Independent Hire chooses compact Snorkels

By Euan Youdale22 January 2021

Snorkel SR626 One of the Snorkel SR626 units joining Independent Hire’s fleet.

Independent Hire, based in the UK, has expanded its telehandler fleet with four Snorkel SR626 compact rough terrain telehandlers.

Servicing the Midlands and South East from three strategically located branches, Independent Hire offers a comprehensive range of equipment and plant, ranging from power tools and generators, to powered access, excavators, fencing, portable accommodation and much more.

This recent delivery expands the company’s telehandler offering, which currently includes models with lift heights ranging from 4m to 17m. Ideal for use in small yards, industrial facilities and in confined construction jobsites, compact telehandlers, such as the Snorkel SR626, are popular in the hire sector for their versatility.

The SR626 reaches a maximum lift height of up to 5.79m and is capable of carrying loads up to 2,600kg. Measuring just 1.89m, and with a stowed height of just 1.93m, the SR626 is suited for use in the construction of multi-story car parks, underground structures and on projects where access to the site may be limited. Equipped with a Yanmar 52kW Stage V diesel engine, the SR626 has full-time 4-wheel drive , as well as 4-wheel steer, with selectable front, crab and coordinated steering modes for maximum manoeuvrability.

The four Snorkel SR626 telehandlers were handed over to Independent Hire by Snorkel UK area sales manager, Jon Plaskitt earlier this month, and will be deployed in its hire fleet around the UK.

Scott Wilkins, managing director, Independent Hire commented on this recent fleet investment, “Compact rough terrain telehandlers are very popular hire units, which often stay on a jobsite from start to finish thanks to their reduced dimensions. We were impressed with the specifications and build quality of the Snorkel telehandlers, as well as knowing that we have great back-up when needed from the Snorkel UK team, so we decided to add four units to help meet increasing customer demand for this product type.”

Andrew Fishburn, managing director of Snorkel UK, said, “We are incredibly grateful to the Independent Hire team for the trust that they placed in us as they developed their powered access offering. ”

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