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MHM machinery ready for HVO fuel

MHM machinery ready for HVO fuel: The MHM Group have confirmed that all their diesel powered machinery, principally generators and lighting towers are now fully compatible with HVO fuel.

For rental firms and contractors which are not familiar with HVO fuel, it is a renewable diesel alternative based on vegetable oils, grease and similar residue. Using HVO fuel can reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 90% when likened with fossil-fuel diesel. For every 1,000 litres of diesel burned produces 3.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas CO2, compared to just 195kg GHG CO2 for every 1,000 litres of HVO burned. In addition, HVO is FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) free fuel and is wholly compatible, and approved to use, as an alternative replacement fuel to traditional fossil-fuel diesel.  Using HVO fuel can significantly reduce a user’s carbon footprint.

MHM machinery ready for HVO fuel

MHM machinery ready for HVO fuel

HVO fuel can be safely stored for up to ten years, whereas regular diesel, even under ideal conditions, can only be stored between six and twelve months. Therefore, using HVO can reduce the possibility of fuel contamination, breakdowns and fuel testing. Tests have indicated that HVO fuel provides better starting, cleaner combustion and consequently less chance of waxing and water retention in extreme temperatures.

MHM have placed just one stipulation on the use of HVO fuel. All HVO fuel used in MHM equipment must adhere to BS EN 15940:2016. If a re-hirer or purchaser of an MHM generator or lighting tower uses a lower grade fuel this could have a negative impact on the engine’s warranty. MHM recommend HVO from the fuel specialist, Crown Oil. Crown Oil HVO fuel is available for delivery across the UK usually within 48 hours of order.

Commenting on this latest approach to reducing the carbon footprint within the rental markets, the MHM Group managing director, Mat Llewellyn said, “We are moving forward with plans to ensure that our rehire fleet becomes entirely emission-free. Using HVO is significant a part of this process, however we are continuing to invest heavily in other renewables such as solar and battery hybrid machines.”

“Many of the major UK infrastructure projects are promoting the use of HVO and several fleet operators working on these projects have already switched to HVO,” added Mat.

The MHM ReHire service is only available to UK and Ireland hire organisations.

The MHM Group was incorporated in 2010 and supplies their range of equipment throughout the UK and Ireland via its’ nationwide three depot network. The company has three distinct divisions; MHM New Equipment Sales, MHM Used Equipment Sales and MHM Rehire. Each division supplies power generation, solar-hybrid-generators, fluid storage, lighting towers, and product related accessories to the UK and Irish rental markets. The MHM Group head office is based in Port Talbot, South Wales.

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Aspen Fuel powers cleaner performance

Aspen Fuel powers cleaner performance: Arboricultural companies, large and small, are discovering the benefits of switching their fuel over to Aspen Alkylate Petrol.

The UK’s largest tree contractors, Gristwood and Toms, together with Merseyside-based grounds and landscapers, Kingsman Gardens, have both reaped the rewards of using Aspen fuel – reducing harmful fumes and costly machinery servicing and repairs.

Aspen Fuel powers cleaner performance

Aspen Fuel powers cleaner performance

Gristwood and Toms started using Aspen 2 in their fleet of chainsaws 18 months ago. “With a team of 220 people and nearly 200 vehicles on our books, it’s important that we’re taking steps where we can, to improve our green credentials” explains Director Dave Gristwood. “Aspen came in to demonstrate the product and how, by removing all of the nasty chemicals, the fuel burns much cleaner than regular unleaded. Our chainsaws run well, now without the fumes which is much better health-wise for the guys using them.” He continues, “In our line of work, it’s also quite common for spillages to occur, and if this happens now with the Aspen product, it’s noticeable that it doesn’t cause damage to plants or the surrounding environment to the same degree as conventional fuel.”

For Kevin Prince, Owner of Kingsman Gardens, the difference he has noticed in the longevity of his machinery has been massive since he switched to Aspen 2 two years ago. “My team of five guys undertake a variety of domestic and commercial works from landscaping, garden clearances, tree cutting to pressure washing and cleaning. Because of the scope and variety of work we do, some items on our machinery fleet will sit around unused for a few months – sometimes even longer. Because the Aspen fuel doesn’t deteriorate like regular petrol would do, and keeps the inner workings so much cleaner, it means we’ve had machines that are unused for over a year that still start up first time.”

Kevin uses Aspen 2 in all of his 2-stroke equipment, including chainsaws, strimmers and hedgecutters together with a small amount of the Aspen 4 mix in some of his 4-stroke hover mowers. “Being ready prepared, we’ve all but eliminated issues with mixing which is much safer and reduces my maintenance costs when machines weren’t running as they should. Customers have also commented on the reduction in smell and smoke which is especially important when you’re working in small, confined areas.”

