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New Load Handling Capabilities for Nissan LCV

New Load Handling Capabilities for Nissan LCV

Nissan’s commercial vehicle customers in the UK can now specify and purchase vehicle mounted cranes and platform lifts from Penny Hydraulics through their local dealer following an agreement between the two companies. Any combination of Nissan light commercial vehicle and Penny Hydraulics product is available to provide customers with complete flexibility to choose a solution matched to their needs from a single source.

“The combination of Nissan commercial vehicles and Penny Hydraulics load handling equipment provides our customers with a highly effective solution based on market leading products,” says Mark Lovett, Sales and Marketing Manager for Nissan Commercial Vehicles in the UK. “We are currently in the process of growing our commercial vehicle dealer network to reach more customers and offering bespoke adaptations that add value to our vehicles. This agreement gives our customers a one-stop-shop for their load handling requirements and helps our specialist dealer network to offer something locally that some other manufacturers cannot.”

Penny Hydraulics designs and manufactures a wide range of vehicle mounted handling equipment including Swing Lift cranes for loads up to 2000kg and rear and side mounted platform lifts for loads up to 550kg. These are widely used to support delivery, service and engineering applications where they help operators to handle loads safely and efficiently and comply with manual handling regulations. The company has prepared two Nissan demonstrators - a Nissan Pickup has been equipped with a Swing Lift Miniloader 250 crane and Easyloader Tail Lift while a Nissan Cabstar has the higher capacity Foldaway 500 and V Range cranes as well as an Easyloader Tail Lift. These demonstrators will be available at Nissan Commercial Vehicle Dealers during 2008 to introduce the companies’ joint capabilities to local customers.

Nissan Commercial Vehicles started to develop its network of specialist commercial vehicle dealers in the UK back in April 2007 and expects to have around 50 in operation by the end of 2008. Dealerships are staffed by specially trained professional sales people with a wealth of experience and who can respond swiftly to the needs of both fleet and local business operators running light commercial vehicles.

“There is tremendous synergy between the two companies and we can offer an excellent combination which represents good value for a wide range of customers who need to handle loads on and off their vehicle,” says Richard Short, Sales Director at Penny Hydraulics. “The partnership with Nissan and the presence of the new demonstration vehicles are very important to Penny Hydraulics. The renowned off road capability and robust build quality of the Nissan LCV range provides an excellent platform to demonstrate the unique Easyloader Tail Lift and Swing Lift cranes. Utility customers often have to go off-road in order to service equipment while builders typically need to unload at site. The new range of lifting equipment designed for the Nissan LCVs helps us to satisfy the needs of our customers from large fleets to sole traders.”

Penny Hydraulics and Nissan Commercial Vehicles have produced a brochure which highlights their joint capabilities. Copies can be downloaded from the Penny Hydraulics website at where there is also a special section dedicated to the vehicles and products available.

Penny Hydraulics designs and manufactures lifting and load handling equipment for use in a wide range of applications. Products include the Swing Lift range of medium duty cranes for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and flat-beds and the Step Lift, Load Lift and Tail Lift lifting platform ranges for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and vans. The company also manufactures the Mezz Lift for handling loads between ground floor and mezzanines and specialist equipment for handling wheels, tyres and barrels in vehicles and at customers’ premises. Penny Hydraulics is a privately owned family business based in Clowne, Derbyshire.

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