It’s been a little while since we’ve taken a closer look one of our products, but this week we’ve got a new delivery – the Lyte HiLyte Leader GRP 500 Mobile Access Tower.
Today on the blog we’ll be reviewing the two versions we’ve got in stock – the single width tower and the double width tower – giving you all the need-to-know facts about the top-of-the-range new product.
Access towers: An introduction
Tower scaffolds are an essential bit of kit for builders and tradesmen. They’re perfect for a wide range of tasks, including rendering, plastering and window fitting to the more heavy-duty jobs such as bricklaying or roofing. As you’ll be working at a height with any access tower it’s of uttermost important that the structure is safe and secure. Lyte towers – one of the leading brands we stock here at Browns Ladders – guarantees just that. So you know when buying a Lyte tower, you’ll be getting a good quality, durable, safe product.
Available in single and double widths
The single and double width towers have essentially the same design, safety features and uses. The main difference you’ll find is the scaffold width. While the double width tower is 1.45m, the single width tower is only 0.85m, which makes it especially useful for working in confined spaces such as narrow alleyways or corridors. The length of the scaffold is the same for both, 1.80m.
Reaching new heights
Both towers come in a range of sizes, 13 in fact. The smallest of the access towers gives you a platform height of 2.20m (and a working height of 4.20m) while the largest has a platform height of 8.20m (and a working height of 10.20m). Each model’s platform height within the range increases by half a metre, meaning it’s easy to find the right Lyte HiLyte tower to meet your requirements.
Standout safety features
As with all our products, the Lyte HiLyte tower has been built with safety in mind. It’s compliant to EN1004:2004 standard and has non-conductive, non-sparking properties – due to its glass fibre material – and can be used in ZONE 1 AREAS (areas in which an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur in normal operation).
Safety features include serrated rungs for extra grip when ascending and descending the integral ladder system, stabilisers and toeboards, and unique patented anti-fall joints, which prevent the disconnection of joints and ensure maximum safety. Despite these safety features it’s important to remember the user needs to employ safe working practices when using the mobile access tower and ensure their working load isn’t any more than 225kg.
Built to last
Of course, when you’re investing in a staple product like a mobile access tower, you want to be assured of its durability and long life span. With Lyte products, you’re always guaranteed longevity. This particular tower also has non-corroding, non-oxidising properties.
If you’re one of the first to get your hands on the Lyte HiLyte Leader GRP 500 Mobile Access Tower do let us know what you think of it!