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EXCLUSIVE – Out of adversity

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown divided the business world into two distinct groups. There were those that cursed their misfortune and that just waited for the whole thing to blow over. But there were some that seized the opportunity to refocus, to regroup, and to look at how their company, their products and their services might be enhanced to meet the needs of customers in a post-lockdown world. One such company is East Yorkshire-based Aldercote Limited When vehicle testing facilities across the UK closed due to the pandemic,…

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JCB says viva Espana

JCB Access has secured its largest ever scissor lift deal in Spain with the sale of 109 models to leading machinery hirer – Rentaire. Supplied by dealer Walkia JCB, the majority of the electric scissor lift units have already been delivered, with the remainder to follow in May. Replacing Rentaire’s existing fleet, the order includes 8, 10, 12 and 14 metre lift height models and Rentaire highlights the popularity and prestige of the brand – inside and outside of Spain – as a key reason for choosing JCB Access. Rentaire…

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Genie casts security spell at Hewden

In the latest in a series of significant investments, national equipment and crane hire firm Hewden, has taken receipt of 30 new Genie® GTH™-2506 compact telehandlers. Available for hire nationwide, each machine is equipped with the latest Trackunit™ Track & Trace device, a fleet management system that provides advanced telemetry such as; hour-meter reporting, location tracking and machine utilisation rates. It also provides substantial security benefits such as geo-fencing, motion alarms and remote machine disabling. Providing a lifting height of up to 5.79 m (19 ft), a lifting capacity of…

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Bare necessities

Balloo Hire are one of the largest plant, tool, site accommodation and equipment hire companies in Northern Ireland and their expertise in the plant hire sector goes back over three decades since the formation of the company. Manitou construction telehandlers have been a popular mainstay of their hire fleet over many years and therefore it was a natural progression in the latter part of 2015 to order Manitou Access Platforms. Twelve ATJ rough terrain articulated platforms have been purchased by Balloo Hire with a mix of the three models, the…

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