A fast-growing plant hire specialist has invested in its first Hinowa spider cherry picker, saying it is an obvious addition to its machine fleet.
NPH Group has bought a Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 Performance IIIS from Access Platform Sales, with eager customers enquiring about its availability even before it arrived.
Ashley Tarrant, Managing Director at NPH Group, said: “Bringing spider boom lifts into our fleet had been on our radar for some time. We did our research and found Hinowa was the platform our customers were keen to use.
“It ticks all our boxes in terms of performance, quality and ease of use, and I know APS will provide excellent technical and support service as we go forward.
“We’ve already got customers asking about the spider platform so we’re confident it will be very popular and will do good business for us. Given the marketplace, it’s a clear way forward for us.”
Hinowa handover - from the left, NPH Group Managing Director Ashley Tarrant, APS Major Accounts Manager Linda Betts, and NPH Group Plant Manager Simon Trigg
Spider platform hire
NPH Group, founded 35 years ago as Newmarket Plant Hire, is one of the leading plant hire specialists in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Bedfordshire.
The company has a head office and depot in Newmarket, with other depots in Cambridge, Kings Lynn, Ipswich, Harlow, and Basildon.
Its hire fleet has a large range of machines, including excavators, dumpers, hydraulic breakers, mini diggers, electrical tools, generators and lifting equipment, and it also sells consumable products.
Investing in the Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 is its first foray into spider boom hire.
Premium hire rates
Linda Betts, Major Accounts Manager for APS, Hinowa’s authorised distributor in the UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted Ashley and his team at NPH Group are so pleased with their Hinowa Lightlift 20.10.
“It’s one of the most popular platforms in the Hinowa range and, because of its special capabilities, attracts premium hire rates, so it promises to be a real winner for them.”
The Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 has a maximum working height of 20.15m and a maximum outreach of 9.7m. Its unrestricted platform capacity of 230kg means it can carry up to two people across its entire working envelope.
APS has supplied the spider cherry picker with a bespoke compact 3.5t trailer that allows the platform to be towed behind a 4x4 vehicle or van using a standard car driving licence.
Smart safety and productivity
The Hinowa LL 20.10 has a host of smart features that make it the go-to spider MEWP in many sectors, such as tree management, building surveying, roof maintenance, and high level cleaning.
They include two-speed tracking and one button self-levelling for fast and safe platform set-up, a stowed width of just 790mm so the platform can track through narrow doors and gates, and proportional controls for easy and precise basket placement.
NPH Group has selected the popular diesel and electric bi-energy version, allowing the crawler platform to be operated using a powerful Kubota diesel engine outdoors and 110v mains electric power for indoor working.
The Hinowa LL 20.10 can also be supplied with lithium batteries for zero-emissions electric-powered operation.
Hinowa produces spider platforms with working heights from 13m to 33m. They include the new Hinowa TeleCrawler22, a telescopic 22m spider platform shortlisted for product of the year in the European Rental Awards 2022.
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