A-Plant Powers On With £6m JLG Order for Access Division

Leading hire company A-Plant has expanded its range of equipment for working at height by investing over £6 million in almost 300 new Powered Access machines from leading manufacturer, JLG. The A-Plant order is one of the biggest to be won by JLG in the UK this year and the new machines are currently being delivered throughout the A-Plant Service Centre network.

The order comprises Diesel Articulated Boom Lifts from 34ft to 80ft, Diesel Stick Boom Lifts from 45ft to 85ft, Electric Booms from 34ft to 45ft and Electric Scissor Lifts from 12ft to 40ft. This latest investment with JLG confirms A-Plant’s access fleet as one of the newest and most environmentally-efficient anywhere in the UK.

All of the new diesel JLG models are fitted with fuel-efficient Stage IIIB/Tier 4 compliant engines and the electric models offer environmental and sustainability benefits such as double the battery life of hydraulic drive machines and zero emissions.

A-Plant’s Regional Managing Director Paul Dennis said: “We have traded with JLG for many years as they offer some of the highest specification products on the market. More and more of our customers require environmentally friendly and Stage IIIB/Tier 4 compliant equipment to meet ‘green’ building requirements, so this has been a key consideration in the selection of equipment. The new range also includes equipment with longer run times, zero emissions and less dependency on hydraulic oils.”

The latest additions to the fleet include the Toucan 12E Plus, a 34ft Electric Boom Lift which enables hirers to operate in narrow operating spaces, with greater vertical and horizontal reach to operate up, around and over obstacles in restricted indoor and outdoor spaces. Equipped with basket rotation, its 345 degree rotating mast offers superb positioning capabilities.

A-Plant Powered Access is one of the UK’s market leaders in the hire of access equipment and safety training for working at height including IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) and PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) accredited training. The company was recently awarded the accolade of Training Centre of the Year at the 2015 International Awards for Powered Access, organised by IPAF. The division has a fleet of well over 2,000 powered access machines, in addition to thousands of non-mechanical, low level access machines, including self-propelled and push-around models.