Morris Site Machinery will undertake a Towers on Tour initiative during August to demonstrate its latest lighting towers. Towers on Tour shines the light on the manufacturer’s SMC TL90 Ultimat, offering over 20 variants to meet individual requirements. Fitted with LED lights and designed for increased fuel capacity for extended running time.
Elavation, has expanded its fleet of Hinowa tracked boom lifts with the Lightlift 15.70 Lithium. The Milton Keynes-based company has chosen the 15m machine because of its compact dimensions and low ground pressure, making it suitable for work in shopping centres, atriums, and historic buildings. Julie Hennessy (Business Development Manager) stated: “The Lithium models are increasingly popular with our customer base due to their emissions-free operation. One of the 15.70’s first jobs was in a church, which is a great example of its specialist capabilities. “We see tracked booms as a growing niche, as more people become aware of their performance and their ability to solve complex access problems.” The machine was supplied by APS, the UK distributor for Hinowa equipment.
Supplying a selection of power tools to WellChild; providing care for children with complex health needs. The WellChild organisation runs the scheme Helping Hands aimed at arranging essential home and garden makeovers throughout the country. Working with the support of volunteer teams, from local companies and businesses, Helping Hands develops properties to fit the unique needs children. Tools provided by Hilti include a TE 30-A36 cordless combi-hammer, plus impact screwdrivers, hammer drill/drivers, a battery-powered circular saw and a laser measuring device. (Pictured, from left, are Hilti Regional Manager Justin Hargreaves, makeover recipients Jane and Joel, and WellChild Project Leader, Lee Trunks, as work gets under way on the latest Helping Hands project in St Austell)
Selco has recently opened a new location in Guildford, bringing its total number of outlets to 50. The builders’ merchant who offer hire services; plans to open at least ten new depots this year according to Chief Executive Chris Cunliffe. In opening the Guildford facility Selco has emphasised its commitment to supporting the communities by awarding £1,000 to three local charities. These include the Royal Surrey County Hospital Charitable Fund’s Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit Appeal, 1st Merrow Scouts Group and Macmillan Cancer Support. Selco has supported Macmillan nationally over the last four years, raising more than £400,000.
A joint initiative between welfare cabin manufacturer, AJC Cabins, and specialist hirer, SRP Hire Solutions, proved successful for both companies. The two businesses shared a stand at the recent Floodex exhibition, held in Peterborough, aimed at contractors serving the flood defence industry. AJC, which exhibited under its EasyCabin brand, showed its EcoSmart 12Xtra mobile unit, which can accommodate eight people and is designed for energy efficiency. Mark Samuel, National Account Manager, reported that AJC received several purchase enquiries at the event, and that Lincolnshire-based SRP, office in Coningsby with a second depot at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, took many enquiries for hires in its region. SRP specialises in hiring portable toilets, site welfare cabins and lighting towers to the construction and event markets.
Jarvie Plant is supplying a range of equipment for work involved in the re-development of the main stand at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh, the home ground of Heart of Midlothian FC. The Grangemouth-based hirer has already provided a range of kit including lighting towers, tandem rollers, excavators, dumpers and site storage boxes. As work commences on steel erection, with structural beams and roof trusses arriving on site, it will also supply access platforms, telehandlers and other items.