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Forty for Force Access

POSTED November 09, 2014

Skyjack has received an order for 40 vertical mast lifts from Force Access, the leading specialist provider of access equipment in Australia. The lifts will be put to work immediately on the largest ever infrastructure project in South Australia. Deliveries will be complete by the end of August.

John Glover, national service manager at Force Access, said the simplicity and reliability of the Skyjack units made them a popular choice for the company’s fleet.

“The equipment is reliable, easy to use and has great customer acceptance,” he said. “Our customers look to us to provide them with equipment as and when they need it, and more than that they want solid, proven machines that deliver consistently, so we’re continuing to grow our fleet with exactly that kind of equipment.”

The new vertical mast lifts will be delivered to Adelaide, one of 16 locations in the Force national network. Their first job will be on the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH). The healthcare facility is being built for the South Australian state government. It will be run by the SA Health Partnership Consortium and is the single largest infrastructure project undertaken in South Australia.

With their compact footprint and excellent maneuverability, the machines will be well-suited to the busy RAH project, giving subcontractors and other workers access to difficult to reach workspaces.

The SJ 12 has a work height of 5.48 m, while the SJ 16 has a 6.58 m work height, and both have a traversing platform of 0.41 m for greater access at height and the ability to work above or over in-situ obstacles. Both fold down to 0.45 m tall x 0.76 m wide x 1.79 m height, with weights of 782 kg and 966 kg respectively.

With 30% gradeability, a zero inside turning radius, variable speed hydraulic drive and proportional controls, both the SJ 12 and SJ 16 offer excellent control even when negotiating the tightest of spaces. Solid, non-marking tires are also fitted as standard.

Established in May 1994, Force Access has grown consistently over its 20 year history and recently announced the appointment of Paul McGlone as CEO, whose experience includes 10 years at his previous position with Brambles Ltd. He took up the position in May of this year.

This latest order for 40 vertical mast lifts from Skyjack follows a delivery to Force Australia earlier this year of a number of SJIII 3226 scissor platforms from the company.


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