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Summit Tower Hire unveils factory-first Scania P 440 SCR 8×8

Marco Peters, CEO/Managing Director of Summit Tower Hire with Janice McLay, Australian Diabetes Council Head of Government and Business Partnerships, Mike Wilton, Chairman of STH and Nigel Soden, Director STH.

Summit Tower Hire is boosting its fleet as well as drawing valuable attention to charity groups.  Its latest vehicle, a Scania P 440 SCR 8×8 truck built by the factory with a Bronto 50-metre Skylift with a new 3-section 15-metre expandable fly boom, was presented at Summit’s open day at Albion Park in Brisbane last week.

It featured the bright yellow Bronto S50XDT-J Skylift complete with the Bumble Bee logo of the Australian Diabetes Council, promoting awareness diabetes.

The new 50-metre Skylift was joined at the open day by a 70-metre unit already working for the company, also mounted on an 8×8 Scania P-series.

A growing number of Summit Tower Hire’s existing Bronto Skylifts are painted in the colours and carry the logos of charities the company supports, including Beyond Blue, which fights depression in men, and even a pink one raising awareness for the McGrath Foundation targeted at women’s breast cancer.

A second new Scania P 440 SCR 8×8 to arrive shortly, will feature a purple and black painted Skylift supporting Dragonfly Kids, a charity devoted to children who have par110ents with terminal cancer.

A third Scania P 440 SCR 8×8 arrives in September with an orange and black ‘Tiger’ stripe design. The vehicle is insulated for work in high voltage environments, where ‘tiger tail’ striped warning tape is commonly deployed on power lines. The insulation capacity of this Bronto boom will have been tested to resist 1 million volts during sign-off in Sweden.

“By painting our Skylifts in the colours of charities we provide exposure and awareness of their work, both during transit and on worksites,” said Nigel Soden, a Director of Summit Tower Hire.

“It is good for us to put something back into our community. Diabetes is a disease known only too well at Summit. Each and every employee knows someone who is affected by diabetes,” he said, before handing over a cheque for $2000 to ADC’s Head of Government and Business Partnerships, Janice McLay.

“Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in Australia, with one person diagnosed every 5 minutes. This means 290 people per day are told they have the disease,” Ms McLay said.

“There are 1.1 million sufferers in Australia, and this is expected to increase to 3.6 million by the end of 2017. The Australia Diabetes Council is incredibly grateful for the support the team at Summit Tower Hire has given us in the fight against diabetes.”

The ADC Bumble Bee design focuses attention on the annual ‘Buzz Day’, which this year takes place on 20 September, though diabetes awareness activities are expected to run through the month.


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