Speedy to buy over 1,000 Skyjack access platforms

Giant order includes a selection of scissor lifts and vertical masts

Speedy has purchased 1,060 aerial work platforms from Skyjack.
Speedy has purchased 1,060 aerial work platforms from Skyjack.

Skyjack has sold 1,060 aerial work platforms (AWPs) to UK rental firm, Speedy.

The giant order will include a selection of electric scissor lifts and electric vertical masts.

For the first time in its history, Speedy has also chosen to acquire a number of diesel-powered, rough-terrain scissor lifts.

“Skyjacks are industry-leading machines that are widely recognised as the easiest to work on, so I am delighted to welcome so many to our fleet and I’m confident they will serve our huge range of customers well,” said Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy.

“With energy costs increasing on a daily basis, [we] want the latest products on the market, both in terms of sustainability and innovation. And these machines fit the bill,” he added.

Speedy placed the order following Skyjack’s overarching renewal of its access platform range. Today, the oldest model available from the AWP manufacturer dates from 2013.

“Our DC scissors are already renowned for being simply reliable and offering an excellent return on investment,” commented David Hall, product and business development manager at Skyjack.

“Our new updated range takes things one step further and the Speedy deal is a great endorsement of our philosophy,” he explained.

The lion’s share of the Speedy order is made up of DC electric scissor lifts with working heights ranging from 5.8m to 9.8m. Also included in the order are DC electric vertical mast lifts, which offer working heights of either 3.7m or 4.9m, and some SJ 6832 RT scissor lifts with working heights of 9.75m – the latter representing a first for Speedy.

“The diesel machines ensure we can answer every customer need and allow us to expand into larger construction job sites,” said Connor.

“We spend very little on Skyjack parts and maintenance, particularly compared to other brands we’ve used in the past,” he concluded.

All Speedy engineers have been trained in Skyjack use and maintenance. Deliveries have already begun, and the full line-up of machines will arrive during the coming months.

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