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  1. APS puts performance and innovation centre stage at Vertikal

    APS puts performance and innovation centre stage at Vertikal

    Access Platform Sales will have its biggest ever presence at access, cranes and lifting show Vertikal Days this month. The UK’s biggest ind...

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  2. Hinowa spider boom a ‘clear way forward’ – plant hire specialist

    Hinowa spider boom a ‘clear way forward’ – plant hire specialist

    A fast-growing plant hire specialist has invested in its first Hinowa spider cherry picker, saying it is an obvious addition to its machine fleet. NP...

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  3. Hinowa overcomes roof maintenance challenges with ease

    Hinowa overcomes roof maintenance challenges with ease

    A building maintenance specialist has put the capabilities of its Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 Performance IIIS spider boom to perfect use to clean gutters ...

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  4. Broughton selects BoSS PA-lift – hailing it the best in class

    Broughton selects BoSS PA-lift – hailing it the best in class

    Low level access rental specialist Broughton Plant Hire and Sales is adding 50 BoSS PA-lifts to its fleet – the biggest order for the new scis...

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  5. APS delivers BoSS PA-lift push-around scissors to Lakeside-Hire

    APS delivers BoSS PA-lift push-around scissors to Lakeside-Hire

    Equipment and tool hire rental company Lakeside-Hire has taken delivery of a fleet of BoSS PA-lifts that set new standards in low level access. Acc...

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  6. Tracked forklift transforms material moving for drainage specialist

    Tracked forklift transforms material moving for drainage specialist

    Drainage specialist JMF Services has greatly improved the productivity of material moving needed to install sewage treatment plants with the purchas...

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  7. Tree surgeon praises Hinowa safety and productivity boost

    Tree surgeon praises Hinowa safety and productivity boost

    The owner of a tree surgery company has told how buying a Hinowa spider platform has made a “massive difference” to his business, with s...

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  8. UK’s first 10m LGMG diesel scissor lifts go underground

    UK’s first 10m LGMG diesel scissor lifts go underground

    Rental specialist PG Platforms has taken delivery of the first LGMG SR0818D diesel scissor lifts to be sold in the UK and has sent them straight out...

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  9. 6 reasons crawler spider booms will be in demand in 2022

    6 reasons crawler spider booms will be in demand in 2022

    Crawler spider booms have proved their worth like never before in 2021 and that trend is likely to accelerate in 2022. Hinowa crawler spider booms,...

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  10. Elavation invests in large LGMG scissor lifts from APS

    Elavation invests in large LGMG scissor lifts from APS

    Leading powered access hire specialist Elavation has selected LGMG platforms supplied by Access Platform Sales to extend its fleet of large scissor ...

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  11. Fast and Flexible - introducing the Hinowa TeleCrawler22

    Fast and Flexible - introducing the Hinowa TeleCrawler22

    Access Platform Sales has launched the new Hinowa TeleCrawler22 in the UK – a telescopic tracked spider lift that delivers 22 metres of working ...

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  12. BoSS PA-lift – the micro scissor with the big MEWP offer

    BoSS PA-lift – the micro scissor with the big MEWP offer

    A new BoSS micro scissor lift that delivers greater working height and smart remote access diagnostic technology is now available from Access Platfo...

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  13. High level cleaning specialist impresses clients with Hinowa platform

    High level cleaning specialist impresses clients with Hinowa platform

    A specialist cleaning company has bought its own Hinowa spider platform and believes it will have a “massive” impact on its ability to a...

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  14. Hire specialist goes up in the world by expanding Hinowa fleet

    Hire specialist goes up in the world by expanding Hinowa fleet

    Plant, access and tool hire specialist TBS Hire has expanded its Hinowa spider boom fleet by investing in its biggest access platform to date. The ...

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  15. APS prepares biggest ever product display at Vertikal Days

    APS prepares biggest ever product display at Vertikal Days

    Access Platform Sales will be hosting three stands at Vertikal Days – its biggest ever presence at Europe’s largest powered access and l...

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  16. Tighter building plots drive demand for Hinowa minidumpers

    Tighter building plots drive demand for Hinowa minidumpers

    A trend towards building plots having tighter access is a key reason for growing demand for Hinowa minidumpers, says the owner of a West Country plant...

