In August 2013, SafeSmart released a new range of maintenance platforms, the Cantilever platform, aimed at the machinery maintenance, heavy construction, and industrial maintenance market. The unique feature of these platforms was the large, self-supported 1m cantilever section, allowing users to reach over obstacles and get closer than ever before to their work area without reaching out from the platform. This was especially important when working on machinery with obstructions at ground level, such as compactors, excavators, trucks and trains.
The platform utilises the heavy duty design and frame of the Super Maintenance Platform, with 82 x 50mm aluminium RHS frame construction and a 4mm thick perforated plate deck making it suitable for use in the harshest conditions. This has been an important feature for many of our clients, especially those working in remote locations – who often do not have the resources to conduct effective repairs!
Already, the versatility of the cantilever maintenance platform has seen it used in a broad variety of applications, from accessing hatches over a wine vat to changing windscreens on Caterpillar loaders.