First 10m LGMG diesel scissor delivered in UK

By Leila Steed08 February 2022

PG Platforms' new LGMG SR818D diesel scissor lift in a tunnel PG Platforms’ new LGMG SR818D diesel scissor lift was chosen specifically for its hydraulic cooling system. (Photo: APS)

Specialist rental company PG Platforms has taken delivery of the first 10m LGMG diesel scissor lift in the UK.

Kent-based PG Platforms added the SR818D scissor lift model, which has a maximum working height of 9.7m and is powered by a Kubota D1105 engine, specifically for use of tunnel projects.

The rental company chose to invest in the machine after seeing it at the Cambridgeshire headquarters of LGMG’s UK and Ireland distributor Access Platform Sales (APS).

Steve Cutting, Managing Director of PG Platforms, said, “When I saw they had hydraulic oil coolers I was very happy to take them.

“Access platforms often need to travel a fair distance in long tunnels to get to worksites and overheating hydraulic oil is an issue.

“The cooling system on these LGMG SR818Ds means that’s not likely to be something they suffer from.”

Capable of accommodating four workers, the model’s platform has a maximum weight capacity of 680kg, plus a 140kg capacity extension deck.

Cutting said, “They also have large decks and can carry up to four operatives which is important for tunnel work where multiple operatives often have to work together to install large and bulky equipment, such as lighting, ducting and air filtration systems.”

LGMG SR818D scissor lift on site in a tunnel The LGMG SR818D scissor lift can accommodate up to four workers. (Photo: APS)

PG Platform’s new SR818D, which also offers a stowed gradeability of 40% and a turning radius of 4.75m, has already been deployed on a highway tunnel maintenance project.

Speaking of the equipment sale, APS Southern Sales Director, Lee Louder, said, “We’re delighted Steve and his team at PG Platforms have shown their confidence in LGMG and our service support. We don’t think he, or is customers, will be disappointed.

“Like all LGMG platforms, the LGMG SR818D is designed with a fierce focus on preferences of rental providers and end-users. It’s packed with smart features to make it safe, reliable and easy to use.”

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