Phill Bascombe Transport Ltd Reaches New Heights With MV Commercial’s Custom Fly-Jib Crane
Phill Bascombe Transport Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 8 × 2 truck with fly-jib crane, supplied by MV Commercial.
The new vehicle is equipped with a Palfinger PK 92002-SH F crane with a PJ125 E fly-jib extendable up to 30.4 m, a winch and a grapple saw for tree felling operations .
Phill Bascombe, Managing Director, said: “This new truck is an upgrade from anything we previously had in our fleet. This gives us the flexibility to take on a greater choice of jobs and allows us to work in more difficult places.
“We are providing a new service to local tree surgery companies that deal with the removal of trees with dying ash trees; these can be very dangerous and should be worked at a distance of at least 10 meters. With this new vehicle, we can manage this work via the remote control ensuring that our staff are safe throughout. “
The FH is also equipped with a Palfinger personal basket, allowing personnel to work safely at great heights, or it can be used as an below deck unit to perform vital inspections. When not in use, the basket can be removed.
“This unit required more than a standard solution, so we worked closely with MV Commercial to specify the truck according to the requirements we needed. The team is always able to offer us a bespoke package that is not available anywhere else, and we are already seeing the benefits of this latest addition.
While on the move, Phill Bascombe Transport Ltd can also call on MV Commercial’s national support network, with over 100 authorized workshops in the UK and Ireland.
Phill Bascombe Transport Ltd is a family business providing professional road transport services across the UK and Europe, and its fleet is accredited under the Gold Standard of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). This gives its customers the confidence that it is achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection, including the management of its work-related road risks.