The Australian utility sector is more dynamic than ever, presenting utilities with ongoing challenges. Altec Australia – manufacturer of insulated EWPs and crane borers – is here to assist with our rental and leasing solutions.

The AER has recently announced two measures aimed at cost saving. The first is a reduction in the regulated rate of return, making it more difficult to justify purchasing an expensive piece of specialty equipment. The second requires utilities to maximise the longevity of equipment by encouraging rebuilds. This measure can be costly and difficult to justify for a certification of just five years.

Altec’s rental and leasing options has proved to be a great alternative to clients. We’ve taken further steps to increase peace of mind and provide cost effective solutions with the introduction of new products and features in the Altec rental fleet.

Altec has developed a first for the Australian market with the introduction of a platform load management and material handling solution, standard on the TA55. Utilities greatly reduce the risk of overloading and provide enhanced safety for personnel. We are pleased to introduce a new Altec unit to market – the AT37P. This is a versatile unit suitable for street lighting, power lines and vegetation management work, with the feature of a two-man bucket. Our rental fleet includes EWPs ranging from ten to 26m and crane borers.

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Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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