Out & About
AFI quickly stepped up to the mark to supply boom
lifts to steel erectors,Wisconco, after the contractors
had received a poor service from another hire
Wisconco was erecting the steelwork for a
new £50m exhibition centre being built in Liv-
erpool when it turned to AFI for help.
Wisconco Director Jody Wisniewki said:
“I contacted AFI because I was not getting
a good service from my existing powered
access hirer. AFI responded quickly to get
me what I needed.
“I was looking for machines that were
competitively priced, delivered on time, in
good condition and fit for purpose. That is
what AFI delivered and I was very happy
with the service.”
Wisconco hired four JLG 800AJ articulat-
ing booms, fitted with the SkyGuard second-
ary guarding system. The boom lifts have a
working height of 26.38 m and a horizontal
outreach of 15.74 m, giving Wisconco the
range of movement, reach and versatility re-
quired to enable its operatives to erect the steel-
work safely and efficiently.
The new development, called Exhibition Centre
Liverpool, will be connected to the Liverpool Arena
and Convention Centre and will more than double
the exhibition space available.
Platform for Isle
JMC Plant Hire, Isle of Wight, has just taken
ownership of a new HA32 PX to add to their growing
JMC has been established for over 18 years and
grown year on year within that time, to become the
largest independent access hire company on the
Isle of Wight.
John Smith from JMC said:
“With this new HA32 PX from Haulotte we
now have the tallest access equipment on
the island with a huge 32 m working height.
We have chosen Haulotte in the past and
when we needed a large bit of kit to add to
our growing fleet they were a natural choice
Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 4 No 4
Ian Whittle from Haulotte UK and John
Smith JMC plant Hire