Product feature: Almac Tracked Access Equipment


Almac takes Auckland-based Pro Services to the next level

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The 850-BL-EVO comes with an electric option

Auckland-based Pro Services has recently taken delivery of their first two Almac Tracked Access Equipment options, the 850-BL-EVO tracked scissor lift and the multi-loader from Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd to further strengthen their market position.

Seeing the potential in these machines was simply a no-brainer according to Pro Services Co directors Murray Rich and Neil Radley.

"What appealed to us most was the ability of the platform to remain level while driving over rough terrain.

Most other machines of its type are unable to do this but not the Almac 850-BL-EVO. It stays very stable, is safe, and what’s more, you can carry on working while you’re driving," says Neil.

Once positioned in place, the Almac tracked scissor lift has a unique stabilising system (independently Bi-levelling tracks), which caters for different work situations where it can adapt from narrow environmental applications to difficult or uneven terrain uses.

"Given the fact that the machine will be safe no matter whether it’s moving or stationary means that the operator can get on with the job and not have to worry about anything else," says Murray.

With a powerful Kubota diesel engine, the Almac 850-BL-EVO scissor lift has many other features, including being able to work up to 7.9 metres high. There’s also a considerable increase in platform size with a two-man basket (250kg capacity) and the ability to extend it to provide additional horizontal reach and extra room for tools and materials.

As well as diesel, the Almac 850-BL-EVO scissor lift comes with an electric option, which makes it possible to operate the machine indoors or in areas where the use of petrol or diesel machines is not possible.

Furthermore, with a 220-volt generator, it enables the operator to use electric tools at height so there’s no need for a local power source or associated leads. "With the broad base of customers that we have at Pro Services, this type of flexibility and mobility offered by the Almac 850-BL-EVO tracked scissor lift suits us right down to the ground," says Neil.

"This machine has a wide range of applications for us and is ideal for work on driveways, roller doors, steel fabrication, electrical installations, and general construction depending on the project."

Recognised for their can-do attitude, Pro Services have in recent times been involved with a number of large-scale productions as well as on small- to medium-scale commercial projects nationwide.

In addition to the Almac tracked scissor lift, they have also purchased, in conjunction with Murray’s company Rich Rigging, a remote-controlled multi-loader tracked platform to complement their portfolio of products. The multi-loader has a flat deck platform with 2.5-tonne capacity and independently bi-levelling tracks.

Rich Rigging manages all the art relocates and installs for the Auckland Council and has a rigging and storage service nationwide. Steve Armstrong, Rich Riggings general manager, and Murray have been all around the world installing multi-million dollar art pieces.

As part of Pro Services’ on-going strategy, they have built their own facility on Rosebank Road, Avondale just behind Bunnings Trade. This has enabled them to house their growing fleet of construction rental equipment as well as its other services, which now includes EWP training, transport equipment, and transport storage together in one place.

For more information about the Almac 850-BL-EVO tracked scissor lifts or multi-loader tracked platform, contact Youngman Richardson & Co. Ltd: Auckland 09 443 2436, Wellington 04 212 2456, and for South Island enquiries 03 341 6923.

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The Almac 850-BL-EVO scissor lift can work up to 7.9 metres high

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