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EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW REVIEW continued


Trust Ford drives forward Shindaiwa’s Show success


Shindaiwa MD Andy Munford described the Show as the company’s best ever trade exhibition, having secured three orders worth more than £150,000, from three Scottish hirers, namely Macgregor Industrial Supplies of Inverness, Palmaris Plant Hire of Aberdeen, and Martin Plant Hire. Machines purchased include the Powercenter 15 generator and Eco 65 and Eco 300 welder generators. “We were delighted with the level of new business leads, and we are confident that we will be announcing another substantial order from the Show in the very near future.”


01902 791855 www.shindaiwa.co.uk


Manitou on the up


Manitou gave the first UK exhibition appearance of the production version of its Man’Go 12 self-propelled boom lift. This 1.8m wide access platform has a linked single riser with a main telescopic boom and an articulating jib to provide a maximum working height of 11.91m. Maximum outreach is 6.69m and the basket capacity is 230kg. The machine has a chassis-mounted 19.4kW Kubota diesel engine and hydraulic wheel motors. The first unit UK buyer is Discovery Plant & Tools of Leominster.


Also on display was one of the new Gehl mid-range skid steer loaders. The radial lift arm R135 model weighs 2327kg and has a rated operating capacity of 612kg as standard, or 680kg with an optional extra counterweight.


01202 825331 www.manitou.com 42


Trust Ford displayed vehicles that have been developed to meet hirers’ transport and delivery needs, with one model at each of the Show entrances. Based on the Transit chassis cab, they incorporate a tail lift and items such as extra lashing points to meet Health & Safety requirements. Emphasis has been placed on reducing vehicle weight to increase load capacity without affecting robustness. Measures taken include using single, rather than double, rear wheels and swapping the dual passenger seat for a single version. The two vehicles have different bulkhead configurations, giving typical payload capacities of 950kg and 1020kg with a driver and fuel.


0161 975 5500 www.trustford.co.uk


Tufftruk’s skip swap potential


Having established its 300kg- capacity Bendi micro dumper and introduced its bigger brother with a 450kg capability, Tufftruk highlighted the advantages of its interchangeable skips. Hirers can offer customers either a narrower machine with the smaller skip, or a higher capacity unit that is slightly wider.


A Bendi was exhibited carrying a 450kg skip with a 300kg skip inside it. MD Ron Blackhurst says it only takes two people approximately 30 seconds to swap them. The width of the base machine is then quickly altered from 730mm to 850mmm, or vice versa, by switching the wheels.


01298 84687 www.tufftruk.co.uk


Seen on screen with Trackit247


Trackit247 showed visitors how its real-time, live GPS solutions can help protect valuable assets. With long-life batteries, the products are designed to be simple, functional and affordable. Staff were able to pinpoint the location of the tracking devices on a screen, with, three units located around the Ricoh Arena quickly found.


The company is adding a new device to enable the machine or vehicle to which it is attached to be remotely disabled using a PC or smart phone. New functions being introduced for vehicle systems include live traffic information and routing advice.


01923 608647 www.trackit247.com


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