Mobile Elevating Working Platform (Cherry Picker) MEWPUSL maintain and operate a large fleet of mobile elevating working platforms (MEWP), also known as ‘cherry pickers’. This includes vehicles mounted platform MEWPs for roadside works, and a variety of different access solutions for the works which take place in more rural locations across the UK. USL have MEWPs which can gain access through a 0.6 metre wide entrance way, to rubber tracked MEWPs capable of traversing the most challenging of terrain. This sets USL aside from other utility providers and ensures that whatever the location, they are best placed to complete the task at hand safely and to the required standards.
Pole Erection UnitsA mainstay of USL operations is the pole erection unit (PEU). With the capability to transport utility poles, tools and equipment along with the engineers themselves these all in one pieces of mobile plant are integral to ensuring that day to day tasks are completed correctly, safely and in a timely manner. Traditionally built on a 13 tonne chassis the PEU is equipped with a hi-ab style crane and excavating auger to make the task of excavating for, providing and recovering utility poles as safe and effective as possible. With the ability to transport numerous poles, dependant on size and weight the PEU maximises production capabilities without compromising safety.
Tracked Pole Erection Unit
The works USL complete are often in particularly rural, difficult to access locations. Years of extensive research and design have allowed USL to improve and add to their available fleet of vehicles with specialist off road equipment in the form of rubber tracked pole erection units.
This fleet of specialist Marooka machines allow off road poling works to be done safely and correctly meeting all construction design management (CDM) regulations and removing as much risk as practicable to ensure the safety of our operatives.
The introduction of these new machines in recent years has been of huge benefit, particularly with the rural roll out of super fast fibre optic broadband.
Work that in previous years would have to be done completely by hand can now be completed much more quickly, and more importantly safely, than ever before.
All Terrain – Specialist Rock Excavation
USL are able to offer to their clients a bespoke rock drilling solution, utilising DTH (down the hole) diamond tipped rock hammer technology coupled with air compression allows cylindrical rock holes to be dug easily to a depths in excess of 2.5 metres. This in conjunction with USL’s tracked pole erection units (PEU) offers a very cost effective ‘all in one’ solution negating the need for various pieces of plant from different companies to be on site simultaneously. The use of the tracked PEU also means that all of these works can be carried out with the very minimum of ground disturbance.
Roadside rock drilling is also a service that USL offer their current clients in different areas of the UK, they have a fleet of specially adapted road going PEU’s that carry the same DTH and air compression combination.