Sunbelt Rentals, one of the UK’s largest rental equipment providers, has taken delivery of a new fleet of fifteen Hyster® H16XD6 Big Trucks for the handling of accommodation units.
The new machines will ensure better performance at its Accommodation Depots located across the UK. Depending on customer requirements, the specially adapted accommodation units feature water and power supply, and can be equipped for use as office space, changing areas, break rooms, kitchen and bathroom facilities, or a first aid area.
Working closely with Asset Management and Engineering Services Specialist, Briggs Equipment, Sunbelt Rentals selected the Hyster heavy duty lift trucks, which can lift up to 16 tonnes. The machines are designed with a robust chassis and offer the high uptime needed to support the demanding operations at Sunbelt Rentals. With an ergonomically designed high visibility cab, the new models prioritise operator comfort, helping to put greater productivity within easy reach. So that each operation benefits from a low Total Cost of Ownership, the forklifts are engineered to minimise tyre wear and fuel consumption, while optimising serviceability.
Corinna Davies, Briggs Equipment’s Key Account Manager, commented: “We are delighted to have completed the delivery of this new fleet of Hyster Big Trucks to Sunbelt Rentals. We have been through an extensive process to ensure that the equipment meets Sunbelt Rentals requirements to support their customers and colleagues both today and in the future.
“The specialist container handlers are manufactured by Hyster and feature the latest technology and ergonomic features to ensure a more comfortable, safe and productive working environment for operators. The trucks are also Stage V compliant to meet industry regulations and support Sunbelt Rentals’ strategic objectives to invest in green technology that reduces harmful emissions.
“We are looking forward to working closely with the Sunbelt Rentals team to ensure they get the most out of their new equipment.”
Ian Needham, Director of Accommodation at Sunbelt Rentals UK and Ireland, said “We are thrilled about the addition of H16XD6 lift trucks to our fleet. Our decision to partner with Briggs Equipment and Hyster was carefully made, considering their excellent safety and reliability records and commitment to providing driver comfort features in their equipment.
“This partnership is a testament to our dedication to safety, as well as our focus on improving operational efficiency and creating a comfortable working environment for our team. This partnership with Briggs and Hyster aligns perfectly with our ever-growing and evolving Accommodation offerings, setting us up for continued success in the future.”
New Big Trucks
Drew Reeves, Head of Major accounts at Hyster Europe, commented on the partnership:, commented: “Hyster has a long history in providing tough and reliable equipment for high intensity container handling applications, and we understand that moving accommodation containers comes with specific demands. That combined with the expertise of Briggs Equipment led the customer to the Hyster H16XD6 as a great fit for their particular application. The new forklifts also include a three-stage mast and can handle the welfare units on the forks, without the need for any special attachments.”