First to Market for PSS Hire

PSS Hire has enhanced its fleet of equipment by investing in Portable Winches which incorporate the latest safety features and are designed for the installation and removal of cables, both underground and overhead. PSS Hire is the only major company in the UK to offer these Mobile Winch Units for the hire market.

PSS Hire, the UK and Ireland’s leading utilities and pipeline equipment provider, has purchased the 1000kg Portable Winches from Gardner Denver and a number of the units have already been placed on immediate hire with PSS Hire customers. As well as being suited for cable installation or removal, they can also be used for installing sub-duct into the main duct system.

Featuring a whole host of safety benefits, the winches are fitted with a digital load cell that can automatically shut down the engine to protect both the operator and the cable; the equipment utilises a fully automatic rope spooling system, which layers the rope onto the reel without the need for operator intervention, and automatically adjusts to suit the rope size and drum diameter. What’s more, for the first time on such a machine there is an emergency stop button and the unique boom arm system completely folds away under the machine.

Mark Hamilton, Director at PSS Hire said: “We have just introduced the Gardner Denver Winches into our fleet and there has been a surge of interest from our customers. We believe we are the only major hire company offering this type of equipment, so a number of units have gone out on immediate hire. This equipment meets a specific need for the telecommunications and electrical sectors and the optimum safety features were of particular interest to us.”