A Tucker and Son Ltd specialises in collecting surplus food products and converting this into animal feed, which is distributed using specialist Hiab lifting equipment. This benefits livestock farmers by reducing the cost of their feed.
This new hookloader trailer carries the same load as eight-wheeler rigids, but offers much greater flexibility to load commercial waste bins in tight spaces.
Richard Tucker, managing director of A Tucker and Son Ltd, said the new MULTILIFT hookloader trailer would help streamline operations at the Yorkshire-based business.
He says: “This new MULTILIFT trailer is operated by remote control which means that our drivers can operate the equipment from the safest location when we visit customer premises. The mechanism is really smooth and simple to work with; our drivers really enjoy working with the new trailer. We’re only as good as the equipment we have; we travel up and down the country, so we need equipment that is reliable.”
Yorkshire-based A Tucker and Son Ltd now has a 12-strong fleet and a team of 20 after recently investing in four Hiab MULTILIFT 8-wheel truck loaders.
Dek Butler, MULTILIFT specialist for Hiab UK said: “Surplus food collection regularly takes place in tight spaces in urban environments, which is why the hookloader trailer unit makes tricky access easy – especially with the remote-control capability.
He adds that the trailers can be paired with any truck cab that has a suitable hydraulic wet kit and can handle bin sizes of between 40 to 60 cubic yards.