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Truck Specialists go telescopic with three state-of-the-industry skip loadersCheshire-based Truck Specialists - UK distributor for the Italian-built ATIB lift range of hooklifts from 3 to 30 tonnes lift capacity - has expanded its product range with the addition of three telescopic-arm skip loaders, the SLT4, SLT8 and SLT13 suitable for vehicles from 7.5 to 18 tonnes GVW.
According to the company, the UK skip loader market has lately been favouring telescopic-arm skip loaders over the traditional fixed-arm designs, on account of their added flexibility. All ATIB lift skip loaders feature independent telescopic arms and a short rear overhang to aid manoeuvrability.
One of the first ATIB lift skip loaders to go into service - an SLT13 mounted on a Volvo FL6 - has recently entered service with Leeds-based Aero Waste Disposal, working out of its Armley transfer station.
ATIB lift hookloaders are finding favour in the wood recycling industries and Truck Specialists has just supplied a second AT18 hooklift to Arden Wood Shavings, mounted on a MAN TGA26-390.
This unit operates with a drawbar trailer and collects raw material from sawmills throughout the country, returning it to Arden Wood Shaving's processing facility at Hampton in Arden.
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