Towable duo for Instant Tool & Plant Hire

Towable duo for Instant Tool & Plant Hire

Instant Tool & Plant Hire have invested in a duo of trailer mounted boom lifts from Snorkel for their hire fleet.

The high specification Snorkel TL37J and TL49J towable booms are both bi-energy powered and are equipped with Snorkel’s optional friction drive system for easier movement when unhitched from a vehicle. The units are the first Snorkel products to be purchased by Instant Tool & Plant Hire, and were handed over in early October by Snorkel UK sales representative, Scott Holtby.

Established in late 2019, Instant Tool & Plant Hire was founded by husband and wife team Andy and Joanne Macartney to address the challenges of out-of-hours access to hire equipment and technical support. Their innovative approach sees the business open seven-days-a-week, and also provides its customers with a 24-hour support hotline. Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Instant Tool & Plant Hire offers fast delivery of building, access and landscaping equipment to homeowners and businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire and the surrounding areas. 

Manufactured at Snorkel’s U.K. facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear, the TL37J and TL49J feature a heavy-duty, steel construction which is ideal for the hire sector. The Snorkel TL37J can reach a maximum working height of 12.9m, and is capable of lifting 215kg. It is equipped with hydraulic outriggers for easy set up, and benefits from a 1.3m jib boom 160° platform rotation for maximum manoeuvrability at height. The larger TL49J can lift a maximum capacity of 200kg to a working height of up to 16.7m. An articulating/telescopic boom design ensures compact towing dimensions, while delivering a maximum outreach of up to 8.5m when extended.

Choosing British manufacturers is something that is important to Andy & Joanne Macartney. “When we started the business in 2019, we worked closely with a large British manufacturer who is local to us, and we are keen to continue to buy British-made products, where possible. These UK-built towable booms are ideal for our customers, many of whom are completing projects on evenings and weekends, and can simply visit our location and take the equipment with them to get the job done, without worrying about deliveries and collections.”

“We have been impressed by the quality of Snorkel’s towable booms, and are pleased to have them in our fleet. We would like to thank Scott for his assistance with this order.”

Andrew Fishburn, Managing Director for Snorkel UK and Vice President for Strategic Accounts – EMEA, for Snorkel, said “We are delighted to have delivered our first units to Instant Tool & Plant Hire, and would like to thank Andy & Joanne for their trust placed in Snorkel UK. Towable products are a great fit for their business model, and I am confident that these lifts will become a big hit with both their residential and commercial customers.”

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