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What is the principal cost advantage of mast climbing systems?
When are mast climbing systems at their most efficient? 
How high can mast climbing systems be used?
Are mast climbing systems efficient at lower heights? 
Are mast climbing systems only in standard models?
Are mast climbing systems high or low maintenance? 
When do mast climbing systems need anchoring?
What happens in the event of a power failure?
Are work platforms mobile?

What are the principal cost advantages of mast climbing systems?

Mast climbing systems can increase productivity by 30% or more. They are more ergonomically efficient; they reduce the amount of equipment needed on the job, and are safer.  Materials and tools are always within easy reach.  The long platforms available speed up work on wide facades.   Mast climbers have low maintenance costs, are easy to service and built for quick and easy erection and dismantling.
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When are mast climbing systems at their most efficient? 

Mast climbing work platforms are ideal for a variety of projects including construction, renovation, or demolition where schedules are tight, where there are heavy loads or construction materials and the workplace is above 4.8m.
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How high can mast climbing systems be used?

Our HEK MSM Super Mast Climbing system can be operated up to a height of 250m as it was on the Q1 project on the Gold Coast – the world’s tallest residential building.
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Are mast climbing systems efficient at lower heights? 

Mast climbing systems are useful for all types of projects, including low-rise. For example, they can be used for glazing, painting or masonry works even at a height of 6m.
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Are mast climbing systems only available in standard models?

Most applications use standard models but Scotia Access Systems Australia can just as easily design a mast climbing system to meet almost any need.
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Are mast climbing systems high or low maintenance?

Mast climbers require little maintenance compared to other powered access equipment. 
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When do mast climbing systems need anchoring?

Some systems can free-stand up to 20m.  Others are anchored from between 6m to 8m.
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What happens in the event of a power failure?

Mast climbing systems are equipped with a centrifugal brake to provide for controlled descent in the event of a power failure and can be lowered by hand under fully automatic speed regulation from the platform.
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Are mast climbing systems mobile?

Mobile, truck mounted models are available and all mast climbing systems can be transported on any normal truck.
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