The 12th annual Executive Hire Show is taking place on the 7th and 8th February 2018 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK.
The team has reported that the show to-date is 99 per cent sold out and many exhibitors have increased their stand size to accommodate more products – a sure sign that the Hire industry remains buoyant despite the uncertainty of what Brexit will bring.
New products are at the heart of the Executive Hire Show and it’s the place where visitors get to see new potential profit earners and take advantage of show only deals. There’s also the innovation trail where the most innovative products at the show are highlighted.
This year more than 180 companies have committed to the event amongst these more than 25 exhibitors are new to the 2018 Show. New exhibitors include Astrak, Rentaload, Cautrac, AEM Spain, Scott Brothers, Southwire, Pladdet BV, Epiroc UK & Ireland, Contractors Plant Hire.
The 2018 exhibitor list is looking like a who’s who in the plant hire supply chain – with many of the ‘blue chip’ suppliers in the hire sector taking stands. These include A & Y Equipment, AL-KO Kober, Avant Tecno UK, Bomag, Boss Cabins, C.Scope, Doosan, Ecovolve, GenQuip, Greenmech, HAE, Husqvarna, Ifor Williams, JCB Sales, Kubota, Leica, Mace Industries, Makita, Manitou, Niftylift, Obart Pumps, Pramac UK, Shindaiwa, Thwaites, Topcon, Wilkinson Star, and Yokota and many more.
Earthmoving and loading machinery
Bobcat will be showing the Bobcat 1.7 tonne E17z Zero Tail Swing (ZTS) canopy excavator. The E17z canopy model completes Bobcat’s 1-2 tonne range of compact excavators. The machine boasts some excellent features for a machine of this size, from ZTS and the roomy and comfortable operator area, to the ease of transport thanks to a shipping weight close to 1.6 tonne.
Bobcat say that in the E17z, the ZTS functionality is taken a level further using Bobcat’s Zero House Swing design, in which the front upper structure is also fully protected by ensuring the front corners are kept within the swing circle when the tracks are in the fully expanded position.
The uncompromised operator environment on the E17z in combination with excellent visibility, provides unmatched operator comfort and safety. The E17z has a standard operating weight of 1749 kg and a maximum digging depth of 2249 mm. Many of the well accepted features in the current Bobcat 1-2 tonne range such as the retractable undercarriage, upper-structure tie-down points and advanced diagnostics are available as standard on the E17z.
JCB will showcase some of the first site dumpers to roll off the new production line at its World Headquarters in Staffordshire. The JCB stand will feature the 3-tonne 3T-1 swivel tip model while the innovative JCB 7-tonne Hi-Viz machine will be displayed outside at the Ricoh Arena. They form part of JCB’s nine machine range of site dumpers spanning from 1-9 tonnes. The new Hi-Viz model is designed and engineered specifically to tackle concerns over accidents and injuries involving site dumpers by enhancing visibility, operator protection, stability, comfort and serviceability.
Also making its Executive Hire Show debut is JCB’s new range of mini excavators. With operating weights of 1.6-1.9 tonnes, the line-up includes the rental-specific, conventional tailswing 16C-1, JCB’s first zero tailswing 1.7-tonne model, the all-new 18Z-1 and the conventional tailswing 19C-1 – ideal for those looking for the ultimate performance from a premium compact excavator.
Key features of the new range include: 100 per cent steel bodywork, improved protection on all hydraulic rams and hoses, 10 integral tie-down points to make transportation easier without damaging tracks, 500-hour greasing intervals, a swing-out counterweight providing easy access to service points and separate service access door for daily checks.
The JCB Access range will also be strongly represented with two popular models from the nine-machine electric scissor lift range which spans from 15’ (4.6m) to 45’ (13.8m). The S1930E and S2632E models on show boast working heights of 5.8 and 8.1 metres respectively.
