UK-based plant rental company Highway Plant Hire has purchased a new short-length body from Andover Trailers to manage deliveries on sites with restricted access in the Cornwall region.
At just 6.15m long, the LPPB18 plant body is mounted to an 18 tonne MAN TGM 4×2 rigid and can carry loads of up to 9.4 tonnes.
“Many of the customers we need to reach are located in isolated areas; the new plant body helps us to achieve excellent vehicle manoeuvrability without sacrificing payload capacity,” said Ian Powell, Director at Highway Plant Hire.
The custom built body features a double crank beavertail connected to a pair of 2.5m long hydraulic power toe ramps, plus a Ramsey hydraulic winch mounted in the headboard to aid loading and unloading.
“We know from experience that the bodies Andover manufactures will outlast the vehicles they are mounted to. They are built incredibly strong and offer reliable service year after year; it’s why we’ve worked with them for more than a decade,” said Powell.