11/08/2016 - 11:21 am

PSR Refurbishes Big Scissors for Nationwide Platforms – Industry News

UK rental company Nationwide Platforms commissioned PSR to refurbish a number of its high capacity JLG Liftlux  scissor lifts, to ‘good as new’ standard. The complete strip down and rebuild included shot blasting and re-painting in Nationwide Platforms’ famous blue livery, as well as installing new engines, generators and control boxes.

Tony Lock, Service Director at PSR, said: “This is PSR’s biggest refurbishment operation to date and we are incredibly proud of the results. The machines look, feel and operate like brand new access platforms.

“Refurbishment to such a high level is a cost-effective way for access rental companies to substantially extend the working life of their booms and scissors, as well as maintaining hire rates for older equipment.”

“With some manufacturers offering extended lead times for big booms and scissors, refurbishing existing machines to a good-as-new standard can also be quicker and more efficient way of refreshing the fleet.”

PSR’s comprehensive programme for Nationwide Platforms encompasses major chassis tests and repairs, through to fine details such as cleaning the fuel tank and providing new safety decals and operators’ manuals. The engineers also carried out load tests and a Thorough Examination once all the work was complete.

Marc Johnson, technical director at Nationwide Platforms said, “Due to continuing high demand for large scissors we have invested heavily in a range new Holland Lifts to replace the majority our existing fleet; however the ageing Liftliux machines still remain popular with our customers so in addition we selected a number to be fully refurbished to complement our offering. The refurbishments conducted by PSR enable us to keep these popular platforms in our fleet while also providing our customers with high quality machines in superb condition.”

PSR has completed refurbishment on Liftlux SL205-25 machines and is now working on SL260-25 models. The SL205-25 has a 20.5m platform height and a GVW (gross vehicle weight) of nearly 15t, while the SL260-25 provides a 26.3m platform height and weighs almost 25t .

PSR is able to rebuild and refurbish high capacity scissors thanks to its 2500sqm workshop that contains 15t and 5t overhead cranes, as well as vehicle lifts. The Telford workshop also incorporates a coded welding and fabrication facility, as well as on-site hose manufacturing.

This ensures the company has the right resources and expertise to inspect, fix and rebuild access platforms of all sizes and types, from big booms or scissor lifts and vehicle mounts, through to tracked booms, personnel lifts and low level access.

 


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