A&Y Equipment will be displaying a variety of models made with the hire industry in mind. Having taken over the construction range of Dieci telehandlers A&Y will be showing the Apollo 25.6R. This compact, rental specific telehandler has a maximum lift height of 6 metres and a maximum lift capacity of 2.5 tonnes. All this from a machine with a width of just 1.85 metres and height of 1.95 metres, where a Kubota engine produces 36.5 Kw of power.
From the Ammann compaction line there will be the brand new forward moving APF vibratory plates. These compactors weighing between 57-106 kg, have gone through a complete redesign. A main selling point is that they produce Hand Arm Vibration levels of under 2.5 m/sec2, allowing for longer and safer operational periods. Other new features include: a maintenance free exciter system, reliable Honda petrol engines, full engine protection from the frame, tool less adding of a water tank and Vulkollan mat.
Also on show will be mini excavators from the Yanmar range, complete with A&Y’s excavator attachments such as AMB breakers. Finally, Cormidi tracked dumpers and Ammann rollers will make up the stand.
Ecovolve is showing three models of high-tip electric dumpers at the Show. Ecovolve designs and manufactures compact electrical/green machinery. The electric dumper range (ED800, ED1000 and ED1500) from Ecovolve are versatile new machines, capable of operating both indoors and out.
The largest of the ED range (the ED1500) is still less than 1.2 meters/47 inches wide with a turning circle of just 1.6 meters/63 inches. All of the Ecovolve electric dumper range has been designed with tight spaces in mind. Its battery pack will provide power for a typical working day on just an 8-hour charge.
According to Ecovolve, the electric dumper is perfect for use where operating levels must be low while the compact size and turning circle means the ED can go where others can’t.
New from Manitou is the MC18 forklift. With an overall width of 1450 mm and a height of less than 2 m on its “Buggy” version, the MC18 truck offers the user optimum visibility during handling operations thanks to a new panoramic glazed roof without a metal structure. This is composed of two tempered glass sheets separated by a plastic film (creating laminated glass). This combination ensures that the operator is protected from falling objects, meeting the requirement of ISO 6055 (FOPS) safety standards. This innovation allows the load to be monitored throughout the whole lifting operation. To provide users with even more comfort, the “double-skin” cover consists of a tough, rigid section and a flexible insulated section, ensuring that noise nuisance is reduced. With only 79 dB in the cabin while running, the operator works in optimal conditions, whereas the market average is 86 dB.
The MC18 delivers a ground clearance of 30 cm, the highest on the compact truck market. This development gives it greater versatility on all types of ground, and makes obstacle clearance significantly easier. The floor height, accessible without steps, is retained thanks to optimization of the machine’s engine components and allows the operator to enter and exit the cab effortlessly.
The MC18-4 offers the option of switching from 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive, whether the machine is in operation or not. The 4-wheel drive mode gives the MC18 improved driveability and traction, so it is easier to make difficult crossings. By switching to 2-wheel drive, the operator can reach a speed of 25 km/h and increase productivity gains. This means that fuel consumption is reduced by 12.5% in the handling cycle optimizing the TCO of this machine.
This model has been designed to make it easy to access the engine via a cap located just behind the operator’s seat. The user can check the various levels without needing to lift up the cab or have special tools.
Thwaites is showcasing its 9-tonne Cabbed Dumper. The new Level 2 ROPS and FOPS cab protects the operator with an engineered, reinforced structure, to reduce injury from machine overturn or falling objects.
Operators and on-site personnel are further protected with the inclusion of a fully integrated camera system. Compliant to ISO 5006, and waterproof to IP67. This system provides the operator with 360 degree all round visibility.
Commenting on this innovative solution, Thwaites Engineering Manager Bob McElvogue said, “The inclusion of these critical safety features will significantly reduce the risk of site incident, accident or near miss. Having listened carefully to our customers, it was important that due consideration was applied to operator ergonomics. Our highly skilled and experienced engineering design team here at our Warwickshire manufacturing plant, have strategically developed and applied improvements to driver comfort, that will reduce operator fatigue and improve on site productivity”.
