Is it time to buy an access platform? What are the benefits and how can buying one increase my profits?

The simple fact is it’s a big decision, it’s a machine we often hire on a regular basis but when do we know the answer to the BIG question…is it time to buy an Access Platform, and which is the best one to buy?

Reasons to buy an access platform:


Access platforms provide a safe and stable working platform at various heights. Arborists often work high above the ground, and having a secure and controlled working environment reduces the risk of accidents and falls.

Speed / Efficiency

Access platforms allow arborists to reach tall or hard-to-access areas quickly and efficiently. This can lead to increased productivity and the ability to complete more jobs in a shorter amount of time.


Tree surgery companies can use access platforms for a wide range of applications, including pruning, trimming, and tree removal. These machines offer flexibility in terms of reach and mobility, making it easier to work on trees of different sizes and in various locations. Owning an access platform will also often open up more job opportunities and help you increase your businesses revenue streams.


Access platforms provide precise control and positioning, enabling arborists to make accurate cuts and operate in challenging environments without causing unnecessary damage to the tree or surrounding areas and structures.

Customer satisfaction

Having the equipment to perform tree care efficiently and safely can lead to satisfied customers, repeat business, and positive referrals.

Reduced physical strain

Using an access platform can reduce the physical strain on arborists. This is especially important for prolonged or complex jobs that may require long hours of work at height.

Access to emergency situations

When emergency tree work is required, such as removing a tree that poses a safety hazard after a storm, having an access platform can allow arborists to respond quickly and effectively

Competitive advantage

Owning an access platform can set your tree service business apart from competitors who do not have this equipment, allowing you to offer a broader range of services and potentially charge higher rates.

Cost savings

Over time, owning an access platform can lead to cost savings compared to hiring one for each job. It will reduce downtime and the logistical challenges of short-term hires.

A good investment

While access platforms can be expensive, they are an investment that can pay off over time. Asset finance with Arblease is a great way to spread the cost of ownership and maintain your working capital. The access platform you buy may also hold its value and give you an asset value to add to your balance sheet. A healthy balance sheet will increase the chances of growing your business with asset finance and mortgages.

Arblease can help you budget and spread the cost of ownership

It’s important for tree surgeons and arborists to carefully assess their specific needs, budget, and business goals before deciding to purchase an access platform. The decision should be based on a thorough analysis of the potential benefits, costs, and long-term return on investment. Its also important to arrange a funding facility ahead of any purchase with Arblease; this will help you get the best machine at the best price.


Is it time to buy an Access Platform? Which is the best access platform for arborists and tree surgeons?

Some leading manufacturers that can be purchased on Arblease and in the UK are:


  • AlmaCrawler: These machines guarantee high performance, simplifying the work of professionals who use them on a daily basis.
  • CMC: CMC is an Italian company, that offers a selection of tracked spider lifts with various working heights and features. They have been available in the UK for decades and are very well respected.
  • CTE: CTE access platforms are made in Italy. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Italy, which is where they design, engineer, and produce their access platforms.
  • Cela: Cela, an Italian company, offers a selection of tracked spider lifts with various working heights and features. They have been available in the UK as well.
  • Easy Lift: Easy Lift is an Italian manufacturer that produces compact and lightweight tracked spider lifts. These lifts are designed for easy transport and maneuverability.
  • Hinowa: Hinowa is a well-known Italian manufacturer of tracked spider lifts with a presence in the UK. They offer a range of compact and versatile access platforms suitable for various industries.
  • Imer: IMER Access Platforms, also known as IMER Group, is an Italian company that specialises in the manufacturing of access platforms and construction equipment.
  • Leguan: Leguan is a Finnish manufacturer that also has a presence in the UK. They specialise in self-propelled access platforms, including tracked spider lifts, designed for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Oil & Steel: Oil & Steel, an Italian company, manufactures a range of spider lifts suitable for various industries and applications. They had a presence in the UK.
  • Palazzani: Palazzani, an Italian company, offers a range of tracked spider lifts that are designed for versatility and stability. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Platform Basket: Platform Basket is an Italian company that specialises in the manufacturing of access platforms and aerial work platforms. The company is headquartered in Castelnovo Rangone, near Modena, Italy.
  • Teupen: Teupen, a German company, had a presence in the UK and was recognised for its innovative spider lifts and access equipment. They provide a wide range of options for different applications.


Arblease has been funding Access Platforms for over a decade. I highly suggest you call our small specialist team for some helpful machinery advice and guidance.

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