Haulotte have completed the delivery of over 400 machines for Coates Hire, valued at over $7 million, and includes 350 Optimum 8ACs, 36 Compact DX scissor lifts, and 20 HA16 RTJ PRO articulating booms.
The order is Haulotte’s most significant to date, with Coates Hire as the global manufacturer continues to grow from several successful years of growth in the Australian market.
“2017 was a great year for us, but 2018 has exceeded all expectations following this large order of some of our best and most popular models,” said Keith Clarke, general manager of Haulotte Australia.
“The Optimum 8AC is class-leading and fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular scissor lifts, thanks to its fast operation speeds and compact design.
“The HA16 is a versatile boom with industry leading working envelope and outreach of 8.3m.”
For Coates Hire, the order is part of a growth strategy to meet strong rental demands seen across the east-coast and to refresh the access fleet.
“Haulotte was able to offer products that meet our strategic and commercial needs,” said Dan Goodfellow, category manager for Coates Hire.
“We were impressed with the level of service and support that they offered, as well as the innovative features like ACTIV’Screen, which will make technical support even easier.”
“The onboard diagnostics tool ACTIV’Screen will offer Coates Hire three times faster fault-finding capabilities thanks to the machine sensors and digital readouts, which can result in less call outs for personnel and downtime of a machine,” Clarke added.
ACTIV’Screen is just one of several recent technology developments and features of Haulotte’s latest machines.
Other innovations include safety improvements for users with ACTIV’Shield bar, which protects operators from potential crushing situations, and ACTIV’Lighting system, which lights up the machine and the area around it for safe loading and unloading from trucks at night.
Damien Gautier, Haulotte managing director of Asia, Pacific and Middle East region, is pleased to see Coates Hire is looking at Haulotte for their elevated work platform (EWP) fleet.
“Australia is one of our fastest growing markets, and the local team is expanding to meet this new growth, as well as the parts and services support expected by our customers,” Gautier said.
“In addition to our major service and repairs facility in Dandenong, we have developed our spare parts capabilities and placed more focus on training programs and technical support offered.”