Nationwide diversifies truck mount fleet

By Euan Youdale10 January 2023

Nationwide Platforms has invested in Bronto Skylift units as part of the ongoing diversification of its fleet, in particular truck mounts.

Among the latest investments by the UK’s largest access equipment rental company are the Bronto T38 and the Bronto T56. Two more 35m working height Bronto S35EM machines have also been ordered.

Bronto S35EM A Bronto Skylift S35EM belonging to Nationwide Platforms, on a Scania chassis.

They follow eight S35EM units ordered earlier in 2022, making Nationwide the first UK company to invest in the Bronto Skylift S35EM fitted on a Scania Chassis. The model is designed to provide a city-safe option for truck mounted lifts, that can also work safer more efficiently.

The additional investment in more than 20 3.5 tonne truck mounted platforms between 21m and 26m working height, has made a substantial contribution towards the ongoing diversification of Nationwide Platform’s fleet overall, said the company. Following the completion of deliveries the company will have more than 220 3.5 tonne trucks. They allow Nationwide Platforms to cover the self-operated market, so that companies need not hire a licensed operator alongside the machine.

“We’re looking to secure a more balanced split of both articulated and straight stick trucks with this investment. By diversifying our range in this way, we can cater to a much larger proportion of the powered access requirements in the industry, and make our clients that much happier in the process,” said Glenn Hall, head of sales at Nationwide Platforms.

“During an economically turbulent time, many businesses are having to reconsider their investments and even pull out of the market. However, Nationwide Platforms is dedicated to meeting customer demand and providing long-term security no matter the circumstances. With this impressive investment, we will continue to supply multiple sectors with the best in cutting-edge machinery through-out 2023.”

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