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Socage appoints APS as UK distributor and extends warranty

Italian vehicle-mounted boom lift producer Socage has appointed a new UK distributor and announced an extended warranty.

Socage A314 pick-up mounted platform
APS will mount the Socage booms on Isuzu D-Max and Nissan Cabstars

Socage has appointed Access Platform Sales (APS) as its authorised dealer in the UK. APS is now the official product support provider for the 550+ Socage machines across Britain, including 100 still in warranty. APS will provide all warranty work, spare parts and service to the Socage parc, via its sister company, IPS. Additionally, IPS has invested in significant parts stock, with most fast-moving items available for next-day delivery when ordered before 4pm.

In addition, Socage is now offering an extended three-year warranty on new sales of its 314 pick-up mounted platform.

Engineered specifically for utilities, utility contractors and tree work, the A314 articulated boom is mounted on an Isuzu D-Max and provides a maximum working height of 13.5m and features the tracking inside the boom sections, ensuring that operators can work inside the tree canopy without fear of catching it on a branch. The 90˚ basket rotation option optimises the maximum outreach to 7.2m; and with a safe working load of 225kg, it can lift two people with tools.

APS will also offer four truck-mounted booms from Socage’s E-Series. These provide up to 28m working height on a 3.5t Nissan Cabstar, meaning the vehicle can be driven by anyone with a standard (class B) UK driving licence.

APS will continue to represent the Aldercote brand of van-mounted boom lifts in addition to Socage truck and pick-up mounts.

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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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