Nationwide Platforms grows telehandler fleet

Powered access equipment hire company Nationwide Platforms has expanded its fleet of telehandlers with the addition of four models from Manitou.

Each model, the MT625, MT1033, MT1440 and MT1840, will be available at its Warrington base and are part of a “strategic investment” from Nationwide that aims to provide “unmatched levels” of capability across multiple markets.

According to the company, the units come with extra attachments including construction buckets, lifting hooks and extension forks and are fitted with features that provide enhanced operation.

An example of this is the ergonomic ‘Joystick Switch-and-Move’ (JSM) system, which is said to optimise operator control of extension functions.

Elsewhere, the MT625, MT1440 and MT1840 come with automatic parking brakes and seat sensor technology, both of which are designed to improve site safety.

Glyn Brearley, business director, procurement and product strategy at Nationwide Platforms, said, “This investment will ensure our clients have access to the latest in machinery technology that supports high levels of safety and productivity for working at height.

“It’s a busy time for many of our customers and we’re pleased to be able to announce an investment that ensures we remain their trusted powered access and material handling solutions provider.”

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