GAP Hire Solutions has recently taken delivery of their first 6t Dual View Dumper from Wacker Neuson, becoming one of the first hire companies to supply the high-performance machine. Dual View allows the operator to conveniently and quickly change the seat position through a 180-degree rotation of the entire operating and seat console. This means the operator always has a perfect view of the direction of travel during transport, loading and tipping.
The Dual View Dumper will be a new addition to the extensive GAP fleet of ROPS and cabbed dumpers ranging in size from 1-10 tonnes and offering high discharge, forward tip and swivel skip variants.
Head of Procurement at GAP Group, Ken Stewart, commented: “The Dual View Dumper is an innovative product offering enhanced safety and comfort for the operator, in addition to increased operating efficiencies and improved productivity. Our range of Wacker Neuson cabbed dumpers have been particularly well received and we see the Dual View Dumper as a logical extension in dumper design and development. It is encouraging that Wacker Neuson involved Tier 1 contractors as part of the design process and it is evident their input has been incorporated into the final design.”
This delivery is part of a wider investment of almost £3m by GAP for a total of 60 Dual View Dumpers equally spread between 6t and 9t swivel skip models.
Stewart concluded: “We’ll continue to invest in innovative cutting-edge products and services, subject to key commercial criteria being met, and to offer our valued customers the very best equipment available via our national depot network.”
With more than 140 locations throughout the UK and an ongoing intention to increase this number, GAP recognises that a constant programme of heavy investment is key to ensure the continuing success and growth of the business.
During 2017/18, GAP’s capital expenditure was £75.5m and this new financial year has already seen record investment in tools which, alone, will reach £10m by March 2019. This level of reinvestment spending ensures that GAP continues to make their customers’ lives more productive, safer and environmentally friendly.
GAP Hire Solutions has over 140 locations strategically placed across the UK, with eight divisions offering a wide range of hire equipment and services. Traditionally known for plant & tool hire, GAP moved into hiring Non-Mechanical plant, such as fencing and barriers in 2009 and established their Lifting Hire & Sales division in 2011. In 2014, GAP diversified further and launched their Welfare Services, Event Services, Survey & Safety Hire and Vehicle Hire divisions to offer their customers a complete hire solution under the one GAP umbrella. 2015 saw the establishment of a new London Tools & Access division which was set up to deliver a bespoke service to customers within the M25 with fast collection and deliveries.