BNP Paribas Rental Solutions has teamed to with HMF Cranes to put together a new vehicle aimed at timber and builders’ merchants.
The funding provider will be supplying the finance package for the new vehicle which combines a HMF crane with a Massey Truck Engineering dropside body.
The vehicle features a HMF 1430LK1 crane and it also features the EVS system to ensure safety and stability while lifting loads. Beyond the core functionality, HMF 1430s have a design criteria of placing the hydraulic components and hoses inside the boom and jib construction, which reduces potential for damage and thus reduce downtime and maintenance costs significantly.
The chassis will be the new model DAF FAN 310 6 x 2 rear steer with its PX 7 engine, shaving off around 500kgs compared to the more traditional MX11, 11 litre engine.
Massey Truck Engineering will produce a body using a Domex subframe with 6 mm longitudinal high tensile Swedish steel. All these elements combined will give the optimum rigidity when using the crane whilst providing the best possible payload for the operators.
The body can be produced in a number of different configurations to suit individual companies’ operational needs.
Ian Roberts, managing director of HMF Cranes, said: “We’re extremely proud of our new crane, and we couldn’t have chosen better finance partners than BNP Paribas Rental Solutions. Our HMF 1430LK1 loader crane prioritises vehicle performance and this is further supported when partnered with the new PX7 engined DAF CF chassis, efficiency, and user safety. At HMF, we truly believe it will bring best-in-class loading and unloading capability to the timber and builders’ merchant industry – and BNP Paribas Rental Solutions’ package makes it available to the widest possible range of organisations.”
BNP Paribas’ contract hire package includes the crane and truck alongside a host of other benefits. These include account management, certification, routine maintenance and testing, as well as a market-leading vehicle configuration.
Tristan Watkins, managing director of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, said: “At BNP Paribas, we’re always looking to provide the best products within the best possible funding packages. Working with HMF Cranes is an excellent way to fulfil this mandate. The vehicle and our leasing solutions are naturally complementary: we spent a lot of time designing a bespoke package to cater to the needs of the timber and builders merchant market, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”