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Are you tired of hiring worn out vehicles that break down or cause problems during a job? Whether you’re window cleaning, painting and decorating or carrying out essential building repairs, Highway Hire is pleased to introduce a new vehicle mounted MEWP to its fleet.

The brand new 3.5t Ford Transit Van with 12.5m Telescopic Boom is ideal for long term projects where you need one or more MEWP for working at height. It takes away the hassle and cost of buying brand new vehicles, and gives you reliable machinery on a long term basis with competitive rates.

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions about the features and benefits of our latest vehicle mounted MEWP to help you decide if it could be a viable option for your next project.

What is the make and model of the new MEWP?

It is a NEW 2015 3.5t Ford Transit Van fitted with 12.5m Versalift ET36LF Boom Lift. The vehicle has a working height of 13m and horizontal outreach of 7.3m. It includes a telescopic, 110 degree fly-boom.

3.5t Ford Transit Van fitted with 12.5m Versalift ET36LF Boom Lift     2015 3.5t Ford Transit Van fitted with 12.5m Versalift ET36LF Boom Lift

The following diagram shows the working height and outreach of the boom lift:



 What are the features of the van?

The Ford Transit 350M 2.2TDCi (100 ps) is a four-wheel drive, Euro V van with a semi high roof and full steel bulkhead. It is a medium wheel based van with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes. The diagram below shows the van and boom lift in more detail:

Ford Transit 350M 2.2TDCi

What are the features of the boom lift?

The telescopic boom is manufactured and installed to a high specification and tested in accordance with BSEN280: 2001 regulations. The key features and benefits are outlined below:

Tough construction for two-man operation

Made from steel and aluminium, the MEWP is incredibly well-built and able to withstand tough working conditions. The bucket is built from fibreglass, with an integral finger guard and two harness anchors allowing a two-man operation with a weight capacity of 200kg SWL. There is a spare payload of 300kg, which includes fuel plus a driver and passenger.

Reaches far and wide

The MEWP articulates from –8o to +80o with a horizontal outreach of 7.3m. It has a 360° non continuous rotation and an optimised reach envelope with 110o working vertical arc. This gives easy access to the underside of bridges and decks.

Packed with safety features

The MEWP has hydraulic stabilisers (jacks) which are easily controlled via the dashboard in the cab. The stabiliser interlocks ensure the jacks are correctly deployed before use, and the ground controls are on a 5m wander to give the operator full sight of the bucket whilst in use. The MEWP is PTO powered from either the vehicle engine or gearbox, and the handbrake interlock will make a sound if the handbrake is released with the PTO engaged.

Emergency power and engine shut off

There is an emergency power pack for all boom functions, as well as an emergency engine stop and restart function, which is accessible from the bucket or at ground level.

Are there any optional extras like amber beacons?

The following optional extras are available when you place your order:

  • 91 towing axle with eco pack (eco stop/start, switchable 70mph speed limiter, twin battery and trip computer)
  • Third key with remote fob
  • 256° rear doors, auxiliary fuse panel (A526) and twin beacon wiring (A606)
  • 2 amber flashing Xenon beacons
  • Plywood lining to the sides and doors
  • Highways Maintenance sticker on the front face of the bucket
  • Screen-mounted reversing camera with 3.5 inch colour/audio screen
  • Reversing sensors for bucket with audio and visual alerts


3.5t Transit Van fitted with 12.5m Versalift ET36LF Boom Lift     3.5t Ford Transit Van fitted with 12.5m Versalift ET36LF Boom Lift 2015

How many of the brand new MEWPs can be hired in one go?

There are four units in stock, in case you need more than one vehicle for a larger job. These are available two weeks after you place your order. Should you need more than four vehicles, these can be available within 10-12 weeks.

How long can they be hired for?

Hire terms are flexible but they are particularly cost-effective for long term projects of 12 months or longer. There are excellent hire rates available, so whatever your hire requirements, the Highway Hire team will be pleased to discuss your needs in more detail.

How we can help

Highway Hire takes the hassle out of hiring, with competitive rates on a range of MEWPs. If the new MEWP is not suitable for your job, take a look at the other mobile elevated work platforms available for hire or call 0845 600 2028 and our friendly and experienced team of advisors will be pleased to provide a free evaluation and quotation.