Access All Areas
Snorkel UK has booked its largest stand ever where the company will display the Snorkel S3010P and S3010E mini scissor lifts and the Snorkel S3215E electric slab scissor lift.
Built small yet mighty, the self-propelled Snorkel S3010E electric scissor lift delivers a working height of 5.0m and a lift capacity of up to 227kg, creating the perfect solution for internal facilities maintenance in large buildings. Compact dimensions and a zero inside turning radius making it ideal for working in tight spaces, and it is light enough to be carried in elevators, weighing just 495kg.
The lightweight Snorkel S3010P is a push-around mini scissor lift that can pass through a single doorway and is fitted with non-marking casters for easy movement. Offering a platform height of up to 3.0m, the Snorkel S3010P weighs in at just 370kg and can lift up to 195kg. Available in three heights, the S3006P, S3008P, and S3010P are simple, low-level lifts that can be pushed between jobs, offering an alternative to traditional low-level solutions, such as ladders, scaffolding towers, and podiums.
Electric slab scissor lifts, such as the Snorkel S3215E, can also be driven through a standard doorway, but have the flexibility to be used outdoors by one person. Designed to deliver low total ownership costs, the Snorkel S3215E provides a working height of 6.6m, but can lift up to 272kg and is packed with features that benefit both the owner and operator.
Boecker UK is the partner for distribution, rental and service of the whole Boecker product range. The new subsidiary, which is responsible for sales activities in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is showing its lifting products at this year’s show.
Boecker will exhibit various construction and furniture lifts. The trailer-mounted lift models Simply and Junior are efficient and affordable solutions to move furniture or material up to a height of 24 m. Compact and manoeuvrable designed they are suitable for difficult conditions and narrow sites. The model Top-Lift is an extremely light and versatile ladder lift for heights up to 20 m. All three products can lift a maximum payload of 250 kg. Boecker is also showing its ALU-Personnel-Lifts and ALU-Material-Lifts. Depending on which model, these products can lift a person up to 12 m or materials up to 7.50 m for repairs or installation work at walls or the ceiling.
Euro Towers will showcase its tower ranges including the Euro Ladder frame, 500 and 232 towers, along with the Euro One – one-man tower, Stepfold podiums including the only podium to fit on a staircase, the Stairpod and the ever popular Minifold folding tower unit.
Tools and Accessories
Klauke will be showing the ‘Next-Generation’ range of tools which feature a more robust and weather resistant build for trouble free operation in tough environments, and include impressive 5.0Ah batteries. An innovative LED display allows pressures, battery life and user profiles to be directly read from the tool. Data transfer for QA certification is easily achieved via the new Klauke App, linking any Smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth, meaning this data can be recorded in the field easily and conveniently
There are Next Generation tools for cutting steel armoured power cables in Cu and Al up to 105mm diameter, Crimping tools from 6mm2 up to 630mm2 and special application tools like the compact basket tray cutter (6mm steel rod), and the hydraulic bolt cutters up to 12mm stainless steel rod, helping to reduce manual handling injuries throughout industry; truly the most powerful and compact solutions on the market today. Used with the complementing Klauke cable lugs, these new solutions give you piece of mind and secure certified electrical connections.
V-TUF, a Lincoln based manufacturer of cleaning and health related equipment, has launched a cost-effective dust extraction vacuum into the market. Offering two options, a 110 volt and 240-volt machine, the dust extraction vac comes with a large selection of accessories as standard, including; a complete handle with two straight extensions and one elbow extension, a power tool adaptor, a floor sweep head and replacement bag. Several accessories for the dust extraction range are in the pipeline, focusing on the adaptability of the machine and its application to trades such as painting and decorating, carpentry and labouring.
