Kerrier Council has taken delivery of a new Samuk R25CD forklift truck for use by its Direct Services division in Redruth, Cornwall. The R25CD has been supplied by local Samuk dealer PWF Forklifts, and will be used to move a variety of pallet-based deliveries across its site – ranging from recycling boxes and bark chippings through to flowers and stationery supplies. The Samuk is also expected to move historical burial ledgers that date back to the 1700s, as well as large boxes of accounts and council tax records that are carefully racked in the authority’s corporate stores.
Offering a lifting capacity of up to 2.5 tonnes, the new Samuk replaces an older pallet truck and has also been adapted by the authority’s team of engineers to act as a shunting vehicle for skips and small vehicle trailers around the depot.
“We looked carefully at a number of different forklift trucks on the market before ordering the Samuk, ” explains Andy Mead, Kerrier Council Direct Services Manager. “We’ve specified the truck to ensure that we own a future-proof piece of equipment that can be used for a number of tasks across our operation.”
Six council staff have been trained to drive the Samuk, which will operate six days a week and is expected to clock-up approximately 32 to 45 working hours per week.
As with all trucks in Samuk’s latest R-Series range, the R25CD offers excellent through-mast visibility, which will help to reduce the possibility of accidents in the Council’s busy yard. Its mast is also up to 30 per cent stronger than competitive designs, thanks to the use of heavy sections and large 120mm diameter rollers, making them ideal for long and offset loads.
It will be serviced on-site by one of PWF Forklifts’ mobile support vehicles, which is operated by factory-trained engineers carrying the most commonly required Samuk service parts.
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