Nine more Hiabs for Gatwick

By Alex Dahm27 August 2008

Gatwick Group in the UK is adding nine Hiab knuckle boom loader cranes to its fleet

Gatwick Group in the UK is adding nine Hiab knuckle boom loader cranes to its fleet

Gatwick Group in the UK has ordered nine Hiab knuckle boom cranes to add to its fleet bringing the total to 16.

Six trucks have been delivered, all with Hiab XS cranes. Capacity is up to 18 tonnes, and reach is up to 22 m with fly jib.

An increasing amount of Gatwick Group work is full turnkey installation packages, including risk assessment and method statements, in addition to supplying the lifting equipment. This can increase revenue by up to 400% per job, according to Hiab.

Bob Toon, Gatwick Group managing director, explained, "My policy is to go for the best of everything. That way, we have a team of drivers who take pride in their work and are willing to go the extra mile to deliver. With our entire fleet of sixteen trucks running Hiabs, it means our drivers can all operate any vehicle."

The transport and load handling specialist is based near Gatwick Airport in the South of England and plans to open further depots across the UK. Customers include British Airports Authority (BAA) and Network Rail. Works involve some of the world's busiest airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, the London Underground and a notoriously complex rail network.

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