Sumner Manufacturing is pleased to announce the UK launch of parent company Southwire’s range of jobsite storage solutions. Southwire’s products encompass a range of piano boxes, compact chests, specialist boxes, small parts storage chests, weldboxes, cable handling solutions, stacking storage containers and mobile work stations.
The piano boxes and compact chests are designed for handling by forklift, or can be wheeled around site with the optional casters fitted. The larger speciality boxes are designed for storage of larger tools and some models can double up as a mobile office. The cable cart and stacking storage range of products includes the original range of Sumner Mac-branded carts, plus Southwire Wire Wagons and mobile work station. The Mac range of stacking carts and containers have also been re-engineered as knock-down assemblies, to facilitate economical transport to site. All boxes and carts are manufactured in the USA and ruggedly constructed of 14g and 16g powder-coated steel, to withstand the hazards of a busy jobsite.
Yokota UK will be presenting its Armco Barrier, removal, repair & installation tool kit. Yokota claim that his essential kit solves one of the single biggest fastener related problems industry wide. The main issue in this application is not under tightening but over tightening of bolts beyond what is known as their yield point – the bolts used in Armco barriers can then simply snap from contraction and expansion due to temperature change or more seriously during a vehicle strike.
Currently most Armco fasteners could be being over tightened by up to 90-95 per cent by using overpowered air or electrically operated impact wrenches – followed by a manual torque check. The Armco Barrier Tool Kit, is the solution, comprising of a range of adjustable pneumatic impulse wrenches coupled with an electronic transducer system – the system is accurate to +/- 10 per cent and has little or no vibration. Torque levels can be set and recorded to give full traceability and the added benefit is massively reduced time on the carriageway and therefore increased safety and massive cost savings.
DURO is a leading supplier of diamond, carbide and abrasive power tool accessories for cutting, drilling, grinding and breaking construction materials. At this year’s EHS, DURO will be launching the company’s increased range of diamond blades across four-performance levels and including new diameters following industry demand. Further developments in spaced diamond technology and noise & dust reduction remain at the forefront of the product research with DURO having the most comprehensive range of noise reduced diamond blades and dust suppression bottles on the market.
Castle Brooke Tools UK is showing two new products at the Show. The first is an economy SDS Plus Cross Head Drill bit available initially in bit diameters ranging from 6mm-12mm in two lengths 160and 210mm. Castle Brooke say, that these drills give the benefit of more accurate hole profiles as well as faster drilling for the professional drill user.
The second are the Vacuum Brazed Diamond Core Drills for drilling Granite, Marble,Ceramics, Terracotta,Glass, Quarry Tiles, Travertine etc. in Sizes from 6mm to 35mm.
Each drill comes complete with a tile drill guide water dispenser that has suction pads for excellent grip on tiles. Simply fill the container with water to allow the tile drill to be cooled during drilling.
Radiodetection claim to have been at the forefront of reducing utility strikes since launching the first Cable Avoidance Tool in the 1970’s. Innovations such as depth readout, StrikeAlert and simultaneous Dual Frequency
locating ensure that operators find more utilities, without making their locating activities complicated.
Several years ago, Radiodetection introduced on-board usage-logging in response to the industry’s increasing focus on reducing the risks posed by utility strikes. Now, C.A.T Manager Online combines usage-logging and GPS positioning data from GC.A.T4 Cable Avoidance Tools with powerful and secure cloud-based analytics.
Using a standard web browser, managers and supervisors can review how their entire team of field operators are working, in near real-time. C.A.T Manager Online can be used to check work quality before operators leave the site, and can be used to prevent poor work practices developing, by identifying training needs early.
A free Android or Apple mobile app automatically transfers usage data from a connected gC.A.T4 to the C.A.T Manager Online server at the end of each scan, with no need for operator intervention or complex manual data retrieval.
The web interface provides simple dashboard analysis for one or more operators, highlighting areas of concern. Built-in GPS adds location information to all the scans, and surveys can also be visualised on maps.
