Fourth SPV Delivered to Kings Lynn Internal Drainage Board
21 June 2017
April saw Spearhead Machinery hand over a brand new TWIGA SPV2 970XT to Kings Lynn Internal Drainage Board, making this the fourth Self-Propelled Vehicle now in use by the drainage board to keep the waterways in the Norfolk fens area free-flowing and clear of vegetation.
Spearhead’s Area Sales Manager, Jack Norton and Senior Service Engineer, Ian Haines were in attendance to ensure a smooth transfer, handing over the keys to Operations Manager, Gary Howe.
Confirming the reasons why the SPV was the machine of choice, Gary commented “As Operations Manager for Kings Lynn IDB choosing the right Plant and Machinery for our needs is very important”.
“We have to take every opportunity to maximise productivity from our machinery and have found a very real increase using both SPV 2 and SPV 3 machines due to their ability to work safely in both forward and reverse directions, with near perfect visibility of the cutting equipment from the rotating cab”.
“Long working days and the need to complete a lot of vegetation management works in a short period can take its toll on operators. We find that the SPV cab’s flexibility also means our drivers are less fatigued at the end of a working day, which is very important to us”.
Antony Prince, Sales & Marketing Director commented “We’re proud to supply Kings Lynn IDB with their fourth SPV. The special work that the IDB’s and these machines carry out around the areas of the UK that are susceptible to flooding is of huge importance to the local residents and surrounding environment and is testament to the product perfectly fitting the requirements for the job and operator.”
Source: Spearhead Machinery Ltd.