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Meeting growing demand for ‘big trucks’ on hire

Renting is becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective alternative to outright purchase, not only for small forklift trucks, but also for specialised heavy lifting equipment.

Our aim is to deliver a flexible and cost efficient solution for our customers. So, as part of a £4million investment, Cooper Specialised Handling – our heavy lifting division – has added a 32t Konecranes forklift to its short-term rental fleet. We believe this supersized truck is the largest of its type available for hire in the UK.

Whether it’s to manage a short-term project or fluctuations in production or because they want to delay a machine acquisition, more and more businesses are asking us about hiring heavy lift trucks for up to 12 months at a time.

We see short-term rental as a growth area and have therefore invested to create the UK’s most comprehensive specialised equipment rental fleet. Machines available for hire include 45t laden reach stackers, a 25t lift truck with fixed frame for either forklift or 20ft box handling and a dedicated unladen Konecrane 108 empty reach stacker.

Only modern, quiet and low emission equipment makes it on to our fleet, which enjoys a low average age thanks to regular stock rotation. All our rental trucks are very low hour machines, LOLER certified and specified with the latest software and electronic hardware, including the award-winning ECO drive fuel measurement tool.

For extra peace of mind, our rental fleet is maintained by dedicated ‘big truck’ engineers, who also ensure that all machines are prepared meticulously before they go out to our customers.

The Cooper Specialised Handling team takes the time to understand your heavy lifting challenge. We then tailor an appropriate rental solution, which can include a service and maintenance package, based around a fixed monthly sum. With no requirement for capital investment and no impact on cash flow, renting a ‘big truck is simplicity itself.

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Editor’s Notes

Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck , RAM Spreaders and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks.  The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Specialised Handling Ireland, which specialises in engineering support.

Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.