Aldercote releases van mount range

By Euan Youdale07 March 2016

Aldercote VZ130U van mount, part of the Utility range

Aldercote VZ130U van mount, part of the Utility range

The new van mounts from Aldercote are now available to order.

Designed and built in the UK, the range is divided into three series, each with different levels of performance and specification: Performance, Utility and Contractor.

They have been designed to set new industry standards in terms of operator safety, vehicle payload, platform safe working load, and boom outreach, said the company.

The pedestal, located behind the bulkhead, provides more space for storing tools and equipment. The tripod design also makes it safer and easier for operators and service technicians to move around the pedestal.

The combination of the lightweight boom and pedestal also substantially increases payload – the 12m and 13m booms mounted on 3.5 Ford Transits offer up to 300kg of carrying capacity, even after accounting for two occupants and a full tank of fuel.

Two of the tripod’s legs incorporate independent, rotating stabilisers. A direct load transfer system transfers the platform load through the main column directly to the stabilisers. This reduces the stress on the vehicle’s chassis, increasing its life span.

Aldercote said it made the health and safety of operators and service technicians a design priority. To this end, the hydraulic oil tank and emergency lowering controls are now housed in the rear of the van, eliminating the need for climbing onto the roof.

Access Platform Sales (APS), the exclusive UK distributor for Aldercote products, is conducting a nationwide road show to demonstrate the benefits to potential customers.

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