Pop-Up reveals next generation
By Maria Hadlow05 February 2010
Pop-Up Products revealed Push, the next generation of push-around scissors, at the Executive Hire Show in Coventry.
The concept of the push-around scissor to replace ladders and podium steps in interior applications is, in most quarters, credited to Pop-Up. With 5500 Pop-Up and Pop-Up+ machines out in the market Paul Gallacher, sales director said, "After four years in this market it is time for us to take the lead again with the Push range."
There are three models in the new range: Pop-Up Push 200, Pop-Up Push 250 and Pop-Up Push 300. The company describes them as lighter, stronger and faster (in ascent and decent) than anything currently available in the market.
The Push range has platform heights of 2 m, 2.5 m and 3 m, it has improved heavy casters and auto braking, which means once the operator starts to ascend the wheels are automatically locked. A built in display lets the user know the condition of the battery -now supplied by Trojan - which prompts re-charging at appropriate intervals.
The scissors are now constructed of box section and the aluminium platform and handrail are 10% lighter. The hydraulic pump and ram are also new.
The new product range will be available from the summer and Mr Gallacher expects it will gradually supersede the existing range.
On the increasing amount of competition in this market area Mr Gallacher said, "We are happy to have the competition - there are two million ladders out there in the UK alone so there is plenty of potential market."