Access Hire invests in new Versalift vehicle
By Euan Youdale11 August 2020
UK-based Access Hire Nationwide is growing its specialist vehicle mounted access fleet with the addition of 25 VTL135-F platforms. The platforms are mounted on the 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily 35S, a new vehicle alternative recently introduced by Versalift UK.
The VTL135-F incorporates a profiled boom structure manufactured from ultra-high strength steel, providing users with smooth platform operation in the walk-in bucket. When mounted onto the 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily 35S, platforms have a working height of 13.5m, outreach of 8.4m and 200kg of spare payload after driver, passenger and fuel.
The VTL135-F’s are kitted out with a variety of features as standard including zero tail swing, load moment control (LMC), undermounted buckets and have LCD display to bucket controls providing additional information to the operator.
Following customer feedback, Versalift added the choice of mounting the VTL135-F onto an Iveco Daily 35S earlier this year. The platform can also be mounted on Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter vehicles.
Andy Bray, general manager/director at Versalift UK commented, “It’s important as a manufacturer that our development programme delivers the very latest not only in platform design and technology, but in the choice of vehicle that we can offer to our customers. The strong working relationship we have with Access Hire has given them the confidence to continue their investment in the VTL and the added value benefits of this market leading product”
A subsidiary of Kelling Group, Access Hire Nationwide specialise in the hire of vehicle mounted access platforms and other specialist vehicles. Stephen Moore, CFO at Kelling Group said, “The platforms will be supplied to a number of our existing and new clients in the core infrastructure sectors of Power, Telecoms and Street Lighting. Our investment in the Iveco VTL135s for this quarter is part of our ongoing annual investment plan to ensure we continue to provide the most modern, largest and youngest fleet in the market to our clients.”
He added, “We provide our VMAPs on a number of chassis and hoist alternatives to ensure client preferences and requirements can be fully met. We have worked with Versalift for a number of years and know the quality of manufacture is of a consistently high standard, along with a flexible after sales service to quickly resolve any issues.”
The VTL135-F Iveco Daily 35S demonstrator vehicle is now available.
Caption: One of the 25 Versalift VTL135-F platforms ready for delivery to Access Hire Nationwide, alongside the new 3.5 tonne GVW Iveco Daily 35S demonstrator vehicle.