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How often do you use a mewp?

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JaySmith   

To be honest at a previous firm it was usually if it couldn't be climbed for obvious reasons such as moving on the root plate for example. The firm I work for now has their own tracked platform so it does get taken out on occasions when you wouldn't have thought about hiring one. For example working some large London planes recently we used the mewp to get me in to the bole of the tree and back up after lunch!

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Marc   

Pretty rare, I'd say once every 2months.

 

Usually because it allows us to efficiently carry out the job.

 

occasionally it's the safest option.

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On 60-70% of our jobs we own it so are not hiring in,it also acts as our main tool carrier to jobs.

you tend to look at a job differently when you are at the quotation stage and think can I get access .

in my opinion it does speed things up on certain jobs .

others will disagree it's that old climbing v mewp macho thing.

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MattyF   

As often as I can.

Its paid for and quicker so why not... can't think of many jobs where it slows you down if any. 

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I think about buying one quite often, at my age I can't afford to be macho about stuff!

 

So I sit down and work out the jobs where it would have saved time and made me money.

 

They are few and far between, my work is mostly takedowns so stuff hitting the deck quick enough is rarely the issue, processing it and moving it is the key to doing it quicker.

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MattyF   

Don't mention mewps to skyhuck ! The man shits carabiners and climbing rope ...wears spikes as slippers around the house too.

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