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APL Introduces ‘The Safer Way To Sign’

SIGN FOR YOUR MACHINES WITH CONFIDENCE APL are now pleased to offer ‘The Safer Way to Sign’ when delivering or collecting a machine at your site. How does it work? Upon delivery or collection, your APL driver will give you the option to sign for the machine via your own smartphone – thus eliminating the need to […]

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APL Invests in ’70 plate’ Scanias

As part of our ongoing investment, the first 70 plates have just joined the APL fleet thanks to our friends at LC Vehicle Hire. After proving to be a great vehicle for our specific requirements, we decided to invest in Scania and their P410XT rigid paired with a custom-built sterling body kitted out with various […]

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APL Invests in Scania

2 Brand new 20 Plate Scania P410XT Rigids added to our fleet complete with custom designed Sterling bodies to accommodate the challenges we’ve faced with standard ‘off the shelf’ designs – featuring heightened chassis for construction sites along with increased lashing rings through the centre of the body with day cabs maximising body length for […]

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Something BIG Is Coming To APL..

APL are proud to have an average fleet age of just 2 years and that includes our trucks too! Because of this, we will soon be replacing our 32-tonne Volvo rigids with something completely different..👀

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Find Out What Steps We’re Taking To Safeguard Our Employees And Customers

New CV19 rules in the workplace implementing across all APL/APC depots. Clean, sanitised machines across our extensive fleet of Powered Access equipment and Telehandlers.✅ Recording employee temperatures every morning is just one of the ways were working to combat Covid-19. Safety for our team is vital and so we’re taking every precaution we can.. See […]

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APL Implements ‘Be Safe, Be Stronger’ Policy

New CV19 rules in the workplace implementing across all APL/APC depots. Clean, sanitised machines across our extensive fleet of Powered Access equipment and Telehandlers.✅ Should you need to call last minute in these unprecedented times, we are genuinely available 7 days a week offering sanitised delivery and collections as the norm! Freephone 0800 085 3709📞

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Saying Thanks To Our NHS Heroes

Saying thanks to our NHS heroes in style😎 Nice little convoy past Wigan Hospital yesterday to show our appreciation for the hard work our NHS and key workers are putting in during the Covid-19 storm.

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We are operating under our usual working hours during the COVID-19 outbreak

Here at APL we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them. -Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi […]

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Take A Walk Around The New Volvo FH16

Volvo Trucks has launched the new Volvo FH featuring a re-imagined cab, innovative safety features and a driver focused working environment. A key aim of the new design is to give the driver a more productive, safe and comfortable life on the road. Here at APL, we’re always looking for the latest innovations and have […]

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Snorkel Reveals World’s Largest Boom Lift at Conexpo

Snorkel breaks boom lift record with their new 2100SJ Snorkel is setting a new standard with the upcoming launch of the world’s largest self-propelled boom lift. Dubbed the ‘Mega Boom’, the Snorkel 2100SJ telescopic boom reaches to a staggering 64m (210ft), provides an industry-leading horizontal outreach of up to 30.3m (100ft), and an unrestricted platform capacity […]

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New Investments for APL

2020 is in full swing and new machines have been arriving at APL HQ left right and centre! Joining our fleet so far this year are: 3x JLG 450AJ Diesel Booms 2x Nifty Lift HR15 Hybrid Booms 2x Nifty Lift HR21 Hybrid Booms 2x LGMG LG5390 Diesel Scissors 1x Holland Lift HL-190 E12 Electric Super […]

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APL spotted out on site!

January has been another busy for month for us here at APL Aerial Platforms Ltd and we’ve seen our MEWPs being put to use in a wide range of industries including the internal fit-out sector and the construction industry Check out our latest shots of our machines in action below and if you see one […]

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Hire a Hybrid Boom Lift Today from APL

What are Hybrid Boom Lifts Hybrid Boom Lifts are machines that allow the electric motor to automatically assist the engine when more power is required (e.g. climbing up a steep gradient). When it is not doing this, the electric motor channels the excess power from the engine back into the batteries, keeping it until it […]

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Hire a Telescopic Diesel Boom Lift Today From APL

What are Telescopic Boom Lifts A Telescopic Boom Lift is an Aerial Work Platform that extends out and up as opposed to up and over like an articulating Boom would. As the machine is run on diesel, it is able to run for a longer period of time and offers reduced down time due to […]

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APL: Proud Sponsors Of The Contender VIP Boxing Event

Back in December, we had the pleasure of once again, sponsoring the final of the Contender VIP Boxing Event at the Hilton Hotel. Now, after much anticipation over the Christmas break, we’re pleased to be able to share the official video taken on the night. The event was a huge success and we can’t wait […]

