Smiths finds that Niftylift can cut transport costs
25 September 2012
UK rental company, Smiths Equipment Ltd has cut its transport costs in half by fitting two Niftylift HR21’s onto its new flat bed truck
The Leyland DAF CF75.310 is a 26t flat bed truck with a body built by PPS Commercials at its new facility in Bury. It can carry two HR21 4x4 work platforms from Niftylift because of the machines’ compact dimensions and light weight.
Thomas Smith, managing director of Smiths Equipment said, “We all know how expensive the transportation of larger booms and scissors can be. In the past we had to hire in a low loader and had difficulty in recouping the costs. At well under six and a half tonnes and with their very compact dimensions, we can now transport two 21m Niftylifts at a time, effectively cutting our costs in half.”
The HR21 from Niftylift has a 21m working height coupled with a 12.5m outreach, carried on a chassis with an overall weight of less than 6.5t. It is available in three configurations: diesel powered 4x4, bi-Energy (battery and diesel) powered 2x4 and the new hybrid powered in all wheel drive.
Smiths Equipment has had an extensive range of Niftylift equipment in its fleet for a number of years , and has recently added more narrow and hybrid booms as part of its rapid expansion plan.