Height for Hire orders 52 m Falcon Spider from Worldlift
By Murray Pollok30 November 2009
John Ball, managing director of Height for Hire, which trades as Easi UpLifts outside of Ireland, told AI that the 52 m machine was a natural extension of its already large fleet or around 50 Spider-type platforms, which includes several Worldlift 42 m machines and well as smaller Omme units.
"We've taken the view that the mid-sized Spider market has been butchered to death [by other rental companies]", he said, "We're confident that the 52 m unit will generate a comfortable yield. We're in a position to purchase when it's difficult for some rental companies to get finance, so we hope that it will give us an advantage."
Designs for the 52 m are nearing completion, and Mr Ball said it would use a similar double track design to the 42 m model, although will obviously be heavier and a little larger. Like the 42 m model, the 52 m will be powered by a diesel engine or via a mains electrical supply.
Mr Ball said the lift will offer customers the Spider concept for jobs indoors or outside, but with more height than ever before; "It's the nature of the business that when a machine is launched, inevitably there is an appetite for a larger one."
He said he did not have a specific job earmarked for the machine, but was confident that there would be work; "It's the old story in rental - it's hard to hire it until you have it."