Glasgow based Eagle Plant Hire has enhanced their rental fleet with the purchase of ten Trime X-Eco LED lighting towers.
“Making the decision to invest in a fleet of lighting towers was the easy bit,” contended Iain MacDonald, Sales Director for Glasgow’s Eagle Plant Hire. “We had a number of our clients wanting to hire this type of equipment from us, but we knew that they going to other hire firms in the area. We did rehire some sets, but in the long term we judged this not to be cost effective, hence our decision to add lighting towers to our fleet,” said Iain.
“The difficult part was to choose which manufacturer offered the best total package, in terms of reliability, service and parts availability together with, acceptance within the contracting industry,” stated Iain.
Iain and his team chose to trial two products; the Trime X-ECO LED and one other. Although both machines performed well, Eagle Plant opted to purchase the Trime units as they felt that Trime offered the best combination of modern, sustainable machinery with a personal attention to their requirements.
Iain added, “We felt the support was there and there was a relationship with Ray (Ray Caulfield – The Trime Group CEO), that made our final decision the right one to make.”
Although this is the first venture into the lighting tower market for Eagle Plant Hire, if demand sustains they are open to investing in more X-ECO LED lighting towers.
The X-ECO LED has a number of environmental qualities and safety aspects. The set is fitted with the AMOSS safety system, which automatically lowers the mast if the lighting set is moved whilst the mast is still erected. The complete unit features an external emergency stop button, a fully bunded fuel tank, four height adjustable stabilisers and site levels for guidance during deployment. The energy saving LED lamps will work for up to 2000 hours without replacement.
Eagle Plant Hire is a family run business with a modern hire fleet, ranging from small power tools to self-drive excavators and dumpers. They also provide a line of PPE Equipment, cutting and diamond products, Calor gas, fixings and hand tools.
The Trime Group has over 50 years of experience in the development and marketing of environmentally sustainable lighting sets for the construction and rental markets. Trime UK is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; their manufacturing plant is based near Milan, Italy. They have representation throughout Scotland, for parts service and repairs.