The Preparation Group, a leading expert in environmentally friendly solutions for surface preparation, polishing, cleaning and dust containment, is showcasing its new MSS 150 Multi-Surface Stripper, the ultimate floor removal solution.
A powerful 1.8kw motor and a wide range of interchangeable tools, including blades, chisels and picks, render the MSS 150 ideal for removing any kind of surface, breaking out and lifting materials with ease. The 6’’ wing-tipped blade lifts sheet materials, such as vinyl, the flat tile blade removes tiles, asphalt and screeds and the pick breaks out concrete.
The MSS 150 has a wide angle of operation, adjustable to suit both the user and the application. Sporting anti-vibration features, the impact of vibration is ‘absorbed’ by both the machine and the handle configuration, increasing operator comfort and reducing fatigue. Designed for both commercial use and DIY enthusiasts, it is portable and compact yet robust for tough jobs.
Tracey Glew, Group Managing Director said, “What sets the MSS 150 Multi-Surface Stripper apart is that it isn’t just a floor tile stripper, it has many additional applications making it an invaluable multi-functional tool. High productivity, combined with low operating costs and minimal maintenance yields impressive ROI’s and hire potential.”
Stanley will be launching two new Sprinter Stair Climbers at the Show. These latest models are not only compact and highly portable, but are said to ‘deliver the biggest return on investment’ for their clients to date.
Stanley’s newest models differ in speed and weight capacity. The Sprinter 150 can carry goods up to 150Kg, whereas the Sprinter 190 can carry much heavier materials up to 190Kg, and even features an adjustable dolly. Businesses and consumers now have a cost-effective solution for transporting loads up and down stairs using a single operator, which not only delivers a huge saving on labour costs but protects the user from injury. Another great benefit is their dual speed of 17 steps per minute and a swifter level of 34 steps per minute, ultimately improving the delivery process overall.
Postpullers UK design and manufacture a range of machines for the easy removal of all kinds of posts. From fence posts to street signs, gateposts to motorway barriers, bollards to lamp posts the company offers a tool for most applications.
The Fence Master is proving to be a very popular tool for hire shops as, according to Postpullers, it saves hours of back breaking work and will remove fence posts with any concrete footing up to 60cm across in less than two-minutes – no digging or breaking is necessary. Even broken or rotten posts are no problem with the special claw attachment. With 4 tonnes of pulling force these are more than a match for any post.
The Barrier Master range are award winning products which are the only purpose-built range of attachments for the removal of highway barrier posts, lighting columns, fencing or bollards. They are highly effective and Postpuller’s claim that they are 5-10 times faster than current methods. They will fit on 3-8 tonne excavators, telehandlers, lorry mounted cranes etc. Barrier Master eliminates all manual handling and is proving to be the machine of choice for major motorway contractors removing barrier posts. There is a range of sizes to suit repair or major scheme work.
GreenMech, will be showcasing a selection of its most popular chippers that have become the hire industry standard. Visitors will be able to see machines including the Arborist 130 and ArbTrak 150. The Arborist 130 is a simple-to-use, cost effective, road tow chipper designed for quality, performance and economy. It features a generous 970mm x 790mm in-feed hopper which aids bushy brash reduction, coupled with a 150cm x 230cm letterbox-style throat enabling heavily forked branches to be fed in easily.
For those that prefer a tracked unit, the ArbTrak 150 is a ‘go-anywhere’ chipper, designed to get to those hard to reach locations, with the tracked chassis providing high ground clearance of 274mm. Both machines are fitted with GreenMech’s patented Disc Blade system giving up to 150 hours of chipping before requiring re-sharpening and the electronically controlled ‘No-Stress’ feed system.
New for 2018, Trailer Engineering is extending their Polycube range to include an Adblue Cube. Polycubes offer a corrosion free environment for safe storage and transportation of fuel and now Adlue. Poly inner and outer tanks, have heavy duty galvanised steel frames, secure, stackable, fork truck/crane liftable, fully approved corrosion free alternative to steel tanks.
