William Allen (Bolton) Ltd
William Allen (Bolton) Ltd
When we offered Peter a two-week free of charge demonstration unit, he took us up on the offer immediately. Peters first impression of the Terberg KingLifter was excellent and Terberg’s build quality and attention to detail were clear for him to see.
Scope of Work
Allen Transport are a 4th generation, family-owned business who are now celebrating their 100th year. Originating in Astley Bridge with only one vehicle, they have continually grown and now operate eight modern LEZ compliant trucks and trailers. Now based in Westhoughton in Bolton, the core of its business is offering full or part load consignments, delivered securely and on time to retail sites, distribution points, storage facilities, manufacturing plants or building sites.
Due to the nature of their business with its wide variety of loads and changeable delivery locations, Allen Transport includes a fleet of versatile Truck Mounted Forklifts. Peter Allen (Managing Director) was aware of the family owned Dutch Firm Terberg due to seeing their market leading and hugely popular range of distribution tractors across the UK and Europe. However, he had not had any experience of Terberg’s KingLifter Truck Mounted Forklift product range.
Knowing that Terberg specialise in the manufacture of vehicles that operate in the harshest of environments, such as the Distribution Tractor range operating on Sea Ports with corrosive salt-water and busy 24/7 distribution centres, their Dennis Eagle range of waste collection vehicles, Peter knew that due to the harsh environments Truck-Mounted Forklifts endure whilst on the back of a lorry, Terberg KingLifter was best suited for his future business.
When we offered Peter a two-week free of charge demonstration unit, he took us up on the offer immediately. Peters first impression of the Terberg KingLifter was excellent and Terberg’s build quality and attention to detail were clear for him to see. Built out of the highest quality galvanised and stainless steel which is then Cataphoretically Coated (industry leading weatherproofing), then finished with powder coat paint. Opening the bonnet to find the easily accessible and efficient Yanmar engine with its world-renowned reliability. It’s simple but extremely reliable hydrostatic drive system with market leading hoses and transmission all of which helped Peter to make his decision.
Not only did Allen Transport find the KingLifters build quality impressive, but he also found it to be extremely manoeuvrable with great visibility thanks to its patented Y shape Scissor Reach Mast. Another key product option for Allen Transport was the Hydraulic Fork Positioner included on the demonstrator unit, this not only made it ideal for picking up different pallet sizes and making the loading and unloading process far quicker – but also ideal for mounted quick and efficient mounting process on to the back of the various Allen Transport trailer models. Even the fuel filler is located on the back of the forklift so it can be filled without unloading from the trailer saving their drivers even more time.
Such were the benefits that the Terberg KingLifter offered Allen Transport, Peter purchased the demonstration unit he was trialling, and took immediate delivery.
Allen Transport Specification Machine
- Terberg KingLifter TKL-M
- 3×3 Traction
- 4-Way Steer
- 2-Stage Scissor Reach Mast with Side shift
- Extending forks with adjustment facility
Should you wish to trial a Terberg KingLifter then please contact us on:
Telephone: 01536 720444