Access Platform Sales launches Aldercote van mounted boom lift roadshow

Access Platform Sales is taking the newly launched Aldercote van mounted boom lift on a nationwide roadshow to demonstrate its capabilities to customers.

Designed and built in Britain, Aldercote’s van mounts are engineered for highways electrical contractors and local authorities, for street lighting and similar working at height applications.

Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK distributor for Aldercote products, is conducting a nationwide road show to demonstrate the benefits and unique design features to potential customers.

These include the design of the pedestal, located behind the bulkhead, providing more space for storing tools and equipment. The tripod design also makes it safer and easier for operators and service technicians to move around the pedestal. The combination of the lightweight boom and pedestal also substantially increases payload – the 12m and 13m booms mounted on 3.5 Ford Transits offer up to 300kg of carrying capacity, even after accounting for two occupants and a full tank of fuel.

Two of the tripod’s legs incorporate independent, rotating stabilisers. An innovative direct load transfer system transfers the platform load through the main column directly to the stabilisers. This reduces the stress on the vehicle’s chassis, increasing its life span.

Aldercote made the health and safety of operators and service technicians a design priority. To this end, the hydraulic oil tank and emergency lowering controls are now housed in the rear of the van, eliminating the need for climbing onto the roof.

Steve Couling, managing director of IAPS Group, which owns APS, said: “These are game-changing products that really raise the bar for van-mounted boom lifts.”

The range is divided into three series, each with different levels of performance and specification: Performance, Utility and Contractor.

The Performance series is the premium product, outclassing anything currently available. With working heights ranging from 13m to 18.4m, the boom design means that even the largest boom in this series can be installed on a 5.2t GVW Iveco van. Features include automatic outreach optimisation based on the load in the platform, SWL up to 250kg and the option of remote fault diagnosis and access control / monitoring via modem.

Designed specifically for highways electrical contractors, the Aldercote Utility series lifts are competitively priced for the street lighting market. Telescopic booms with a 110˚ fly boom (jib), they provide excellent outreach at low levels.

The light weight boom design means the Utility range can provide up to 13m working height on a 3.5t GVW van with 300kg of payload capability. The innovative turret design substantially increases storage room in the van for tools and equipment. The 13m is available on a 3.5t Ford Transit panel van and the 14m version on an Iveco Daily.

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