Light on its Feet, the SD120T Steps up to the Mark

Niftylift SD120T from Mark 1 Hire at The Round House

The Round House, in Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, England, is a three storey Grade II listed late Georgian villa, and was recently in need of some important repair work to its lead guttering and roof.

Surrounded by steeply sloping grass, the Round House's roof and guttering had proven to be very tricky to reach for its owners without causing damage to either the grass itself, or more importantly the basement rooms located underneath, greatly reducing the slope's load supporting capacity.

In stepped Essex based Tool Hire and Access specialists Mark 1 hire, who after assessing the site offered one of the newest additions to their access fleet, the Niftylift Self Drive 120T (SD120T).

The SD120T, with its 12.2m working height and impressive 6.1m outreach, proved perfect for the job and its low weight design enabled it to manoeuvre around the historical site easily and minimal disruption to the grass. The SD120T's hydraulic outriggers allowed it to set up and operate on the slopes, while its low overall weight (and therefore floor loadings) ensured that no damage was caused to the underground rooms.

Mark 1 Hire commented:

"The SD120T has been an excellent addition to our fleet. It's economical to transport to and from site, manoeuvres easily on rough terrain and doesn't tear up delicate surfaces like grass. It can even work on rough, sloping or unprepared ground. It's a great all-rounder and is proving very popular with our customers."

The repair work was completed on the Round House in good time and the customer, satisfied with the SD120T's performance, has indicated that they will be more than happy to use it again for any future maintenance work on the historic building.

Follow the link for more information on the Nifty SD120T Self Drive Access Platform.

For more information on Mark 1 Hire's fleet of access equipment call 01702 545454 or visit

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