Designed by Access XL, the lifts are specified for operation with double-deck and urban trailers. Being British-built are not expected to present any tariff or supply problems post-Brexit, says the company.
Home Bargains’ fleet and compliance manager Alan Beech said: “This is a busy operation, and we take every measure to guard against potential vehicle down-time or issues which could interrupt the flow of goods to our customers. In this regard, Home Bargains is comfortable in the knowledge that Access XL not only manufactures to a high standard, but also is ‘on the doorstep,’ which means any short-term requirement for back-up parts, service or new equipment will not incur unnecessary costs or delay.”
Working with Home Bargains’ double-deck trailers, the XL Multi-Deck is designed to service multiple, fixed or moving decks and incorporates Home Bargains’ own gate system. The hydraulically powered steel and aluminium platform comes with articulated front and side ramps and stows at the upper level.
For the single-deck trailers, the XL Column Lift also comes with a steel platform and articulated side ramps.
Both XL lifts are controlled by the XL Smart Controller which in addition to allowing safe and consistent lift control, uses a PLC (programmable logic control) system to provide service hours monitoring, diagnostics and battery guard.