Major 2021 orders for Star Platforms
By Euan Youdale23 April 2021
Star Platforms has invested £8 million ($11.1 million) in new boom and scissor lifts in 2021, including its first move into large scissors.
Responding to growing demand from its customers, the company’s first major order of the year was to strengthen the top end of its fleet with the addition of 10 all-electric Dingli JCPT2212DC slab and JCPT2223DC rough terrain scissor lifts.
Both offering 22m working heights, the JCPT2212DC provides a 600kg platform capacity, a 1.8m platform extension and 25% gradeability. The 4x4 drive rough terrain JCPT2223DC provides an improved platform capacity of 750kg, a 2.7 metre unidirectional platform extension and up to 30% gradeability.
Richard Miller, joint managing director of Star Platforms, said, “The move into the large scissor market is a big step for us and one that has been driven by the ageing fleet of big electric scissors in the UK currently.
With buildings and warehouses increasingly growing in height, the addition of our new Dinglis will likely be the first of many as we look to become leaders in the 22-plus metre scissor lift market in the coming years.”
The company has also added 60 rough terrain Niftylift, Skyjack and Dingli boom and scissor lifts with working heights from 10m to 2m to its fleet. These include 12 Niftylift boom lifts, ranging from the 12.2m HR12 4x4 up to the manufacturer’s largest 28m HR28, as well as three 16m SJ46AJs and three 20.4m SJ63AJs from Skyjack.
Joining its mid-range scissor lift fleet includes a large number of 10m and 11.75m Skyjack 6826RTs and 6832RTs, a mixture of 10 diesel and electric Dingli JCPT1418s and eight 17.2m SJ9250RTs.
Steve Simmons, joint managing director of Star Platforms, added, “The addition of our new rough terrain platforms have been specifically chosen for their ability to perform on demanding job sites and challenging ground conditions. Our customers will also be able to benefit from impressive platform basket capacities and the ability to drive at full or partial height.”
The new units will be delivered across the company’s six depots throughout the UK, including at its latest South West depot in Bridgwater which opened last month.
Details of the remaining platforms that make up the £8 million investment are expected in the coming months, with the overall order set to increase Star Platforms’ fleet to more than 2,750 units.