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Penny Hydraulics off to the Fleet, Waste & Grounds Conference in Aviemore

APSE is once again facilitating its highly successful Fleet, Waste & Grounds Conference in Aviemore 2015. This event sees the largest Scottish trade exhibition of its kind, with over 100 exhibition stands and Penny Hydraulics are delighted to be exhibiting their van and pick-up/truck mounted cranes and loading platforms at the event.


In the face of continuing pressures from all directions for local authorities, this seminar provides a range of solutions, with an insight into the future of service delivery from Derek Mackay MSP and Joan Aitken, Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, as well as speakers from Scottish Government, DVSA, SEPA and Zero Waste Scotland, a look at the latest service innovations being developed within Councils and an opportunity to see all of the latest products and services from a wide range of relevant suppliers across fleet, waste and grounds at Scotland’s largest trade and exhibition show of its kind (over 100 exhibitors last year). There are also excellent opportunities for networking through discussion forums, receptions and the annual dinner. Don’t miss this opportunity to future-proof your service!

APSE Scotland is pleased to announce we will be hosting a new set of awards at this year’s Scottish Fleet, Waste and Grounds services seminar. The Striving For Excellence awards will recognise the hard work and success of local authority services in Scotland and provide an excellent opportunity for those within the related service areas to put forward their most deserving initiative which demonstrate new solutions to the challenges facing our services. 

Penny Hydraulics will be bringing along their new range of hydraulic PH Cranes to the event. The new crane range boasts over 470 models in total aimed at the 3.5 tonne to 12 tonne truck and pick-up market. These cranes come with a wide range of options including high speed hydraulic and electric hoists, full stability control and fixed proportional or radio remote controls. Other options include marine specifications, suitable for use on boats or in other harsh marine environments, manual boom extensions (a cheap and simple way of increasing boom length for extra crane reach) and manual or hydraulic stabiliser legs.

The new range is extremely compact, taking up very little of the important useable space on the pickup bed. PH Truck cranes also have extremely good boom reaches, as an example, the PH110 hydraulic crane, has a boom reach of 4.5 metres and the weight of the unit is just 105kg!

The hydraulic cranes being so lightweight is a huge bonus to fleet owners who can be assured that the low crane weights help to maintain low vehicle emissions and increased fuel economy.

The Penny Hydraulics PH Crane range is serviced by a nationwide network of Penny Hydraulic service engineers who can carry out any routine maintenance as well as all the scheduled Statutory Tests required under current UK legislation such as LOLER Thorough Examinations.

Most crane models are available from stock with maximum lead times being just 6 weeks!

Martin Oke, Penny Hydraulics Area Sales Manager for Scotland will be attending the APSE event and will also be on hand to discuss special application projects and lifting equipment such as those mechanical handling devices used in the highways and waste management sector including the award winning GridLift. The Penny Hydraulics GridLift KJ250 can be installed on gully tankers and maintenance vehicles to lift heavy gully and drain covers out of the way for clear access during cleaning and jetting operations. It can handle covers weighing up to 250kg, is ideal for freeing seized covers, and eliminates the need for crews to handle covers by hand for improved productivity and better health and safety compliance.

In addition to this, special Jetter GridLift is installed at the rear of gully tankers and maintenance vehicles and has an extended boom length to lift heavy gully and drain covers out of the way for clear access during cleaning and jetting operations.