UK Powered Access adds a Ruthmann T480

We’re reaching new heights here at UK Powered Access, adding a Ruthmann T480 to our fleet. The T480 has a working height of 48m, and a 32m lateral reach, allowing you to get on a whole new level.

The T480 is one of the best truck-mounted cherry pickers in its class, and has has the best performance capabilities in its category available on the market today. One of our favourite features is its unique upright basket, a feature particular to the Ruthmann height-performance series. Compared to other manufacturers, this lets the user reach up to three metres further once the working height goes above 20m. Reach capacity is one of the most integral parts of any powered access machinery, and we think the Ruthmann really goes the distance in this area.

In addition, the boom system can be pivoted at maximum lateral reach without having to be retracted. This means that exceeding the load torque limit is next to impossible with the T480. All movements at the job location are fast, smooth, and circular – not angular. Ruthmann also offer highly developed control technology, greatly enhancing safety and efficiency at the jobsite.

The T480 is currently in the new depot from, and we’re taking bookings now. Call Michelle on 0115 8383 088 now!

New depot opening in Quarry Hill, Ilkeston

Exciting times here at UK Powered Access: as well as adding a Ruthmann T480 truck mount to our fleet, we’re opening a top-line new depot at Quarry Hill Industrial Estate in Ilkeston. The new site has a large warehouse to house our scissor lift fleet, ensuring that they’re kept protected from the wet and cold when they’re not out on hire. We also have more outside space than previously, which will allow us to perform PDIs and maintain machines even more efficiently then before.

Work is well underway to get the building in tip-top condition for all the powered access staff, and we hope it will open so many opportunities for the powered access division, with top-line offices and facilities all-round. We hope to have the depot open and complete the move from Bobbers’ Mill by the end of April.

Christmas how-to with UK Powered Access

It’s only September, yet Christmas preparations are underway already. You may be thinking, where’s the link here? Nobody’s asking for a scissor lift from Father Christmas! Yet when it comes to creating truly impressive Christmas displays, proper access equipment is essential. UK Powered Access are here to help.

Setting up large-scale Christmas decorations is not easy. You may need to get lights, signs and other decorations up in difficult locations. When you combine this access issue with the unpredictable British winter weather, you can see why Christmas may be such a challenge. Thankfully, we have a solution to these struggles, and the solution is powered access.

The benefits of powered access

Powered access platforms are mobile, flexible and suitable for all conditions. Every year, councils and private companies use our truck and van mounts and our cherry pickers to put up lights and installations in places that would otherwise be unreachable. A van mount such as the S125RA 12.5m is perfect for zipping around, quickly putting up some decorations, and moving on. For more rough terrain pursuits, some of our heavy-duty scissor lifts like the Skyjack SJ9250 Rough Terrain lift are also great, being able to access areas that aren’t even on level or stable ground.

Christmas displays keep getting bigger and better. Every year, many town and city centres reach new heights of extravagance due to powerful access equipment. What’s more, you can put up such displays much more quickly than if you used manual, old-style lifting equipment. If you really want to be able to wow with your christmas display, considering the correct access is a must. UK Powered Access has begun taking bookings for the festive period. Call our team of expert operators to help you achieve your goal: 0115 979 1068.