Truck mount hire, cherry pickers & boom lifts – the best to work safely at height.

Thomann-Hanry®’s highly reliable Palfinger & Ruthmann truck mount platforms are available for hire.

We offer a range of truck mounts for hire up to 37m and a team of expert operators.

Hire a truck mount

Are you looking for reliable and efficient access platforms for your next project? Whether you need to reach high windows, paint a building façade, or carry out maintenance on a tall structure, Thomann-Hanry® have the perfect solution.

We offer a comprehensive range of access platforms for hire, including:

  • Cherry pickers — ideal for precise positioning and delicate tasks.
  • Boom lifts — offer superior reach and versatility for various applications.
  • MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) — provide safe and efficient access for a wide range of jobs.
  • Truck mounts — deliver high capacities and long reach for demanding projects.

Learn the difference between truck mounts, cherry pickers, and boom lifts

The terms “truck mounts,” “cherry pickers,” and “boom lifts” are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between them:

Truck mounts:

  • technically not a type of aerial lift itself, but rather a mounting platform for other types of lifts.
  • can be used with both cherry pickers and boom lifts.
  • typically mounted on the bed of a truck, allowing for transportation between job sites.
  • offer increased stability due to the truck’s weight and outriggers.

Cherry pickers:

  • specific type of aerial lift characterised by a telescopic boom and platform/basket for workers.
  • can be trailer-mounted, truck-mounted, or self-propelled.
  • typically offer limited horizontal reach compared to boom lifts.
  • often used for construction, maintenance, and window cleaning.

Boom lifts:

  • broader category of aerial lifts that includes cherry pickers and other types with different boom configurations.
  • can be trailer-mounted, self-propelled, or scissor lifts.
  • offer a wider range of boom types like telescopic, articulating, and knuckle booms.
  • provide greater horizontal reach and versatility compared to cherry pickers.
  • used in various applications, including construction, utilities, and events.

Ultimately, the best choice for your needs depends on the specific task, required height and reach, mobility needed, and budget.

Trusted in London

Thomann-Hanry® are skilled and proficient in operating MEWPs and truck-mounted access platforms in London.

Having worked consistently in bustling areas like Oxford Street and Piccadilly, day and night, we’ve established a strong reputation for excelling in demanding environments.

Our machines can be hired with an experience IPAF certified operator.


Examples of the applications for our access platforms:

  • building maintenance — window cleaning, roof repairs, painting, and more.
  • construction — cladding installation, electrical work, and other high-rise tasks.
  • events — staging, lighting, and sound systems for concerts, festivals, and other events.
  • tree surgery — tree trimming and removal.
  • film & TV production — reaching unique camera angles and lighting positions.

Get a FREE site survey

Contact Thomann-Hanry® today to discuss your access platform hire needs and get a free, no-obligation quote. We are confident we can provide the best solution to help you reach new heights and complete your project successfully.

Call us on 0208 453 1494 or fill out our online enquiry form to book your FREE site survey now.

Truck mounts & access platforms offer flexibility

We operate Palfinger & Ruthmann platforms reaching up to 37 metres and can provide all associated services such as:

  • machine specification — we will visit the site and ensure that the specified machine can do what you need it to do.
  • licencing — we employ a dedicated team member, formerly with the highway’s authority, who handle all permit applications and liaises with local authorities.
  • traffic management — our operators hold LANTRA 12D qualification. We utilise specialised traffic management vehicles for installing traffic management on-site.
  • pedestrian management — our innovative pedestrian walkways enable us to maintain safe and accessible pavements.
  • groundsmen — our operators are available as a team if marshals are required.

Our machine hire is under CPA terms and conditions.

Thomann-Hanry® are members of the Construction Plant-hire Association.

Palfinger & Ruthmann machines and truck mount for hire

  Palfinger WT370

  • 175° jib
  • Telescopic basket w/ 600kg basket load
  • Max. height of work — 37m
  • Outreach — 29.5m
  • Overall length — 9.55m
  • Overall weight — 18t
  • Travel width — 2.5m
  • Travel height — 3.7m

For technical drawings, click here

   Ruthmann T300 XS

  • 90° jib
  • Basket w/ 350kg basket load
  • Max. height of work — 30m
  • Outreach — 23m
  • Overall length — 7.59m
  • Overall weight — 7.49t
  • Travel width — 2.24m
  • Travel height — 3.6m

For technical drawings, click here

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