The five Multilifts in the order comprise four units mounted on 18 tonne Daf chassis and one mounted on an 8-wheel 32 tonne Daf. This larger Multilift replaces a dedicated bulk tipper and so increases operational flexibility for fleet manager Chris Slade as it is being
supplied with two bulk containers.
he said. Chris is a big fan of the Multilift concept as it enables bodies to be swapped over quickly.
“The 18 tonne units will carry dropsided maintenance bodies for tasks such as kerbing and paving. Changing this for an Econ spreader is just a 5-minute operation and then they can be out spreading salt to make the roads safer for both pedestrians and motorists.”
The Multilift hydraulic pump drives the hooklift system which unloads the maintenance body and then loads the spreader. Once this has been done the same hydraulics can then be used to power the spreader. The Council has dealt with Londonderry Garage for some 20 years and the fact that the company is the region’s authorised distributor for other equipment such as Hiab cranes is a major asset.
“It is very useful to have a multi-equipment supplier so near at hand...In addition, I was impressed with the way Londonderry Garage dealt with this latest order which involved a complicated specification. Whilst the after-sales backup and overall service is also first rate.”
City of York Council, Chris Slade following purchase of 5 new Multilift vehicles