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Supply UK Hire Shops has ordered 40 Transit vehicles from Bolton-based Gordons Ford, specially adapted for hire industry use. Commercial Director Jim Field, pictured in the foreground with Gordons’ Business Centre Manager Paul Turner, was able to see the first vehicle of the initial batch at the Executive Hire Show, displayed prominently outside the south entrance of the Ricoh Arena venue. “The Transits will be delivered between now and the end of May,

replacing Mercedes Sprinter vehicles in our fleet. They have fuel-efficient direct injection engines giving better fuel economy,

Speedy launches site service

Speedy has launched Site Solution, a consultancy-led service designed to help clients map out and supply essential communications, accommodation and security requirements before a construction project begins. Once planned, facilities such as a landline telephone and broadband access can be provided within 14 days. The service can also supply CCTV monitoring and site

Hire Network success for Rapid Hire Services

Rapid Hire Services of Hayes, Middlesex, has won the Hire Network Award. “The Award, presented during the Executive Hire Show, highlights good independents and is based on our own experience when placing business with our members, taking account of their efficiency, reliability and overall service levels,” said Hire Network Director, Trevor Tinker, pictured (left) with Rapid Hire Services’ Director Vincent Jay (centre) and Sales Manager Jeff Crawford. The runners up in the Award were Instant Hire of Southampton and Toga Hire Centres’ Bow depot.

access control systems. Other news from the hirer is that Speedy Power has bought 32

hire-specification generators from SDMO Energy, with outputs ranging from 80-500kVA. Each unit has a 3-way fuel valve for an external tank with a heavy duty air filtration system for use in harsh environments, such as demolition sites and quarries.

Hirers place significant JCB orders

JCB has secured a deal worth almost £14m to supply a fleet of 350 machines to Kent-based H.E. Services Group, including 8018, 8030 and 8065 mini excavators, 520-40, 535-95, 535-125 and 540-170 Loadall telescopic handlers, 3CX backhoe loaders, tracked excavators and skid steer loaders.

JCB Chief Executive Alan Blake commented, “This year has certainly got off to a flying start; our order books are in their healthiest position for four years and at this stage the outlook for the rest of 2011 is extremely promising.”

• See TP Hire Profile, commencing on page 15, for news of more JCB sales!

and our drivers prefer the layout of the Transit’s cab. The PPS Commercials tail lift fitted to the vehicle is also excellent, and it has been customised for us with parking sensors and revising beacons that are de-mountable. We are also planning to replace 20 other Sprinters in our vehicle fleet with Transits in the near future. “At the Show we also concluded a deal with Dri-Eaz for a significant quantity of its new BD1000 building dryer. Overall there was a great sense of energy about the exhibition, with hirers doing deals, placing orders and showing optimism about the year ahead.”

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