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Infinity Metals choose a demountable 'Mixto' skip loader from Hooklift Solutions

May 2020

Infinity Metals of Leeds have found an answer to their collection problem dealing with both roro containers and chainlift skips.

With the need to collect and deliver with both roro containers and chainlift skips, they required a hookloader and skiploader on the fleet. With their new 'Mixto' demountable skip loader from Hooklift Solutions, they can achieve 100% utilisation by adding the 'Mixto' to their existing hookloader and so do not need to operate with a seperate skip loader.

The 'Mixto' with its extra reach arms can handle the full range of chainlift skips and has a carrying capacity up to 14 tonnes. Operated with manual controls and also fitted with radio remote and a 'fast lift off' for empty skips. The demountable 'Mixto' can operate either as a rigid  or for longer journeys,  has been configured to work with a drawbar trailer.

LandEnergy hit the road with their new Transmanut

November, 2019

LandEnergy are now out delivering pellets with their new Transmanut pellet tanker which has had the weighing system calibrated and received its livery.

Three of the best for Duoskip

Ready to set off into service again, these three HTS 30/70 hooklift trailers can be regularly seen throughout Wales working for Aberwystwyth based Duoskip on their Utility contract. 

The best pellets deserve the best delivery system

September, 2019

LandEnergy of Givan feel they make the best quality pellets in the UK at a rate of 100,000 tonnes per year.In order for the customer to receive the best quality pellets, you need the best delivery system and so have added a new Transmanut Wood Pellet Delivery Tanker to their delivery fleet. This is the first new tanker they have bought and is seen here being handed over to John Lancaster, Head of Sales Development by Christian Savignard, CEO of Transmanut. The new tanker is mounted on a Volvo rear steer chassis and is fully ENPlus compliant complete with Moba Class III 'Charge by Weight' weighing system and dust extraction.

B D Supplies gears up for the Winter Heating Season

August 2019

This new 9 tonne capacity Transmanut wood pellet tanker is the latest tanker to join Perth based B D Supplies delivery fleet. With its short wheelbase and narrow body, it is ideal for those retail deliveries where access is key. It is equipped with Moba Class III charge by weight weighing and carries its own dust extraction unit so is fully ENPlus compliant.

AMP Clean Energy add another Transmanut, this time a 16 tonne GVW  Wood Pellet Tanker

April 2019

Following on the heels of its larger brothers, this 16t GVW DAF with a carrying capacity  of 9 tonnes of wood pellets will be helping AMP Clean Energy deliver to those clients that larger tankers cannot access. Supplied with the same features as the larger tankers,

Transmanut non tipping tanker bodywork, Moba Class 3 'Charge by Weight' weighing sytem and a Dust Extractor, this unit is also fitted 'On board' pellet screening and an electric sheeting system. With a wheelbase of only 3.25m, this unit has a footprint smaller than many 7.5 tonners.



AMP Clean Energy add a Transmanut 32t tridem to their pellet delivery fleet

March 2019

AMP Clean Energy will soon be adding this 32 tonne Volvo 8 x 2 tridem pellet tanker to their delivery fleet. The non tipping tanker is fully ENPlus compliant and features Class 3 charge by weight weighing by Moba,  Dust extraction and  a first for the UK market, 'On-board' pellet screening during delivery. Liveried athe plant with AMP's new corporate branding, the tanker has an electric sheeting syste,.

Red Horse Fuels take delivery of a new Transmanut Pellet Tanker fitted with pellet extraction

February 2019

Seen undergoing final testing at the plant, this 18 tonne DAF will soon be helping Red Horse Fuels cater for an increase in demand for  the pneumatic delivery wood pellets in Warwickshire and surrounding areas. It is fitted with Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker bodywork and is ENPlus compliant and fitted with Class 3 'Charge by Weight' weighing and Dust Extraction Equipment. The tanker bodywork also features on board pellet extraction equipment allowing the unit to help with the recommended annual cleaning of pellet silos, thought to be the first installation on a vehicle of this size in the UK

IOM choose a Transmanut Modular Woodchip Blower

January 2019

This Modular Woodchip blower will shortly be helping the IOM  Department of Forestry with its deliveries of woodchip to those operators of biomass boilers on the Isle of Man. To reduce their dependence upon imported oil and utilise the renewable timber resources on the island, the government have installed biomass boilers in schools, nursing homes and sheltered accomodation units  and the Transmanut Woodchip blower ensures the supplies are delivered from the sawmil at St Johns.

HTS30/90 joins Major Farm Services

December 2018

This HTS30/90 hooklift trailer has entered service with Major Farm Services of Bicester. Conscious of a need to cater for heavier bins from their suppliers, by operating this 30/90, they can benefit from a payoad increase from 15 tonnes to 23 tonnes in their containers and so handle an increased tonnage with less trips. The HTS30 with its tilting neck helps reduce the loading angle of the container and the radio remote allows easy interchange between tractor units.

Transmanut & Ecovrac on display at Tip-ex18

June 2018

Hooklift Solutions had a pellet tanker built by Transmanut and a blower semi-trailer for cereals from sister company Ecovrac at this year's Tip-ex & Tank-ex exhibition. They were sited on the external display area next to the Majestic Hotel.

Both new and existing customers were able to see the products in detail and meet staff from the french factories.


A modular blower for RTS Ltd

June 2018

RTS Ltd based in Crieff in Perthshire have recently added this Transmanut Modular Blower to their fleet to help them service an increasing demand for blown woodchip deliveries. The unit was supplied by Hooklift Solutions  and the modular blower is powered by the Perkins 404F autonomous diesel that complies with the latest tier IV emissions. The unit can hold 30m3 of G30-50 woodchip and has a discharge rate of 30m3 per hour. 

Delivering with a demountable

May 2018

B D Supplies new demountable pellet  tanker has now been liveried up and is now helping them cope with the increasing demand for blown pellet deliveries in Perthshire and surrounding areas.

When not equipped with its tanker bodywork it can be seen with a curtainsided body delivering pallets of bagged wood pellets for customers with smaller capacity boilers


HTS 30/90 hooklift trailers goes into service with GWE Biogas

April 2018

GWE Biogas have 

added to their flexibility with the supply of a HTS 30/90 hooklift semi trailer from Hooklift Solutions. Already operating tanker trailers with their artic units, the hooklift trailer allows them to collect and deliver their own containers carrying digestate which previously had to be sub contracted. As  some of the containers are open topped the trailer has been specified with a sheeting system.

9m long Walking Floor container for Ecotec

March 2018

On delivery to Berry Recycling in Droitwich, this 9m long Walking Floor Container is designed to feed recycled wood to fuel a purpose built biomass boiler installation for biomass installers,

Ecotec. The boiler is fitted with a filtration system to handled recycled waste wood so the impurities can be burnt off and recovered.

