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Case Studies

Mainline Supports a Project at Leicester University

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The Project

Mainline have recently worked with a client that specialises in PVC-U and aluminium fenestration building products. Based in Leicester they design, fabricate, supply and install all over the country. Their recent project was to design, supply and install fenestration building products for significant redevelopments at the University of Leicester.

The Challenge

Our customer needed to build outer structures and glazing on the mezzanine floor of the building. Due to the way the groundworks and pipework sat, the access to this particular side of the building was extremely limited. They required the right machinery to access a certain height and outreach to get the job done.

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The Solution

The first step was to carry out a thorough site survey. Steve Matthews, Regional Account Manager at Mainline carried this survey out and concluded that the best machine for the job was the Height Rider 28 (HR28).

The HR28 Hybrid Four-Wheel-Drive (4×4) is one of a new generation of environmentally conscious work platforms from Niftylift. Combining advanced power-source technology with efficient 4×4, it delivers outstanding performance from a compact and low-weight design.

This was chosen due to the way it unfolds with primary boom reaching the height of the wall and the secondary boom has a 20m outreach enabling the glaziers to reach where the glass was being fitted.

On the second site survey, we suggested that again the site needed the HR28 to reach the hole next to the building where the machine stood. This versatile machine was able to get a 16m primary reach and then extend to a 20m outreach.

Mainline Summary

Steve Matthews, Regional Account Manager at Mainline explains, “The customer was really pleased with the machinery we recommended and provided to get the job done. A really great feature of the HR28 is its small footprint, which is why it worked so well for this particular project. As the site location had narrow access, it was imperative that the machine fit through to make this job possible.”