Skyking delivers 34 van-mounts to Eircom

By Maria Hadlow30 August 2011

Eircom's new ecological van mounts from Skyking.

Eircom's new ecological van mounts from Skyking.

Eircom, Ireland's largest telecommunications provider, has just taken delivery of 34 Skyking S125RA van mounted access platforms with specially-modified Fiat Ducatos for use by its technical crews around Ireland.

King Highway Products supplied the Skyking platforms which extend to 12.5m working height, allowing the technicians to work on Eircom's overhead cable network easily and safety, and can be operated either using controls in the platform or via a second set of controls inside the vehicle body.

This is the first time that King has fitted its van-mount to the Fiat Ducato and King says it was very impressed with the helpful response they had from Fiat in resolving all technical issues quickly in order for the units to be delivered to a tight deadline.

The new access platforms fitted to the Fiat Ducatos will replace Eircom's current fleet of Iveco Dailys because of the economical MultiJet engines, single-axle chassis and lighter overall weight, the new vehicles should be considerably more environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient and cost-effective for Eircom to run.

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