One of the UK’s specialist collectors of surplus food product has invested in a piece of specialist lifting equipment that it says has boosted its operations significantly.
A Tucker and Son Ltd specialises in collecting surplus food products and converting this into animal feed which is distributed all over the country using specialist HIAB lifting equipment. This benefits the livestock farmers by reducing the cost of their feed.
This new hookloader trailer – MULTILIFT – carries the same weight load as 8-wheeler rigid trucks, but offers much greater flexibility to load commercial waste bins in tight spaces, says the firm.
Richard Tucker, managing director for A Tucker and Son Ltd said the new MULTILIFT hookloader trailer would help streamline operations at the Yorkshire-based business which continues to grow year-on-year.
“This new MULTILIFT trailer is operated by remote control which means that our drivers can operate the equipment from the safest location when we visit customer premises,” he said.
“The mechanism is really smooth and simple to work with, our drivers really enjoy working with the new trailer. We’re only as good as the equipment we have; we travel up and down the country, so we need equipment that is reliable. That’s one of the key reasons we chose Hiab.
“Hiab’s service network coverage means that if we have a problem on the road, specialist field engineers will be out to sort it out for us quickly. We work with some of the UK’s largest food chains so customer service is really important to maintain a good working relationship and continue our growth plans.”
Yorkshire-based A Tucker and Son Ltd now has a 12-strong fleet and a team of 20 after recently investing in four Hiab MULTILIFT 8-wheel truck loaders.
Dek Butler MULTILIFT specialist for Hiab UK said: “Our MULTILIFT hookloader trailers are a pretty impressive bit of kit which gives businesses like A Tucker and Son Ltd more flexibility.
“Surplus food collection regularly takes place in tight spaces in urban environments, which is why the hookloader trailer unit makes tricky access easy – especially with the remote-control capability.
“The MULTILIFT trailers can be paired with any truck cab that has a suitable hydraulic wet kit and can handle bin sizes of between 40 to 60 cubic yards.
“This investment will help A Tucker and Son Ltd stay ahead of the competition and I am pleased to see that once again our renowned service network and reliability has proved to be a deciding factor for businesses investing in hookloaders.”
For more information about the MULTILIFT hookloader trailer, contact your nearest Hiab Service Centre.