Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May 2022
East of England Showground, Peterborough

UK’s first LGMG SR0818Ds

UK rental company PG Platforms has taken delivery of the first batch of the new 26ft LGMG SR0818D compact diesel Rough Terrain scissor lifts to arrive in the country. The new machines were supplied and will be supported by UK distributor APS.

The new LGMG SR0818D

The new SR818D has an overall width of 1.79 metres and an overall length of 3.1 metres, stowed height with rails up is 2.58 metres folding down to 1.89 metres. The new model has a working height of 9.7 metres, a platform capacity of 680kg with 140kg on the 1.52 metre roll-out deck extension. The 1.6 metre wide platform has a length of 2.8 metres, extending to 4.3 metres with the platform extension out. Drive is possible at full height. The unit is Kubota diesel powered with four wheel drive, two wheel steering and 40 percent gradeability. Levelling jacks proved ideal for the machines first job - a road tunnel maintenance project.

Managing director Steve Cutting said: "These lifts are clearly well built and they are easy to operate, something our clients always appreciate, and when I saw they had hydraulic oil coolers I was very happy to take them. Access platforms often need to travel a fair distance in long tunnels to get to worksites and overheating hydraulic oil is an issue. The cooling system on these machines means that is not likely to be something they suffer from. They also have large decks and can carry up to four people which is important for tunnel work where several individuals often have to work together to install large and bulky equipment, such as lighting, ducting and air filtration systems. APS was able to fulfil my order straight away, and with their excellent back-up service, it was an easy decision to take."

APS southern sales director Lee Louder said: "We are delighted Steve and his team have shown their confidence in LGMG and our service support. We don't think he, or his customers will be disappointed. Like all LGMG platforms, the SR818D is designed with a fierce focus on preferences of rental providers and end-users. It's packed with smart features to make it safe, reliable and easy to use."

PG Platforms was established in 1984 and is based near Maidstone in Kent. It runs an aerial lift fleet that includes booms, scissor lifts, spider lifts and truck mounts and is a member of the Access Alliance association of independent rental companies. Thanks to its location it has developed an expertise in in the highway and tunnel maintenance market.

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