GAP Group Invests £3m in Dual View Dumpers

GAP Hire Solutions has recently taken delivery of their first six-tonne Dual View Dumper from Wacker Neuson, becoming one of the first hire companies to supply the high-performance machine.

Dual View allows the operator to conveniently and quickly change the seat position through a 180-degree rotation of the entire operating and seat console, meaning the operator always has a perfect view of the direction of travel during transport, loading and tipping.

The Dual View Dumper will be a new addition to the extensive GAP fleet of ROPS and cabbed dumpers ranging in size from 1-10 tonnes and offering high discharge, forward tip and swivel skip variants.

Head of Procurement at GAP Group, Ken Stewart, said: “The Dual View Dumper is an innovative product offering enhanced safety and comfort for the operator, in addition to increased operating efficiencies and improved productivity.

"Our range of Wacker Neuson cabbed dumpers have been particularly well received and we see the Dual View Dumper as a logical extension in dumper design and development.

"It is encouraging that Wacker Neuson involved Tier 1 contractors as part of the design process and it is evident their input has been incorporated into the final design.

"This delivery is part of a wider investment of almost £3m by GAP for a total of 60 Dual View Dumpers equally spread between 6t and 9t swivel skip models.

“We’ll continue to invest in innovative cutting-edge products and services, subject to key commercial criteria being met, and to offer our valued customers the very best equipment available via our national depot network."

With more than 140 locations throughout the UK and an ongoing intention to increase this number, GAP recognises that a constant programme of heavy investment is key to ensure the continuing success and growth of the business.

During 2017/18, GAP’s capital expenditure was £75.5m and this new financial year has already seen record investment in tools which, alone, will reach £10m by March 2019.

This level of reinvestment spending ensures that GAP continues to make their customers’ lives more productive, safer and environmentally friendly.


www.gap-group.co.uk

Two in one: Hand Grinder also becomes a Hand Chaser

THE Preparation Group offers a single phase 110 volt 9’’ Hand Grinder and 5’’ Hand Grinder that with the addition of its steel cutting shield and cutting blades, turns them into heavy duty, portable and compact Hand Chasers.

For small shallow cutting or chasing projects The Preparation Group, a leading expert in preparing, removing and finishing surfaces, provides tools ideal for projects such as chasing into walls and creating expansion joints in concrete and flooring systems to allow for substrate movement.

Additionally, the Hand Chaser’s shield ensures both a safe, efficient cutting action and attaches via ducting to an industrial vacuum, such as the company’s 202DS and M450 range, to prevent airborne dust particles.

The Group offers a range of 4’’, 4.5’’, 5’’ 7’’ and 9’’ long-life, general purpose diamond blades suitable for most standard hand or trolley mounted saws, with the laser welded segments producing optimum cutting results on concrete, asphalt, stone, plaster, masonry, brick and tiles. There are also premium blades for tough projects.

Kate Walshaw, Hire Group Manager, said: "We have 25 years’ experience in the surface preparation industry, providing the highest quality machines, tools and accessories.

"They are built to last with little or no maintenance and minimal operating costs, to maximise hire rental opportunities."

The Preparation Group manufactures and supplies high performance Surface Preparation Equipment and Tools for Hire/Cross Hire, along with complete fleet management; repairs, servicing, PAT testing, technical support and training.

www.thepreparationgroup.com

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