Being virtually free from sulphur, benzene and solvents, Aspen alkylate petrol burns cleaner than regular petrol making it safer for operators, machinery and the environment.

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Miles Hire Fuel Up With MHM

Miles Hire Fuel Up With MHM: Miles Hire Limited the Welsh hirer of plant, tools and access equipment have taken delivery of a fleet of fuel storage and distribution products, supplied by MHM Plant Limited.

Entitled the ‘MHM Fuel Caddi’, Miles Hire has purchased an initial five units for distribution to their Swansea, Cardiff and Bridgend depots. The Fuel Caddis will be made available for hire and for the safe delivery of fuel by the Miles Hire maintenance teams.

Miles Hire Fuel Up With MHM

The MHM Fuel Caddi is an intermediate bulk container (IBC) with a 105 litre capacity. It is fully transportable and delivers fuel via a hand pump, hose and nozzle. The Fuel Caddi’s fully bunded base guards against ground contamination and it is easily transported via its handy fork lift pockets and lifting eyes. The Fuel Caddi can be delivered, full of fuel, without the need for a driver to have ADR training. It is ideally suited to refuel generators, heaters and other similar items of plant.

Commenting on this purchase, Ryan Miles, Director, Miles Hire Limited said, “We first spotted the Fuel Caddi at the Executive Hire Show back in February. We were immediately impressed with the Fuel Caddi’s easy manoeuvrability and safe storage of fuel. We initially purchased them for our own use, but we can see potential opportunities to hire these out.”

“We appreciate good service and MHM’s assistance is always spot on. Mat and his team are always willing to help, we highly recommend MHM and never look elsewhere for their products”, added Miles.

Darren Williams, MHM sales manager added, “We believe that the Fuel Caddi will soon become an essential item for hire firms supplying diesel powered machinery. Ryan and his team immediately spotted the features and benefits of the Fuel Caddi and we were delighted to have supplied them with this new product.”

Miles Hire is an independent Welsh business that has been a family concern for two generations. The company is managed by directors and brothers, Ryan and Darren Miles. They provide a wide range of equipment to both trade and DIY customers. Miles Hire has depots in Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Miskin.

MHM Plant’s head office is based in Port Talbot, South Wales. The company supplies power generation, solar-hybrid-generators, fuel storage, lighting towers, engine drive welders and product related accessories to the UK and Irish rental markets, for both hire and purchase.

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Work Smarter With Aspen Alkylate Fuel

Work Smarter With Aspen Alkylate Fuel: Aspen Fuel is the world front runner in supplying clean burning, low emission alkylate petrol for small engine machinery, originally created back in 1988 to tackle the health problems which forestry workers were encountering when working in an environment filled with fumes from their two-stroke chainsaws.

Available as a ready mixed two-stroke fuel and a straight petrol replacement, it has quickly become the industry standard of petrol for anyone working behind petrol powered, handheld machinery in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy and France. To date, more than 350 million litres of Aspen Fuel has been sold worldwide. In the UK, Aspen fuel is distributed by Anglo American Oil Company Ltd and is sold throughout the country by over 350 dealers.

Work Smarter With Aspen Alkylate Fuel

Delivered directly to you

Businesses and local authorities can benefit greatly by having Aspen fuel delivered directly to their site, saving the time spent going to get petrol and avoiding the possibility of damaging two-stroke equipment due to an incorrect fuel/oil mixture. Aspen fuel contains 99% less harmful hydrocarbons therefore machines running on Aspen fuel will emit much cleaner exhaust emissions compared to standard petrol, making working with these machines a much safer and more pleasant experience.

Not only better for the environment but also better for you and your machines – Simple!

  • Free deliveries directly to your premises – no downtime travelling to collect fuel.
  • Long shelf life allows for fuel to be left in machines for long periods of storage without any damage occurring to the fuel system.
  • Premixed 2-stroke version eliminates the risk of mixing errors or accidents.
  • Less machinery down time due to breakdowns.
  • Machines last longer and are easier to service.
  • Easy for operators to select the correct fuel and avoid costly mixing errors.
  • Improved working environment for your staff by reducing toxic emissions.
  • Easy to monitor fuel consumption and factor into job costs.
  • Simplified accounting with fewer receipts.

To find out more about the benefits of working with Aspen fuel please visit the website https://aspenfuel.co.uk/benefits/professionals/

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