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Swindon Town FC,a  football club in the UK, needed a truck mounted boom to install flood ligting and make adjustments to the existing lighting, to further improve LUX lighting levels. The main aspect of the work was to improve the uniformity of lighting levels in the stadium.

Glinn Hambidge from AFI-Uplift was there day and night throughout the challenging project. He said, “During this project, the lighting rig at the stadium was moving about in the wind, the weather wasn’t on our side, so we remained on-site and the job was delayed until the wind settled, then we went up, and adjusted the lights.”

The whole team was working against the clock, to make sure all necessary improvements was made for the following game!

Mark Isaacs, chief operating officer from Swindon Town FC said, Right from the outset, AFI met all our requirements, from coming out a few weeks before, to survey the site and making sure we had the right access machines for what we were proposing to do. We were undertaking works on our floodlight towers, quite a large job and needs the right machinery from a height and reach perspective.There was an increase in the wind direction and speed, so the teams from AFI and Wilson Access ensured we were able to move the timings and machines around to safely carry out the works within the original timeframe.”

The 45m truck mount and operator from Wilson Access was recommended because of its versatile height and outreach. The 45m truck is a high spec machine, with a horizontal outreach up to 28.7m and the telescopic jib offers fantastic versatility.

Stanley Fire and Security were using a boom lift from AFI-Uplift to test and service the emergency lighting and CCTV on the ground. They used a Niftylift HR12 bi-energy because of its compact dimensions, versatility and reliability. It’s one of the most complete 12m (40ft) self-propelled boom lifts available. Its telescopic upper boom provides accuracy when positioning the platform. The narrow chassis, just 1.5m wide, made it perfect for working in restricted space..

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