Following three successful years using an Avant 200 Series mini loader in its busy storage facility, Hampshire based toilet hire company Loos for Do’s has recently taken delivery of a more powerful and articulated 520 model from local dealer Selwood.
Owned and run by husband and wife team Edward and Nicky Warner, award winning Loos for Do’s has achieved an impressive 25% year on year growth since being established in 2002 and the couple claim this rapid expansion has been made possible by offering quality products supported by a quality service which has resulted in a high level of repeat business.
The company originally chose the Avant concept because it avoided the need to obtain forklift driver licences for all the workforce, but since acquiring the first machine it soon proved to be a highly cost-effective method of handling and loading toilets within the confines of the yard.
Commenting on the new Avant’s versatility, Mr. Warner said: "With its articulated chassis and telescopic arm we are now able to fully load our delivery vehicles from just one side which is not only very convenient but also speeds up the whole loading and unloading process."
Mr. Warner continued, "The extra weight and power of the 520 model now also enables us to handle the larger, disabled toilets as well as tow our 3 tonne trailer units with ease."
The Avant 520 is powered by a Kubota D722 diesel engine developing 14 kW (20 hp), has an inside turning radius of just 995 mm and a maximum lifting height of 2790 mm with its hydraulically powered boom in the fully extended position.