UK rental company Nationwide Platforms - the UK division of Loxam - has purchased 418 new Dingli aerial work platforms as part of a rejuvenation programme.
16 of the first machines to be delivered - 66ft Dingli 2212DC battery powered narrow aisle scissor lifts - went to work on the Sky Borehamwood project to upgrade Sky’s Hertfordshire studios which includes a brand new building. The units are just 1.25 metres wide, have a working height of 22 metres, an unrestricted platform capacity of 750kg and boast a 1.8 metre roll out deck extension.
In addition to the big narrow electrics, Nationwide has invested in six other electric scissor lift models with working heights of between 7.8 and 22 metres and all feature AC direct electric wheel motor drive. The fleet also includes 16ft Dingli AMWP7-8100L Zero Hydraulics self-propelled mast type lifts which weigh just 900kg.
Strategic projects manager Sam O’Brien said: “We were delighted to be involved in such a large scale project, and more importantly proud to meet the client’s requirements beyond the scope of our usual fleet. We’re very pleased to continue investing in our expansive fleet catering to our customers’ ever-growing needs with more efficient and greener machinery.”