A Clear Round for Terry Lifts
Terry Lifts has supported UK equestrian event, the Horse of the Year Show, with a temporary wheelchair access solution.
The British lift manufacturer supplied and fitted a vertical platform lift in a location adjacent to the hospitality area within the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) Stoneleigh.
The model selected for the occasion, the Classic Melody 2, is typically installed in around four hours and undergoes testing and safety checks – with a free-standing support frame provided to enhance existing anchors and ensure sufficient support for up to 250kg across two landing areas that are integral to the lift’s design.
Screw-driven and battery-powered in both directions with a travelling distance of around 1200mm, the Classic Melody 2 was manufactured and installed by customers globally from the early 1990s to around 2006. Although no longer part of the company’s product range, the lift continues to be used at the equestrian event because it is easy to operate and still complies with current regulations.
Grandstand Group spokesperson, Jane Warmington, says: “We have had a long-standing relationship with Terry Lifts for over 10 years. With their support we can provide all our customers with access to our hospitality. The lift is only required for the Horse of the Year Show, and I am pleased to say that each year, we have a brilliant experience working with Terry Lifts.”
Steve Bell, director of installations for Terry Lifts, adds: “Modern day equivalents that exceed 1000mm in travel require complex assembly onsite or significant cranage. They also need a more structural upper level to secure the lift to, something which isn’t possible in this application. The Classic Melody 2 is the best temporary solution for the Horse of the Year Show.
“We are extremely proud of our long-term relationship with Grandstand Group, and we look forward to working with them for many more years.”