PRESS RELEASE: Wilson Access Machines Tackle Theme Park Ride

Wilson Access tracked mounted access platforms were hired by contractors working on one of the most thrill-seeking theme park rides at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire.

Whittle Programmed Maintenance hired two Teupen Leo 21 machines for cleaning and painting work on the theme park’s extreme ride, the Flip Flop.

Andrew Simpson, Whittle Programmed Maintenance Operations Manager, said: “We told Wilson Access the type of work we needed to carry out on the Flip Flop and they conducted a site survey before recommending the Leo 21 machines.

“The Flip Flop ride is situated over a vast water filled basin and, once the water was drained away, we needed to get powered access equipment into the basin to begin our work. The Wilson Access machines were an excellent choice. Because they are track mounted they didn’t cause damage to the grassed area around the ride and easily negotiated the raised kerbsurrounding the basin. They also offered our two-man crew easy access to the complex structure of the ride.”

The Wilson Access Leo 21 has a working height of 21m and an outreach of 12m. It is one of the few tracked mounted units to offer a full 250kg lifting capacity, even at full outreach. Its non-marking tracks means that it is ideal for internal applications and built in outrigger pads provide low point loadings for sensitive surfaces.