Vehicle Mounted Platforms
At Hire Safe Solutions Ltd we hire, lease and sell Vehicle Mounted Platforms with a working height from 20 to 103 metres. You can browse our full range of Vehicle Mounted MEWPs below.
Vehicle Mounted Platforms (VMPs) are essentially MEWPs that are mounted onto the rear of a wide range of vehicles; generally these are boom type MEWPs also known as static booms and come under the IPAF Category Static Boom (1b). Vehicle Mounted Platforms may also be known as Truck Mounted Platforms or Van Mounted Platforms. The size of the vehicle will depend on the size of the boom: for example the 20 metre unit is mounted on a 3.5 tonne chassis (3,500kgs) with two axles, this can be driven on public roads once the driver has a full car licence. At the other end of the scale the 100 metre unit has five axles weighs nearly 70,000kgs. The driver will need extensive training.
The larger Vehicle or Truck Mounted MEWPs come from a number of premier manufacturers of vehicle MEWPs including Bronto, Wumag and Ruthmann.
Vehicle Mounted Platforms with working heights of up to 33 metres are available on self-drive contracts, where, providing the customer has the correct driving licence they can come to one of our locations receive a familiarisation on the unit and drive away. Truck mounted platforms over 33 metres will be driven to site by one of our trained and experienced operators. A Hire Safe Solutions operator will then operate the unit as per the customers’ requirements.
Vehicle Mounted Platforms (VMPs) are used for a huge variety of tasks, historically VMPs with working heights below 20 metres have been associated with utilities work and the larger units were put to work on wind farms. More recently the VMPs are increasingly being used in general and specialised construction applications, as well as in the maintenance of petrochemical and pharmaceutical sites, these machines are rapidly replacing scaffolding as a safe and efficient option for working at extreme heights and dealing with complex outreach tasks.