Last week Warren Access took delivery of a brand-new addition to the hire fleet: the Ascendant A18-13TJ Truck Mounted Platform. The truck is completely hydraulic making it much easier to operate for their customers.

Purchased from Skyking and manufactured by Ascendant Access, we chose this truck because it offers industry-leading reach from a 3.5t GVW chassis cab. In the real world, effective sideways reach is often more important than the ultimate working height and our new Ascendant truck reaches further with a full load in the cage than any competitor trucks out there. The cage is also flat bottom, making it ideal for roof work.

For the technical among you, take a look at the specs:

  •   Working Height: 18m
  •   Horizontal Reach: 13m
  •   SWL in platform: 230kg
  •   Platform size (1.1m high) tubular aluminum: 0.73 x 1.4 m
  •   Minimum vehicle GVW: 3500kg
  •   Typical wheelbase: 3400mm
  •   Stabiliser spread (full): 3.6m
  •   Spread in 1-side jacking mode: 2.8m

Best use for their new truck is roof work, building/sign maintenance, surveys and motorway lighting.

It’s already a popular machine, going straight out on its first job: a roof inspection for the Newcastle Falcons. Gerry Baird, the Stadium Service Manager commented:

“We were pleased to be the first customer of Warren Access to hire their new 18m Ascendant which only arrived in their fleet this morning!  The small footprint of the machine is a real benefit, plus the flat bottom cage and the fly jib.  We have tried many different machines in the past to inspect the roof and this machine has by far been the most versatile. We will definitely be hiring it again soon.”

For more information or to hire the truck visit their hire section or give them a call on: 0191 236 7120.

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