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Archive for November, 2013

How to protect grass or turf while using Prolift Access powered access hire machinery

A Genie S-80 uses Ground-Guards for improved site access and to prevent damage to grass. Photo: GreenTek

Prolift Access now has temporary roadway systems available for hire to complement its extensive fleet of more than 400 machines.

Ground protection is essential at any time of year when using powered access machinery, but particularly during the winter months when it can be wet and soft underfoot.

By hiring out Ground-Guards, Prolift Access is offering MEWP operators a safe and cost-efficient way of protecting turf or ground while carrying out work.

Ground-Guards RoadTrack panels, measuring 4ft x 8ft, weigh just 39kg each and can be installed quickly and easily by hand without the need for a crane.

With or without Ground-Guards? Photo: GreenTek

But despite this, the lightweight plastic panels are capable of taking vehicles of up to 60 tonnes and are ideal for manoeuvring heavy machinery with minimal disturbance to the ground.

As well as protecting grass or turf, the Ground-Guards can prevent powered access machinery from becoming bogged down or stranded.

They have been designed as a practical and cost-effective alternative to stone roadways, and can be quickly and easily repositioned as the job progresses.

A lorry load of 500 Ground-Guards is enough to make a 600m roadway. Delivery and collection would involve just two lorry journeys, compared to 64 trips to create and remove a stone roadway of the same size.

Four smaller RoadTrack panel sizes are also available with roadway tread. Visit our Ground-Guards temporary roadway system hire page for more details, and to contact us with your requirements for a quote.

Prolift Access’s Hinowa Goldlift provides specialist help at Met Office in Exeter

One of the specialist boom lifts in Prolift Access’s extensive hire fleet has been helping workers at the Met Office in Exeter this week.

Our Hinowa Goldlift 17.80XL tracked aerial platform was delivered to the national weather service to provide a safe and efficient way to work at height.

The Hinowa Goldlift has a maximum working height of 55ft and provides a horizontal working outreach of up to 26ft. It also offers a 360° platform rotation and 124° basket rotation.

On the ground, the tracked boom boasts automatic stabilisation as well as automatic weight selection for safe working loads of either 120kg or 200kg in the basket.

The Goldlift is part of the specialist boom lift range at Prolift Access, who now have a fleet of more than 400 machines available to hire.

Click on the link to view the entire Prolift Access hire fleet or call 0845 366 4755.

Taunton Christmas lights to sparkle high above town thanks to Prolift Access

Taunton’s Christmas lights are put in place at Market House using an SD210 boom lift from Prolift Access

Prolift Access have been helping Taunton prepare for its big 2013 Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.

The town is holding its annual Christmas Street Fair on Sunday, November 17, and the Christmas light finale – due to start at 5pm – is being provided by a community initiative called Make Taunton Sparkle.

Prolift Access have been keen to support the initiative, offering reduced hire rates and delivering one of our specialist boom lifts to assist with festive preparations this week.

With its working height of 70ft, our Niftylift SD210 helped operators decorate Taunton’s Market House and provided a safe elevated platform to install Christmas lights at height.

The 2013 Taunton Christmas Street Fair gets under way from 10.30am, offering visitors more than 100 stalls, demonstrations, exhibitons, live music, fun and games. The Christmas lights finale, including the big switch-on, will take place from 5pm.

The SD210 combines Niftylift’s trailer-mounted and self-propelled product ranges, and is among a fleet of more than 400 machines available to hire from Prolift Access. Click here to view the entire Prolift Access hire fleet.

Mobile access towers a ‘versatile and logical choice’ for temporary access work

The first ever Tower Week is promoting the benefits of using mobile access towers in the workplace this week.

Industry body PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) has organised the week to encourage safety and best practice as well as showcase the versatility and productivity of using towers.

PASMA managing director Peter Bennett said: “Towers are a familiar part of the workplace landscape. They enjoy a proven track record for safety and productivity and are the natural and logical choice for a great many access tasks.

“PASMA Tower Week will turn the spotlight on this versatile piece of access equipment and give it the prominence and attention it rightly deserves.

“It will showcase the latest developments in tower design, assembly techniques and safe practice, and highlight why towers are increasingly chosen in preference to other forms of temporary access.”

At Prolift Access, we have a full range of industrial tower systems for sale from our e-shop. Prices start at £321.01 for the smallest of the Lyte Industrial Folding Tower systems, which is available in eight different platform heights between 0.6m and 6.1m.

Helix and HiLyte Industrial Tower Systems are also for sale with platform heights from 2.2m to 12.2m, available in single (0.85m) or double (1.45m) width. Visit our industrial scaffold towers e-shop for full details.

We also offer a range of PASMA training courses. Click on the link for more details.

A range of resources and diary of PASMA Tower Week events have been made available on the new towerweek.pasma.org.uk website.

Video: Genie Runabout GR-15 from Prolift Access fleet of personnel lifts for hire

This month’s video feature looks at the Genie Runabout range of aerial work platforms.

Prolift Access have Genie GR-15 personnel lifts available to hire, offering a platform height of 14ft 8in (4.47m) and a working height of 20ft 8in (6.47m).

Genie Runabouts are perfect for work in warehouses and general maintenance jobs, and have a lift capacity of 500lbs (227kg).

Designed for indoor use, they have solid non-marking tyres. The battery-powered machines can be driven at full height, and are also compact enough to be driven through doorways with the operator on board.

The above video demonstration features the Genie Runabout Contractor, known as the GRC-12. Our GR-15s offer an additional 0.81m of working height to the machine shown in the video.

Click here for more information on our Genie Runabout GR-15 personnel lifts for hire, or here to view the entire Prolift Access hire fleet.


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