Jarvie Plant invests in fleet to meet market demand

HIRE firm Jarvie Plant has expanded its fleet in a bid to keep pace with industry demand.

The Grangemouth-based firm said this latest round of acquisitions, which includes telehanders, rotating telescoping handlers (rotos), access platforms and industrial forklifts, is being driven by ongoing demand in the construction and housebuilding sectors.

Additions include the Manitou MT625; MT1145; MT1840; and the MRT2550+ roto, alongside 7m, 14m and 17m JCB Loadalls.

“Telehandlers are such versatile machines that we often find them in high demand, so we have constantly grown our portfolio of them,” explained David Jarvie, business development director.

“Rotos are becoming increasingly popular because of the savings they offer over traditional cranes, effectively comprising three machines in one – telehandler, crane and access platform.

“Their minimal set-up time increases productivity on a construction site and they come equipped with a range of safety features, such as sensors for load placement, height and slew restriction.”

He added, “With a wide range of attachments, clients can reduce their need for other machines such as access platforms, telehandlers and cranes.”

Specialist items including the 10m VJR access platform and 2.5t diesel yard forklifts have also been added. Both offer benefits for internal warehousing access and both interal and external loading on compact yards, according to Jarvie.

The firm has also invested in a wider range of pallet fork trucks and personnel lift platforms for the growing industrial and warehousing sector. David added, “Retailers are widely investing in supporting their online sales through logistics and distribution warehouses. It’s an area we can only see expanding as consumer demand increases and our machines will be crucial in supporting that growth.”