Severfield has bought six new machines: two at 10-tonne and four at 15-tonne capacity, with extended loads for beds that are 1.4, 1.6 or 2.4 metres.
Moving large items of steelwork around the country and around the company’s 22-hectare site at Dalton, near Thirsk, requires a lot of power, but also precision and attention to detail.
“In the past we've had problems with equipment not being up to the job,” said logistics manager, Ian Pope. “When it came to our latest acquisition, we wanted something stronger and durable, particularly in terms of the wheels and hubs.”
Baumann UK managing director Jason Reynolds helped refine the specification requirements. “These are large machines and require careful consideration,” Mr Reynolds said. “Working over rough ground and long distances is not uncommon for heavy sideloader users, so the need for durability is very important.”