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GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales: Strengthening their representation in Wales, GreenMech Ltd have announced the appointment of leading plant and tool dealers, Phoenix Hire & Sales Ltd.

Operating out of five depots across South Wales, the GreenMech range of pedestrian, road-tow and tracked chippers becomes the latest franchise in their specialist Arb and Grounds division.

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

With a client base spanning hire firms, engineering, utilities, railway contractors and more, Phoenix have the largest fleet of tool, plant and access equipment for hire and sale in Wales. Their team of 85 highly trained staff ensure they have both the product, and knowledge, to meet the variety of customer demands. In addition, their dedicated service department offer exceptional after-sales support, responding to most customer callouts within just four hours.

Phoenix Sales Director Jason Derraven said, “We are delighted with our latest appointment as GreenMech dealers. Since becoming a Stihl main dealer, we have had no end of enquiries for these impressive and robust machines and it is great that we can now finally fulfil customer demand. The GreenMech range complements our plant hire fleet which also means we can now fully support our customers including those in the rail sector, with a complete range of de-veg equipment and woodchippers for hire or sale.”

GreenMech Sales Director, Martin Lucas added, “We are fortunate to work with a fantastic network of dealers – renowned for providing second-to-none service and support – and Phoenix Hire & Sales becomes the latest addition to that ever-growing list. We look forward to working together with them to share our extensive woodchipper range with the Arb specialists in their area.”

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Först for hire places

Först for hire places: Först exhibited again at this year’s Executive Hire Show with real presence in the shape of their ST6P woodchipper.

The ideal hire machine for arborists and contractors, The ST6P was well received at the show which overall was very good for Först, generating an excellent turnout. When introduced, the ST6P signalled a new era with a tough and hardy woodchipper that is below the 750kg weight boundary.

Först for hire places

Först for hire places

The first Först to host a petrol engine, the ST6P rivals any diesel competitor for chipping ability and fuel consumption. What’s more, the machine complies with emission regulations, being Stage 5 ready thanks to its petrol engine, so there’s no worry about the law which will affect all diesel machines over 24 horsepower.

It was nice to catch up with existing customers at the Executive Hire Show, says the company, and the exhibition brought many new prospects to their stand. In all, there was a good, positive atmosphere with genuine interest amongst visitors in what Först woodchippers can bring to their hire businesses.

For more information visit www.forst-woodchippers.com or call +44 1264 721790

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Capillary Concrete Hire Three

Capillary Concrete Hire Three: Rapid sales growth across the US market has forced Capillary Concrete, the global leader in bunker and turf management, to boost its team of representatives serving American clients. Three new hires have significantly increased the company’s ability to support clients across the United States.

Greg Nichols is Capillary Concrete’s new Sales and Installation Manager for the Northeast of America, and also covers Florida. Nichols, originally from upstate New York, graduated from SUNY Canton and has been in the golf course construction industry working with architects, contractors and superintendents specializing in bunker maintenance products since 2007. He is based in Tequestra, Florida.

Capillary Concrete Hire Three

Mark Patterson, Sales and Installation Manager for the Southeast, lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. He is a thirty year veteran of the golf industry, working as a superintendent and a director of golf and grounds at many different clubs. Patterson holds a BS degree in plant and soil sciences from Mississippi State University andhas built several high profile clubs in the southeast including Champions Retreat GC in Augusta where he was director of construction and superintendent.

With more than 24 years in the turf industry, Scott Grego’s love for golf began when he worked for his uncle on Dundee golf course in Michigan as a teen. This led him to his turfgrass management degree at Michigan State. His internship led him to Dominion Country Club in San Antonio and eventually he became superintendant of the golf course. After seven years, he transitioned into the sales industry selling chemicals, fertilizers and equipment, leading to his recent appointment at Capillary Concrete’s Sales and Installation Manager for the Central US.

“Our growth and future projections have provided us the opportunity to hire a leading sales staff to match our leading bunker liner and turfgrass management applications. We are excited to bring the team together to make another huge impact for us in the near future,” said operations manager Travis Chivers.

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JCB Secure Nixon Hire Order

JCB Secure Nixon Hire Order: JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from leading equipment rental business Nixon Hire as it invests in a brand new telehandler machine fleet worth almost £14 million.