Latest pellet tanker for the UK joins Verdenergy

March 2018

This 15 tonne pellet tanker is the latest Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker to come to the UK and will join the growing fleet of Yorkshire based Verdenergy to help them cope with growing pellet demand. Fitted with Class III on board weighing and dust extraction equipment, this unit has been specified so that the electrically operated dust extractor can be powered directly from the vehicle.

Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker heads to Japan

January, 2018

Thought to be the first  purpose built wood pellet tanker to enter service in Japan, this 18 tonne GVW pellet tanker is now on its way to Yokohama by sea.

The unit was chosen as it is a non tipping design,

with low overall height and ease of loading. It will be capable of supplying pellets to customers with restricted access due to narrow streets in the areas it will be working.

Hooklift Solutions were chosen to supply the unit as Japan are right hand drive like the UK and are experienced in right hand drive vehicles. The pellet tanker has been supplied with Class III on board weighing, dust extraction, and a reversing camera system  

Afterwood choose a Transmanut tipper/blower for their pellet delivery

December 2017

Lincolnshire based Afterwood have added this Transmanut tipper/blower to their fleet to help cope with their growing demand for wood pellet deliveries. As they supply both pellets and other biomass products such as chip and bark, the choice of a tipper blower allows the unit to blow wood pellets or handle tipped deliveries of woodchip/bark when required. Tp provide manoeuvrability, the bodywork is fitted on a DAF CF85-410 FAQ Tridem chassis. The unit is fitted with Class III 'Charge by Weight' Weighing and dust extraction so is fully compliant for ENPlus delvery.

Woodchip Blower complete with Weighing for Callender Estate Biomass

10th September, 2107

This 30m3 Woodchip Blower is the first unit supplied to the UK market to incorporate weighing. Destined for Stirling based Callendar Estate, the unit will help develop the growing woodchip market in the area by allowing them to offer a blown delivery service to their customers. The unit can be operated on any CHEM specification hooklift  or agri hooklift trailer  yet still offer an ability to provide weights of chip delivered with its on-board weighing system. The unit was supplied by the UK distributor for Transmanut, Hooklift Solutions.

60m3 FMA Walking Floor Blower for Woodchip

8th August, 2017

To  provide a chip capacity of 60m3, twice that of the standard blower, but provide access to existing customers, this FMA60  Walking Floor blower unit will shortly be put into service by Inverkip based West Coast Woodfuels for their growing woodchip deliveries. Capable of being pulled by a 2 or 3 axle artic unit, the 11m long trailer is equipped with both a lifting front axle and a steering rear axle and can turn in its own length. The  Transmanut discharge equipment is powered by it own independent dieel engine  and the trailer can carry out both Walking Floor deliveries together with pneumatic deliveries. Pressure sensors on the rear door automatically operate the Walking Floor to provide a steady flow of woodchip. The trailer is fitted with on-board weighing and  was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, UK Distributor for Transmanut Biomass Bodywork.

First Transmanut demountable pellet tanker heads to the UK

1st July, 2017

The latest pellet tanker to come to the UK is a demountable unit fitted to a DAF CF85-410. It features the fitment of a Transmanut demountable system to allow the unit to deliver bulk pellets or interchange with a curtainsided body so that supplies of bagged pellets can also be made to customers. As with all Transmanut products, they are supplied  by UK distributor Hooklift Solutions. Although the bodywork is demountable, it is equipped with Class III Charge by Weight Weighing and comes fitted with dust extraction.


More Woodchip Drying Bins from Hooklift Solutions

9th June, 2017

Shown on delivery to Holsworthy, Devon, this is the latest woodchip drying container being delivered by Hooklift Solutions. A 40yd3 capacity unit fitted with a false floor so it can be used to dry both chip and logs. As the customer dries outside, the unit is fitted with a Roll'n'Go Sheeting system for weather protection which can be operated from ground level  without the need for an access gantry..  The company artic together with a hooklift trailer can deliver and site drying bins from 6 to 9 metres in length and we can also supply feeder containers for biomass storage.

The latest Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip blower to the UK heads to Biomass Woodchip Ltd based in Bickerstaffe.

8th May, 2017

Biomass Wood Chip Ltd based in Bickerstaffe are the latest customer to put a Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip Blower into service, supplied by the UK Distributor for Transmanut, Hooklift Solutions. With a growing need to supply blown woodchip from customers in Lancashire and the North West, this unit is the 'Classic' model and is powered by the low emission Tier IV Deutz engine with catalytic reduction and electronic engine management control. It also features sound insulation, offers the  best discharge rates currently available and is supplied with dust extraction equipment.

Increase your capacity with a drawbar pellet tanker trailer

20th April, 2017

A new tandem axle pellet tanker trailer has recently gone into service with Europellets to help them increase the volume of pellets they deliver. The unit can be supplied in tandem or tri axle configuration and  when used with a 4 x 2 or 6 x 2 pellet tanker equipped for drawbar operation can increase the delivery tonnage from 14/15 to 27/28 tonnes. The trailer is loaded and once the tanker has discharged its pellets, a hydraulic augur is used to transfer the pellets from the tanker trailer to the tanker to discharge them. For more information on this application, please contact Hooklift Solutions, UK distributor for Transmanut products in the UK.

New Modular Blower unveiled at Bois Energie 2017

30th March, 2017

Transmanut used the Bois Energie Exhibition 2017 in Limoges to unveil their latest Woodchip Blower, the 'Modular' Blower. This unit is independently powered using the  new Perkins 404  diesel engine that has been ratified to Tier IV standards and features electronic injection. Designed to fit in between the Agri Tipper Blower and the 'Classic', the modular Autonomous Blower is designed for those customers who are looking at offering blown deliveries as a means of developing their biomass supply. The Modular blower is available with a chip capacity of 30m3 and can provide a delivery rate of 0.8m3 per minute.

Transmanut adds an Agri Tipper Blower for woodchip to their product range

27th January, 2017

Responding to customers who require an ability to blow their woodchip and have access to a tractor or fastrack to power the blower, Transmanut have added this agri Tipper Blower to their range of Woodchip Blowers. Like all their other products in the UK it is supplied through their UK distributor, Hooklift Solutions. With a chip capacity of 30m3, it draws its power from the tractor or fastrack to drive the compressor and hydraulics which power the rotary valve for a blown discharge of woodchip. It is designed to cater for those customers who are delivering within a 20 mile radius from their operating centre. The first model of this type has been delivered to Teesdale Renewables Ltd based near Barnard Castle  in the North East to deliver woodchip to biomass boiler operators in Co. Durham.

