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Goscor; Launch of the highest scissor lift in Africa Featured

The HL-275 D27 from Holland Lift of The Netherlands was officially launched at Goscor Access Rental’s Montague Gardens facility in Cape Town on 31 March, where IDS will be one of the first customers in South Africa to deploy the new machine. IDS provides a one-stop solution for affordable commercial and cold storage design, manufacture, and installation.

The mega scissor lift has a 6.15 m by 2.50 m deck measuring 8.25 by 2.50 m when extended fully. The biggest machine available in South Africa at the moment has a 5.55 m by 2.50 m deck measuring 7.55 m by 2.50 when extended fully.

In addition, the Holland Lift machine features a wheel base that is 60 cm longer. It is also capable of lifting a ton up to its full working height of 27.5 m. notes Goscor Access Rental General Manager Nici Verster.

Verster explains that the Holland Lift unit first fell on Goscor Access Rental’s radar when it paid a visit to Bauma Germany in 2013, the premier construction equipment exhibition in the world. The access rental company immediately put plans in motion to introduce this Rolls Royce of scissor lifts locally.

“The South African market will definitely benefit from the application of this machine, especially when you consider major projects underway at the moment such as the Kusile and Medupi power stations for Eskom,” Verster highlights. Applications range from cladding to plastering and general electrical and construction work.

In addition, Goscor Access Rental is introducing the new machine to cater for the latest trend in the warehousing and distribution sector for larger facilities requiring ever-bigger access equipment in order to maximise productivity and efficiency.

“All the technology we source is not only the best in the world from a features, quality, and durability point of view, but is also aimed at ensuring our customers benefit from the lowest total cost of ownership at the end of the day,” Verster concludes.

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