A LOAD OFF THE MIND IN THE TIMBER TRADE
Published: 18 February, 2015
James E. Smith (Northern) Ltd is part of one of the country’s leading privately owned Timber Importing Groups. Importing timber from Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and Canada to its new location in Hull, it has recently become the latest respected name in the sector to take advantage of Bulmor Lancer’s state of the art sideloader trucks which represent a rapid and effective return on investment.
The James E. Smith (Timber) Ltd Group has premises at New Holland, Lincolnshire and its head office in Birmingham. The operation in Hull has established a respected reputation specialising in softwood supplies to a diverse range of customers such as modular buildings, caravan construction, joinery manufacturers, packing case manufacturers, garden buildings, agricultural specialists and fencing stockists and contractors. From the impressive 2 acre site in Hull the company moves some 3000m3 of timber per month and there was a need to replace its rather aging and limited trucks. Having carefully checked all options the choice fell to Bulmor Lancer, whose sideloader design and experience is ideally suited to the shape and nature of timber products taking into account length and prevention of bending and damage and the trucks are especially suited to handling long loads in confined spaces. Also of note, a comprehensive manufacturer service package ensures a continually smooth operation which in turn maintains customer deliveries and goodwill for James E Smith.
The trucks delivered represent the famous Bulmor Lancer policy of manufacturing precisely to match the exact requirements of the customer based on a thorough understanding of their trade. This translates into a thoughtful and highly practical specification of diesel engine sideloaders with especially low 850mm platforms instead of the usual 1030mm; 5000kg capacity; 1200mm platform width; a very practical 4500mm lift height and full free lift.
Steve Parkin of James E. Smith (Northern) Ltd is very happy on several counts “We have really got good value for our budget. The new Bulmor trucks have significantly improved our speed of operation. The low profile and small wheelbase means they are quick and versatile and the tight turning circle is particularly good for use inside our warehouses. We like the precise controls which are very driver friendly and I would simply say that they are much better than our previous trucks”
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