SparkX first in UK for new Versalift
By Euan Youdale26 October 2016
Versalift UK has delivered the UK’s first Versalift VDT170-F van mounted platform to electrical installation specialist SparkX.
The new VDT170-F provides a double telescopic boom mounted on a compact, medium wheel based, 5 tonne GVW 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter - effectively a truck mounted boom on a panel van, said the manufacturer.
With a 17.1m working height, a 9m outreach with 200 ̊ flyboom, it is designed for optimum articulation and full proportional hydraulic control. The platform also has a Home Function.
SparkX Electrical, based in Buckinghamshire, provides electrical and lighting installation services throughout the country, working predominantly for local authorities and highways contractors.
Chris Rogers, SparkX director, said, “We often find ourselves working in busy city centres across the country. We’ve found the medium wheelbase Sprinter to be the perfect sized vans for working in locations where space is at a premium, or where we are navigating around street furniture on a high street.”
“The combination of the Sprinter and the VDT170-F provides us with excellent working height and unbeatable outreach, all worked into a package that allows us to take all the required materials in the one vehicle.”
Andy Bray, sales director for Versalift UK said, “2016 has been a year of innovation at Versalift, particularly with the development of our new ETL and ETM E6 van mounted range, along with the introduction of VDT170-F to the UK market. We were delighted to hand over the first VDT170-F to SparkX and wish them continued success.”