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  • JLG 1500AJP Boom

    The All New JLG 1500AJP Articulating Boom Lift

    May 2nd 2016
    The new JLG 1500AJP Boom will be availble to purchase early 2017. The world's largest articulated boom has an outreach of 23.5 metres and an up and over reach of 18.3 metres. Key Features: Superior Reach - Work envelope is over 40,000 cubic metres bigger than its competitors and it provides the...
  • Genie Z45-25XC

    Genie Offers High Capacity

    April 27th 2016
    Genie has announced XC versions of its 45ft Z45/25 articulated boom lift, which will offer double the platform capacity of the standard boom. The new Z45-25XC is based upon the Z45-25J diesel articulated boom lift, but will offer a restricted capacity, allowing the carrying of weights up to a...
  • What Access Platform Is Right For You?

    What Access Platform Is Right For You?

    March 11th 2016
    Here at Platform Sales & Hire Ltd, we have a huge range of platform lifts available to choose from but which one fits your specific requirement? Scissor Lifts A scissor lift is a platform lift that only moves up and down vertically. This action is achieved using linked, folding supports in a...
  • Skyjack SJIII 4740 Scissor Lift

    Skyjack to Launch New Booms and Scissors

    January 26th 2016
    Skyjack will unveil three new products at the Rental show in February including the all new 40ft SJIII 4740 DC electric slab scissor lift, the SK30 ARJE articulating boom as well as a new tele-hander to their ever growing line up. The All New SJIII 4740 Scissor Lift The all new SJIII 4740 scissor...
  • The SNOLAB Laboratory

    Skyjack Scissor Lifts Help SNOLAB Expand Deep Underground

    December 7th 2015
    Two skyjack scissor lifts are currently being used in a unique location, the deepest and cleanest laboratory in the world. Located in Ontario, the SNOLAB laboratory stands 1.24 miles underground, equivalent to stacking four Empire State Buildings on top of each other. SNOLAB is situated underground...
  • Success With Apprentices

    Success With Apprentices

    November 25th 2015
    We are pleased to confirm that George Taylor, one of our apprentices, has just passed his level 2 exams and is now moving on to his level 3 year. Platform Sales are very passionate about pushing our staff forward with training and helping them to meet both the company's and their personal goals....
  • Rail Guidance System

    Access in Narrow Aisles For Storage

    October 28th 2015
    At Platform Sales, we are increasing being asked to supply access platforms that can work in narrow aisle areas, these applications vary from simple lighting access to archive storage box retrieval. Due to the cost of space, clients need to get as much racking into a building as possible, in turn...
  • Investment in Fleet of Trucks

    Investment in New Trucks

    October 19th 2015
    There are a number of important features that an access hire company must adhere too, these include the condition of its equipment and being able to deliver it to the customer at the time agreed. We trust we have covered the first part by investing in new machines and keeping them in good condition...
  • MEWPS For Managers

    MEWPS For Managers

    September 28th 2015
    The MEWPS for managers course is a one day course and is aimed at those who plan, supervise and manage the use of access platforms in the workplace. About the course For companies that use MEWPs, this course is designed to inform what their management and legal responsibilities are. MEWPS for...
  • Clunk Click

    The IPAF Clunk Click Campaign

    August 12th 2015
    The Clunk Click campaign is a worldwide effort calling for all operators of cherry pickers to wear a full body harness with a short restraint lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point. The campaign was created as an initiative by the UK Powered Access Interest Group (PAIG) whom are part of the...
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