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Robust fleet of 16 tonners hits the block

02 February 2024

The UK’s largest rental equipment provider, Sunbelt Rentals, has taken delivery of a fleet of fifteen Hyster H16XD6 Big Trucks for the handling of accommodation units.

BRIGGS EQUIPMENT supplied the trucks, which can lift up to 16 tonnes. The machines are designed with a robust chassis and offer the high uptime needed to support scuh a demanding operation. 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.

Briggs Equipment’s key account manager, Corinna Davies, says: “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.”

Ian Needham, director of accommodation at Sunbelt Rentals UK and Ireland, adds: “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.”

Hyster Europe head of major accounts Drew Reeves, says: “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.”

For more information, email info@briggsequipment.co.uk