie Boom Lifts

    July 20th 2018
    The access platform giant Genie, has an announced the production of HF - 'High Float' versions of the Genie S-80 and Genie S-85 which have working heights of 80ft and 85ft respectively. The Genie S-80 and S-85 are telescopic boom lifts and are ideal for work on terrains such as sand and turf....
  • JLG Engine-Powered Scissor Lifts

    JLG Engine-Powered Scissor Lifts Win Highest Retain Value Award

    March 14th 2018
    JLG Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, has won the 2018 EquipmentWatch’s annual Highest Retained Value Awards program, the industry’s only award program based on residual values for heavy equipment. This is the second consecutive year that JLG...
  • Platform Sales & Hire Ltd Acquired by Speedy Asset Services Ltd

    December 8th 2017
    Platform Sales and Hire are pleased to announce that we have been acquired by major rental company Speedy Asset Services Ltd. The acquisition has been made to expand Speedy’s powered access capabilities in the UK market. The previous owners Chris Caney and Duncan Howard are very excited about...
  • Flying Carpet VM26S Truck-Mounted Scissor Lift

    Latest Flying Carpet from Platform Sales & Hire

    November 2nd 2017
    UK Access Company Platform Sales & Hire have just completed and supplied their latest Flying Carpet VM26S truck mounted scissorlift. This unit is slightly different from the usual version as the access platform is mounted on an IVECO chassis which is fitted with a crew cab. The larger cab...
  • Magnificent 12 for Platform Sales & Hire Ltd

    Magnificent 12 for Platform Sales & Hire Ltd

    October 6th 2017
    UK based Platform Sales & Hire have just landed their largest access boom order. The project included for 6 off JLG 860SJs, two 1200SJPs a 1350SJP and one 1500SJ and the rest being 800AJs. The value of the contract is worth seven figures and is the largest ‘one off’ end user sales order in the...
  • Celebrating 15 Years

    Platform Sales and Hire Ltd are Celebrating 15 Exciting Years

    July 14th 2017
    The company was founded in 2002 by Chris Caney and Duncan Howard on an ethos to supply customers with modern, up-to-date access equipment and excellent value for money. Fifteen years on we are proud to still uphold our original values, whether equipment is rented or purchased. The early years...
  • JLG H800AJ

    80ft Hybrid Boom Lift From JLG

    April 25th 2017
    JLG has unveiled a new 80ft true Hybrid articulated boom lift, the H800AJ which will be available worldwide late 2017. In diesel mode the engine powers the pumps and the ‘generator’. When extra power is required for steep inclines or heavy mud etc… the electric motor kicks in and adds the...
  • Skyjack SJ85

    Skyjack Unveil Their Largest Cherry Picker

    March 22nd 2017
    Skyjack have unveiled its very latest addition to its line-up of boom lifts. The Skyjack SJ85 AJ articulating boom lift has a working height of 91 feet, a horizontal outreach of 56 feet and an up-and-over clearance of 34 feet. Skyjack's Largest Boom Lift The SJ85 will be the largest of Skyjack's...
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