Who knows the manufacturer? – Heavy Lift News
2 Jun 2018

Who knows the manufacturer?

The ladder boom extended

1. June 2018 

Spotted by a reader based in the USA, a ladder platform mounted on a Citroen HY chassis – for sale in the UK. 

The platform is one of a type delivered in volume to France’s national utility EDF/EDG in the 1960s.

This one dates from 1963 and is fully operational. It was renovated at some time to be used as an advertising vehicle for Mazda lighting products. The platform was very simple and reliableA side view

Ladder detail

We initially thought that the platform was built by Riffaud, which made this type of platform for the fire service but are no longer sure of that.

A scale model of this platform was built by Hachette during the 1960s, and restored models have appeared at specialist classic vehicle shows.

We wonder is any of our readers might be able to identify this manufacturer? SOURCE: Vertikal.net

One of the scale models

A renovated EDF platform

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