Edge Renewables are the latest company to take a Transmanut Woodchip Blower

19th December, 2016

To cater for the growing number of customers in the Shropshire area who are requesting blown deliveries of their biomass woodchip, Edge Renewables of Much Wenlock have purchased a new 38m3 capacity Transmanut Woodchip Blower from Hooklift Solutions to help them service their customers. Like all Transmanut Woodchip Blowers, the unit is independent and powered by it own diesel engine. To ensure minimum emissions, this latest unit is fitted with the Tier IV diesel engine that is built by Deutz which has lower emissions than its predecessor together with lower noise emissions. Capable of being operated on 6 and 8 wheel hooklifts, this unit will be delivering biomass woodchip on the company's 8 x 4 Scania hooklift

HTS 30 Walking Floor Container for woodchip delivery heads to Holsworthy based Andigestion

24th November 2016


Holsworthy based Andigestion have added this new HTS30 Walking Floor container to help with their woodchip deliveries to thos customers unable to accept a tipped delivery due to height restrictions. The HTS30 has been supplied to a high specification and has been fitted with a 'french door' complete with power assistance so that the discharge throat can be accurately controlled to minimise spillage when fuelling augur troughs. Hooklift Solutions modified their existing hooklift vehicle to power the Walking floor from the hooklift hydraulics. It is connected to the hooklift using quick release hydraulic connections and the Keith KMD300 Walking Floor is controlled using a Wanderlead control.

Shakestones Biomass take a new Transmanut Woodchip Blower

24th October 2016

This new Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip Blower has recently been delivered to Shakestone Biomass, based in Chemsford where it will be servicing the needs of customers requiring a blown deliveryof woodchip in the South East. The unit was finished at the factory in the customer's livery of British Racing Green with gold lettering. As with all Transmanut Woodchip Blowers, they are fitted with sound encapsulation, dust extraction and radio remote control as standard equipment. Configured for the delivery of G30-G50 chip they can discharge G30-G50 chipatthe rate of 1m3 per minute over a distance of 30m and up toa vertical height of 7m. The unit was supplied through the UK distributor for Transmanut, Hooklift Solutions.


North Wales takes its first Transmanut Woodchip Blower

New 30m3 capacity Woodchip Blower for Woodfuel-Gwynedd

21st September, 2016

Woodfuel Gwynedd have taken delivery of a new Transmanut Woodchip blower to help them develop their supplies of blown woodchip in North Wales. Based at Bryncir near Porthmadoc, Woodfuel-Gwynedd  they have been supplying  woodchip and logs which are dried in their own kiln for some time but now want to service the growing number of customers who are requesting a blown delivery of their kiln dried woodchip. The unit was supplied through Hooklift Solutions, UK Distributor for Transmanut and was painted and liveried at the plant prior to delivery so it could be put straight into service.



New 34m3 Woodchip Blower heads to Argyll Renewable Energy

New 34m3 Transmanut Woodchip blower en route to Argyll Renewable Energy

30th August, 2016


Shown on it way back from the Transmanut plant at Vineuil, this is the latest Woodchip Blower to go into service in the UK and has been supplied to Argyll Renewable Energy. Oban based  Argyll are responding to an increase in demand for blown deliveries of G30-G50 woodchip to supply the biomass  boilers they

install. The unit is a 34m3 capacity unit and has Transmanut standard features of its own independent engine, sound encapsulation of the engine compartment , radio remote control and dust extraction as standard. As with all Transmanut products supplied to the UK it was sourced through Hooklift Solutions, their UK distributor


New HTS 30/70 hooklift semi trailer for Rodger of Earlston

New HTS30/70 en route to Earlston



Rodger of Earlston have added this new HTS30/70 hooklift trailer to their fleet. Currently using rigid 8 wheel hooklifts for the waste disposal side of the business and also requiring a tractor unit for use with a low loader for their crane hire operation, they chose the HTS 30/70 hooklift semi-trailer to work with their tractor unit for maximum utilisation. Due to its short wheelbase the HTS30/70  can provide access to some of the CA sites they need to service but also provide them with the payload increase of up to 23 tonnes when used with their demountable plant bodies. The HTS 30/70 has a frame built out of high tensile steel to optimise payload and and will provide a 50% payload increase over their current 8 wheeler.

The HTS 30/70 has been fitted with a tower sheeting system for use on open topped containers but will allow the trailer to work with a plant carrying body fitted with a large HIAB crane. The HTS30/70 features full radio remote control so it can be operated with any tractor unit fitted with hydraulics and has additional stabilisation fitted at the front of the body for operating with crane equipped plant bodies.


East Kirkby Engineering choose Hooklift Solutions for their Woodchip Drying Containers

20th May, 2016

Boston based  East Kirby Engineering are well established in Lincolnshire for the supply and installation  of large scale biomass heating systems and approached  Hooklift Solutions for the supply of Woodchip Drying Containers for their own biomass installation. This allows them to dry woodchip for their  customers in Boston and throughout Lincolnshire. A total of 10 'A' frame drying containers fitted with a  drying tunnels fabricated from perforated plate and sides manufactured from perforated plate have now  been  supplied for this project. The 'A' frame design helps reduce the path for the moisture to travel to vent the bin and produce quicker drying times and a more even distribution of moisture in the chip than the traditional false floor design. A side to side sheeting system offers weather protection which can be operated from ground level and inspection panels are mounted in the side of the container. To cater for the central mounting of the connection spigot, the doors are split 2/3:1/3 in size.

Leafield Feeds add another HTS30/90 hook trailer to their fleet

13th May, 2016


Another HTS 30/90 has joined the fleet of Wakefield based food reprocessor, Leafield Feeds. With its improved payload capacity of 24 tonnes, Leafied are now able to handle containers from the food industry which are becoming heavier and so cannot be transported using their traditional 8 wheel hooklifts which are limited to 15 tonnes capacity. As many of the containers are loaded by compactors they are not only heavy but can suffer from non uniform weight distribution with the weight biased towards the rear. This can cause problems with weight distribution on the vehicle if the containers are carried in the normal position. The HTS30/90 hooklift has been engineered to allow the containers to be brought further up the neck of the hooklift to ensure the correct weight distribution between the trailer bogie and the drive axle on the tractor. The latest HTS 30/90 has a chassis built out of high tensile steel to optimise on payload capacity and can carry a tonne extra payload in comparison to its predecessor. The latest variant has also been re-engineered to lower the hooklift into the trailer chassis, lower the centre of gravity and improve stability. The hooklift is operated by radio remote control which allows ready interchangeability with other tractor units. 

Biomass Timber Solutions benefit from the flexibility of a hooklift operated Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip Blower

18th April, 2016


Biomass Timber Solutions chose a Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip Blower to help them with their planned growth and development in woodchip supplies. As the equipment  can operate on either an agri hooklift trailer or a roadgoing hooklift, the initial deliveries were carried out using the tractor and agri hooklift trailer already in use by the company. As the customer base has grown and spread over a wider area, they have recently acquired a Volvo tridem hooklift which allows the unit to deliver economically over a much wider area than previously  and the tridem configuration provides an increase in payload capacity coupled with accessibility from its steering rear axle

Transmanut help Stobart Biomass deliver the chip

2nd April, 2016

2 x 100m3 capacity Legras trailers are helping deliver woodchip to replenish biomass fuel stores in East Anglia for Stobart Biomass. The Walking Floor trailers are specially built by Legras to accomodate Transmanut pneumatic discharge equipment which is installed at the factory in at Vineuil in the Loire valley before coming to the UK. Transmanut are Europe's leading manufacturer of discharge equipment for biomass products and supply woodchip blowers for both rigids and trailers.

