Vehicle Conversion Specialists

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Vehicle Conversion Specialists

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Since its conception in 2011, CPL has become the cherry picker manufacturer of choice for the UK Utility, Telecoms, Arborist and Maintenance sectors. CPL’s rapid rise is the result of an unprecedented combination of factors including one of the widest ranges of products in the country with Pick up Mounted, Klubb Van Mounted, Almac Tracked Crawlers and the full range of Palfinger Access Platforms. CPL are dedicated to supporting and maintaining all brands of access equipment with a specialist centre and engineers covering the entirety of the UK.


Almac offers a wide range of crawler scissor lifts, designed to be used in many sectors, from construction, rental, Tree Surgery and maintenance. All the machines offered by the company are safe, certified and equipped with cutting-edge and unique technology in the industry. Among these we find the bilevel system, a technology that allows Almac machines to operate even on non-level terrains and in particular situations.

Choose CPL cherry picker vans due to their compact size. The size and the light weight of the conversion assures you an easy drive anywhere in town. These vehicle mounted lifts are famous for their flexibility. You could easily manage your numerous maintenance jobs across the city, including narrow streets.

The CPL Pick Up Mounted Access Platforms are the market leader for Telecoms, Rental and Utilities companies across the UK and Europe. The fully type approved units are versatile and will get you across all terrains with their superb 4 wheel drive features.

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Forming Relationships that Work

We make it a priority to establish and maintain good working relationships with our customers.

« CPL has been a long and trusted partner of Access Hire. CPL’s senior team ambition, focus on product development/innovation and “can do” attitude has enabled the continuing growth of both businesses into new sectors and markets.[…] »

« Needless to say 12 months on and I’m still enjoying the truck . It’s an absolute god send I’ve not found one job that I can’t get into . It carries all the equipment I need for a days work and still has room for the waste or materials. The service from the guys from sale to delivery and beyond has been fantastic. I honestly can not rate CPL or the chipper tipper highly enough.[…] »

« I have always looked to CPL as a market leader, and was impressed with the MEWPs when I worked alongside them during my time at Ground Control working on the UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution tree and vegetation management contracts.  […] »

Access Platform Support

Being fully aware that service is essential to the relationship we have with you, we do more than just offer aerial platforms on vans, pickups or tipper trucks. With our CPL support program, you have access to high-end assistance for partial and complete repairs of your aerial work platforms as well as a LOLER inspection service. The CPL Customer support team integrates a care package that works for you, the planning of maintenance services, repairs and other inspections useful for the proper functioning of your aerial work platforms. In this way you will immediately see your costs related to unexpected repairs fall. It saves you time and money This work platform maintenance service is supervised by our CAP certified engineering teams. Perfectly trained and each having an experience of at least 5 years, our engineers have all the skills to maintain any type of access platform, regardless of the brand: Palfinger, Klubb, Oil and Steel, Versalift, Niftylift.

For an ever more complete service, we also have great expertise in the delivery of spare parts at very competitive prices. The failure of a work platform is very damaging to your business, that’s why we deliver within 24 hours all the spare parts you need (provided that these parts are in stock). Our spare parts service does not only concern our equipment but all known and recognized brands on the market such as KLUBB, Almac, Socage, Versalift, Terex, Niftylift and Palfinger.

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Could you benefit from buying a cherry picker rather than long term hire?

If you are hiring a cherry picker for weeks at a time, you will save money buy purchasing your own conversion. At the end of your payments you will also have an asset that can be sold on or kept for several years if you maintain the vehicle and the boom. The second-hand market for cherry pickers is full of units that have been misused or neglected. If you take care of your unit, it will be worth a very reasonable amount when you come to sell it.
A basic van mounted cherry picker or 4×4 MEWP costs over £300.00 per week to hire. This is closer to £700.00 with an operator. With a CPL cherry picker you will receive full operator training and we have designed our conversions to ensure the controls are simple and straight forward.

Do not hesitate to talk to us about hire and lease. If you would prefer this route, we work with the countries leading companies and can point you in the right direction.

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Why Cumberland Platforms cherry pickers?

A Cherry Picker is a lifting machine used by professionals for all height interventions. This type of machine has articulating or telescopic and hydraulic systems composed of a boom, a basket and sometimes outriggers for the stability. CPL specialise in the conversion of very powerful electric or diesel vehicles to Cherry Pickers. CPL convert various vehicles into Cherry pickers including pickups, vans, trucks and chassis to name just a few.

We have chosen certain vehicles due to features that work specifically well as a conversion. These include low weights, the understanding of the manufacturer to upgrade the suspension and towing ability. CPL’s priority is to ensure the best possible safety for its customers. Therefore, CPL has received manufacturer approvals, Type Approvals or IVA test compliant conversions.

The machines are equipped with a start and stop system in the basket, independent emergency manual pumps for maximum security and emergency stop systems on the turret and in the basket. We offer a number of options and equipment for your future fleet. CPL will also work with you to ensure your cherry picker is the correct fit for the work carried out. Finally, to ensure the maintenance for all customers, CPL has a very competitive and attentive national support service.