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Kath Argent and Nigel Feeney from GWF Energy Rental.

GWF Energy Rental was established in Bishop’s

Stortford last July as a hire operation complementing our Glasgow-based Cummins generator dealership, and we aim to have several depots nationwide. The Show enabled us to find out about Cummins’ latest product developments.

It was also good to meet the Generac team face-to- face for the first time, having recently bought several hybrid lighting towers from them. I have been to nearly every Show, and it’s always great to catch up with all your industry contacts and see what’s new on the market.

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Jas Kundi from HSS Hounslow. It was great visiting the

Show. I met a lot of suppliers and learned about more new machines incorporating some impressive technology. I visited most of the stands and also discovered that I need to advise HSS colleagues about some of the items that we don’t have in our fleet, which needs to be addressed.

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Bill Leaver of Hire Station. I met lots of old friends, and probably could have spent another day

there, with so much to see. Altrad Belle’s new electric plate compactors look really innovative and other interesting products included Armorgard’s site security items, Lyte’s new GRP folding tower, Trelawny’s surface preparation equipment, Obart pumps, and Dri-Eaz equipment. You can also rely on Hilti to bring some innovation to the hire industry, and I was impressed by its new ON!Track tool monitoring solution. All in all, a great Show.

James Clutterbuck of WHC Hire Services. The Show is an important opportunity to meet up

with current suppliers and look for potential new ones. The Ricoh Arena is ideally situated, with excellent facilities, and my management team and I are able to take time out of our busy timetables to attend. We placed orders for JCB’s new five-tonne 51R and 1.5-tonne 8018 excavators, and 14m telehandlers. Other purchases included 14 more Thwaites dumpers from BTE Plant Sales, 12 Bomag BW80 and BW120 rollers, and 40 GH94BT plant trailers from Ifor Williams. It wasn’t just about plant, though. Orders were placed to help widen our tool and equipment fleet,

including new concrete planing machines from


John Davies, centre, and Gavin Lawrence, left, of Hire-It! Kidderminster. With all the extra stands we were struggling to see everything in one day.

The Hooka from Hook-Up Solutions was amongst the products that caught our eye, as it solves the problem of moving heavy deliveries of blocks or bricks and bags of sand from kerbside delivery through narrow entrances, to get to the rear of buildings.

It was also good to see the new Takeuchi micro digger, and the breaker trolleys displayed by Morris and Eurogate look interesting, as they allow heavy-duty breakers from an existing hire fleet to be used as a tile lifting machine. The Morris powered hand truck enabling one person to load a van could be useful when you are short of staff, and we were impressed by the new H-class vacuums from Dustcontrol and Hire Supply Co.


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