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HMA Group’s Materials Handling Division has supplied 3 off insulated scissor lift elevating work platform (EWP) trucks for maintenance of overhead power lines on the tram network in Melbourne, Victoria.
The new vehicles replace an ageing fleet that had high maintenance costs. “We reviewed the existing fleet of EWP trucks that was to be replaced in conjunction with the client, including engineering and operational staff, in terms of their preferences and what new features were required. We took this information and, based on our own experience with EWP and road-rail vehicle (RRV) design and the relevant standards, came up with the design.
We involved the client during the design process, obtaining input and approval throughout,” explains Luke Vidal the General Manager of HMA Materials Handling.