STIHL will be attending the show with a number of new cordless tools to talk about, including its expanded Pro Cordless range, as the popularity of the technology continues to grow in the plant hire industry. The introduction of a new AR 1000 Lithium-Ion backpack battery will be welcome news to professionals who need to use STIHL’s cordless products for an extended period of time – the new battery weighs only 5.5kg and has a slim ergonomic design making it more comfortable over longer periods of use.
The AR 1000 also comes with a detachable rain cover, a harness with a waist and chest strap and a USB port to allow users to charge devices such as mobile phones. STIHL will also be showcasing the FSA 130 and 130 R brushcutters, which STIHL say, are at the cutting edge of cordless trimmer technology. These powerful but lightweight brushcutters are specifically designed for working on large areas of thick grass at length.
In addition to backpack batteries and brushcutters, STIHL’s range of professional hedge trimmers will also be exhibited. The HSA 94 R and HSA 94 T offer users extremely high-performance and robust cordless hedge trimmers with a variable blade speed, rotating handle and light weight when combined with STIHL’s range of AR backpack batteries. The new STIHL AR 1000 backpack battery is ideal for use in conjunction with the powerful HSA 94 R and T hedge trimmers, affording them an impressive runtime of up to 380 minutes on a single charge.
Ground-Guards will be showcasing their revolutionary new MaxiTrack ground protection system. MaxiTrack is described as a strong, heavy duty ground mat that is lightweight, simple to lay and easy to carry by hand. It is made from a lightweight polymer called Zetralene which is five times stronger than standard HDPE and certified to support heavy loads of up to 130 tonnes.
Despite this extreme strength, MaxiTrack is also remarkably light. Each mat only weighs 40kg, which means that two workers can safely handle them without the need for expensive lifting equipment, thereby providing a cost-effective alternative to traditional aluminium panels. It is the perfect solution for laying down portable access roads or providing temporary ground protection for construction projects, industrial sites and large events.
MaxiTrack mats are made from 100% recycled plastic and are also recyclable at the end of their lifetime, satisfying the growing need for a sustainable ground care solution. They are also silicosis and contamination safe.
New Power Generation
Doosan Portable Power is showing for the first time, the new G20IIIA generator and 7/31+ compressor generator incorporating a new 8.5 kVA on-board generator from Doosan Portable Power.
The new G20IIIA generator from Doosan Portable Power provides a prime power output of 19 kVA and is driven by a Yanmar 4TNV88 19 kW diesel engine, meeting EU Stage IIIA engine emission regulations for generators. Sharing a similar design to the G40-IIIA to G200-IIIA platforms launched previously, the new G20IIIA generator offers robustness and reliability, high performance and a wide choice of features to meet the needs of temporary power applications.
Of particular interest for the rental market, the fuel tank configuration on the new G20IIIA generator will ensure autonomy of at least 47 hours at 75% of the load. Safe and easy access to operation and maintenance areas has been a priority throughout the design of the new generator.
Another development from Doosan Portable Power on the EHS stand is a new generator option for the company’s portable compressor range aimed at the utilities industry and rental companies serving this sector. The new 8.5 kVA generator option meets a specific requirement in utility work to meet the demands of the latest fusion welding equipment, providing electrical power that can also be used for lights and tools together with compressed air for powering breakers and other pneumatic equipment. Trime UK will be showcasing their fast selling X-ECO LED lighting set. The X-ECO LED is a compact, energy saving lighting tower with sustainable features built-in as standard.