North East based Nixon Hire has signed a deal for 235 JCB Loadalls which will join the fleet at its depots across the UK.

JCB Secure Nixon Hire Order

The deal further strengthens the relationship between Nixon Hire and dealer Scot JCB and includes the full range of JCB models including the 6 metre 525-60 and the 20 metre 540-200.

JCB Group Managing Director Global Key Accounts, Yvette Henshall-Bell, said: “We have worked very closely with Nixon Hire over many years and it is fantastic for both companies that Nixon Hire has been able to place a record order with JCB.  Nixon Hire and JCB are both family-owned businesses sharing many common values and I am glad that our long standing partnership continues.”

Nixon Hire Managing Director, Graham Nixon, said: “Our decision to buy JCB was based on the quality and efficiency of the product as well as the excellent aftermarket support we receive from Scot JCB throughout the UK. The machines come with class leading telematics and this is a huge benefit to our own customers.”

Nixon Hire was founded in 1967 and remains a family-run business employing more than 5,500 people across its 22 UK depots.  The business also includes plant, tools, accommodation and portable toilet products.

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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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JCB Secure Plant Hire Deal

JCB Secure Plant Hire Deal: JCB has secured a major deal with Plant Hire UK for new fleets of Loadalls and compact excavators worth almost £17 million.

The deal will see the leading UK hirer strengthen its construction machinery line-up by purchasing 300 new JCB Loadalls and 50 compact excavators along with site dumpers and tandem rollers.   The new machines will be put to work by contractors on construction and civil engineering projects across the country and will add to Plant Hire UK’s vast fleet of JCB machines.

JCB Secure Plant Hire Deal

Plant Hire UK Managing Director Graham Jones said: “As the construction sector goes from strength to strength this investment in new JCB Loadalls and compact midi excavators ensures our customers are guaranteed the highest specification machines with outstanding safety features and telematics support as standard.”

JCB Group Managing Director of Global Key Accounts Yvette Henshall-Bell said “Plant Hire UK has a reputation for delivering the best machines and market-leading service, which perfectly complements the JCB ethos. As the world’s number one telescopic handler, the Loadall has a proven track record that construction firms trust implicitly, while our compact excavators are hard-working on-site machines.”

The machines are supplied and supported by Gunn JCB. Managing Director Paul Hartshorn said: “Plant Hire UK is one of our largest and most successful customers. Gunn JCB depots are perfectly located to support the ever-growing number of machines as Plant Hire UK has continued to invest in its fleet.”

Plant Hire UK was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Graham Jones and Finance Director Wayne Illidge. Based in St Helens, Merseyside it has a national customer base, hiring, maintaining and servicing thousands of machines on sites across the UK.

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STIHL To Exhibit At Executive Hire Show

STIHL To Exhibit At Executive Hire Show: STIHL will be attending the Executive Hire Show 2019 to showcase to the plant hire industry a range of its latest high performance professional lawn mowers.   

The new professional lawn mowers on display, including the RM 756 GC, the RM 655 RS rear roller mower and the RM 4 RTP mulching models, have been specifically designed for use on larger areas and built for maximum durability and comfort for prolonged use.

STIHL To Exhibit At Executive Hire Show

The RM 756 GC professional lawn mower comes packed with plenty of features to tackle the toughest grass cuttings jobs. Features include a solid mono handlebar that makes emptying the 80-litre grass box simple, a 3-speed gearbox and a brake blade clutch mechanism to increase working speed and reduce machine down time.

With a stainless steel driven metal roller, the RM 655 RS offers no compromise between convenience and lawn quality. Fitted with a mono-comfort handle as standard, the body design of the new professional mower allows for easy access and maintenance of working parts such as drive cables, pulleys and the drive belt.

