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Height and manoeuvrability

18 April 2016

Contractors constructing a new logistics centre for one of the UK’s major retailers hired machines from AFI to give them the height and manoeuvrability required to carry out high access installation work.

Over a 10-month period, mechanical and electrical engineering specialists Imtech Engineering Services North hired a total of 24 scissor and boom lifts with working heights ranging from 9.90m to 21.20m.

The AFI machines helped Imtech to carry out mechanical and electrical installations, both internally and externally, during the construction of a 500,000 square feet warehouse and office facility in Bolton.

Paul Egan, Imtech Engineering Services North Site Manager, said: “For the most part we knew which machines we required, but when we were faced with the challenge of getting a machine to fit between a narrow section of racking, AFI conducted a site visit and recommended a Niftylift HR15N boom lift which was ideal as its slim dimensions fitted within the restricted space but it still gave us the reach to clear the top of the racking.”

Both diesel and electric scissor and booms lifts were hired which included Skyjack, Haulotte, JLG and Niftylift models, some of which were fitted with wheel covers and nappies to protect the logistics centre’s floor from any possible damage.