The Trime team will also be inviting visitors to examine their new X-ECO-BATTERY lighting tower that boasts no fuel costs, zero carbon emissions and little routine maintenance, whilst completely eliminating noise pollution. With the X-ECO-BATTERY’s compact dimensions up to 12 units can be transported on one single truck helping to save vehicle costs and reduce traffic on the road. The X- ECO-BATTERY is ideally suited to provide safe lighting for outside events, construction sites and highway projects. This summer a leading specialist lighting hire company trialled several X- ECO-BATTERY sets at a number of high-profile festivals, events and shows. They reported a very positive response from event managers who noted the impact of low noise and zero carbon emissions.
Alongside the X-ECO and X-BATTERY will be Trime’s newest lighting the tower the X-CHAIN. This latest innovation from the Trime production line is a dual voltage (110/240v) 7m lighting tower that can be linked together and powered from one single source – ordinary mains or a generator. Up to 10 X-CHAINs can be connected providing a line of lighting towers for construction sites, outside events and trackside. X-Chain has very compact dimensions for easy handling and transportability, with up to 32-units loaded one single truck.
Morris Site Machinery is showing many new products at the Show this year and will include its revolutionary new Halo lamp breaking new ground in soft light with its virtually indestructible casing and powerful anti-glare diffused light; the single operator-friendly trailblazing TL60 Trolley light and the new TL55 100% Battery tower.
Centre stage, will be the first reveal of its brand-new compact SL80 Pallet light. With a standard pallet sized footprint, this static 8 metre mast lighting tower is a highly transportable and compact new addition, enabling 22 units to be loaded on a euro trailer. The model is designed with multiple customer specification options to bring real flexibility and customisation to the sector. With 265 hours running time, and 4 x 300w LEDs delivering over 130,000 lumens, the SL80 Pallet can also carry the new Halo lamp.
Kohler presents a new development of its platform of diesel engines, designed to meet the requirements of a market that demands more application flexibility and compliance with the various emissions limits, along with performance and productivity. Kohler Flex is the range of solutions for emission control that Kohler has designed to enable each configuration of the KDI platform to comply with all emissions standards and regulations, worldwide.
At the heart of Kohler Flex there is the clean combustion of KDI engines that enables the adoption of a compact, state-of-the-art DPF to meet the Stage V emission standard. The engine combines the clean in-cylinder combustion of KDI engines, made possible by high-pressure common rail (2000 bar), 4 valves head, turbocharger and cooled EGR, and the most compact aftertreatment devices (DOC, DPF and SCR) to comply with all emission requirements.
These efficient and reliable systems can be deployed in many combinations to achieve effective emissions solutions for the different markets. Vanguard will showcase the petrol powered EFI 37HP engine at the upcoming Executive Hire Show (7-8th February 2018 at the Ricoh Arena Coventry), the unit has been specifically designed and engineered to deliver durable performance making it an ideal power source for rugged and hardworking landscape equipment.
Key brands that operate prolifically within the hire industry have specified the 4-stroke OHV engine on commercial-grade woodchippers and shredders as an alternative to diesel power and also offers great power to weight ratio to ensure machinery remains under a total weight of 750 kg.
The robust and high-performance engine offers a range of features and benefits including; chokeless starting even at low temperatures, unparalleled power to weight ratio, advanced debris and a cyclonic air-cleaner for advanced protection against dust and dirt, making it ideal for landscape applications. In addition, an automotive-based closed-loop electronic fuel injection (EFI) system delivers easier starting and improved performance with fuel savings of up to 25 per cent.
Welfare Cabins and Shelters
Genquip Groundhog will be showing its range of enhanced and updated mobile and static welfare range manufactured to cope with the ever-demanding requirements of both operator and procurement personnel. Whilst environmental issues are of great importance so is useability and longevity of the product on hire. Genquip Groundhog take time to listen to client feedback and out this back into the products ensuring continuous improvement to the Groundhog welfare units. Safety and operator knowledge is paramount to ensure all welfare units are operated to the highest level and Genquip now offer a CPD accredited training course at the Groundhog factory.
