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A-Plant double up on deliveries

Double stacking accommodation units

Hire firm invests in new transport fleet capable of double stacking accommodation units

A-PLANT have invested more than £1 million in a new transport fleet that is capable of double stacking accommodation units, helping the company’s Accommodation Division offer a more efficient delivery and installation service to customers.

Working closely with Lancashire DAF, Fosters Commercials and Palfinger, A-Plant have purchased a number of specially modified vehicles based on 32-tonne DAF trucks and fitted with 78-tonne Palfinger cranes, giving them the capacity to double stack 32ft accommodation units on customer sites.


Ian Needham, A-Plant’s director of accommodation, said: ‘We believe we are one of the only national accommodation hirers to be able to double stack such large accommodation units from our vehicles, meaning we can now offer a more cost- and time-efficient delivery service.’

He continued: ‘Despite the impressive height they reach when double stacked, safety is not compromised. The vehicles incorporate Palfinger’s high-performance stability control (HPSC) which allows safe working within tight spaces, plus they also prevent post-oscillation in the event of rapid braking or load changes.’

The chassis of the vehicles were developed by Lancashire DAF, whilst the body and ancillary equipment were manufactured by Fosters Commercials. Palfinger’s 78002 SH loader crane has been fitted to the new fleet.

A-Plant offers a hire fleet of more than 16,000 accommodation units, from a single cabin to fully linked site complexes, through dedicated Accommodation Service Centres across the UK. The range of temporary accommodation available includes mobile and static welfare units, green-specification accommodation units, secure stores, fire-certificated accommodation and multi-combination offices, canteens, drying rooms, toilets and shower units.


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