Transmanut supply woodchip blowers from 30m3 to 100m3 capacity and are represented in the UK by their distributor, Hooklift Solutions.

New 9m long Walking Floor/Drying container for woodchip for Wharton House

New 9m Walking Floor drying container on delivery to Wharton House Farm

24th March, 2016

Hooklift Solutions have been supplying Walking Floor & Woodchip Drying containers for the drying, storage  and delivery of woodchip for some time. Leominster based Wharton House have put into service a combined unit built by Hooklift Solutions which allows them to dry their chip and then discharge it into their feed system for for their CHP plant. The container is fitted with a Walking Floor and an 'A' frame drying tunnel and ventilated sides which dries the chip down to 10% moisture content which is required for their  process. Hooklit Solutions can supply containers from 6 - 9m in length for this application.

Tipper Blower for woodchip deliveries joins Forest Fuels Fleet

New Transmanut 38m3 capacity tipper blower joins Forest Fuels fleet

10th March 2016


Transmanut have built a new 38m3 tipper blower for woodchip to help Forest Fuels grow their woodchip deliveries in the South West. Although the bulk of their woodchip delivery will be delivered pneumatically by blown delivery, Forest Fuels also wanted the flexibility for the unit to carry out regular tipped deliveries into augur troughs and this was accomodated with the fitment of a split tailgate which can deliver into the troughs of varying height and width. The bodywork features  many of the features of their hooklift operated woodchip blowers including sound encapsulation of the compressor and radio remote control. The latter allows the body height to be varied during the delivery to produce an optimum delivery rate whilst the driver is at the rear of the vehicle monitoring the discharge. The bodywork was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, UK distributors for Transmanut and fully painted and liveried at the plant in Vineuil before returning to the UK.

New Walking Floor Container for Premier Log

New 50yd3 Walking Floor Container for Premier Log

12th February, 2016

Blackrod based Premier Log have taken delivery of a new 50yd3 Walking Floor Container from Hooklift Solutions. The container allows them to deliver woodchip to their customers inside buildings and sheds where a tipped delivery is not always practical. The container has been piped up hydraulically to operate from the hydraulic systems on the tractor onto the agri hooklift trailer with quick release couplings to the rear so the container can be used as a container for normal tipped deliveries of firewood.

Transmanut forklift range now available in the UK through Hooklift Solutions

The CAB 1200 kgs forklift mounted on an 18 tonne curtainsider

19th December, 2015

In addition to their range of biomass bodywork, Transmanut have developed a range of demountable forklifts to help with the delivery of palletised woodpellets and also log delivery. Conscious of the need to be light weight, allow distributors to gain access to garages and buildings often with restricted headroom, the forklifts have been designed with these points in mind. With a lift capacity of 1200 kgs, the CAB forklift with its low ULW of 695 kgs can be mounted on a chassis with a GVW of 10,000 kgs - 18,000 kgs. Available with its own engine, the CAB has recently been supplemented by the CAB Elect which is the first electric forklift in this sector.

The full range is now available in the UK through Hooklift Solutions, sole distributor for Transmanut products in the UK.

Brough Biomass chooses Transmanut for their 10 tonne capacity pellet tanker

New 10 tonne capacity Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker for Brough Biomass

3rd December 2015

Based at Nateby near Preston, Brough Biomass have just acquired added a new Transmanut 10 tonne capacity  Wood Pellet Tanker to help with their growing wood pellet delivery business. Conscious of the need to ensure accessibility to customers in rural areas where access can sometimes be difficult for larger vehicles Andrew Brough asked Hooklift Solutions to mount the Transmanut tanker on the Volvo FL6 18 tonne GVW chassis which they supplied. The wheelbase on the chassis was modified to 4.2m before being delivered to the plant in Vineuil in North West France where the bodywork is fitted, Class III 'Charge by Weight' weighing system installed and calibrated and painted and liveried at the plant before returning to the UK to enter service. In choosing the tanker bodywork, Andrew Brough, owner of Brough Biomass said that he was impressed by the narrow  tank profile, short rear overhang and attention to quality in the build of the bodywork.




BDS Fuels choose Transmanut for their 26 tonne Pellet Tanker

New Transmanut 6 x 2 Wood Pellet Delivery Tanker for BDS Fuels Ltd

19th November, 2015


Shown at the plant prior to undergoing its final testing and calibration, this 14/15 tonne capacity pellet tanker has entered service with BDS Fuels.The tanker will be based out of their depot at Middleton near Carnforth and will be increasing their capacity for wood pellet deliveries throughout North  Lancashire, Cumbria and Westmoreland. The pellet tanker bodywork has been fitted to the customer supplied DAF CF410FAN 6x2 chassis with a steering and lifting 3rd axle which allows maximum manouvrability and accessibility for a 26 tonner. Like all Transmanut tankers, the non pressurised design allows loading from silo, conveyor or telehandler and the compact tank profile minimises the external dimensions producing a lower overall height and width compared to other competitors. All Transmanut tankers are supplied with Class III 'Charge by Weight', dust extraction, sound encapsulation as standard equipment and are finish painted prior to release. On this unit, a Moba Weighing system was supplied and fitted which is tested and calibrated at the factory so the unit can enter service on its return to the UK.  The tanker bodywork was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, UK distributor for Transmanut.

Norfolk now benefits from blown pellet deliveries from D D Dodd & Son

Transmanut Autonomous Blower & Silo for wood pellet delivery

11th November, 2015


Well established solid fuel merchant, D D Dodd & Sons based in Shipdham in Norfolk have been supplying bagged wood pellets for some time to the local heating market. Responding to more requests for a pneumatic delivery from customers requiring smaller deliveries of 1 to 3 tonnes where the larger tankers have access problems, D D Dodd have invested in a Transmanut Autonomous Blower which they have  mounted on one of their their 7.5 tonne vehicles together with a lightweight silo. This combination enables them to carry a payload of up to 3 tonnes of pellets and access all their smaller retail customers. Their customers  now benefit from a quicker more responsive supply from a local wood pellet  supplier. The Autonomous Blower was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, UK distributors for Transmanut.