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  17. APS spider lift trailer takes powered access further

    APS spider lift trailer takes powered access further

    Hinowa spider lifts are renowned for their flexibility and ability to access even the most challenging locations for working at height. Yet there i...

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  18. Video case study: Hinowa spider lift delivers arb advantage

    Video case study: Hinowa spider lift delivers arb advantage

    A tree surgeon has praised the safety and productivity benefits of his Hinowa spider platform – saying using the using the machine is the prefer...

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  19. Ambitious plant specialist selects Hinowa spiders for growth

    Ambitious plant specialist selects Hinowa spiders for growth

    An East of England plant hire specialist has added a 14-metre Hinowa spider boom lift to its fleet to meet demand from customers for platforms that ...

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  20. Best spider cherry picker for tree work – professionals praise Hinowa

    Best spider cherry picker for tree work – professionals praise Hinowa

    What is the best spider cherry picker for working on trees? It is a major consideration for tree surgeons as a switch to working from access platfor...

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  21. Hinowa popularity soars with record spider platform sales

    Hinowa popularity soars with record spider platform sales

    Sales of Hinowa spider platforms have soared to record levels, says UK and Ireland distributor Access Platform Sales. The popularity of the compact...

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  22. Tree surgeon enjoys income lift with platform rental

    Tree surgeon enjoys income lift with platform rental

    Tree surgeon Adam Roberts has created a new income stream by investing in a Niftylift Height Rider 12 boom lift supplied by Access Platform Sales. ...

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  23. European first as Active Access takes diesel LGMG scissors

    European first as Active Access takes diesel LGMG scissors

    Active Access has become the first customer in Europe to take delivery of 11-metre diesel scissor lifts from Chinese manufacturer LGMG. The access ...

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  24. Video case study - Hinowa HS1102 mini dumper gives pedal power a productivity boost

    Video case study - Hinowa HS1102 mini dumper gives pedal power a productivity boost

    A Hinowa HS1102 tracked mini dumper supplied by Access Platform Sales has given an exciting project to build a new cycle trail a major productivity bo...

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  25. Lithium power Hinowa spider platform impresses tree surgeons

    Lithium power Hinowa spider platform impresses tree surgeons

    One of Northern Ireland’s largest tree management specialists has invested in a lithium battery 26-metre Hinowa spider platform – and its ...

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  26. Hinowa TeleCrawler13 wins international innovation award

    Hinowa TeleCrawler13 wins international innovation award

    The Hinowa TeleCrawler13 spider platform – designed for working at height in the most confined spaces The Hinowa TeleCrawler13 – the wo...

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  27. Hinowa rainbow snap wins picture of the year prize

    Hinowa rainbow snap wins picture of the year prize

    A picture of tree surgeon Ian McClelland in his Hinowa spider platform beneath a rainbow has been named runner-up in a competition to find the IAPA ...

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  28. Revolutionary Hinowa TeleCrawler13 attracts first UK buyer

    Revolutionary Hinowa TeleCrawler13 attracts first UK buyer

    Leading a sustainability revolution – Mandy McClements-John, from Elavation, left, and Linda Betts, from APS, with the new Hinowa TeleCrawler1...

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  29. Ash dieback accelerates switch to Hinowa spider power

    Ash dieback accelerates switch to Hinowa spider power

    Tree surgeons are increasingly turning to working from aerial platforms as they grapple with the enormous task of managing trees and whole woodlands...

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  30. Hinowa platforms spearhead sustainability revolution

    Hinowa platforms spearhead sustainability revolution

    Image courtesy: Matt Peach A lithium electric Hinowa spider platform was the first machine on the order book as a business pledged to make itself...

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  31. Hinowa purchases win access rental firm new customers

    Hinowa purchases win access rental firm new customers

    Powered access hire company Vertikal UK has bought its first two Hinowa tracked spider platforms from Access Platform Sales and is already attracting ...

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  32. Tree surgeon invests in new Hinowa spider platform – and gets free rainbow

    Tree surgeon invests in new Hinowa spider platform – and gets free rainbow

    It must be a candidate for access platform picture of the year – and 2021 has only just begun. Tree surgeon Ian McClelland had been trimming ...

