AFI doubles spider fleet
As we reported from Vertikal Days, AFI has made a substantial investment in the spider lift market with the purchase of 10 new Teupen Leo platforms for its Wilson Access Hire division.
The new order includes five 18 metre Leo 18GT and five 21 metre Leo 21GT platforms, the latest additions take the Wilson spider lift fleet to 20 units. Wilson specialises in truck mounted and spider lift rental within the AFI group, following its acquisition two years ago.
The Leo 18GT has a working height of 17.6 metres with an outreach of 7.4 metres, while the 21GT has a full 21 metre working height and an outreach of up to 12 metres.
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Three of the new Teupen spider lifts for the Wilson Access fleet
Teupen sales manager UK & Ireland Craig Rooke, said: “AFI set out with a short-list of who they would consider as their supplier of tracked platforms and with key personnel they visited a number of factories and carried out extensive research on which way to go. We had many discussions and meetings with them, and it’s so refreshing to see how they are gearing themselves up in adding this equipment to their portfolio.”
“Training for their service engineers has already commenced at our factory and headquarters in Germany as well as upcoming training for the sales department”.