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Remotely Controlled 27 t/m Hydraulic Crane

Posted on 19/09/2016

We are very pleased to announce that the clever boffins in the engineering department have completed the install of a remotely controlled 27 t/m hydraulic crane on to our recently acquired M.A.N double-drive, 80 tonne GVW tractor unit. With a reach of over 15 metres we’re looking forward to putting it to work on the…

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Long road

Posted on 24/08/2016

This picture was taken south of Ben Nevis, by Tony ‘Strawberry’ Hill on a recent trip. We thought it was such a striking photo it deserved some light duty truckin’ wisdom…

Big boys toys at Seaford College…

Posted on 14/07/2016

These extraordinary pictures were taken early in the morning of some 18 metre beams arriving at the sports hall at Seaford College, near Midhurst. We’re not really sure why, but our 44 tonne artic with its extendable flatbed trailer, looks like a favourite toy left in the garden overnight by an errant child. Maybe one…

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Our new VOLVO 8X4 Rigid truck

Posted on 28/06/2016

We are very pleased to announce our latest truck, built in our own workshops for a specific purpose. As well as having a Lorry Loading Crane, offering limited self load/off loading capabilities, it’s primary objective is carry the MAXIMUM weight possible in a rigid configuration. Weighing in at just 15,250 kgs it can move 16.750…

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An early morning erection…

Posted on 14/06/2016

Client: Austin Divall, Polegate Ambulance Station Our Artic-HIAB service proved invaluable again today. Two single piece end frames were collected from the factory at 05.00 hrs and transported to site for just after 07.00 hrs, thus avoiding disruption on the A27 even with a 3.50 metre wide ‘Abload’. Once a few site issues were dealt…

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Ahoy Grease Lightning!

Posted on 25/05/2016

One of our transport partners, Silverdale Transport, had an unusual request. To transport purpose built and beautifully crafted prop car, complete with LED lighting and onboard pneumatics, from its creators in East Sussex, to the bow cargo portal of the new and mighty ‘Harmony of the Seas’ luxury cruise liner. Our driver Anthony ‘Mole’ Woolgar…

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Can’t see the wood…?

Posted on 04/05/2016

Client: ‘millimetre’, Bristol University The skills of ‘millimetre’ have been put to use as they collaborated with renowned artist ‘Katie Paterson’ for this 7 tonne monster in Larch and well… about every timber species known to man!! Over 50,000 samples from collections obtained from across the entire planet have been painstakingly installed in the atmospheric…

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At the sharp end…

Posted on 25/04/2016

Client: Mackley Construction – Bridge at Swan Lane, London An recently constructed, ambitious and striking looking stairwell with commanding views of Thames and the iconic ‘Shard’ beyond had just one problem… it didn’t quite marry up with the footway above. We and the team at Mackleys worked up a plan to get the materials and…

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Client: RK Civils – Road deck repairs, Liberty Bridge Rd, E20 1AS

Posted on 24/03/2016

A regular client, RK Civil Engineers, has finished their road deck & reinstatement works at Liberty Bridge, adjacent to the Stratford International Rail Station & railway line. In order to keep costs under control we sent a low loader and our capable of carrying the 11 tonne excavator, 8 tonne excavator and 6 tonne dumper….

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Client: Modular Air Systems – Robin Hood School, Sutton

Posted on 16/03/2016

MAS had been badly let down by another supplier and contacted roadplatehire looking for a solution to spread the load of an 80 tonne Baldwins crane over a pavement. Room on site was at a premium as Traffic Management/Road Closures had been organised and the works installing a large set of modular classrooms was scheduled…

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