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Hire a Diesel Boom Lift Today From APL

What are Articulating Diesel Boom Lifts An articulating boom lifts are MEWPs that have hydraulic arm sections that pivot on one another allowing the machine to get up and around obstacles. Each boom section of the lift is able to be moved independently, offering greater manoeuvrability in tight spaces. As the machine is run on […]

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Hire an Electric Boom Lift Today From APL

What are Electric Boom Lifts An electric boom lift is a variation of aerial lift that provides much greater flexibility than a scissor lift thanks to the hydraulic arm that allows the machine to manoeuvre around obstacles. Nowadays, more people are demanding environmentally-friendly equipment and more sites are requiring “green” building for new construction and […]

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Hire an Electric Mast Boom Lift Today From APL

What are Electric Mast Boom Lifts? As the name suggests, an Electric Mast Boom Lift is any MEWP that uses a mast to lift the platform. Mast Boom Lifts are a lot more compact than standard boom lifts meaning they are able to operate in narrow aisles and manoeuvre in congested areas making them an […]

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Hire an Electric Scissor Lift Today from APL

Scissor Lifts are aerial work platforms that feature criss-crossing braces that extend upward. Scissor lifts predominately only move up and down however most now feature an extending deck to allow for a bit of increased movement when elevated. Scissor Lift Pros Larger platform size – Scissor lifts are ideal for jobs when multiple men need […]

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Hire a 22m Dingli 2223RTA Super Scissor Today From APL

When working in the Construction industry along with other sectors, having a rough-terrain machine that you can rely upon is vital. Large construction sites will almost always have challenging terrain that requires a rugged machine to navigate that is able to withstand the most challenging of scenarios and the Dingli 2223RTA certainly fits that criteria. […]

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APL’s 2019 Year In Review

2019 as a whole was a massive milestone for us here at APL, with the move into our brand new HQ really setting the wheels into motion for a fantastic year. So much has happened this year, so we’ve taken the time to compile our most memorable moments of 2019 into this short video… ENJOY!🎬🍿

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APL Sponsor Contender VIP Boxing Event

APL are proud sponsors of the Contender VIP Boxing Event taking place at the Hilton Hotel. Guest, Anthony Crolla with one of his fighters and champs camp Phil Martin Centre, Moss Side hosting a range of fighters on the night. The night once again took place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate where a spectacular 3-course […]

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APL lend a hand to Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home this Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and as you all know, it is the time of giving.. This year APL have swapped out the ‘Secret Santa’ for something a little more lasting and meaningful, all in aid of our favourite four-legged friends! Breaking from tradition, we thought that instead of giving each other little gifts […]

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APL helps revamp Trafford Centre’s Barton Square

UK Powered Access Company, Aerial Platforms Ltd recently provided multiple Super Booms to help complete the revamp of Trafford Centre’s Barton Square. As part of the £75m renovations, a brand new glass-domed roof was installed on the building constructed from over 1,800 pieces of glass and weighs over 250 tonnes. The interior of the shopping […]

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APLs Product Exhibition Day Proves Massive Success

Fantastic turnout at our latest Product Exhibition day, here at APLHQ – thanks to all who attended! It was great to be able to showcase the manufacturers’ most recent machines, added accessories and latest safety features.

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More Machines Delivered To APL HQ

As part of our ongoing investment into our SUPER FLEET and to ensure we can keep up with the demand set by our amazing customers, we have recently increased our fleet of Super Booms by investing in another Genie ZX-135/70.   In addition to this, we have also heavily invested into our fleet of scissor […]

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APL Invest In Snorkel

Following a recent trial of the push-around machines and after proving to be another reliable machine for our customers, we have recently invested in a number of Snorkel S3010P units sporting a working height of 5M and a lift capacity of 240KG! The multi-unit order of the Snorkel Push-Arounds comes as a result of our […]

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APL Supplies JLG 1250AJP to Preston North End FC

We always love hearing about how our machines have helped improve our customer’s productivity and achieve their projects on time and so when one of our JLG 1250AJP Super Booms was required for the renovation of this local football ground, we couldn’t wait to get down there to get some shots! Having over 40m of […]

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Dingli Provide Familiarisation On Electric Scissors

Thanks to Dingli for coming down to APLHQ today and delivering some tailored training and familiarisation on their line of electric machines for our lads in the workshop. Very productive day and great response from all of our staff!

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APL Signs For Nifty’s New HR12 Lite

Successful time at Vertikal Days this week as APL’s Commercial Finance Director, David Rimmer signs for Nifty’s new HR12 Lite. Same great features as before but now nearly 900kg lighter! (the machine that is😉🤣)

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COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.