APS launches new material lift range at the Executive Hire Show

Access Platform Sales is launching a new range of high performance material lifts and accessories at the Executive Hire Show in Coventry on February 14th.

APS has been appointed by manufacturer ToughLift® Material Lifts as the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for four models, related load handling attachments and accessories, and for spare parts.

The new Toughlift® material lifts will be on show at APS’s stand (K-6) at the Executive Hire Show at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Impressive innovation

APS Managing Director Steve Couling said: “For some time, we’ve been looking for a new range of material lifts to add to our portfolio. Ones we looked at were poor quality, with little to no support from the manufacturer.

“We were approached by ToughLift® Material Lifts and reviewed and rigorously tested a sample they provided.

“The quality and attention to detail were immediately apparent, and our technical team was very impressed by the number of innovative features that addressed long-standing issues with this type of equipment.

“We look forward to working with ToughLift® Material Lifts to develop the market for its machines, accessories, and spare parts across the UK and Ireland.”

The four models are the:

When stowed for transport, all the material lifts are just 800mm wide and 760mm long.

Low maintenance design

They have been specifically designed to be low maintenance with a low whole life cost. This includes having a fully-anodised mast, making it corrosion and abrasion resistant, but still fully-recyclable at the end of the life of the machine.

All the steel fabrications are first e-coated and then powder coated to maximise corrosion resistance. The ends of the steel sections are also fitted with silicone rubber end caps to prevent corrosion inside the section.

All joints across the machines have been designed to prevent wear by welding tubes through the steel sections and then adding self-lubricating bushes.

Easy to operate

All fixings are stainless-steel, as are the retaining pins used to secure the standard forks or boom to the mast and to lock the front legs and loading wheels in position. All retaining pins are fitted with large, robust easy-to-pull rings.

Other key features include:

  • Hard-wearing aluminium mast pulley wheels with sealed bearings;
  • an extra wide first pulley which improves the laying of the cable on the winch drum;
  • A cable guard where the operator stands behind the mast, which includes the main operational and safety decal;
  • A hoisting and winching anchor mounted on top of the mast;
  • A spirit level mounted on the chassis to help the operator to level the machine before raising the mast;
  • Loading wheels and transport wheels with sealed bearings.

Each machine has a document holder with an instruction handbook and a QR code decal that opens the instruction handbook on the toughlift.co website.

The material lifts and accessories comply with the safety requirements of the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and the Supply of

Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (UK).

All ToughLift® Material Lifts and accessories are supplied with an EC and a UKCA declaration of conformity.

Models and accessories are fitted with serial plates which assist the rental company or end-user in tracking and traceability for LOLER thorough examinations.

For the material lifts, these are annual checks. For load handling attachments, they are 6-monthly. Machines also have a one-year parts and back to the dealer’s base labour warranty.

Attachments for safe lifting

Load handling attachments that fit onto the standard forks include a pipe cradle for the safe lifting of cylindrical objects, such as tubes, pipes, and ducting.

There is also a load platform that fills the gap between the standard forks, making it ideal for lifting multiple smaller items.

An adjustable extension forks accessory adds an extra 161mm, 399mm, or 631mm to the length of the standard forks.

A boom attachment allows ToughLift® Material Lifts to operate as small cranes, while a rough terrain wheel kit supports transportation across uneven surfaces.

Each material lift is supplied with a comprehensive maintenance manual covering: periodical maintenance and checks; troubleshooting; and repair procedures, with exploded drawings and parts lists.

Training support provided

Maintenance accessories include a cable coupler, for quick and easy replacement of worn cables, and a mast safety brake release tool, used by technicians to release the safety brake in the mast assembly.

Engineers and technicians can also attend a one-day technical training Course, either at APS’s training suite or at a rental company’s own premises.

ToughLift® Material Lifts started delivering its ML-10 and ML-15 models to APS in January. APS has already begun giving demonstrations to clients, resulting in significant enquiries.

The larger ML-20 and ML-25 models start arriving in early May, with a major innovation to resolve a long-standing issue with larger material lifts.

When lifting a significant load, ToughLift® Material Lifts has designed the ML-20 and ML-25 models to ensure mast columns always lift in sequence.

Find out more

Talk to APS about its exciting new range of ToughLift® material lifts. We would be happy to arrange a demonstration of their capabilities. If you are visiting the Executive Hire Show, visit the APS stand (K-6) to see them.

Telephone: 01480 891251. Email: sales@accessplatforms.co.uk.