Verd Energy puts a Transmanut 26 tonne pellet tanker into service

New 14/15 tonne tanker supplied to Verd Energy

4th November 2015


Verd Energy, part of the Yorkshire based Duncan Renewables Group  have put this new Transmanut  Wood Pellet Tanker into service. It is the largest Transmanut Wood pellet Delivery Tanker to come to the UK so far and was chosen because of the growing need to provide a regular fuel supply to those customers needing a regular supply of ENPlus pellets. The 14/15 tonne capacity tanker was chosen to cater for those commercial  customers requiring  large single load deliveries whilst still being able to provide  accessibility for the smaller retail customers who might require a smaller  2/3/or 4  tonne load. The chassis chosen was the DAF CF85-400 6x2 rear steer which for further flexibility has been ordered in factory built drawbar configuration so that it can be used in the future with a drawbar pellet trailer to increase its capacity. As with all Transmanut pellet tankers, they are supplied with dust extraction, noise encapsulation and Weights and Measures approved Class III weighing systems as standard. The complete unit was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, UK distributor for Transmanut

Intervate help their wood pellet production with a Transmanut dust extraction unit and loading conveyor

8th October, 2015


Cradley Heath based Intervate chose Transmanut to provide them with a dust extraction unit and loading conveyor to help them with their production and loading of ENPlus quality wood pellets which they manufacture at their West Midlands base. Well known for their Woodchip Blowers and Wood Pellet Tankers, Transmanut have also developed systems to help screen and load pellets to ensure suppliers are compliant with the handling and loading criteria that form part of the ENPlus criteria. The Mobil' Pellet system was sourced through Hooklift Solutions, UK distributor for Transmanut . 

60m3 Woodchip Blower Trailer for Forwood

60m3 capacity woodchip blower trailer

13th August, 2015


To cater for contracts requiring larger volumes of woodchip to different boiler installations than can be supplied with a conventional rigid blower, Hooklift Solutions have supplied this Transmanut 60m3 capacity woodchip blower trailer  to Forwood Ltd to help them ensure a continued supply of biomass fuel to their customers based in East Anglia. Conscious of the need for a blower that could deliver the volumes required economically whilst still provide good accessability, Forwood opted for the 60m3 version. The trailer is built as a dedicated blower trailer and features Transmanut Woodchip Blower Equipment integrated into a special Legras Walking Floor Trailer chassis. Fitted with its own autonomous engine, the trailer can work with any suitable tractor unit and features a hydraulically operated tailgate allowing both conventional Walking Floor deliveries as well as pneumatic deliveries of biomass fuel

More capacity for Leafield Feeds

New 30/90 hooklift semi-trailer for Leafield Feeds

8th July, 2015


With its ability to operate at 44 tonnes GCW, this new Hooklift Solutions 30/90 hooklift semi-trailer is able to provide Leafield Feeds of East Ardsley, Wakefield with an increase in payload of up to 24 tonnes in a container ,an increase of 50% in comparison to the payload capacity of the 8 wheel hooklifts the company operate. Leafield are involved in the reprocessing of surplus foods which are used in the production of animal feeds for the farming industry and can be carrying very dense products such as bread doughs which is where the additional payload capacity comes into its own.

The trailer is designed to carry containers from 20ft-30ft long and features both a tilting as well as a telescopic neck and features hooklift operation by radio remote control for easy interchange of tractor units and a hydraulic rear stabiliser to allow manoeuvering of compactor bins into tight spaces without loss of traction on the tractor unit.



Midlands Wood Fuel expands the fleet with a second Transmanut woodchip blower

New 30m3 Woodchip blower leaving the factory for Midlands Wood Fuel

1st July, 2015


To cater for the increasing demand for blown deliveries of woodchip from a widening customer base, Midlands Wood Fuel have added a second Transmanut Woodchip blower to the fleet following their acquisition of the 1st unit last year. The new unit is a 30m3 unit which can be used by either of the company's 6 or 8 wheel hooklift vehicles. The performance of the first unit and the capability to operate  the blower on existing hooklift vehicles were major factors in the choice of a second unit  which was sourced from Hooklift Solutions, the UK distributor for Transmanut. Transmanut have pioneered the design of the hooklift operated autonomous woodchip blower  and offer some of the fastest delivery rates currently available. The standard specification incorporates full sound encapsulation of the engine compartment, radio remote control, dust extraction and each unit is fully painted an liveried before delivery to the UK.

Red Horse Fuels expand their wood pellet delivery with a Transmanut wood pellet tanker

New 9 tonne wood pellet tanker for Red Horse Fuels

28th June 2015


Long established heating oil distributor Red Horse Fuels have taken delivery of a new Transmanut 9 tonne capacity wood pellet tanker from UK distributor, Hooklift Solutions. Red Horse Fuels have been delivering bagged pellets for some time but were looking for a Wood Pellet Tanker to cater for the growth in  customers  requesting a pneumatic delivery of their wood pellets. Based at Oxhill near Coventry, the new tanker will shortly be supplying ENPlus pellets throughout Warwickshire. The Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker is mounted on a 3.25m wheelbase DAF LF55 fitted with rear air suspension and 250 bhp engine option to ensure good economy with exceptional manoeuvrability. The Transmanut body is fitted with Class III 'Charge by Weight' weighing and printer and supplied with Dust Extraction and Radio Remote control as standard. The tanker was liveried at the plant in Vineuil so it can go into service. The new DAF has been supplied on contract hire through Hooklift Solutions.

Another Woodchip Blower heads to Scotland

New 38m3 Transmanut Woodchip Blower ready for its first delivery

1st June, 2015


Inverkip  based West coast Woodfuels are the latest customer to put a Transmanut Woodchip Blower into service, supplied by the UK distributor Hooklift Solutions. West Coast Woodfuels opted for the Transmanut unit  to cater for the growth in pneumatic deliveries of woodchip in Ayrshire which has seen a large increase in biomass boiler installations for houses, nursing homes, schools and factories. With many biomass installations being retrofitted, pneumatic delivery of the woodchip allows delivery to installations that cannot be supplied by normal tipped deliveries. The new blower has a capacity of 38m3 (50yd3) of woodchip making it the largest available and will work with the company's hooklift vehicle. The blower is fully autonomous, fitted with its own engine and like all Transmanut blowers, features full sound encapsulation,

radio remote control and dust extraction. Paintwork and customer livery are applied at the factory so the unit can go straight into service.

New 38m3 Woodchip Blower for Highland Wood Energy

New 38m3 Transmanut Woodchip Blower for HW Energy

27th April, 2015

Based in Fort William, H W Energy are the latest compay to put a new Transmanut Woodchip Blower into service, supplied by UK Distributor, Hooklift Solutions, H W Energy have opted for the largest capacity Woodchip Blower in the range, the 38 cu m capacity model so that they can supply to their customers over the largest possible area. The 38 cu m blower is operated by hooklift and is totally autonomous, powered by its own diesel engine.  The unit features sound encapsulation of the engine compartment making it the quietest unit currently available and offers some of the quickest delivery rates currently available. The Transmanut unit is supplied with dust extraction as standard and is also fitted with radio remote control so the discharge can be controlled by the operator from the silo/bunker. The unit is capable of delivering up to 30m horizontally and 5m vertically without any reduction in discharge rate.

