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Smart Platform continues to grow its fleet, with the addition of the first Z19 truck mounted cherry pickers in the UK; available from their Midlands and recently opened Hemel Hempstead branches. “In the last 12 months we’ve spent £1m on fleet development saysGuy Willett, commercial director. ‘We take pride in our fleet- we’ve the largest fleet of self drive truck mounted platforms in the UK, yet the average age of our trucks is between two and a half to three years. Of course, this commitment to replenishing our fleet means that we also sell ex-rental platforms, with prices starting from £16,995.’
The Z19 is on a 3.5 tonne Nissan Cabstar chassis, so can be driven on a normal driving licence, has a zero tailswing articulating boom with a working height of 19m, 8m outreach and a basket load capacity of 230kg (507lbs/36 stone). ‘We‘re responsive to customer insights and certain sectors, particularly tree surgeons, said they would be interested in the trade off between a slightly reduced platform height and outreach to have an increased basket load. The Z19 significantly addresses this need with an additional 30kg (66lbs/4.7 stone) capacity more than our Z17 and Z20 models.’

‘With daily hire rates starting from £99 per day, no down time waiting on site for a machine to arrive and the ability to control when the machine is collected and returned, more arboricultural businesses are seeing a positive impact on their margins by adopting the self drive model. What is more, in the current climate everyone is looking for more cost effective work at height solutions so we’re confident in investing now for on-going success in the future, ’ concluded Guy

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