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  33. Quick Reach selects LGMG scissor lifts for design advantages

    Quick Reach selects LGMG scissor lifts for design advantages

    Powered access rental specialist Quick Reach is buying large LGMG scissor lifts from Access Platform Sales after being impressed by their design adv...

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  34. Advanced Access invests in high-level Hinowa spider platforms

    Advanced Access invests in high-level Hinowa spider platforms

    Lined up for working at height success, with one of Advanced Platforms’ new Hinowa LL 26.14 spider platforms: from the left, Advanced Platfo...

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  35. Hire It shows you can solve it with a Hinowa forklift

    Hire It shows you can solve it with a Hinowa forklift

    Plant hire specialist Hire It has solved some of its customers’ most knotty problems with the purchase of a Hinowa TP1600 tracked forklift. The...

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  36. Elavation places £1million+ Hinowa spider order with APS

    Elavation places £1million+ Hinowa spider order with APS

    Together with Hinowa, from the left: Elavation Platforms Operations Manager Dan Gonzalez; APS Managing Director Steve Couling; APS Technical Manager...

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  37. Pedal power trail gets mini dumper productivity boost

    Pedal power trail gets mini dumper productivity boost

    A trail construction specialist predicts its new Hinowa self-loading mini dumper will reduce the time needed to surface a major new mountain bike tr...

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  38. Hinowa platforms just the ticket for rail maintenance says rental specialist

    Hinowa platforms just the ticket for rail maintenance says rental specialist

    A powered access rental specialist has invested in a new Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 Performance IIIS spider platform due to its proven success in rail env...

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  39. Lightbulb moment to select Hinowa saves a fortune

    Lightbulb moment to select Hinowa saves a fortune

    Saving a client a five figure sum to change a lightbulb is all in a day’s work for PWM Platforms thanks to its fleet of Hinowa tracked spider bo...

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  40. 6 ways the new Hinowa TeleCrawler13 is designed to be different

    6 ways the new Hinowa TeleCrawler13 is designed to be different

    The spider platform has been designed to be highly compact and light, allowing it to be tracked into highly confined spaces on low load-bearing floors...

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  41. Hire specialist expects customers to love new Hinowa platforms

    Hire specialist expects customers to love new Hinowa platforms

    Plant and tool hire company Eros Hire has selected Hinowa spider platforms as it takes a first step towards building an access platform fleet. Access...

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  42. Cleaning contractor selects Hinowa to extend service offer

    Cleaning contractor selects Hinowa to extend service offer

    A cleaning and maintenance specialist has described its decision to buy a Hinowa spider platform – the biggest investment of its 20-year history...

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  43. GML800+ versatility and load capacity impress hire clients

    GML800+ versatility and load capacity impress hire clients

    A combination of unrivalled versatility and industry-leading load capacity is driving growing demand for the Wienold GML800+ counterbalance floor cran...

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  44. Hinowa gives biogas plant maintenance the perfect lift

    Hinowa gives biogas plant maintenance the perfect lift

    A Hinowa spider platform supplied by Access Platform Sales has proved to be the perfect working at height solution for maintaining biogas plants. J T...

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  45. Hinowa introduces innovative all-electric TeleCrawler13

    Hinowa introduces innovative all-electric TeleCrawler13

    Italian manufacturer Hinowa is introducing the first in a new series of tracked platforms that sets new standards of compactness and delivers importan...

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  46. Hire specialist turns to APS for Genie material lift investment

    Hire specialist turns to APS for Genie material lift investment

    Expanding powered access and tool hire firm Source UK has invested in popular Genie material lifts supplied by Access Platform Sales. Source UK has s...

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  47. Hinowa tracked forklift is a gamechanger says landscaper

    Hinowa tracked forklift is a gamechanger says landscaper

    A landscaping specialist has described its new Hinowa tracked forklift supplied by Access Platform Sales as a “gamechanger”. Just Gardeni...

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  48. Bi-energy Hinowa LL 33.17s is ready for Ireland’s high-rise boom

    Bi-energy Hinowa LL 33.17s is ready for Ireland’s high-rise boom

    Access Platforms Sales has supplied Height Platforms with the first bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 spider platforms in Ireland. The powered access ...

