Horizon cherry pickers rocking it up at the Download Festival
By Vicki Crowe, Horizon Platforms Account manager
I’ve never been to the famous Download Festival at Donington Park, but I’m proud to say that some of our cherry pickers made their debut there this year!
Download – the UK’s increasingly popular five-day rock festival – took place over a long June weekend with well-known headliners, Slipknot, Muse and Kiss taking to the stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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As Senior Service Engineer at Horizon Platforms I was involved in the recent decision to expand our fleet with the addition of the JLG ES battery powered scissor range. We chose the ES range due to the exceptional, class leading battery life and operator friendly control systems.
The class leading battery life is achieved by JLG using their direct drive system, using electric motors to drive the wheels directly. This is an energy efficient way to power the drive system as no energy is lost in heat. Converting power from an electric motor into hydraulic power via a pump as done by other manufacturers is less efficient, resulting in decreased battery life.
Also this system minimises the risk of hydraulic leaks as the ES range only has two hydraulic hoses on the whole machine to operate the steering. This along with zero emissions makes the ES the ideal Access Platform for food manufacturing environments, along with large fit out contracts for Electrical, Heat & Vent any many other trades.
Once our customers experience the difference, they insist on using JLG ES Scissor Lifts on every job!
Charlie Smart- Service Manager, Horizon Platforms Ltd
After a long silence from the blog, Horizon is back with some great news! Horizon has just signed a £1 million order with JLG to expand Horizon’s fleet of Scissor Lifts. This takes the number Horizon’s access platform machines to up to 230, an exponential growth since the company was founded in 2008.
Rory, joint MD of Horizon says,
“By selecting JLG equipment, particularly the ES battery Scissor lift range, we are able to further strengthen the support offered to our customers by providing them with additional value whilst they are working at height.”
“Our decision to invest further in the ES models was a direct result of customer demand. Many of our clients ask for ES scissors by name especially if they are on a large fit-out job where added run times between charges are a massive benefit”.
The new fleet of Horizon platforms include Skyjack diesel powered scissor lifts and Niftylift HR15 and HR17 Boom Lifts.