Nationwide Platforms Extends Specialist Vehicles Offering

Nationwide Platforms has extended the working height of its Specialist Vehicles division with the delivery of a 90 metre Bronto Skylift S90-HLA-X truck mounted platform

Nationwide Platforms Extends Specialist Vehicles Offering 


The UK’s largest access rental specialist Nationwide Platforms has extended the working height of its Specialist Vehicles division with the delivery of a 90 metre Bronto Skylift S90-HLA-X truck mounted platform. It has also strengthened its large truck mount offering with the delivery of a 56 metre Bronto Skylift S56-XR and its fifth 50 metre S50-XDT-J.

As well as providing a 90 metre working height, the S90-HLA-X offers impressive up and over outreach capabilities and a maximum 600kg platform capacity. It is also the first 90 metre Bronto to be mounted on the Volvo FMX 500 series chassis, which sets new standards in terms of performance, stability and manoeuvrability in challenging conditions and environments such as on wind farm access roads and construction sites.

With a working height of 90 metres, the Bronto Skylift S90-HLA-X is the largest machine in Nationwide Platforms fleetThe S90-HLA-X has also been specified with some of the latest innovative features available, including blue-tooth remote controls, a heated platform floor and a suite of onboard crane mats, pads and timber blocks to cater for all ground conditions. It also features built-in electrical generator and hydraulic power sources to facilitate the use of related tools from the working basket, plus a whole range of new operator and engineer safety features. 

Peter Douglas, Nationwide Platforms Operations Director, said: “With a long and successful history with Bronto, we have full confidence in its products, its aftersales and service support. In terms of quality, reliability, safety and all round capabilities, the S90-HLA-X more than competes with other products on the market and nicely complements our fleet. When it came to specifying the machine, we wanted to offer our customers and operators the very best and we are confident that it is the most all-round unit on the market at this height.”

Upon taking delivery of the S90-HLA-X one of its first hires was working on the Mersey Gateway bridgeRemote diagnostics and fleet software provides improved reliability and operator assurance, while the Volvo built-in engine self-combustion protection VCB valve, spark arrestor and continuous chassis-to-basket earth-bonding ensures it complies with the refinery/petro-chemical and power line sectors. Additional options like Bronto’s 400kg CW400 hydraulic winch and media lighting/camera rigs also allows for it to be used in multiple sectors.

Ian James, Bronto Skylift Key Account Manager, added: “Bronto Skylift is very pleased to be supplying further units to Nationwide Platforms and this further enhances the excellent working relationship we have developed between the two companies. The S90HLA will be the largest unit in the UK fleet and has been specified to an unprecedented level, ensuring flexibility to work in a variety of industries and workplaces now and in the future. The addition of the S56XR to the fleet also ensures that our latest technological developments are available to Nationwide Platforms’ customers.”

The new S56-XR (pictured above) and S50-XDT-J have both been specified to the same high standard as the S90-HLA-XThe S56-XR and S50-XDT-J truck-mounted platforms, specified to the same high standard as the S90-HLA-X, offer leading working envelopes for their size and weight. All three also come fitted with the latest camera and sensor technology to protect vulnerable road users.