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  49. Hinowa productivity and safety “exceptional” says arborist

    Hinowa productivity and safety “exceptional” says arborist

    Arborist James Plaskett describes his Hinowa spider boom as the best access platform for tree surgery he has ever used. He looked carefully at a rang...

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  50. Plant hire specialist selects refurbished Skyjacks from APS

    Plant hire specialist selects refurbished Skyjacks from APS

    Plant service specialist PJC has bought two approved used Skyjack scissor lifts from Access Platform Sales – and says quality and value were key...

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  51. Heritage specialist praises Hinowa platforms to the rafters

    Heritage specialist praises Hinowa platforms to the rafters

    A historical building renovation specialist says Hinowa spider platforms are giving its teams the best ever access to the challenging spaces they work...

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  52. Tree services specialist hails “phenomenal” Hinowa boom lift

    Tree services specialist hails “phenomenal” Hinowa boom lift

    A leading tree service company has taken delivery of a Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS spider platform and has hailed its performance as &ld...

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  53. Hinowa platforms and APS service a winner, says hire firm

    Hinowa platforms and APS service a winner, says hire firm

    A plant and tool hire specialist has bought two Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 Mk 2 Performance IIIS spider platforms from Access Platform Sales, saying it is...

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  54. APS delivers UK’s first bi-energy Hinowa 33.17 to JMS

    APS delivers UK’s first bi-energy Hinowa 33.17 to JMS

    Access Platform Sales has delivered the UK’s first bi-energy Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS spider platform to access rental company ...

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  55. Hire customers get a Hinowa “performance boost”

    Hire customers get a Hinowa “performance boost”

    A plant hire firm has given its customers a major working at height advantage with its purchase of a new Hinowa tracked aerial lift from Access Plat...

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  56. Scottish access hire company takes first Hinowa spider platform

    Scottish access hire company takes first Hinowa spider platform

    Access Platforms Aberdeen has moved to fill a gap in its hire fleet by taking delivery of a Hinowa tracked spider platform from Access Platform Sale...

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  57. Nifty 120T trailer mount helps holiday firm carry on camping

    Nifty 120T trailer mount helps holiday firm carry on camping

    A camping and holiday home business has bought a trailer mounted platform from Access Platform Sales after deciding it needed safer and more effective...

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  58. Stately Home Tower Repair Made Easy By New Hinowa Boom

    Stately Home Tower Repair Made Easy By New Hinowa Boom

    The first Hinowa boom of its kind in the UK has helped engineers inspect the roof of a popular Suffolk stately home. Access specialists Paramount Pla...

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  59. Instant Access takes UK’s first 18m hybrid Ommelift

    Instant Access takes UK’s first 18m hybrid Ommelift

    Based in Kent, Instant Access has supplied boom lifts, tracked booms, scissor lifts, and truck mounts for more than 20 years. The company recently ac...

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  60. Rental company snaps up first lithium Hinowa Lightlift 33.17

    Rental company snaps up first lithium Hinowa Lightlift 33.17

    The first lithium-ion powered Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS spider boom in the UK has been delivered to powered access hire specialist ...

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  61. Win a BoSS X3X push-around scissor lift at Vertikal Days with APS

    Win a BoSS X3X push-around scissor lift at Vertikal Days with APS

    Visitors to Vertikal Days will have the chance to win a low-level access platform for their company, thanks to WernerCo and Access Platform Sales (APS...

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  62. Tenement's Tight Spot No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    Tenement's Tight Spot No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    The compact and lightweight characteristics of a Hinowa boom lift solved a tough access challenge for a property maintenance company. The client requ...

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  63. Tracked Boom Specialist Saves the Day for Property Developer

    Tracked Boom Specialist Saves the Day for Property Developer

    The expertise of a tracked boom specialist has solved a property developer’s tricky working at height challenge. B&E Boys Ltd, based in the...

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  64. IPS prepares for Brexit with huge Genie parts order

    IPS prepares for Brexit with huge Genie parts order

    Replacement parts specialist IPS has placed the largest order for access platform spare parts ever received by Genie in the EMEAR region. IPS is maki...

