Fox Plant, the UK specialists for heavy plant and machinery approached Instant UpRight to find a solution for reaching up and over their fleet of earthmoving equipment to keep them properly maintained. The fleet, one of the largest in the UK is used mainly in mining and quarrying and requires regular maintenance work.
Up and Over Access Solution
Access was needed to reach up and over the tracked machines to carry out maintenance and repairs on the engine. The Instant UpRight Engineering team was able to get to work quickly to design a lightweight, high tensile tower system which was fast and easy to assemble.
The end result was a solution which was called the Terratower, a design which uses two cantilever frames with adjustable legs which can be lowered onto the tracks to support the structure and provide guarding while the mechanic works on the engine. In addition, an extra slide-out guard on each frame is used which can be positioned to cover any additional space between the cantilever frame and engine cowlings of different machines.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
The Instant tower is completely weather proof due to its aluminium construction, it is lightweight and mobile and virtually maintenance free. This enables Fox Plant’s engineers to use the Terratower both inside the workshop and on site in quarries.
Bespoke capability from standard components
The Terratower concept can be adapted to provide maintenance stands for all types of plant and equipment including cranes, access platforms, telehandlers, vehicles etc. The design is made up from standard components tailored to suit particular applications which provides a cost effective solution from as little as £2000.
Instant tower systems in applications everywhere
On the new build construction site, the Span tower provides the most versatile solution at second fix stage where access is more restricted and floor loading becomes a major consideration and lightweight mobile equipment is needed.
On the service and maintenance side, there are market opportunities for the aluminium tower everywhere – residential, industrial, commercial, transportation, educational, utilities, retail and leisure, hospitals, power generation and by no means is this list exhaustive.
- LIGHTWEIGHT – heavy duty aluminium construction – easy to handle, easy to transport
- STRONG – features the unique ‘Rib-Grip’ joint guaranteed for ten years
- SIMPLE – fewer components, easier assembly
- GUARANTEED – no warranty issues and now we have extended our 3 year warranty to 10 year warranty on all IU manufactured parts
- LONG LIFE SPAN – the product can have a potential life span of up to 20 years