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Robinson specifies Baumann for side loader renewal

23 Jul 13 Salford-based timber merchant GE Robinson is renewing its fleet of side loaders and standardising on the Baumann GX50.

The new side loaders
The new side loaders

Robinson has taken seven of the new Italian-made machines in the past 18 months, with the latest two arriving this month.

Each of the 5-tonne vehicles is expected to operate between 1000 and 1200 hours a year, with an anticipated working life in the region of 12 years.

Operations director Paul Kavanagh said: “Following a detailed evaluation exercise, we felt that the Baumann side loaders would give us the fuel saving, reliability and robust design for operation at our very busy six-acre site here in Salford. As Baumann is a specialist company that only makes side loaders, we felt most comfortable with the Baumann product. The company quickly impressed us with its product design and manufacturing expertise and, at all times, they were extremely focused and keen  to work closely with us to provide us with side loaders

“Historically, 12 years is the expected operational life for side loaders on our site and we are extremely confident that the new Baumann side loaders will achieve and more than likely exceed this timescale. Although our site is extremely busy, these are dedicated purpose designed side loader trucks that are working in good conditions, on a good road surface, on dedicated roadways.”

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