It can be a battle out there – and you may need an aerial platform that will keep you moving forward.
Which is why our Product of the Month for May is the Oil&Steel Scorpion 2013 truck mount.
One of the first skills a soldier learns is to skirmish. Dash, take cover, assess the situation, make another dash to a fresh piece of cover. Down. Check. Dash. Repeat.
The aim is keep going forward, as quickly as possible to achieve the objective while controlling exposure to risk. Eventually, the enemy gets the message and retreats. Or so you hope.
And that’s where Hird’s new Oil&Steel Scorpion 2013 truck mounted platforms come into their own.
They are the working at height equivalent of the skirmishing infantry soldier.
An operator can drive the truck mount to a location, quickly raise the basket to carry out some work, then pack up and move to the next location and repeat. As many times as necessary.
And all done under full control and in complete safety.
The Oil&Steel Scorpion 2013 truck mount platform is ideal for working at height in multiple locations across a large area or region.
Hird is the UK and Ireland distributor for Italian manufacturer Oil&Steel, so has its excellent truck mounted platforms available for hire or sale.
Like all Oil&Steel truck mounts, the Scorpion 2013 follows some clear design principles:
- Robust build for excellent reliability
- Ease of use, intuitive controls aid platform operation
- Industry-leading safety features
- High levels of stability for confident height working
- Fast set up and stow for better productivity
The truck mount has a telescopic boom that delivers a maximum working height of 19.9m and a maximum working outreach of a whopping 12.3m.
Its maximum boom capacity is a generous 250kg, allowing two personnel to work at height a good amount of equipment and materials.
While this maximum capacity is restricted, it is only to 19.5m, so little by way of performance is lost. At 1400mm long and 700mm wide, the basket is also nice and roomy.
Another key benefit the way the Scorpion 2013 is based on an IVECO 3.5t van chassis, so can be driven by an operator on a standard UK car licence, making it easy to hire truck mounted platform.
As a very recent edition to the fleet, the Scorpion 2013 also has the latest fuel efficient and low emission diesel engine, so while doing all that working at height skirmishing, fuel costs and emissions are under control.
The highly nimble and low load-bearing truck mount can be operated from the roadside or across many paved areas and is ideal for a wide range of working at height tasks.
Among those are lighting replacement and maintenance, building repairs and inspection, sign erection and repair, telecommunication mast installation and maintenance, buildings surveying, construction and facilities maintenance.
For those looking to buy the Scorpion 2013 truck mounted platform, Hird has some useful optional accessories, including:
- Electro-hydraulic outriggers for more flexible configuration
- Insulated fibreglass basket for power line maintenance
- Reversing camera
- Under-run side protection
- Branded livery
- Chapter 8 vehicle markings
- Amber flashing LED lights
- Water and compressed air supply to the basket
The Scorpion 2013 is just one model in the Oil&Steel truck mount platform range available for sale from Hird.
Buyers can also select the Snake 147 Ford Ranger, with a maximum working height of 13.8m and an outreach of 7m.
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There is the Scorpion 1490, a truck mount based on the 3.5t IVECO chassis that delivers a maximum working height of 14.2m and outreach of 9.2m.
Another option is the Snake 2010H Plus, an articulating truck mounted platform, again on the 3.5t IVECO chassis, that rises to a working height of 20m and a working outreach of 10.5m at a height of 8m.
Hird can also provide the required IPAF static boom (1b, 1b+) working at height safety needed to operator truck mounted boom lifts.
So whether you want to hire a compact truck mount platform or are looking for one for sale, Hird can get you skirmishing at height with Oil&Steel. Call Hird today to find out more
0203 174 0658