Any scaffold tower recommendations?

  1. waddycall

    waddycall Member

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    I’m looking at buying a scaffold tower for home use. Platform height needs to be around 4 metres so approx 6 metre working height. Would be great to hear any recommendations.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  2. mr_splatter

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    I'd go for a second hand Boss or equivalent. They are nice to put up and rock steady. I have a similar one (Alto) but they are less common. The cheap steel ones are OK but tend to rock a bit which is disconcerting. Had mine for about 15 years and its paid for itself many times over. Bet I could get what I paid for it if I sold it tomorrow. There are plenty of cheaper ones on the market but I don't know what they're like.
    Actually about to get some system scaffold from a family member (simiar to Cuplok) because I need to refurb some whole gables and the tower doesn't span enough, so also depends what you are doing. If you want to work on a whole house you might want to look at something like Cuplok otherwise a tower is great for a lot of jobs and is much nicer to work off than ladders.
     
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  3. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    You get what you pay for. I have 3, two cheap steel ones, and an ali youngman one. The steel ones are functional, but no adjustable feet, no outriggers and are a bit basic. I used a couple of scaffy tubes to brace them when hight doing the barns.
    The ali one is a quality bit of kit. If buying used see it erected and make sure all the bits are there. Its a youngman one but quite old.
     
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  4. More Amps Member

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    If you do end up buying one, just remember that they're very good at growing legs (almost as good as trailers, quads and power tools) Also be aware that shortly after acquiring one, you'll also find that you have a load of new friends you never knew you had...
     
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  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    A mate just bought a Me or Mee one. Nice bit of kit. Expensive.
     
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  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Youngman boss without a doubt.

    One of my best investments of the last 5 years.
     
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  7. More Amps Member

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    Ah, so that's what the ex-forum member did when he wasn't working for the NCB...
     
  8. reb78 Member

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  9. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I don't think we mention that name on here anymore......:whistle: :D
     
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  10. More Amps Member

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    Actually, I think Brad's mate may have bought this,
    https://www.popupproducts.co.uk/product-ranges/tower-range/
    Marketed under the name of "Mi"; looks well- designed and thought out, so probably has a pricetag to match. What a relief - no mention of a Lancia Stratos, outsize radial arm drills, or an unfeasibly large number of sheds stuffed with enough goodies to supply most of the forum members...
     
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  11. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    That’s it sorry, yes, a Mi Tower
     
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  12. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Wow - that's bargaintastic!
     
  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Aye, even with the optional outriggers it looks like a great offer.
     
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  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    There included in the 7m set.

    No means of leveling and no wheels though.
     
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  15. reb78 Member

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    Its reflected in the price to be honest. Not hard to safely level it or move it. Most of my uses don't require frequent movements and only one place is not flat level ground.
     
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  16. reb78 Member

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    This is it up so I can access the leaky roof easily.

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  17. waddycall

    waddycall Member

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    Interesting as that’s one I’ve been considering. I don’t think I could stretch to the cost of a Boss one either. Do the feet stick out far? Was wondering if that would stop it going up against a wall.
     
  18. MattF

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    Bolts instead of clamps on the brace ends I notice too. Full brace being coloured instead of just the ends/clamps is handy though.
     
  19. monky harris Member

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    I've a 4 ft steel one 5 metres high,
    Cost very little used..£80
    and is easy to store,
    It's stable enough
    and fits into an estate car..
    I've trimmed 6 trees,replaced all fascia and gutters,repaired garage roof..
    And lent it out 3 times for bottles of wine..:p
     
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  20. CompoSimmonite Member

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    I had two for work on my house. One a DIY and a borrowed builders type. Difference was significant as the builders was far more stable due to heavier duty poles / construction. My tip is get a rubber mallet for separating the section if they stick together
     
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