UK powered access rental company Nationwide Platforms - the UK arm of Loxam - has started taking delivery of 86 Skyjack electric scissor and mast type lifts.
The order includes 32ft SJ6832RTE compact battery electric Rough Terrain scissor lifts which offer a maximum working height of 11.7 metres and a platform capacity of 454kg. The rest of the order comprises slab electric scissor lifts and masts from 12ft to 26ft. All units include Skyjack’s Secondary Guarding Lift Enable (SGLE) system designed to reduce the risk of entrapment and Nationwide Platforms’ telematics and fleet management system.
Loxam’s Powered Access Division chief executive, Don Kenny, said: “We have continued to invest and innovate to ensure our customers have access to the latest selection of environmentally friendly platforms on the market. This is part of our sustainability commitment that will ensure at least 70 percent of our fleet will be powered by either electric, hybrid of Stage V-compliant power sources by 2023. Although the demand for hybrid and electric machines is on the rise there are still a number of industries and applications which require powerful diesel engines. To meet this demand in an environmentally sustainable way, we specify all new diesel purchases with the latest Stage V-compliant engines, which offer the lowest emission levels possible.”
Skyjack product and business development manager, David Hall, added: “Being a preferred supplier of scissor lifts for one of the largest access rental companies in Europe is testament to the quality of our products. Their simplicity and reliability makes them the ideal option for rental companies.”
Nationwide Platforms’ runs a fleet of over 13,000 access platforms from 38 locations throughout the UK.