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APS takes to road to showcase Aldercote’s van-mounted boom lifts

Designed and built in Britain, the range is divided into three series, each with different levels of performance and specification: Performance, Utility and Contractor.

Aldercote’s van mounts are set up with the pedestal located behind the bulkhead, which provides more space for storing tools and equipment. The tripod design also makes it safer and easier for operators and service technicians to move around the pedestal.

The combination of the lightweight boom and pedestal also substantially increases payload – the 12m and 13m booms mounted on 3.5 Ford Transits offer up to 300kg of carrying capacity, after accounting for two occupants and a full tank of fuel.

Two of the tripod’s legs incorporate independent, rotating stabilisers. A direct load transfer system transfers the platform load through the main column directly to the stabilisers. This reduces the stress on the vehicle’s chassis, increasing its life span.

Aldercote made the health and safety of operators and service technicians a design priority. To this end, the hydraulic oil tank and emergency lowering controls are now housed in the rear of the van, eliminating the need for climbing onto the roof.

The van-mounted boom lifts are available to order now and are being distributed in the UK by Access Platform Sales (APS).

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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