SPV are delighted to have taken delivery of a new Versalift VTX-240 Chassis mounted platform.
The 24.2m platform is used widely across Europe, but this is the first VTX240 sold in the UK. The machine has a platform height of 22.2m and a working height of 24.2m with compact H-frame outriggers. It has a low travel height and easy to use full proportional (FPC) CANbus controls with display. It also has the ability to work over rooftops and to access difficult to reach areas aided by a flat bottomed basket.
Significant environmental benefits
As the vehicle is fully compliant with the latest Euro 6 standards which require restriction of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions- all of which are considered harmful to human health- it offers significant environmental benefits for the business. Furthermore the vehicle will reduce SPV’s carbon footprint and our overall emissions as a company.
The platform is not only part of SPV’s long term investment strategy, it is essential for the efficient running of the business and will be an invaluable tool for surveys and work at height. It also reduces our requirement to hire in plant and equipment.
SPV Managing Director Howard Evans comments: “Having extensively reviewed similar machines on the market and alternative models, it was decided that the Versalift machine with the 3.5 tonne Mercedes sprinter chassis cab was by far the best machine for our requirements.
We chose this machine due to its ease of use and its versatility as well as having the ability to extend to the height we require. Furthermore, there is no requirement for the driver to hold a HGV licence. The machine has exceeded all our expectations and will be invaluable for our work at height.”
SPV attended the 2018 Vertikal Days Powered Access and Lifting Show at Donnington Park where the new powered access machine was featured on The Versalift Stand.
Three generations of SPV- Howard Evans, Kate Whatley and Rocco Whatley were presented with the keys to the new machine by Chris from Versalift ready for its first use on the road.
The two day event takes place at Donnington Park over the 16th and 17th May and this year is the largest Vertikal Days event ever!