WHC Hire

WHC Hire

Six-times winner of the health and safety gold medal award from RoSPA, WHC Hire is introducing 6 tonne and 9 tonne cabbed dumpers from Thwaites well ahead of forthcoming safety legislation.

“We knew it was only a matter of time until cabbed dumpers were going to become more than just a comfort feature on articulated dumpers,” MD James Clutterbuck said.

“As soon as we heard of the legislation change coming in for 2025, I had no hesitation in arranging the delivery of these new machines.”

Under the terms of legislation, all site dumpers with an unladen weight more than 4.5 tonnes must have a production-fitted cab that complies with ROPS and FOPS ISO 3471 and 3449.

Clutterbuck says that the company’s experience with Thwaites’ plant made it the obvious choice.“We have been using Thwaites dumpers for some years now and have been extremely impressed with the performance and safety features that come as standard,” he said.

Four vehicles are being added to the fleet, three 6-tonne swivel tip models and a 9-tonne forward tip model, as part of the company’s policy of replacing machines every four years.

Clutterbuck added: “I am looking forward to seeing the impact these machines have on our contract clients. I am certain, that across the board, this new legislation will save lives in the long run.”

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