UK rental company Aspire group, which includes Aspire Platforms and Aspire Tower Services, has added 520 JLG Power Tower push around work platforms to its fleet in a deal worth more than £1.8 million.
The majority of the new order is made up of the Ecolift, Pecolift and the Power Tower. The manually powered Ecolift and Pecolift offer working heights of 4.2 and 3.5 metres respectively, while the 10ft Power Tower push around lift offers a five metre working height. All of the new machines will be delivered in Aspire’s red and white livery.
The aim of the new investment is to gain a “strong foothold within the low level access market” and that it is part of a long term vision for group with further investment planned for 2021 and 2022.
Aspire's Luke Bowers said: ”Due to social distancing measures, many contractors are no longer allowed within close proximity of each other, so vertical platforms like the Ecos and Pecos allow for safe working on the job site as well as increased productivity. Furthermore, there will be less stress on their bodies due to the manoeuvrability and ease of operation compared to more conventional methods. The compact nature of the machines also allows for more units to be used on the same job site allowing each operator to work on their own and safely.”
JLG UK sales manager Dan Robertson added: "Business development manager Lee Crosse and I have worked closely with the Aspire team, especially key account manager for the south, Tom Wade, over the past 12 months to help bring this opportunity to life. Our products are designed to help people work efficiently and safely and for Aspire bring these products to their customers is a real success story for both organisations.”
Aspire founder Vincent Rourke said: “We are delighted to have made this sizeable investment in some of the best low level access equipment in the industry, supporting our customers with their hire requirements more effectively in locations where utilisation of our fleet is already strong.”