Ladder, scaffold tower and low-level platform manufacturer WernerCo has launched its all new 11ft BoSS PA-lift push around scissor lift, replacing the company’s BoSS X3 and BoSS X3X models. Making its debut at Vertikal Days, the first 10 units have been ordered by UK rental company Lakeside Hire.
The PA-lift claims to offer an industry leading working height of 5.4 metres with a platform capacity of 250kg. Weighing just 375kg, it has a stowed height of 1.76 metres, an overall length of 1.43 metres and an overall width of 760mm, allowing it to pass through single doorways and fit into a passenger lift. Features include integrated fork lift pockets, both tilt and overload systems, a tool box within the platform and a remote diagnostics system that can be accessed via a smart phone.
The new push around lift also claims to be the first to feature an overhead proximity sensor. Fitted at platform height to the exterior of the machine, the electronic sensor provides the operator with an audible warning when it detects an overhead obstruction at three metres. Similar to a car’s reversing alarm, the alarm will increase in frequency as the operator gets closer. At two metres it will automatically stop the ascent of the platform. The operator then has an opportunity to press a function enable button to adjust the height of the platform. Additional options include a confined space guardrail and anti-climb guards that prevent users from climbing on the side guardrails to gain additional height.
Matt Browne, managing director of Lakeside Hire, said: “Having previously operated a fleet of BoSS X3 and X3X’s for the past eight years, we attended Vertikal Days specifically to see the new BoSS PA-lift. Its improved working height and compact dimensions make it a perfect fit for our customers, and importantly they have managed this without increasing the overall weight. They have also worked hard to modernise the ease of maintenance and we are excited to experience the benefits of the remote diagnostics system.”
UK and Ireland distributor APS says the PA-lift was well received at the show and that it took orders for more than 50 units. APS will now take delivery of approximately 50 units per month as it distributes the machines on an exclusive basis.
Established in 1992, Lakeside Hire offers a wide range of low level platforms, scaffold towers, podiums/steps and ladders from its location in Essex. The company also offers a number of material handling devices, lighting and heating equipment and site storage and fencing, working in partnerships with other rental companies throughout the UK.