AFI-Uplift Wrap Up Tank Contract

These two AFI-Uplift scissor lifts have helped to carry out one of the UKs biggest ever shrink wrapping jobs involving two storage tanks each measuring 60m x 15m.

The AFI 9250 diesel scissors were hired by PK Marine Freight Services to shrink wrap the two tanks in a special waterproof membrane for long term storage at Ellesmere Port Dock before they are shipped to an overseas customer.

Each of the scissors lifts had two 1.2m deck extensions, providing a total platform length of nearly 7m per scissor.

PK Marine Freight Services Managing Director Ian Kirkham said: The AFI scissors were ideal because of their platform length the shrink wrapping process required a large area to be done at once, and with the long platforms we were able to have three men working on each scissor lift at the same time. The job would have been a lot more difficult if we had tried to use a smaller platform.

The two scissors were supplied by AFIs Liverpool depot, which is one of 17 AFI depots throughout the UK. AFI has a fleet of over 4,300 boom and scissor lifts, which is one of the most modern fleets in the powered access industry.

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