Kier Highways has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Antos 2535 barrier rig vehicle with Palfinger crane.
The truck, which is carries out safety fence repairs and street lighting column replacements, comes with a radio remote control, a lifting capacity of 6200kg and a maximum hydraulic outreach of 14.8m.
Its Orteco HD 800 truck-mounted pile driver has a hydraulic rotation system, as well as the ability to deliver 680 blows per minute with a 1060 joule hammer.
Extra features include hydraulic, tiltable support legs; non-slip access stairs with safety door; integrated hand hygiene dispensers; work lighting; large storage compartments and vehicle markings.
The vehicle was supplied by Northside Truck and Van for LC Vehicle Hire, who contracted TH White to install the cranes and provide the Orteco piling equipment alongside the specialist bodywork.
Karl Simpson, regional transport and plant manager at Kier said: “It is performing above and beyond our expectations due to its manoeuvrability and with the extra payload it is enabling the team to take all the required materials to site in one trip, saving both time and money.”
Antony Fensom, fleet engineer at LC Vehicle Hire said: “The quality of the complete build delivered by TH White is second-to-none.
"Their ability to provide a one stop shop for the whole installation including whole vehicle type approval, the knowledge of the sales, technical and service teams and the nationwide support from the service engineers helps LC Vehicle Hire supply specialist vehicles across the country with confidence.”
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