This shows a large wheel of the Genie 125 mobile elevating work platform. It has gouged a track into the verge and sits waiting. For me, also, this is work in progress.
I guess we have all felt ourselves, at one time or another, on a mobile elevating work platform. But some of us found it got stuck in the mud. Didn't 'work' that well. Didn't 'elevate' us quite as high as we might have wished. Maybe that was just as well.
Platform. A raised floor from which to speak. A place of arrival or departure. And more recently a verb: ' to no platform' = a student boycott, denying someone the right to speak. Because their speech may cause bad things to happen.
Hm. What times we live in!