Summer 2015

Mildura Cranes and Access Takes Delivery of Four New Genie Scissor Lifts

Wednesday 21 October 2015 @ 15:21

Keeping your fleet up to date is a key part of being successful in the access equipment hire industry, and in this spirit Mildura Cranes and Access (MCA) has recently taken delivery of some new Genie scissor lifts - two Genie® GS™-2669 RT and two GS™-3369 RT models.

MCA co-owner Paul Morris said, “We believe in keeping our fleet fresh, with the most up to date gear possible available in it. Buying new Genie scissor lifts for our hire fleet is part of that process. They are good products, and the four scissor lifts are versatile pieces of equipment.”

The new Genie scissor lifts will be replacing MCA's older Genie scissors. The new models are very capable machines - the GS-2669 RT has a 9.75 m working height and up to 680 kg lift capacity, while the GS-3369 RT has an 11.9m working height and up to 454 kg lift capacity. Both can be driven at full height, and both have four wheel drive and the ability to tackle very tough terrain, which means they can be put to a wide range of applications.

Paul said, “Our Genie scissors have been mainly used in construction, both commercial and residential, as well as for solar panel installation. That said, all sorts of people use them, from sign writers to shed builders. And the fact we also have Genie booms for hire means anyone needing access to heights can be well catered for by us.”

MCA is a six year-old business selling and servicing access equipment, and offering access equipment and cranes for hire. They grew out of an existing Mildura-based equipment business, which was purchased by two of its then staff, Paul Morris and Peter Saunders. They changed the company name, and became MCA’s owners and operators. They have built the business up into the thriving operation MCA is today, and have increased the equipment fleet significantly over the period. Indeed, Paul says the fleet is now about 40% larger than when they bought the business, and much of the equipment, around 50%, is made by Genie.

Paul said, “We like working with Genie, they back up their machines very well. Their technical and part services are second to none. Their services guys are brilliant in helping us out with technical questions, and they get parts to us quickly, which means we can service our clients, even in remote areas, in a very timely way – which is a big seller for us. Good service is everything, and Genie provides it to us.”