Specialist fleet provider, Go Plant Fleet Services (GPFS) has just taken delivery of several CM-type hook loaders and one of the first Boughton-McNeilus Front End Loaders from Boughton Engineering.

GPFS, widely known for its strength in the sweeper, jetter, gully emptier, winter maintenance and RCV sectors, is actively developing and expanding the range of vehicle types it offers across its portfolio ' be that on short-term spot rental from a week to twelve months, contract hire for longer periods or total fleet management solutions. 

GPFS National Fleet Engineering Director, Phil Quelch commented: ‘Our company is committed to building on its already strong customer base and reputation for exceptional service ' so we went to Boughton not least given its depth of knowledge and experience.  Having worked in our customers' environment previously, I have a  unique understanding of their expectations and we consistently aim to exceed that and go the extra mile.  In our industry, we need quality kit which goes out on hire and delivers absolutely reliable service and our Boughton units are doing just that ' they meet all our expectations.'

Boughton Sales and Marketing Director, Steve Price commented: ‘This initial order for hook loaders and the FEL is a good example of how and why Boughton and McNeilus products have become the equipment of choice in a sector known for its demanding operating environment. The Boughton hook loader design remains the market leader and its design fundamentally unchanged ' largely down to customer demand, because it is proven, robust, reliable and easy to operate.  It also offers the benefit of holding significantly better residual values ' always a serious consideration for rental and contract hire operations. The McNeilus FEL has a well-established reputation in the US and the UK units now coming out of our factory are delivering the same levels of performance.'

The first batch of Boughton hook loaders are mounted on DAF CF series 8x4 chassis and two of the early vehicles were seen recently on show at the Let's Recycle Live Exhibition at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. The new FEL unit is based on an 8x4 Scania chassis. The unit will be based out of Go Plant's Matlock, Derbyshire hub, for operation anywhere across the country ' and supported through the company's network of 48 depots, all of which offer workshop facilities.