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Advanced Access Platforms Score High In London
A fleet of Skyjack electric scissors and vertical mast lifts are helping to build two new landmarks – Nova, Victoria, a luxury development in central London.
Upon completion in October, Nova, Victoria, which sits on 5.5 acres of land in the heart of London’s prestigious West End, will house 170 luxury apartments, shops, offices, bars and restaurants.
At Nova, Victoria, a combination of around 50 Skyjack machines - including SJIII 3219 DC electric scissors, SJ16 vertical mast lifts, SJ6832 rough terrain scissors and SJ51 articulating booms - are helping a number of contractors install fire protection equipment, as well as electrical and other mechanical construction work.
Our clients’ requirements can vary from one site to the next, from limited access to the work area, weight-sensitive floors, as well as those awkward-to-reach places,
said Alec Ullmer, National Sales Manager of rental company Advanced Access Platforms, which is supplying the Skyjack machines to the developers
The SJIII 3219 has a working height of 25.5 ft (7.79 m), weight capacity of 550 lbs (249 kg), a 3 ft (0.91 m) roll-out extension deck, and is drivable at full height.
The SJ16 has a working height of 22 ft (6.75 m), weight capacity of 500 lbs (227 kg), a traversing platform of 20 in (0.51 m), and is drivable at full height.
Both the SJIII 3219 and SJ16 have variable speed, dual holding brakes, and a zero inside turning radius, making them easily manoeuvrable in tight spaces. Both units also feature a tilt alarm and are telematics-ready for enhanced return on investment.
The machines, supplied through Sutton-based, Advanced Access Platforms, provide aerial work platforms, booms, scissor lifts, and other specialist machinery to development schemes. The company is adding 91 new Skyjack machines to its fleet this year, bringing its total fleet to more than 400 Skyjack unites – which equates to nearly 75% of its entire product range.
MB Works With Everything!
THE MB-L160 crushing bucket has recently been installed on a telescopic handler for an Italian client, showing that MB buckets can work with all sizes of machine.
The MB-L160 is a crushing bucket with a productivity of 20 m3/h that can be mounted either on telehandlers, wheel loaders (7 to 10 tons), backhoe loaders and skid with either rubber tyres or tracked (with operating weights of more than 4, 5 tons).
With the MB-L160, any of these machines can be turned into a mobile crusher, efficient, sturdy and extremely versatile.
The characteristic design of the crusher mouth, combined with the structural properties of the MB-L160, allows you to completely eliminate vibrations during the crushing phase so none are transferred to the telescopic arm and stresses that could damage the machine are avoided. The vibrations, in fact, are completely absorbed by the material to be crushed.
The MB-L160 is strong, made of Hardox steel with a weight of 1.45 tons. Special upkeep? None, other than the normal routine periodic inspections and regular greasing. The MB-L160 is hydraulic operated with capacity ranging from 110 litres per minute and 200 bar of pressure.