PRESS RELEASE: AFI Boom Lifts Help Contractors To Complete Hotel Steelwork To Schedule

Boom lifts from the AFI fleet helped structural steelwork specialists Evadx to complete a steelwork contract on time at a luxury hotel in Cumbria, despite a spate of bad weather.

Evadx, working for the main contractors, Thomas Armstrong, hired a JLG 800AJ and a Haulotte HA20PX to erect 146 tonnes of steelwork and pre-cast concrete floors at the Lodore Falls Hotel in the Borrowdale Valley. The hotel’s £7m expansion and renovation project includes a new restaurant, leisure facilities and 18 additional bedrooms.

Kevin Thomas, Evadx Site Manager, said: “The two AFI boom lifts were spot on. Their excellent control and manoeuvrability gave us quick and easy access and allowed our four-man team to get back on schedule, even though we had lost some time due to persistent rain and storm force winds. The JLG 800AJ was particularly good as its articulating jib gave us ample up and over reach to the first floors of the building.”

The JLG 800AJ has a working height of 26.38m and the Haulotte HA20PX has a working height of 20.65m. Both boom lifts are ideal for steel erection and general building maintenance.