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  • Vertikal Days

    Visit us at Vertikal Days

    May 9th 2019
    We are pleased to announce that we will be attending this years Vertikal Days on the 15th & 16th May 2019 at Donnington Park. Visit us on stand 107 for an opportunity to speak to a member of our team. Vertikal Days is a specialist event with its core centred firmly around access platforms,...
  • Chris Caney Retires

    Chris Caney Retires

    January 14th 2019
    UK access industry veteran Chris Caney retires after more than three decades in the access industry. In the late 1970s he worked as an engineer with the fork truck manufacturer Lancer Boss but in 1981 he was recruited by the aluminium scaffold tower manufacturer and rental company Access Equipment...
  • 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...
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