Hireco orders 1,265 new trailers


Rental company Hireco has placed its largest order yet for trailers - 1,265 from a selection of manufacturers.

The order is for SDC to provide a mix of 650 curtainsiders and box vans; 265 Dennison flat skeleton trailers; 200 Lawrence David pillarless trailers; 100 Tiger Trailers pillarless curtainsiders; and 50 temperature controlled specialists Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers.

At the moment 65% of Hireco’s fleet of 5,000 trailers is less than three years old and the firm’s policy is to pass its three- to five-year-old trailers onto its dedicated asset sales company, the newly launched Hireco Trailer Sales.

MD at Hireco TL, James Smith (pictured), said ordering large numbers of new trailers each year meant customers benefitted from better pricing and improved uptime.

He added: “Having constant new stock creates a natural bi-product of used assets, and Hireco Trailer Sales can then offer these excellent used assets on favourable finance deals. This means we have better control over the used-equipment prices.”

Hireco wants to increase the size of its fleet to 8,000 within the next five years. BPW will provide axle and suspension systems, including ECO Plus 3 drum brakes, for all of the company’s latest order.

Smith said that by specifying BPW axles, Hireco has benefitted from reduced running costs, improved customer demand and better used values.

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TH White extends its Palfinger warranty

TH White Palfinger

TH White’s lorry cranes division has increased its five-year warranty package on Palfinger Epsilon M125LC68 or M125LC82 Classic cranes to 24 months’ free parts and labour cover for all components.

The Devizes-based national distributor of Palfinger Epsilon cranes, which previously offered 12 months free parts and labour cover, also said that all structural and load-bearing components will now include an extra three years of free cover for parts.

Mark Rigby, director of the lorry cranes division at TH White, said: “The M Series Classic Epsilon has become a product of choice in the tipper grab market, and this enhanced offer demonstrates a belief in the strength and integrity of the product in a tough market application, to give customers even more confidence to continue buying Epsilon cranes.”

The company is also offering customers the first year of a five-year service plan free of charge when they buy a new classic crane.

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