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TAH Access Platform (www.tahaccessplatforms.co.uk) is an ever-expanding access hire company based in South London, they supply Access Platform for all types of customers from Roofing to film companies.

TAH needed an 18t vehicle but wanted the footprint of a 12t so they can navigate the London streets more easily, they chose a Volvo FL 280 with a short wheelbase.

Derek at T.A.H Access says

To fulfill the needs of our customers we needed to purchase a 23m Spider Access Platform, I had not realised how crucial getting the approach angle correct was going to be, I had contacted a few companies and was only offered stock beavertail lorries until I found Shawtrack they worked in conjunction with CTE to get the angle correct even taking the time to visit CTE and Volvo to view the lorry and Spider before the build started. I would highly recommend Shawtrack and I will be back when we need our second lorry.


  • Short headboard
  • Kerruin hardwood flooring
  • Hydraulic split double flip ramps
  • Overlaid with HD expanded mesh

Make: Volvo
Model: FL 280
GVW: 18,000kg
Wheelbase: 4,100mm
Chassis weight: 5,360kg
Finish weight: 7,040kg
Body: 1,680kg

Payload: 10,960 kg