Ainscough Crane Hire has further invested in its transport fleet with the purchase of four Volvo FM Globetrotter 420 8X2 trucks complete with Fassi 545 cranes.
The rollout of the vehicles and cranes will be completed over the next month, and will see the new additions replace older models at multiple Ainscough depots.
In line with Ainscough’s Make the Safe Choice culture of continuous safety improvement, the vehicles have been fitted with DVS 20/20 windows to compliment the vehicles standard safety features, which include a four-way camera system and being Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accredited.
Each vehicle is also Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) compliant.
The cranes have a capacity to lift 2.5 tonnes at the max 16.3 metre reach. Their primary role will be for laying crane mats, and moving ballast and tackle.
The trucks have also been fitted out to ensure high specification comfort for drivers and feature a fridge, microwave and television as well as comfortable seating, fully automatic transmission and climate control.
The inclusion of the I-Shift gearbox in the trucks maximises vehicle performance by boosting fuel efficiency and increasing driver productivity through the use of a clutch-free system.
Two of the vehicles will be located at Ainscough depots in London with the others based in Ainscough’s Leyland depot, covering the North West and North East regions.
Marcus Gough, Head of Transport commented: “Our aim is to create a younger and more equipped transport fleet for all our team, and so we have undertaken an investment programme in our transport portfolio over the last 24 months. This is set to continue in line with our safety culture and our commitment to improving our employees’ working environment and the service we offer our customers.
“These new Volvo vehicles will give our team extra comfort when they are on a job and will enable us to maintain the highest levels of efficiency, service and safety across our depots.”
Ainscough Crane Hire operates the largest and most diverse range of mobile, crawler and mobile tower cranes available anywhere within the UK.
With well-maintained vehicles that can be employed either as single units on a one-off lift or as part of a multi-unit a contract project, Ainscough is able to deliver the most joined-up solutions available in the industry – along with the very highest standards of customer service, lift design and crane operation.