The RM 4 RTP is a 1-speed drive mulching lawn mower that is ideal for professionals who require great mulching results. The self-propelled machine features optimised design, robustness and high quality equipment such as anti-vibration elements, skirt protectors and a powerful engine.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to see a range of STIHL’s powerful and robust Lithium-Ion PRO Cordless tools, including the HSA 94 hedge trimmers, ideal for maintenance teams working in urban areas such as schools, hospitals and housing estates. The FSA 130 brushcutters, available in both loop handle (R) and bike handle versions, are lightweight and specifically designed for working on large areas of thick grass at length. Also on show is the impressive BGA 100 blower and the hugely versatile KMA 130 R kombi engine, which can be used with all of the existing Kombi attachments. Also on stand will be STIHL’s cut-off construction saw offering.

For more information on STIHL’s new professional lawn mowers and its Lithium-Ion PRO Cordless tools, be sure to visit stand F20 at Executive Hire Show on 6th– 7th February 2019 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, or visit www.stihl.co.uk.

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Murray Hire Expands Först Fleet

Murray Hire Expands Först Fleet: Bristol-based equipment and tool hire business Murray Hire Centres is expanding its long-standing fleet of Först woodchipper machines, after consistently being impressed by the superiority and reliability of the machinery.

Established since 1982, Murray Hire Centres is a close-knit family run business, now employing a total of 15 staff. With 600 account customers, the business has built itself a reputation as the best one-stop shop for equipment and tool hire in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Murray Hire Expands Först Fleet

Mandy Taylor, Managing Director of Murray Hire Centres, explains why the business has worked closely with Först since its inception and has chosen to maintain the relationship ever since.

“There are numerous factors that make the Först machinery stand out to other machines available on the market”, said Mandy. “We’ve always felt that, paired with the consistent reliability and efficiency of the machines, their smart appearance also makes them far superior against other competitors.”

At present, Murray Hire Centres has two TR6’s, one ST6 and one TR8 machine, with another TR8 currently on order. Ideal for remote locations, the TR6 is a compact and manoeuvrable chipper which comes complete with Först’s unique ForstGrip feed-roller system, allowing for even the toughest forks and limbs to be broken.

Mandy continued: “We have reaped nothing but benefits from having Först machines on our fleet. For the business as a whole, it’s allowed us to offer a full circle of products to our customers. The robust machines have been utilised in a variety of scenarios over time, from general arboriculture work through to site clearances for large company extensions, as well as housing estates.

“Despite it being a rarity to face an issue with the machines, the warranty and after-sales support offered by Först is superb, which really gives us faith in the products and provides us with the assurance we need as a business.”

Going forward, Mandy is confident that the relationship with Först will continue to strengthen.

“Since day one, we have always had a fantastic relationship with Först, and we firmly believe that the machines are the best chippers available on the market.”

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Luscombe Plant Hire Double Up On Their GreenMech Fleet

Luscombe Plant Hire double up on their GreenMech fleet to meet demand: Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a second one to his hire fleet to meet the consistent demand.

Simon and wife Beverly, along with their son Dan, started Luscombe Plant Hire in 2001 and this year they were proudly awarded the “Outstanding Single Depot Hire Company” at the EHN Passionate Hirer Awards. “We have a full range of tools and machinery from a wallpaper stripper right up to 8-tonne excavators as well as an onsite shop selling fittings, workwear and smaller tools” explains Simon. “The arborist side of things is quite a large part of our business, so being able to offer good quality, reliable chippers that work well is very important for us.”

Luscombe Plant Hire Double Up On Their GreenMech Fleet

They first came across the machines at the annual Executive Hire Show. After initially purchasing just one, the client base of tree surgeons, land owners and grounds managers meant the demand was more than they could supply so they added a second unit. “Since we’ve switched over to the GreenMech chippers, we’ve not had one bad report on them – our customers seem much more satisfied. They go out on hire for anywhere between one day to one month and everyone who hires them, say they’re really good machines to use. There has been no down-time due to breakdowns which, when you’ve got a packed hire schedule, is crucial.”

The Arborist 130 is a simple-to-use, cost effective, compact road tow chipper, featuring a generous 970mm x 790mm in-feed hopper, which aids bushy brash reduction, coupled with a 150cm x 230cm letterbox-style throat. The 23hp Honda petrol engine is protected with a steel bonnet, helping to reduce the noise level. It comes with a hand brake, overrun braking system and GreenMech’s patented Disc-Blade technology as standard.

For more information, visit: http://www.greenmech.co.uk/

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