LAMMA 2011 – Stronga Show Report

Stronga Stand at LAMMA 2011 - Agricultural Machinery ShowOn the Stronga stand at LAMMA this year we had our two most popular UK models of HookLoada hook lift trailers, the 10 tonne HL010 and the 18 tonne capacity HL180T. Alongside the trailers we also featured a selection of attachments including our 2 man access platform, big bag lifter and recent addition to the Stronga range, the hydraulically operated V Snowplough.

LAMMA 2011 was the biggest yet with 650 stands featuring a wide range of products and services from both the UK and overseas. Many people visiting the Stronga stand were interested in the flexibility and benefits that a HookLoada and containers would bring to their operation. It was also great to meet existing customers and get feedback on the trailers, with many looking at expanding their fleet or add extra containers to diversify their operations.

Low Cost of HookLoada Ownership

One delighted HookLoada customer who visited the Stronga stand was Ian Schooler of Waste Not Green Recycling. Mr Schooler was delighted when he recently sold his 12 tonne HookLoada, purchased in 2006, after years of good service they sold the trailer for the same price as he originally paid for it.

Market Leading Hook Trailer Performance

We met a couple of customers whose trailers lifting capabilities allows them to win contracts over lower capacity conventional hook lift trucks. One customer with a 22 tonne HookLoada (HL220), coupled with a high horse power tractor won a contract to move twenty tonne drums of cable as he was the only one with the capability to pick up and move them. He said that he and his customers are always impressed by the high performance. The trailer has been called out to jobs on short notice where trucks were failing to lift containers but the HookLoada succeeded.

Flexible and Scalable Containerised System

Several of our customers commented on how investing in a HookLoada and correctly specified containers has allowed them to diversify into new areas of work. As customers have used the trailers more they have found new ways to utilise the hook lift container system with a wide range of drop bodies. Increased interest and opportunities in the green waste, composting and biomass energy have meant that customers are looking expand their operations utilising the HookLoada system.

Another HookLoada customer looking to expand is JWK, currently they have a waste food contract for a leading supermarket. The rise in their business has meant they are now considering expanding their capacity, and the hook lift system facilitates these possibilities perfectly.

Reliable and Proven Hook Lift Trailer Design

All of the HookLoada owners that we spoke to were really satisfied with the reliability, performance and the flexibility of their trailers. John and Graham Playfair originally purchased their HookLoada for transporting mushroom waste and draff as well as grain.

However the efficiency savings in fuel, labour and tractor hours are far beyond those they originally anticipated, and with the reliability of the HookLoada system they are considering adding a second trailer to their fleet.

Professional Snow Ploughs

The snow that was experienced over recent months meant there was a great interest in our recently introduced snow ploughs. Many visitors to the stand were remarking on the build quality and proven design of the SVB280, when compared to other ploughs which weren’t strong enough to cope with the extreme conditions.

The flexibility of the plough with its hydraulically operated blades means it is ideal for clearing snow in any environment.

  • Angling left or right (up to 30degrees) allows for easy clearing of roads
  • V-forward you can easily and neatly heap snow, making it ideal for clearing yards and car parks
  • V-back for clearing narrow lanes and drives

The four positions of the plough are changed in cab, keeping the operator warm, safe and dry.

The feature that impressed all with the Stronga V-Snow Plough was the sprung section at the bottom of the blade. This helps prevent damage to the plough in the event of accidental collisions with raised ironworks or curbs. Several operators were complaining that their existing ploughs were getting badly damaged when clearing car parks and roads, as they didn’t have this feature. More information on the Stronga snow ploughs.

If you require anymore information on the Stronga range of trailers, containers and loader attachments please contact us.
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