Parkend Farms takes another Woodchip Blower

New 30 cu m capacity Woodchip Blower for Park End Farms

20th April 2015

After 15 months operation with the first unit which has now delivered an estimated  5,000 tonnes of woodchip to their customers, Parkend Farms have taken delivery of  a 2nd Transmanut 30m3 Woodchip Blower unit  from Hooklift Solutions to cater for the growth and development of the woodchip market and the need to supply fuel to a steadily increasing number of customers in the Northumberland area. The retrofit of biomass heating installations to existing properties has meant that existing buildings and facilities are required for the storage of up to 40-50m3 of chip and this is fuelling a drive for more deliveries to be blown deliveries to provide the access that is required. As the Transmanut Woodchip Blower is autonomous and can be operated by an existing 6 or 8 wheel hooklift, it can provide the flexibility not available with a permanent installation.


First Transmanut Pellet Tanker for Scotland

9 tonne capacity pellet tanker for B D Supplies

8th April 2015

To cope with the growth in demand for blown pellet deliveries in the Perthshire area, Methven based B D Supplies Ltd chose a new 9 tonne capacity Wood Pellet Tanker from Hooklift Solutions as the way forward to increase their wood pellet deliveries. Accessability is a key feature required by many of Brian Donaldson's customers where biomass boilers have been retrofitted into existing properties and access by  larger tankers would be restricted. The Transmanut Wood Pellet tanker has been engineered to fit a 3.25m wheelbase DAF LF55 16 tonne chassis making it the most agile vehicle in its class with a smaller footprint than many 7.5 tonners. The non-pressurised tank design ensures a lower overall height and the bodywork width is no wider than the cab. The Transmanut body is supplied with 'Charge by Weight' weighing system as standard so a weight ticket can be issued at point of delivery and the exact amount of pellets delivered charged for. The pneumatic discharge bodywork is ENPlus compliant and the vehicle is fitted with dust extraction equipment as standard. Good ride characteristics are ensured with the fitment of drive axle air suspension and the 250 bhp Euro 6 Paccar engine produces excellent economy with plenty of torque to cover hilly areas.

New HTS18 hooklift trailer for Hydrock

New HTS18 tandem axle agri hooklift trailer fom Hooklift Solutions

16th February 2015

Hydrock have recently put this new HTS18 hooklift trailer into service to help with their contact at Hinckley B power station. The trailer is used to haul containers containing asbestos waste which are delivered to a collection point on site where the containers grouped and then taken off site by roadgoing hooklifts for safe disposal of the asbestos. The HTS18 trailer is fitted with a telescopic neck so they can work with standard 6.0m long CHEM containers and will be pulled using Kubota 135 tractors. So the hooklift trailer can be quickly interchanged between tractors, the HTS18 has been supplied with radio remote control of the hooklift functions and all the hydraulic functions are on the trailer worked from a high pressure pump which is propshaft driven from the tractor minimizing the number of connections to the tractor. The hooklift trailer has been supplied with high flotation tyres to ensure continuity of operation even in the most difficult weather conditions.

Hooklift Solutions help Campbell Fuels deliver more woodchip

Fliegl Tornado Woodchip blower remounted onto a hooklift sub-frame

7th January, 2015

To provide fuel for the growing number of of woodchip boilers which have been installed in Ayrshire, Kilmarnock based Campbell fuels sourced a used Fliegl Tornado Woodchip Blower for their woodchip delivery. Normally this unit is mounted on an agricultural trailer and towed by a tractor which powers the blower using a propshaft drive. In order that the blower could deliver more fuel over greater distances more economically, it has been remounted onto a hooklift sub-frame , a new hooklift  fitted to the customer's 6 wheel Scania chassis and the blower unit converted to hydraulic drive operated from the Scania, all by Hooklift Solutions. In addition, as the unit is carrying out split deliveries of chip, the hooklift has been mounted on weigh cells to monitor the tonnage being delivered. During the summer months when woodchip deliveries are not a s frequent, the unit can be used to collect round timber for chipping using a demountable bolster and or bulk deliveries using ro ro containers

New 30/70 semi trailer for Northern Disposals

New HTS 30/70 hooklift semi trailer

5th February, 2015

This new HTS 30/70 'Ultralite' hooklift semi-trailer will shortly enter service with Northern Disposals.

With an impressive Unladen Weight of only 6,900 kgs, the 30/70 model is designed for operation with hooklift containers from 20 - 22 ft in length and allows operators currently running artic units the flexibility of using ro-ro containers with their existing contracts. Capable of running with a 3 axle unit at 41,000 GCW (due to its short length) the HTS 30/70 is manufactured from high tensile steel and is fitted with a Cayvol MV30/70 hooklift mounted into the chassis frame. This produces a unit with a payload capacity of 23 tonnes (in the container)

and a loading height no higher than a standard 8 wheeler, offering 50% more payload capacity than a standard 8 wheel hooklift. The HTS 30/70 also offers radio remote control as standard allowing easy interchange between tractor units if required.

The unit is currently being fitted with a container sheeting system before going into service later this month.

New Transmanut Wood Pellet Tankers now available on hire/contract from Hooklift Solutions for 2015

8-9 tonne capacity Wood Pellet Tanker fitted to 3.35m w/b DAF 16 tonner

28th December 2014


As the market for Wood Pellet tankers increases, one question we are often asked is what are the costs to operate a unit? so prospective customers can calculate the best size of unit for their business.

As we have been involved in contract hire for over a decade, we are pleased to add contract hire of these tankers to our range of service for 2015. Contract Hire from Hooklift Solutions comprises the  supply of a new Transmanut Wood Pellet tanker complete in your livery, all maintenance and repairs to both the chassis and the pellet tanker bodywork, Road Fund Licence and replacement tyres through fair wear and tear. As an example, based on a 5 year contract, the 8-9 tonne capacity tanker shown above, complete with 'Charge by Weight' weighing and Dust Extraction will cost from £ 655.00p + VAT per week. To discuss how we can tailor a package to suit your needs, please phone David Diack on 07881 292 699

Banwy Fuels add a Transmanut Pellet Tanker to the fleet

10 tonne capacity Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker

22nd December, 2014


North Wales Fuel Distributor Banwy Fuels have added a new Transmanut 10 tonne capacity wood pellet tanker to their fleet This new unit will service  the growing number of customers who are requesting pneumatic wood pellet deliveries in the North Wales area. The Transmanut unit was chosen because of its compact design, short rear overhang and non-pressurised tank design. This allows the fitment of a lower tank with sides that are no wider than than cab and a short rear overhang for maximum accessability, an important feature with many older style properties that have been converted from oil to biomass heating. Based near Welshpool, Banwy have been granted ENPlus certification for their pellet delivery and their new tanker features 'Charge by Weight' weighing and dust extraction as standard making it fully compliant. The unit was painted and liveried at the Transmanut plant in Vineuil, France  in Banwy's distinctive livery before delivery to the UK.

