Exporting Plant Machinery

Thinking About Exporting Plant Machinery

When it comes to exporting plant machinery you need to get it right.

With the global pandemic adding extra pressures to exporting plant machinery abroad, there are basic good practices that you need to consider. There’s no doubt that it has been much harder over the last year to trade internationally, but with restrictions starting to ease, the process should start to become less restrictive. So what considerations do you need to be thinking about.

What are the considerations?

Choosing a company that has a good track record in the industry is always a good start. Check for reviews on their website, the types of company that they work with and the experience they have in shipping plant machinery worldwide. Pricing is important, some shipping companies work in partnership with other shipping lines, so can offer competitive pricing.

Customer service is also very important when it comes to exporting or importing your plant machinery. Being kept informed at every step of the process ensures a constant flow of updated information. Because the vehicle may have to stay at the port in question for up to 3 weeks before shipping, look out for companies that offer safe and secure storage of your machinery at the port.

Any company you use should attend to all the export paperwork including organising all UK clearance and booking shipping space on the vessel. Look for companies that include within the quotation, aspects like strapping and securing machinery, UK custom clearance, preparation of custom documentation, shipping to your country of choice, boarding of carrier vessel and bill of lading fee.

Exporting Plant Machinery

At Fenton & Son Plant machinery we pride ourselves on supplying construction equipment to a wide range of customers. From construction contractors to small independent builders right through to the general public. Over the years we have built up a worldwide customer base, selling not just within the UK, but also abroad. Countries in Europe such as Germany, Iceland, France and the Netherlands to countries worldwide such as Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. What we have found when it comes to exporting plant machinery internationally is that picking the right export partner is critical.

If you require more information on  exporting or buying Plant Machinery please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us fpm450@googlemail.com

Tips for Buying Construction Machinery

Fenton Plant Machinery’s Tips for Buying Construction Machinery

With the construction industry working through a third lockdown, here are some tips for buying construction machinery.

Fenton Plant Machinery specialise in selling quality used plant machinery. Years of experience in providing this service have given us an insight on what to look out for when buying construction machinery. Here are some of our tips for buying construction machinery.

[1] Using a reputable dealer is important

Reputable dealers should have well-established premises that can act as a point of reference. Proper contact information should be displayed on their website. Customer service and the condition of the machines is very important.

To evaluate professionalism in customer service simply dial one of the contact numbers provided and observe whether they respond promptly and answer all your questions diligently. Proper dealers should provide appropriate certification and documents to prove ownership or right to sell machines on display.

Tips for Buying Construction Machinery

[2] Look at the machine specifications

Check the model type, year of manufacture, size, fuel consumption, replacement parts among others. Tutor these specs to your personal preferences and requirements and it will be a comfortable and well-informed buy.

[3] Check the history of your machine

Conduct background checks on the ownership history of the machine and how well it was maintained. Maintenance checks include checking the fluids such as the hydraulic fluid, engine fluid, and transmission oil to evaluate their performance. Ask for proof of ownership to avoid buying stolen items.

[4] Make sure you test drive

It is advisable to conduct test drives to assess the performance of the machine. Pay close attention to any abnormal sounds from the engine and emissions. Check the seat condition, controls, dashboard, pedals, and other features. Additionally, check that the transmission is efficient whether the machine will require additional costs in service.

[5] Check the operating hours

The number of active hours in the history of the machine will determine whether buying used machinery is viable compared to buying a new one. A good machine should have the capacity to hold its value even after many hours of operation. Equipment may have a short working period but increased visits to the mechanic for repair. It’s essential to avoid such a purchase; however cheap it may come. The maintenance costs accumulated within the first year of acquisition should not match the cost of buying a new machine if summed to the initial deposit amount.

If you require more information on  buying construction machinery  please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us fpm450@googlemail.com

Benefits of Telehandlers

What are the Main Benefits of Telehandlers

In the construction industry the benefits of telehandlers are many, here’s a few of them.

Lifting equipment and materials is an everyday part of the construction industry, and the benefits of telehandlers cannot be underestimated. They can be one of the most valuable, time saving machines that you can utilise. Commonly used in the agricultural and construction industry telehandlers can also be used in distribution centres where a traditional forklift can’t reach. The telehandler you could say is a hybrid of a crane and a forklift, offering manoeuvrability and versatility for different projects.

[1] Versatility

Telehandlers are widely regarded among the construction and agricultural industries. They can do more than just lifting a pallet. The telescopic boom handle with interchangeable attachment heads makes the telehandler one of the most versatile machines in the industry. Forklifts, scoop buckets, winches, mud grabs and several other attachments can be attached to the boomer to complete various jobs. A cabin can also be attached to lift people up too hard to reach places, while clamps can be used to lift straw bales.


Benefits of Telehandlers

[2] Heavy Loads

Telehandlers are far stronger than similar sized cranes and forklifts, being able to lift to great heights due to the extendable arm. Lifting one single roof tile is not usually an issue, but lifting an entire pallet requires a stronger machine. A telehandler has stabilizers, a set of feet at the front of machine, allowing it to lift these heavy loads.

[3] Safety

Telehandlers can replace a large amount of manual lifting on your work site and make complicated moving and lifting jobs easier, reducing the pressure on your workers, improving their safety. Telehandlers must only be used by properly trained and qualified operators to ensure the highest level of on-site safety. Machines are provided with an operator manual to maximise the equipment’s safe use. It is important to not exceed maximum load capacity and use stabilisers when necessary. If all safety measures are met, telehandlers are very safe and useful machines to have in the workplace.

[4] Effective on and off the road

Telehandlers are versatile for navigating a range of working environments with both on and off road capabilities. With their 4-wheel drive feature they can cover very rough and uneven terrain, which is useful for building sites, in agriculture or even in mines. Having 4 wheels also allows the telehandler to be driven on roads, allowing for ease of transportation between work sites.

If you require more information on  buying Telehandlers please give us a call today on 07506 842 052 or email us fpm450@googlemail.com