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Since its conception in 2011, CPL has become the cherry picker manufacturer of choice for the UK utility sector and beyond. CPL’s rapid rise is the result of an unprecedented combination of factors: one of the widest ranges of products in the country, including insulated platforms; a dedication to quality that our competitors struggle to match; and a proactive team that is committed to providing a full spectrum of services, from design to support.

With three UK manufacturing facilities spanning over 31,000²Ft, CPL is the only UK conversion specialist that manufactures over 60% of  platforms in house.

CPL’s ATAT design is fully type approved with a 3.5t suspension upgrade, 7t GTW and all terrain tyres. With over 1300Kg capacity, this small but mighty tipping truck make a great first impression and is your perfect workhorse. Although popular within the Arborist sector, this design can be built with refuse mesh sides, as a flatbed or as a drop side pick up. 

Choose CPL cherry picker vans due to their compact size. The size and the light weight of the conversion assures you an easy drive anywhere in town. These vehicle mounted lifts are famous for their flexibility. You could easily manage your numerous maintenance jobs across the city, including narrow streets.

The CPL Pick Up Mounted Access Platform are the market leader for Telecoms, Rental and Utilities companies across the UK and Europe. The fully type approved units are versatile and will get you across all terrains with their superb 4 wheel drive features.

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Forming Relationships that Work

We make it a priority to establish and maintain good working relationships with our customers.

« Needless to say 12 months on and I’m still enjoying the truck . It’s an absolute god send I’ve not found one job that I can’t get into . It carries all the equipment I need for a days work and still has room for the waste or materials. The service from the guys from sale to delivery and beyond has been fantastic. I honestly can not rate CPL or the chipper tipper highly enough.[…] »

« I have always looked to CPL as a market leader, and was impressed with the MEWPs when I worked alongside them during my time at Ground Control working on the UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution tree and vegetation management contracts.  […] »

« I’ve been working in the industry for a long time, and I’ve never come across an access platform supplier like CPL. Their attention to detail, commitment to service, and their range of cherry pickers makes them really stand out. […] »

Access platform services 

Being fully aware that service is essential to the relationship we have with you, we do more than just offer aerial platforms on vans, pickups or tipper trucks. With our CPL Aftersales program, you have access to high-end assistance for partial and complete repairs of your aerial work platforms as well as a LOLER inspection service. The CPL Aftersales team integrates a maintenance package that works for you, the planning of maintenance services, repairs and other inspections useful for the proper functioning of your aerial work platforms. In this way you will immediately see your costs related to unexpected repairs fall. It saves you time and money This work platform maintenance service is supervised by our CAP certified engineering teams. Perfectly trained and each having an experience of at least 10 years, our engineers have all the skills to maintain any type of access platform, regardless of the brand in hand: Palfinger, Klubb, Oil and Steel, Versalift, Niftylift.

For an ever more complete service, we also have great expertise in the delivery of spare parts at very competitive prices. The failure of a work platform is very damaging to your business, that’s why we deliver within 24 hours all the spare parts you need (provided that these parts are in stock). Our spare parts service does not only concern our equipment but all known and recognized brands on the market such as Klubb, Palfinger or Terex

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Could you benefit from buying a cherry picker rather than long term hire?

If you are hiring a cherry picker for weeks at a time, you will save money buy purchasing your own conversion. At the end of your payments you will also have an asset that can be sold on or kept for several years if you maintain the vehicle and the boom. The second-hand market for cherry pickers is full of units that have been misused or neglected. If you take care of your unit, it will be worth a very reasonable amount when you come to sell it.
A basic van mounted cherry picker or 4×4 MEWP costs over £300.00 per week to hire. This is closer to £700.00 with an operator. With a CPL cherry picker you will receive full operator training and we have designed our conversions to ensure the controls are simple and straight forward.

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Why Cumberland Platform cherry picker’s ?

A Cherry Picker is a lifting machine used by professionals for all height intervention. This type of machine has articulating and hydraulic system composed of a boom, a basket and sometimes outriggers for the stability. CPL specialise in the conversion of very power full electric or diesel vehicles to Cherry Picker’s. CPL convert various vehicles into Cherry pickers and it can be 3.5t vehicles for you can drive it with a simple car licence. These include pickups, vans, trucks and lorries to name just a few.

We have chosen certain vehicles due to features that work specifically well as a conversion. These include low weights, the understanding of the manufacturer to upgrade the suspension and towing ability to meet the needs of professionals in the construction, telecommunication and other sectors. CPL’s priority is to ensure the best possible safety for its customers. Therefore, CPL has received EN: 280 certification which guarantees maximum safety for the user of its machines.

The machines are equipped with a start and stop system in the basket, independent emergency manual pump for maximum security and emergency stop systems on the turret and in the basket. We offer a number of options and equipment for your future vehicle. CPL will also work with you to ensure your cherry picker is exactly what you need for the work carried out. Finally, to ensure the maintenance for all customers, Cumberland Platform has a very competitive and attentive after-sales service.

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