Alpha Platforms A-175 lift at Cell antenna replacement

Cell antenna replacement

Case Study:

Cell antenna replacement above high-voltage transmission lines

What was the challenge?

Our client, a well-established electrical construction company, needed to replace cell antennas and conduct maintenance work on a lattice tower located above high-voltage transmission lines. They required access around the lattice tower over high-voltage transmission lines to install antennas.

The original plan was to use their own JLG lift. To prepare for the project the high-voltage power line was de-energized and a team of technicians arrived at the site. When it became apparent that the JLG lift available was unable to be properly set up on a steep angle slope, the project was in danger of falling behind schedule. The client was looking for a quick solution since a high-voltage transmission line tower could not be de-energized for a long time.

The crew also needed enough room in the basket for four technicians, their equipment, and antennas while ensuring safety during maintenance.

What was the solution?

Alpha Platforms 175 foot boom lift setup at cell site
The generous size of Alpha Platforms’ lift basket of over 12’, its electric power, the overall value offered by operated rentals, and the all-inclusive service convinced the client to give us a try. Our team conducted a site evaluation, selected the appropriate boom lift, and successfully deployed it the following day.
After carefully inspecting the site and considering the rough terrain, Alpha Platforms chose to utilize the highly maneuverable A-175 lift for the job due to the enormous side outreach at a working height of up to 175 feet. An all-wheel drive, extra-heavy duty chassis, light boom structure, 30-foot upper boom, and a basket rotation of 2 x 200 degrees allow a record 130-foot side reach and provide exceptional mobility, taking flexibility and up-and-over reach to the next level.
The oversized 12-foot wide workman basket lifts 1,322 lbs of loads maximizing worksite flexibility and efficiency. This boom lift was perfect for carrying a four-technician crew and their tools, parts, and materials to the top of the lattice tower. On the way to the work site, we passed this JLG still parked in the grass.
The specs of our state-of-the-art A-175 lift:

What was the outcome?

Alpha Platforms lift is known for its swift setup, enabling your crew to start work in just 15 minutes upon arrival. This particular project, however, required extra effort to ensure a flawless installation on an extremely rugged surface. The operator’s diligence paid off, showcasing the efficient elevation of the crew and the lift performance.

Due to Alpha Platforms lifts' unique "up and over" maneuverability, the project was completed from a single setup location next to the tower high above the ground.

The lift did not touch any lines or hit any antennas while accessing the tower’s entire perimeter. Thanks to Alpha's next-gen equipment and the expertise of a professional lift operator, our Client completed the project within a short time of just 4 days. The client was impressed by the lift's smooth and fast movements and the feeling of the basket's extreme stability.

Our precise German-made lifts have become the height access method of choice for those who try them, as they combine unmatched productivity, safety, and reach.
Notable 175 Foot Boom Lift Capabilities
  • 12-foot extra large cage
  • 1,322 lbs lifting capacity for crew, equipment, and materials
  • Side reach up to 130 feet
  • Jib length 31’6’’
  • Parking in tight spaces 8’6’’ wide
  • Cage rotation 2 x 80°

Alpha Platforms has helped hundreds of teams like yours

Customer Testimonials
from Case Studies

Carlos Honorio Jr.
Honorio Designs

Great experience! First time on the 300 foot boom for a Local Law Facade Inspection. Vadim, the operator, was in complete control of the equipment and made the whole process smooth. Flagmen secured the area below and allowed my Client to operate their hotel without any disturbance. Honorio Designs Architecture, PLLC

Brian Rosado Hernández
The Telecom Company Foreman

Excellent service, arriving on time every day, responsible with the load limit, very attentive to the lubrication and controls of the crane.

Thomas Inciarte
Telecom Company Representative

Excellent team working with us, always willing to do anything for the best

The Signage Company Owner

It was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top-notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From the first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. We will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects. Thank you for your help!

Ryan Hughes

I had an emergency project on a 140' high voltage tower and needed Alpha Platforms next day. They were so helpful and expedient walking me through the entire process so I was comfortable with the deal. They showed up to my site next day and cut about 2 days off of the project due to the safety, speed and efficiency of their lift and operators. I'll never rent or hire another lift company. I would recommend Alpha platforms for all your high reach needs.

Liz Jones

Jon told me that it was a pleasure to work with Alpha Platforms, the crew was skilled and helpful, the equipment was top notch. Our installers appreciated the security of the platform vs working off of a swing stage, it made their job easier and more efficient. From first meeting thru to the end of the work day everything ran as smoothly as it could. City Sign Service, Inc. will definitely be partnering with Alpha Platforms on future projects.

Justin N.

That is a fine piece of equipment! And the competent, professional group that goes along with it is just the cherry on top. I really appreciate everything. I'm sure we'll be able to use Alpha again in the future as we get these opportunities. In fact, it will only help our business knowing we have a safe, reliable solution to these over 50‘ height challenges.

Byron Nivelo

We had an exceptional experience with Alpha! They are professionals, great operator team. Overall reliable, recommended will certainly return for my future needs hands down.

Nick Muhlon

My company used alpha lifts to clean a 14 floor building and they were great. Very accommodating, always on time, and will work with you to get the job done safe and sound. The lifts they provide are state of the art and can pretty much reach any low rise building under 250 feet. I’d recommend them to anyone doing window cleaning or facade cleaning, or anything king of height access work!

Mike P.
Building restoration services family business owner

We wanted to give it a try and see what this boom truck could do. We loved the idea of a wide basket that could reach up to 30 feet and get to the brick wall over the roof. The main reason we loved the truck was how it maneuvered the boom to lower the bricks inside a dumpster, which was located behind the truck. It saved us at least one extra day of work. It all went great.

Jason A.
Director of operations, family-owned regional electrical services provider

Alpha has the most efficient and leanest site setup time I’ve ever seen. My brother, who is the top climber of our group, first struggled to understand how this cage could go around the tower better than the crane - and when it did the whole 360°, he became a believer. Also, each laborer said how incredibly safe they felt - very different from the small crane basket. We were able to secure and push back the panels in place without the basket ever moving.

Joseph A.
Head stone mason, national cathedral

The project was performed successfully, and we were really glad to have contactless means of reaching the building, as we all know that pipe scaffold might damage the structure, in this case, very very sensitive.

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