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Hewden invests in lifting fleet

14 Dec 12 Plant hire firm Hewden has expanded its rental fleet with the purchase of 50 new JCB telehandlers and a pair of second-hand Terex all terrain cranes.

The JCB telehandlers are in sizes from 7m to 17m.

The used cranes are an 80 tonner and a 120 tonner crane, the latter of which becomes the largest in Hewden’s fleet. A few years ago the company decided to hold no cranes bigger than 100-tonne capacity and sold all of its larger machines. When loaded with full counterweight, the 120 tonne crane – a 2009 model AC 120-1 – can operate as a 140 tonner.

Hewden product performance director Mark Hogg said: “We have selected the best products based on the clear preferences of our customers and are again working with best-in-class suppliers. We have seen the utilisation of our telehandlers remain consistent throughout the year, so now was the perfect time to invest.”

“The purchase of the 80 tonne and 120 tonne units complements our existing crane fleet perfectly and means we can now cater for a more diverse range of lifting applications.

“Our level of investment is a clear indicator that we are determined to fill supply gaps in the market and provide a market leading service to our customers.”

The two cranes have been delivered and have already been out on hire. Full delivery of the telehandlers is due for completion in December 2012.

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