UK van mounted lift manufacturer Aldercote has launched a new range of pick up mounted platforms – the CZ line.
The first unit is the 14 metre CZ140 with a maximum outreach of 6.7 metres with up to 170kg in the platform, while the maximum platform capacity of 250kg is available at an outreach of 6.2 metres. The cargo payload is 300kg.
The new models are equipped with Aldercote’s hybrid electric E-drive system, in which the superstructure can be operated from the standard battery pack which is re-charged while travelling of via the PTO. Other models in the range will have working heights of 15 and 16 metres, all of which can be mounted on Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max or Toyota Hilux chassis.
Technical director Marc Paish said: “Thanks to our lattice subframe design and the materials we use, our platforms are the lightest in their class. Our unique axle lift front stabiliser system takes all the load off the front wheels, eliminating uncontrolled movements and the risk of damage to the front suspension while increasing stability.”
Aldercote was established in 1999 by directors David and Paul Dillon (members of the Dillon family that previously owned Powered Access Platforms/ Priestman Powered Access) initially as a vehicle engineering specialist, producing aircraft de-icers and washers. It built its first platform, the PA128 van mounted lift in 2003 and decided to focus entirely on the aerial work platforms in 2018.