A London based plant hire company has ordered six new trailers from Andover Trailers with innovative fold forward ramps which the company is confident will help reduce the fuel consumption of its vehicles by 15 per cent.
The order marks the first Andover-built step frame trailers to enter service with One Call Hire, which has been specifying the company’s plant bodies on its rigid trucks for almost two decades.
One Call Hire invested £32.6 million in its business in 2013 to ensure it has the best range of equipment and vehicles available to service its customers fully. The new trailers, worth more than £53,000 each, will be used by the business to deliver and collect pieces of plant for customers across the UK.
John Fitzpatrick, One Call Hire’s Chairman, explains why the company chose Andover for the order: “We’ve specified rigid bodies from Andover for 19 years so we knew the quality of the product was up to the demanding nature of our operation; however the clincher was the fuel saving capabilities of the fold forward ramps.”
“We are extremely confident this feature alone will help us make savings of around 15 per cent compared to conventional trailers which is fantastic given the soaring cost of diesel.”
“Coupled with the fact we know Andover products are built to last, we’re certain we have updated our fleet with the best equipment out there.”
Other features on the trailers include hardwood flooring, hydraulic steady legs – which ensure a safe and stable platform when parked on uneven ground – and two fixed axles with the rear self-steering, for maximum manoeuvrability.
They also have air suspension with a raise/lower valve that enables the trailers to be quickly lowered for loading and unloading, or raised when delivering to sites with uneven ground.
The trailers are finished in turquoise paint with silver conspicuity markings on the sides, to ensure maximum visibility at night.
For information on the heavy haulage and specialist transport solutions provided by Andover Trailers, contact Ivan Collins at Andover Trailers Ltd, Unit 75, Columbus Way, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NP. Tel: 01264 358 944 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.andovertrailers.co.uk