Biomass Timber Supplies takes delivery of a 30 cu m Transmanut Woodchip Blower

30 m3 Transmanut Woodchip Blower operated on Big Ab hooklift trailer

18th December, 2014


Operating from Woodville in Leicestershire, Biomass Timber Supplies chose the Transmanut Woodchip Blower supplied by UK Distributor Hooklift Solutions as their choice for the delivery of woodchip to meet the needs of the growing number of biomass boiler operators who are favouring pneumatic delivery for their deliveries of woodchip. With an ability to blow up into the silo or store that can be up to 30 metres away horizontally and up to 7 metres vertically, chip stores can be sited above the boiler or in an adjacent building without the heavy civil engineering costs associated with 

the traditional underground bunkers for a tipped delivery. The Transmanut unit is powered by its own independent engine which can operate on gasoil, features sound encapsulation making it the quietest unit on themarket and comes complete with dust extraction and radio remote control.

Initially the blower will be operated from a Big Ab hooklift trailer and the Transmanut unit was tailored to operate with this trailer  but retain the ability to work with roadgoing hooklifts.

Transmanut mini pellet tanker for the Isle of Wight

iSHP Mitsubishi ini Pellet Tanker

12th December, 2014


This Mitsubishi Canter 9C18 will shortly be carrying out pneumatic deliveries of wood pellets on the Isle of Wight for iSHP. Plated for a GVW of 8,550 kgs GVW, the Canter is the smallest purpose built tanker to be constructed by Transmanut and contains all the features of  their larger tankers including Class IV 'Charge by Weight' Weighing, dust extraction and radio remote control. With its compact size, it can  can access customers who have previously had problems accepting larger tankers. With a pellet capacity of 4 tonnes per load, its non pressurised design with larger openings will help with wood pellet  loading and its tank profile ensures  the tank is no wider than the cab. The Mitsubishi has been specified with a Duonic Automatic gearbox, air conditioning and factory fitted power take off. The complete unit was supplied by Hooklift Solutions, sole UK distributor for Transmanut Biomass bodywork.

Biggest Woodchip Blower so far for Midlands Wood Fuel

38 cu m (50 cy yd) Transmanut Woodchip Blower

17th  November 2014


The largest Transmanut demountable woodchip blower built so far has been supplied to Telford based Midlands Wood Fuel. With a capacity of 38 cu m of woodchip, this new blower is designed to provide additional capacity for Midlands Woodfuel at the start of their busy winter heating season.

The blower will be operated on a new DAF 8x2 tridem chassis which is fitted with a hooklift. This will be the first Transmanut blower to be operated on a tridem chassis in the UK, chosen for its exceptional manoeuvrability. It will allow a GVW of 32 tonnes and with 3 steering axles and provide access to sites previously restricted to their 6 wheelers.

Soltens earn more dough with their HTS 'Ultralite' hooklift trailer

Soltens new HTS 30/90 Ultralite Hooklift Trailer

26th September 2014


Soltens Co Products have added a new HTS 30/90 hooklift semi-trailer to their hooklift fleet. Currently operating rigid hooklifts for the transport of excess products from bakeries and food processors such as dough and pizza mixes, these products are collected using compactor bins and can be very heavy, weighing up to 24/25 tonnes. Soltens then reprocess this material into animal feedstuffs for the farming industry. Prior to putting their new HTS 'Ultralite' into service, they were limited to 15 tonnes payload on their rigid 8 wheel hooklifts. To reduce transport costs and reduce the number of collections, Soltens chose a HTS 30/90 'Ultralite' hooklift semi trailer from Hooklift Solutions. The HTS 'Ultralite' is believed to be the lightest hooklift semi-trailer on the UK market and features a chassis constructed from Domex 700 steel. The trailer can handle containers from 6m to 9m in length and features radio remote control so it can be operated by any tractor unit with hydraulics and so does not require a dedicated tractor unit. As the dough in the  compactor bins is not uniformly distributed in weight, the trailer is equipped with secondary lock positions so the bin can be brought further forward than required for a uniformly distributed load to ensure correct axle weights at 44 tonnes. A rear hydraulic stabiliser completes the specification to help manoeuvre the loaded containers.

First Transmanut Woodchip blower for Scotland

30 cu m woodchip blower awaiting for collection at the plant

23rd August, 2014

This new Transmanut 30 cu m Woodchip Blower will be the first unit to enter service in Scotland. Operated by Glasgow based Ethx Energy, it will be used to satisfy the contracts they have won for the supply of biomass fuel to local authorities. Key features of the unit that influenced their choice included:-  (a) The autonomous design of the unit which means it can be used on any CHEM specification hooklift. (b) The low noise level during discharge (85 dBA) means that it is the quietest unit currently available and so meets all the environmental requirements for deliveries to schools, hospitals and care homes during the working day. (c) The operation of the unit with its own independent engine which can be fuelled using rebated diesel  with an engine carefully matched to the compressor means a saving of up to 35% of fuel useage during delivery. Finally, (d) The unit is supplied with a dust extraction unit, hoses and radio remote control as standard.

The unit was supplied by hooklift Solutions, sole UK distributors for Transmanut.

First Transmanut Wood Pellet Tanker enters service with Mi-Generation

Transmanut 13.5 cu metre capacity Wood Pellet Tanker

8th August, 2014


Mi-Generation have taken delivery of the first UK specification Wood Pellet Tanker to go into service.  Based on a DAF LF250 chassis with rear air suspension, the chassis is fitted with a Transmanut 13.5 cu metre capacity pellet tanker bodywork. Transmanut are Europe's largest supplier of specialised biomass delivery bodywork and build a full range of tankers from 4 tonnes to 20 tonnes capacity. With 15 years experience in manufacturing wood pellet tankers, Transmanut use a 'non-pressurised' tank design as it alows them to optimise the tank profile and produce a more compact unit with a narrower width, lower overall height and higher carrying capacity. The bodywork is mounted on a 3.25m long DAF chassis with rear air suspension fitted with the latest Euro 6 specification engine and with its low unladen weight will be able to deliver up to 9.0 tonnes of woodpellets per delivery on this 16 tonnes GVW chassis. Operating in Cornwall with its narrow bridges and lanes together with low bridges, Mi-Generation will be able to supply to customers who have had difficulty in accepting larger tanker vehicles in the past. The overall size of the tanker, which is no larger than that of many 7.5 tonners, comes complete with sound encapsulation of the compressor for minimum noise emissions, side panniers to store delivery pipes and hoses,  dust extraction equipment as standard and is equipped with radio remote control to help produce one of the quickest discharge times. A 2nd unit will shortly be joining them, to the same specification for their depot in the Midlands. Both units will be supplied by Hooklift Solutions, sole UK distributor for Transmanut in the UK.

