Higher Access has UK's first Leo50GTX

By Maria Hadlow22 February 2010

Higher Access takes delivery of the UK's first Teupen Leo50GTX 50m spider.

Higher Access takes delivery of the UK's first Teupen Leo50GTX 50m spider.

Higher Access Ltd a spider lift specialist based in Manchester, UK has taken delivery of the first Teupen Leo 50GTX to arrive into the UK. The model has a 400 kg capacity basket, non marking tracks for indoor use and a 50 m working height.

Paul Hyde, sales manager for Higher Access said, "The arrival of the 50 m signifies a number of things for us: firstly that we have the ability to act upon and purchase the machines that our customers are asking for, along with us identifying and targeting new markets for this size of machine. It also signifies our desire to build upon our status as the UK's largest fleet of tracked access platforms and to be not just the biggest but the best.

"The 50 strengthens our product offering over 30 m and will be available for hire nationally, the machine will be delivered using our own transport and operated using our own personnel. It's always been paramount to us to have full control over our own equipment, our hirers find it extremely reassuring to know that we deliver and perform thorough familiarisations to IPAF Rental Plus standards using our own personnel.

"We have a number of European contractors who specify Teupen spiders on a regular basis, they are familiar with the workings of the machines and the performance that they offer, they love the relative simplicity and reliability of them and have been asking for a large 40 m plus method of access, at only 13.5 t and a working height of 50 m the Leo gives them exactly what they want."

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