AFI announces investment plans

By Euan Youdale22 March 2018

 Genie sx180 super set

Genie SX-180, part of AFI’s Super-Set fleet. 

UK-based access rental major AFI is making a further £10 million ($14.1 million) investment in new machines across the group during 2018.

Joining the AFI-Uplift fleet will be 400 new MEWPs, including a further 48 Dingli electric scissor lifts and two additional machines for the company’s Super-Set large machine range. The group’s Wilson Access operation will be adding 14 more track mounts to further boost its fleet.

The company said its decision to buy more Dingli JCPT0607DCS 3.60m electric scissor lifts is in response to demand for compact and lighter weight machines for indoor use. Weighing just 880kg, these scissor lifts have low point loadings, making them ideal for internal fit outs. With a ‘rails down’ height of 1.67m and a width of 0.76m, the JCPT0607DCS can easily fit through standard doors and in lifts.

AFI has extended its Super-Set fleet by purchasing a further Genie SX-180 boom lift, which is Genie’s highest reaching self propelled boom and one of the world’s largest. With a working height of 56.86m and a horizontal reach of 24.38m, the SX-180 is designed for extreme access jobs. AFI has also added another JLG 1500SJP straight stick diesel boom lift and two JLG 1250AJP booms.

The 14 additional Wilson machines include a 31m Teupen Leo 31T Redline, which is now the largest track mount in the Wilson fleet. In addition to the Teupen, seven Hinowas, ranging in size from 15.40m to 25.70m, will join the fleet, together with six JLGs, from 15m to 26m.

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