A brand new Aerial Work Platform (AWP), better known as a manlift, arrived on campus today (Jan. 15, 2016) through a grant provided by The McLean Contributionship.
The Haulotte 55XA, with a 55-foot lift and a basket that holds two, will be ideal for a large variety of campus projects, including building maintenance and use by students, such as carpenters for repairs on gutters, soffits, and windows; painters, for painting; and horticulturists, for tree work.
Jim Steward, supervisor of grounds and transportation, said each student who uses the AWP will take a class in its use and safety. “This lift is an outstanding addition to our equipment. It will save us much money by not having to rent a lift and in many cases works more efficiently than a ladder. It will certainly see a lot of action.”