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January 2018 Kier Highways Take Delivery Of New Barrier Rig Vehicle

26t Barrier Rig vehicle, built by long standing supplier TH Whites, goes out to Kier Highways.

Built on a Mercedes Antos 2535 truck supplied by Northside Truck & Van Ltd, the onboard Palfinger PK 19.001 SLD5 with an A boom is supplied with a radio remote control for improved usability and safety. Its intelligent, lightweight design provides higher payloads with a lifting capacity of 6200kg and a maximum hydraulic outreach of 14.8 metres.

Built for heavy duty pile driving, the Orteco HD 800 truck mounted Pile Driver has a hydraulic rotation system enabling operation from either side of the vehicle, as well as the ability to deliver 680 blows per minute with a 1060 joule hammer.

These premium, powerful units are complemented by installation on a custom-built body from T H WHITE Lorry Cranes - a twin access, triple drop side solution with fall prevention system.

Additional features include 180o hydraulic, tiltable support legs; non-slip access stairs with safety door; integrated hand hygiene dispensers; work lighting; large storage compartments and Chapter 8 compliant vehicle markings.

Mitch Barnes, LC Vehicle Hire Operations Manager, who collaborated with Kier commented, “this vehicle is another specialist addition to the LC fleet that is tailormade to the customer’s requirements.”

Antony Fensom, Fleet Engineer at LC Vehicle Hire said, “The quality of the complete build delivered by T H WHITE is second-to-none. Their ability to provide a one stop shop for the whole installation including whole vehicle type approval, the knowledge of the sales, technical and service teams and the nationwide support from the service engineers helps LC Vehicle Hire supply specialist vehicles across the country with confidence.”

Karl Simpson, Regional Transport and Plant Manager at Kier and responsible for developing and maintaining the fleet, says:

Kier Highways introduces the latest vehicles to the fleet to meet and exceed our client’s requirements. New, high specification vehicles also aid our workforce in carrying out their jobs effectively, reducing manual handling requirements and protecting them to ensure high levels of safety.”

If you would like to find out more about our Barrier Rigs, Highway Maintenance fleet or any of our other vehicles then please do not hesitate to contact us by Email or on 0845 241 2021.

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