Exhibiting under their EasyCabin brand, AJC Trailers, the award-winning manufacturer of mobile and static welfare and accommodation units, are getting ready to launch another new product to the UK hire market at the 2018 Show. With environmental and energy saving issues high on their manufacturing and design agendas, EasyCabin will be showcasing their latest mobile welfare unit – the EasyCabin Ecosmart Solar.
The Ecosmart Solar is an advanced site welfare unit featuring hybrid technology that delivers sustainable energy to power the electrics. It is fitted with a unique, patent pending, solar box, with on-demand power usage combined with a further patent pending ECO water system, which means that hot water is always available without the need start up the generator. The noise insulated generator is fitted with an automatic timed shut off system designed to alleviate any unnecessary fuel usage. Internal lighting is PIR activated via energy saving LED lamps. The unit has a fully insulated wall and roof system with no cold bridging and a robust galvanised exterior with high impact resistance. With its’ low noise pollution, reduced fuel consumption and less CO2 emissions makes the Ecosmart Solar ideally suited to provide modern, sustainable welfare facilities.
The Zappshelter system provides rapid cover for a range of on-site applications, both temporary and permanent. Zappshelters comprise of a galvanised steel arch structure and a tough fabric membrane which offers great protection from the elements for many years. It’s ideal for storing plant and access equipment, and has limitless uses for anyone requiring significant covered storage or workspace.
Designed and engineer-certified for the world’s harshest environments, Zappshelters can provide flexible temporary or permanent covered areas for many different locations. They are available in a great range of widths, and the work perfectly with standard steel shipping containers and precast concrete walls. Zappshelters are rapid to install and can be erected using only the most basic of equipment; also, the system usually requires no planning permission to construct, and are easy to dismantle and relocate as needed.
Zappshelter managing director, Craig Michel said, “Following the huge amount of interest this year, we are looking forward to returning to the Executive Hire Show 2018. Zappshelters are really a no-brainer. They offer rapid, cost-effective protection for people, products and plant in any location. Furthermore, many of our customers don’t want to put money into buildings on land they don’t own, so they opt for Zappshelter because it is fully relocatable.”
Safety and Security
Maypole will be showcasing its range of trailer and plant hire security products. The company will be demonstrating its range of Stronghold and Maypole security products which are ideal for onsite plant equipment, trailers and welfare units.
The Stronghold security range offers Sold Secure Gold Approved hitchlocks for Avonride and Bradley Autohead hitches; wheel clamps for alloy or steel wheels and an essential must have 40/50mm towing eye lock. Sold Secure is an independent test company for the assessment of security products and are administrated by the Master Locksmith Association. All products are tested to strict criteria and can withstand prolonged attack tests.
The company’s Maypole range of security products features hitchlocks, wheel clamps, parking posts and integral coupling security locks for Bradley and Knott coupling heads.
Software and management solutions
Exclusive to the EHS, a leading supplier of hire software, inspHire, will be returning to offer an unmissable show only offer and exhibit the latest developments within its extensive, cutting-edge product offering.
Developed specifically for larger hire businesses, inspHire Corporate gives you the tools to manage complex processes and workflows with multi-country, multi-currency and multilingual functionality.
Also, inspHire will be showcasing developments within its additional product offering including; inspHire Mobile, WebPortal, inspHire CRM, and Route Planning. As well as this, visitors will be able to see inspHire’s API in action, with integration to Mailchimp, Xero, Quickbooks and Sage plus many more leading third-party applications. Make sure you head over to stand B92 to get a look at how inspHire can positively impact your business.
Point of Rental Software launches Inspection App at the Show. Point of Rental’s Inspection App works in conjunction with Point of Rental’s products, Rental Elite and Rental Expert. It automates the inspection, maintenance, and service processes, while allowing users to manage them via mobile device. Managers can set up the correct inspection processes for each item in the system, and technicians access their assigned inspections via mobile interface. Should a mission-critical checklist item fail inspection, an internal repair/maintenance order will automatically be created, moving equipment back to “ready to rent” status faster.
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