As the official national distributor of Palfinger and Epsilon cranes and equipment, T H WHITE Lorry Cranes has a strong reputation for installing premium products on a wide range of vehicle chassis.
As well as being the UK’s largest lorry crane supplier, T H WHITE Lorry Cranes also offers in-house body-building, assembly to chassis and servicing, backed up by customer service that has attracted some of the biggest names in the industry.
For more than 15 years one of our key clients has been leading commercial vehicle contract hire company LC Vehicle Hire, to whom we have supplied Palfinger, Epsilon and Orteco equipment for their large fleet of contract hire commercial vehicles. Most recently T H WHITE has been contracted by LC Vehicle Hire, not only to install the cranes, but also to provide Orteco piling units and build the specialist bodywork required for a series of seven specialist barrier rigs. T H WHITE Lorry Cranes was delighted to hand over the first of these multi-purpose vehicles in the autumn, built to the precise specification required by Kier Highways, a sector leader in UK highways maintenance, which has placed orders for units on both 18t & 26t chassis.
The first of the new barrier rigs is built on a Mercedes Antos 2535 truck supplied by Northside Truck & Van Ltd. The on-board Palfinger PK 19.001 SLD5A boom crane is supplied with radio remote control for improved usability and safety. Its intelligent, lightweight design will accommodate high payloads with a lifting capacity of 6200kg and a maximum hydraulic outreach of 14.8m.
Designed for heavy-duty pile driving, the Orteco HD 800 truck-mounted pile driver has a hydraulic rotation system enabling operation from either side of the vehicle, as well as the ability to deliver 680 blows per minute with a 1,060 joule hammer.
These premium, powerful units are complemented by installation on a custom-built body from T H WHITE Lorry Cranes – a twin access, triple-drop-side solution with fall prevention system.
Karl Simpson, Regional Transport and Plant Manager at Kier, said: “Since taking possession of this vehicle, it has been used to carry out all the safety fence repairs and street lighting column replacements within the Highways England Area 13 ALDM Contract. It is performing beyond our expectations due to its manoeuvrability and the high payload enables the team to take all the required materials to site in one trip, saving time and money.”
Mitch Barnes, LC Vehicle Hire Operations Manager – who collaborated with Kier on the specification – commented: “This vehicle – tailor-made to the customer’s requirements – is a superb specialist addition to the LC fleet.”
The first of the new barrier rigs was handed over by Scott Marsland, sales support officer at T H WHITE Lorry Cranes, who also provided training with the end user to ensure full understanding. All barrier rigs are delivered with Type Approval as well as a two-year warranty on the complete rig, and a three-year warranty on the Palfinger crane.
For details of barrier rigs and many other vehicle-mounted crane and pile driver applications, contact T H WHITE Lorry Cranes on 01380 722381.