South African sales and rental company Eazi Access has ordered 178 JLG platforms in a deal worth $9 million.

The order includes the 150 ft 1500AJP articulated boom lift the first in Africa. The new boom offers a working height of 48 metres, an outreach 23.5 metres at an up and over height of 18.4 metres. Maximum capacity is 450kg, and the 2.4 metre articulating jib, has 130 degrees of articulation and 125 degrees of horizontal rotation – 55 degrees to the right and 70 degrees to the left.

The latest order follows a $6.3 million order placed in December for 100 units. The new machines will be go into the company’s sales inventory as well as its rental fleet. Eazi represents JLG across Southern Africa. It sells and rents aerial lifts, telehandlers and spider cranes.

Eazi chief executive Brett Fleming said: “We are committed to making a difference to our customers lives through continual product innovation which offers work-at-height and material handling solutions, enabling efficiencies, cost savings, productivity improvements and, above all, high standards of safety. Investments into new products like the 1500AJP will complement our fleet, ensuring we remain market leading”.

Jonathan Dawson of JLG added: “It is great for JLG to have a partner like Eazi making bold strides and investments not only in the renewal of their fleet but also driving growth and taking a leadership position in the Southern African market. The units will be delivered to South Africa in a staged approach with the first shipments having just arrived.“

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