Merritts has taken delivery of a brand new £100k Andover FKCL53 specialist fork truck transporter. This investment is in response to an increase in demand for heavy machinery lifting equipment and transport solutions.
The new Andover FKCL53 has been custom designed to specifically meet Merritts requirements and has been fitted with a knife edged power toe ramp, an opening rear frame, and sliding roof. The ramp system will assist in the efficient loading and offloading of Merritts fleet of forklift trucks and pick & carry cranes, and the opening rear frame and sliding roof will provide versatile options when delivering machinery and equipment to customers throughout the UK and Europe.
Throughout our 100 year history, Merritts has continually invested in its fleet to ensure we have industry leading vehicles and equipment to safely carry out machinery transportation and installation projects for our customers. This investment will further develop our service offering, enabling us to meet the unique demands of machinery manufacturers, agents, distributors, and manufacturing companies.
Commenting on the investment, Managing Director, James Merritt said “Over the past 12 months we have seen a marked upturn in enquiry levels which has resulted in an increased demand for lifting equipment and transportation options. This new trailer, in addition to another that will arrive shortly, will assist in fulfilling this demand and maintain the response times and service levels our customers have come to expect. Continued investment in the latest equipment is an essential component of our company ethos, ensuring we complement the brand image of our customers when delivering and installing their new machinery.“
This purchase is a great addition to the Merritts transportation fleet, which also features low loaders, curtain siders, flat trailers, 3 & 4 axle semi low loaders, and numerous lorry mounted crane options.