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EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW REVIEW continued


Hybrid Takeuchi sparks interest


A crowd puller on the Takeuchi stand was the manufacturer’s new TB216 Hybrid mini excavator. It retains the 11.1kW Yanmar diesel engine of the standard version whilst gaining an additional 10.6kW electric motor. For operation inside buildings or at noise- sensitive sites, the electric motor is powered by a trailing cable with a high-level rear connection. As seen at the


Show, the canopy equipped model weighs 1908kg and can operate a range of attachments, including Takeuchi’s TKB72-S hydraulic breaker. The TB216 Hybrid is said to offer identical operational performance


irrespective of whether diesel or electric power is being used. Tail radius is increased by 260mm to accommodate the electric motor that can be swung outwards to allow service access to the diesel engine.


01706 657722 www.takeuchi-mfg.co.uk Sumner’s latest lift


Arriving in the UK literally days before the Show opened, the new 2500 Series of counterweight lifts took pride of place on Sumner’s stand. Four models are available with maximum lifting heights from 3.5m to 7.5m, with load capacities of between 300kg and 455kg. A two-speed hand winch is incorporated for handling heavy payloads. The products, which should be available from May, break down into two components for ease of transport and can be assembled without tools in less than five minutes. They can go through standard doorways, and the company says they


are suitable for lifting loads next to walls or over obstacles, such as window glass panels and air conditioning components.


01386 556278 www.sumner.com


Hot wash solution from CBD


Awarded Runner-Up status in the Innovation Trail at the Show were the Hotbox 15 and 25 machines from CBD Power. They are designed to be used with a cold water pressure washer, either electric or engine


driven, to enable hot washing to be carried out as required, more efficiently than on some combination pressurised systems, according to the company. Requiring less than 1kW, the machines can be operated from a generator or a mains extension lead. The Hotbox 15 is available in 12V and 230V versions, while the Hotbox 25 is offered in 110V and 230V. CBD believes the units can enable hirers to increase the potential of the existing pressure washers in their fleets.


028 8676 1696 www.cbdpowerwashers.co.uk


CanTrack’s Trusted device


Having changed its name from Custodia Systems last year, CanTrack Global chose the Show to launch its new asset tracking unit for the hire industry. The company has gained the UK and Ireland distribution rights for a durable, small device developed by a Danish company, Trusted. Marketed here as the


CanTrack Asset Tracking Unit, the battery-powered device is


only 68mm by 68mm by 25mm in size and can be hidden easily in compact plant or vans. Its resin-sealed components are enclosed in a virtually indestructible nylon polymer shell that is said to be fully waterproof and can operate in temperatures from -30°C to +85°C.


It is claimed that the battery can operate for over six years and that the use of mobile (GSM) and homing beacon (RF) technology, in addition to GPS, increases its effectiveness. The device provides machine utilisation dates, as well as monitoring machine movement and location.


01908 330385 www.cantrack.com 46


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