New Woodchip Blower for Lakes Biomass

10th June 2014


The latest operator to use a Transmanut Woodchip Blower for their woodchip delivery is Ulverston based Lakes Biomass. Supporting the growing number of woodchip boilers being used in Cumbria,

Lakes Biomass will be using the new blower to expand their deliveries of woodchip throughout the county.

Lakes have a reputation for the supply of quality dried woodchip as they chip and dry their woodchip on their Ulverston site ensuring the moisture content is down to an impressive 20% ensuring maximum heat output from the chip.

The flexibility of a hooklift operated autonomous blower lead them to source a used 6 wheel from Hooklift Solutions.

Arden opts for DAF XF460 drawbar hooklift

New DAF XF460 drawbar hookloader for Arden

22nd May, 2014


Arden Woodshavings, well known for their high specification and eye catching vehicles have added this new DAF XF460 6 x 2 drawbar hooklift to their bulk collection fleet. Designed to operate with their container fleet which features a growing number of 23'0" long containers to provide additional

volume when  transporting sawdust and shavings that will cube out before they reach their maximum carrying weight, this latest unit is equipped with an ATIB AT20-64 hooklift. Having previously operated other makes of hooklift, the simplicity and reliability of the air operated in cab controls, access to the external valve block for loading/unloading  the drawbar trailer and ability to work with any combination of 20'0" or 23'0" containers helped cement the choice. The chassis is fitted with a Super Space Cab for driver comfort and mounted on polished aluminium wheels. The steering rear axle helps ensure accessibility and optimise manoeuvrability.

More capacity for Harpers Environmental

15th May, 2014


Currently running 8 wheel hooklifts with a payload capacity of 15 tonnes, Harpers Environmental have taken delivery of a new Hooklift Trailer Solutions 30/09 hooklift semi-trailer. This hooklift semi-trailer with its integrated hooklift design will allow an increase in payload capacity of up to 24 tonnes when operated at 44 tonnes and used with one of the company's artic units.

Harpers, with their Head Office based in York will use the trailer on contracts with Utility companies throughout the UK moving filter cake.

New Agri Hooklift Trailer for Moulton Bulb Company

New HTS 18T hooklift trailer loading compactor bins

17th April 2014


Moulton Bulb Company based in Lincolnshire and the largest supplier of onions and brassicas to the UK market have recently put this new agricultural hooklift trailer into service from Hooklift Solutions. The final part of a substantial increase to their grading and sorting facilities, the new grading facilities  feature the latest in infra red inspection and scanning to ensure the highest quality of delivered product. The hoadloader trailer is used to remove the dried skins and earth from the onions, known as 'shale'  after it has been air blown from the line and due to its light weight fed into compactors before being taken off site for recycling. Hooklift Solutions worked closely with Skip Units who built the static compactors and compactor containers to ensure compatability of the system.

Manx Electricity Authority

New MAN 18-340 4 x 4 chassis fitted with Palfinger 2702 crane

20th February, 2014


Recently put into service by the Manx Electricity Authority, Hooklift Solutions have assisted Isle of Man based company, B & C Engineering with the specification and engineering of this specialised 4 x 4 vehicle to meet the detailed requirements of the local  electricity authority.

Designed for operation both on and off the islands roads the MAN 18-340 all wheel drive unit is fitted with one of the largest cranes that can be mounted on a vehicle of this size and wheelbase and yet still provide the required stability. Featuring a 968 kg lift capacity at maximum outreach of 16.8m, the crane can be used with its standard hook for lifting transformers and plant or fitted with the quick release man basket supplied with the crane to provide extra reach for difficult access applications not available with the standard platforms currently used by the authority.

The 6 stage crane features full remote controlled and the chassis is fitted with a host of additional features to enable pole and transformer replacement and installation including a 6 tonne front mounted hydraulic winch, side mounted toolbox, height adjustable pole horses and additional warning and working lights. The chassis is also fitted with a VBG drawbar coupling and air brake connections to allow the unit to work with a plant trailer when required.

Elsa Waste Paper chooses Hooklift Solutions

17th January, 2014


Elsa Waste Paper have added this new Scania G445 LB 6x2 drawbar hooklift to their fleet based in Stockport. Supplied by Hooklift Solutions, the rigid has been carefully engineered to work with both both the company's existing cablelift bins and hooklift compactor bins.

Designed to work both solo and with a drawbar trailer, the unit has been specified with  a cab mounted wind deflector to reduce the drag effect of the taller bins, an air activated VBG coupling to help speed up changeover times, reversing camera and the fitment of additional worklights. Atiblift AT18 hooklift equipment was chosen as the preferred hooklift with the option of 'maxi' rollers to aid the transfer of containers to the tandem axle drawbar trailer. The low loading height, controllability from both  in cab pneumatic controls together with external hydraulic controls coupled to the reliability of a previous Atib unit influenced the choice. 

The Scania is powered by a 440 bhp engine coupled to a Scania 3 pedal Opticruise gearbox to provide optimum economy whilst offering close control over the clutch for coupling/uncoupling operations.

Another Woodchip Blower for the UK

11th December, 2013

Jack Moody Ltd have expanded their woodchip delivery operation with the purchase of a Transmanut Autonomous Woodchip Blower from Hooklift Solutions.

Finished in the company's familiar black and green livery, the unit will deliver woodchip from their large site at Shareshill, Wolverhampton to their customers in the West Midlands area.

Already operating hooklifts within their vehicle fleet the demountable blower with its own engine can be used on any of the company's existing hooklifts. As well as carrying out blown deliveries of  Woodchip for biomass boilers, the unit can also carry out deliveries of bark for the horticultural side of the business. The company took advantage of having their operator training carried out by Transmanut at their plant at Vineuil near Blois in the Loire Valley when they collected the unit.

First UK specification Woodchip Blower enters service

20th October 2013

 The first UK specification Transmanut Woodchip Blower has now entered service with Park End Farms, Hexham Northumberland. The fully autonomous unit will be operated by the company's 6 wheel hooklift and carry out deliveries of woodchip for biomass boiler installations in the local area.The unit is based on a CHEM standard subframe so is compatible with any UK 6 or 8 wheel hookloader. The unit has been specified to work with UK chip with a 30-35% moisture content and is powered by its own independent diesel engine so can use rebated diesel for its operation. This combined to the careful matching of the auxiliary engine to to the blower system means a saving in fuel of up to 30% in comparison to blowers that use the engine of the delivery chassis for discharge.

Hooklift Solutions appointed as official suppliers of parts in the UK for Atiblift hookloaders and Skiploaders

30th March 2013

 Hooklift Solutions are pleased to announce that they are now the official suppliers of parts for the AtibLift range of hookloaders and skiploaders in the UK.