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Panther Platform Rentals Go Up and Over at Wroughton Airfield

Panther help complete important maintenance work at Wroughton Airfield using their Niftylift.

Luton, United Kingdom, January 09, 2008 --( Panther Platform Rentals, one of the fastest growing companies in the access industry, have just helped complete important maintenance work at Wroughton Airfield near Swindon, Wiltshire. Following a thorough site inspection, the Niftylift manufactured Height Rider 21 boom, was supplied for the job. The machine is one of over 20 brand new HR21 booms that have become part of Panther’s ongoing investment since their successful acquisition by Lavendon Group PLC.

Given the uneven ground and fencing surrounding the air hanger, now a science museum, the HR21 was the obvious machine to carry out the work; it is a 4 wheel drive rough terrain (45% gradeability) platform with exceptional outreach. As well as the required “up and over “ access to awkward parts of the structure as seen in the image below, the versatile HR21 can also be used to work below ground level, and with a 225kg platform capacity, offers plenty of room for operatives, equipment and tools.

The HR21 provides a working height of 21.20 metres and an impressive working outreach of 13.20 metres, and with a turning circle of just 4 metres, it is also a very maneuverable piece of equipment.

Panther Platform Rentals’ Managing Director Richard Miller commented: “We are very pleased with our recent additions to Panthers fleet, and I am particularly impressed with the HR21’s safety features. Automatic failsafe brakes, emergency descent system, lock valves on all hydraulic cylinders, dual harness points, the list goes on; all points which only add to the usability of this versatile and popular machine”.

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Lindsay Hill
0870 460 5329

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