A new 12 metre, dual-powered boom lift from Kennards Hire made for a quick job, when it was used to install a new security surveillance system in the warehouse of a major vacuum cleaner company.
Kennards has added more than a dozen of the Nifty height rider machines to its extensive fleet of elevating work platforms.
A data communications contractor hired the boom lift from Kennards in Melbourne, while undertaking the work for Godfreys Appliances.
He said he was impressed by its ability to manoeuvre and the flexibility of being able to use it both inside and outside.
He felt that the boom lift was a smooth ride and not jerky like some of the machines he has used in the past.
There was a lot of stock in pallets on the floor, as well as overhead obstructions, but he had no trouble navigating around them.
For work inside, the boom lift operates quietly on fume-free battery power, while outside the diesel motor is activated.
The boom lift has a working height of 12 metres and its compact size makes it ideal for indoors jobs. Being only 1.5m wide, the boom lift can fit through double doors, and it has non-marking tyres. The boom lift’s weight of 2,950kg means it can also be used on suspended floors.
Kennards has also added medium rough terrain scissor lifts and spider lifts to its access fleet.
The diesel-powered scissor lift is 1.75m wide, with self-levelling outriggers. It has a platform height of up to 7.92 metres (26ft) and the work platform is 1.65m by 2.59m, with a load capacity of 567kg.
Spider lifts are designed to access tight areas, and have rubber tracks for navigating soft or uneven ground.