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  65. APS showcases strong range of lifting equipment at Executive Hire Show

    APS showcases strong range of lifting equipment at Executive Hire Show

    Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK’s largest independent powered access distributor, returns to the Executive Hire Show this year. The company ...

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  66. Hinowa Tracked Boom Enables Restoration of Iconic Glass House

    Hinowa Tracked Boom Enables Restoration of Iconic Glass House

    A Hinowa tracked boom has played a key role in the restoration of the world-famous Temperate House at Kew Gardens. JMS Powered Access supplied two tr...

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  67. Bella Access Adds Genie Scissors to Fleet

    Bella Access Adds Genie Scissors to Fleet

    Bella Access is investing in Genie rough terrain scissor lifts, as it continues to expand its fleet. The latest addition is a Genie 4069RT, supplied ...

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  68. Hinowa Updates Two Tracked Booms

    Hinowa Updates Two Tracked Booms

    Hinowa has updated two of its most popular tracked booms to improve productivity for cleaning and maintenance contractors. Engineers at Hinowa’...

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  69. First Articulated Boom for Elvington Plant Hire

    First Articulated Boom for Elvington Plant Hire

    A York-based independent plant and tool hire company is continuing to expand its powered access offering. Elvington Plant Hire has provided a wid...

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  70. Genie Lift Guard Introduced for Scissors and Mast Lifts

    Genie Lift Guard Introduced for Scissors and Mast Lifts

    Genie is extending its Lift Guard range of secondary guarding solutions to cover scissors and mast lifts. The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm is desig...

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  71. Tracked dumper prevents rainy season being a wash-out for Drain & Tank

    Tracked dumper prevents rainy season being a wash-out for Drain & Tank

    Investment in a second Hinowa tracked dumper helped ensure that the rainy start to 2018 didn’t put a dampener on productivity for an off-mains s...

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  72. Nationwide Platforms Invests in More Hinowa Tracked Booms

    Nationwide Platforms Invests in More Hinowa Tracked Booms

    Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s largest powered access specialist, has further expanded its fleet of Hinowa tracked booms. The company has added...

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  73. Make IAPS Group your one-stop shop at Vertikal Days

    Make IAPS Group your one-stop shop at Vertikal Days

    Vertikal Days moves to a new home this year at Donington Park – and IAPS Group will have a strong presence at the show. The company’s APS...

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  74. Hinowa Investment Marks 30th Anniversary for Southern Plant & Tool Hire

    Hinowa Investment Marks 30th Anniversary for Southern Plant & Tool Hire

    A plant hire company marking 30 years in business has expanded its fleet, with the addition of a Hinowa tracked forklift. Southern Plant & Tool H...

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  75. New Hinowa Tracked Boom Wins Innovation Award

    New Hinowa Tracked Boom Wins Innovation Award

    An innovative new tracked boom from Hinowa has already won its first international award. The Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS, due for launch...

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  76. Genie Updates Largest Articulating Boom

    Genie Updates Largest Articulating Boom

    Genie has unveiled a new version of its largest articulating boom lift. Designed for construction sites and outdoor industrial applications, the Geni...

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  77. New Ground Protection Mat from Outriggerpads

    New Ground Protection Mat from Outriggerpads

    Outriggerpads is launching a new heavy duty ground protection mat aimed at the plant hire, events and construction industries. Ground mats protect co...

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  78. IPS Brings New Battery Technology to Powered Access Sector

    IPS Brings New Battery Technology to Powered Access Sector

    Building on the success of its POWER series, IPS is bringing an innovative lead battery technology to the powered access market. The new gel tubular ...

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  79. New Guidance on Cable Replacement for Genie Boom Lifts

    New Guidance on Cable Replacement for Genie Boom Lifts

    Genie is focused on helping plant hire and rental companies maximise both safety and productivity. With this in mind, Genie has updated its protocol ...

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  80. Genie boom wins prestigious award

    Genie boom wins prestigious award

    Genie has bagged another international award for one of its innovative boom lifts. The Genie Z-60/37FE won the Rental Product of the Year category at...

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  81. Genie introduces new S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms at APEX

    Genie introduces new S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms at APEX

    Genie further expands its superb range of Xtra Capacity™ (XC) boom lifts, with the introduction of the new telescopic S-80 XC and S-85 XC machin...

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