Johnson Metals Ltd of Bridgwater, Somerset, is using the Genie GTH3007 machine in its ferrous reprocessing area for stockpile management and for loading used batteries into high-sided trailers for transport to the recycling plant.
Company director Lisa Johnson said: “We needed a versatile, high-lift machine to free up our existing scrap handler.
The GTH3007 fits the bill being equally at home loading high sided bulk lorries or handling scrap in our ferrous metals section.”
The handler, supplied by Terex Distribution Ltd, can lift 2500kg to almost 6.9 metres so can easily handle cars and cope with the tallest of high-sided trailers whilst four metres of forward reach caters for the stockpiling and machines loading duties. Johnson specified an optional windscreen guard as additional protection beyond that offered by the integral roll-over and falling object protective structures offered by the standard cab.
In recognition of the tough working conditions it has been fitted with foam-filled tyres.