TotalKare returns to Tip-ex in collaboration with HARSH

TD8C Hydraulic Cable-Free Platforms

TotalKare will be returning to Tip-ex this year for the first time since 2009, partnering up with HARSH to produce a show piece that will be displayed at the entrance to the show.

Specialising in heavy-duty vehicle solutions, TotalKare along with hydraulic specialists HARSH will showcase each other’s expertise and equipment.

TotalKare’s four T8DC hydraulic cable-free platforms will be shown lifting a DAF LF 18 tonne GVW supplied by Lancashire DAF complete with a HARSH skiploader body with remote control capabilities allowing for safer and more efficient use. This will be part of a demonstration that will be seen by more than 50,000 visitors over the three days.

The T8DC mobile columns are capable of lifting 7,500kg and run off a 230V power supply, and features up to eight column configurations depending on what needs to be lifted.

The LF is one of three to be ordered by Wigan-based Bithells Waste Management, and together with HARSH and TotalKare, will see its brand take “pride of place” at Tip-ex said Steve Braund, with the T8DC’s offering “a bit more height” making it a worthy spectacle at the Tip-ex 2019 entrance.

  • Tip-Ex Tank-Ex, taking place in Harrogate from 30 May - 1 June 2019 is the UK's must-attend event for operators in the dry bulk and liquid tanker sectors. You can register free on the website.

Energy Haulage gets a new Volvo FH 460

Volvo FH with beavertail crane

Buckinghamshire-based Energy Haulage specialise in transportation across the construction, rail and manufacturing sectors, and it believes that the new FH will expand on the firms existing lifting capabilities.

The Volvo FH, built and supplied by MV Commercial and fitted with a Cormach 6000 E6 crane, will feature alongside the company’s other Volvo which is also specified with a crane. It provides Energy Haulage with a maximum payload of 1.5 tonnes and the ability to lift 2.6 tonnes at a reach of 15.6m.

Inside, the Volvo FH has a highly specified interior, with emphasis placed on driver comfort; there’s a sleeper cabin with air-conditioning and 12v power supply for cooking facilities.

Energy Haulage has already been using it extensively since its purchase of the FH, with the firm able to rely on MV’s 20 approved workshops across the UK and Ireland.

Iain Cooksley, senior manager at Energy Haulage says: “We selected MV Commercial as our supplier, primarily because the pervious equipment we received from them has performed outstandingly. When we needed to expand, and upgrade our capabilities to carry extra weight and have a longer-reach crane, MV were our first port of call.”