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MBS Access invests in 15m, Italian-manufactured CMC spider lift
Spider lift rental specialist, MBS Access, has added a 15m working height CMC S15 tracked spider lift to its fleet. The Essex-based hirer took delivery of its latest platform at the beginning of July from The Spiderlift Company, UK distributor for CMC Aerial Platforms, the Italian manufacturer.
At 780mm wide, 1950mm high and with a class-leading length of 3.2m (without basket), the CMC S15 is extremely compact while still offering generous aerial capabilities - 7.0m maximum outreach and 200kg platform capacity. MBS Access says it is excited to bring this new edge in 15m spider lift versatility for work in shopping centres, facilities and building maintenance, lighting installation, window cleaning and estates management.
"MBS Access is known for offering the latest innovation in spider lift design, and the S15 is no exception," says new hire manager, Ben Dobson. "The 3.2m length is a significant improvement on rival machines, giving extra flexibility in tight space and for moving the platform up steps and in lifts. This feature alone will make a big difference to user convenience and productivity."
The S15 has hydraulic track width adjustment to 980mm for easy adaptation to ground conditions and weighs a transport friendly 1800kg, while offering all the usual benefits of a spider lift. These include a crawler chassis with rubber tracks and low floor loadings to protect sensitive surfaces and high value flooring from damage. It also boasts extremely simple, intuitive controls, giving even less experienced operators ease and confidence in using the platform's fine capabilities.
"In the past, spider lifts have been perceived as complicated, but the engineering is moving on and the S15 takes user simplicity to a new level," promises Ben. "It's a hire-ready spider lift with an excellent reputation for reliability which we know will delight our customers and attract high utilisation and repeat business."
The new machine replaces MBS's existing 15m spider in line with its policy of upgrading its fleet to offer the latest innovation and maintaining the age of units to below five years. The company also runs four Teupen tracked spider lifts ranging from 18m to 30m working height.
"The S15 is an excellent fit with our offer of high spec machines and high quality service," adds Ben.
MBS Access predominantly hires to shopping centres, department stores and other facilities and venues in London and the South-East, although its specialist machines and technical support are sought in other areas of the UK and even on the continent. The company offers self-drive and operated hire, 24/7 delivery, pre-rental site assessment and health and safety review, as well as comprehensive project support to ensure safe transport and set up of machines in difficult workspace.
Founded in 2006, MBS Access is a division of MBS Grounds Maintenance which includes building maintenance and tree surgery services. The family run business will be celebrating 25 years in 2014.
Image: Ben Dobson (right) looks over the company's new CMC S15 tracked spider lift with Alex Hadfield from UK distributor, The Spiderlift Company.
8th August 2013