AFI five-storey paint job
By Euan Youdale19 December 2012
Manoeuvrability and flexibility were key requirements for Whittle Programmed Painting when the company hired a machine from AFI to carry out a painting contract in Derby, UK.
Following an AFI site survey to ascertain the height and outreach required, and areas with restricted access, AFI specified a JLG 800AJ boom lift for the work to paint the exterior concrete and windows on a five-storey office building.
Peter Twells, Whittle Programmed Painting’s senior surveyor, said: “The 800AJ was able to get into some areas where space was limited, and its articulating jib proved to be particularly useful because it enabled our operatives to gain better access by manoeuvring the cage into different positions in relation to the boom.”
The 800AJ boom lift has a working height of 26.38 m, a horizontal outreach of 15.74 m and a width of 2.44 m.
The office building in Derby is one of five being painted by Whittle in a three month contract using AFI machines.