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Cherry Picker Hire FAQs

Once you have selected the access platform you would like to hire you can call our team on 03301 340 201 or you can log into your Wilson online account and order a selection of machines directly online. Our team is always happy to offer advice if you are unsure which machine is the most suitable for your project, or if you need to arrange a site survey.
Whilst there is no legal requirement to wear a harness, both the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HAE) strongly advise and recommend that a full body harness complete with a short restraint lanyard is used when working from a vehicle mounted boom or self-propelled boom type mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). You can speak to our team if you need to purchase a harness from us.
Yes we do! We understand that not all businesses work 9 to 5, 5 days a week, so we offer weekend and out of hours hire on all of our machines.

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The minimum age is 18 years old with a standard car driving license for self-drives under 3.5 tons (driving licenses acquired before 1994 can legally drive powered access machines weighing up to 7.5 tons). If you choose a larger, specialist or HGV cherry picker, you will need to hire a fully trained Wilson Access operator in order to operate it.
You need to pass a course certified by IPAF to work with cherry pickers, and they'll issue you with a 'PAL card' which shows what sort of course you've passed and what types of access platform you can operate.

Wilson Access provides a full range of IPAF working at height Training Courses through our sister company UTN Training. It is your responsibility to ensure you or your employees are trained adequately and are able to operate the access platform you are hiring in a safe, efficient and competent manner.
You can drive a 3.5 tonne cherry picker on a standard full driving licence. If you passed your test and received your driving licence before 1994, you can drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonne. If you're not properly licensed, you won't be covered by your insurance, so it's very important to be sure if you are. The Gov.UK website has a very helpful tool to tell you what vehicles you can drive.
Wilson Access largest Palfinger P750 truck mounted cherry picker can reach heights of 75 metres and our Falcon FS33OZ spider lift can reach heights of 33 metres.
All of our truck mounted cherry pickers and spider lifts are available to hire with a fully trained and highly experienced operator. We also offer a self-drive hire option on a small selection of our truck mounts and on our full range of spider lifts. Self-drive hire is available on our TM21 truck mounts with a valid UK driving license and category 1b IPAF license and appropriate vehicle insurance. All spider lifts are available to hire on a self-drive basis. Please see the question above for information on ensuring you are adequately trained to operate a self-drive hire.
Offered on our self-drive truck mounts, we offer competitively priced reduced hire rates. There are a number of benefits to our long term hire plan. Fixed, easy monthly payments mean no capital outlay, increasing your cash flow. All mandatory safety inspections are managed by us so you can avoid costly maintenance bills. This is ideal for multiple site locations. At the end of the contract you can choose to return the machine or replace with another machine or purchase.
Yes we offer free site surveys. Time is money and the last thing you want is to arrive on site to find that you don't have the right equipment for the job. Our free site survey service ensures that all our powered access platform hires run smoothly from initial enquiry to job completion. Avoid costly delays to your job by trusting in our professional team, who will survey your site and make the right decisions for your powered access platform hire, however unusual or awkward the job. You can have the peace of mind that your job will start on time, every time, with the truck or track mount in place.
Our main Hire Desk operates out of our Northern Depot in Rothwell, Leeds:

Unit 1, Cedar Park
Wood Lane
Rothwell
Leeds
LS26 0RS

However, as part of the AFI group of companies, Wilson Access are a national Powered Access supplier with coverage throughout the UK from one of our 21 depots.
Wilson Access operates by the hire terms set by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). Read more on the CPA terms and conditions of plant hire. You can download a copy of the CPA terms and conditions here.
If you need to cancel your hire, contact our hire desk team on 03301 340 205 or email us at info@wilsonaccess.co.uk. To view our cancellation policy click here.
Tracked boom lifts - also commonly referred to as spider lifts - are a working at height solutions that reach out as well as up on uneven or sloping ground. Spider lifts achieve this by using outriggers, or stabilisers, which level the chassis to enable lifting even on challenging terrain operating by either electric or a diesel motor. The lifts are also a big benefit due to their light weight and compact size, meaning they can operate inside buildings and only need a single doorway or gateway to gain access.
Our daily hire rate guide varies depending on the spider lift machine and duration of your hire but our rates start from as little as £350.
Our daily hire rate guide varies depending on the machine and duration of your hire but our rates start from as little as £400.
Essentially this is a HGV truck with a cherry picker mounted on the chassis that can reach high heights safely. These machines usually have stabilisers and offer great versatility and are suited to a wide range of maintenance and heavy duty tasks. The cherry pickers are also a big benefit for when you are working on multiple sites and you need to get to and from site quickly.
Yes you do need a license to operate a spider lift. The IPAF 1b category covers the safe use of Static Booms which generally have outriggers such as the spider lift. Our training division UTN Training offer this course IPAF Operator 2 Subjects 3a 3b