Star Platforms has continued to grow its rental fleet by investing £2 million (€2.2 million) in new powered access platforms.
With this investment, more than 350 units have been added to the UK-based company’s fleet, bringing its total number of assets to 1,730 machines.
The decision was taken as a response to growing demand for safer working at height options, and it follows the opening of Star Platforms’ fifth depot last year.
The company has continued to invest in hybrid technology, buying seven Niftylift Height Rider articulating boom lifts with working heights ranging from 21m to 28m and several Skyjack SJ46AJ 4x4 articulating boom lifts, as well as some SJ66T telescopic booms.
A large proportion of the investment is accounted for by the addition of more than 70 Skyjack scissor lifts. This includes the 3219 electric scissor lift, which offers a working height of 7.8m and a width of 0.81m, making it a popular choice for several internal and external construction tasks, and two rough terrain scissor lift models: the diesel 6826RT and the electric 6832RTE.
As demand for low-level access platforms has risen, Star Platforms has also continued to grow its offering with the addition of 50 products from Power Tower and a number of mast lifts from Dingli and Haulotte.
Richard Miller, Managing Director of Star Platforms, said, “We continue our commitment to providing our customers with an excellent powered access rental service by working closely with manufacturers recognised for their quality equipment.
“With an average fleet age of 18 months, we are confident we can provide the best machines to our customers.”