Builds

At MHF we pride ourselves on building the highest quality vehicles on the market.

We can undertake the tasks other people dismiss. Our fully equipped workshop and highly skilled staff are at the forefront of design and build and can help every step of the way. Whether Hook, Cable, Skip, Tipper or something completely out of the ordinary give us a call today.

Below are a few examples of the builds we have completed in recent times. We pride ourselves on a straight talking and efficient service, give us a call today to discuss your requirements.

Jet Plant Hire Ltd

Build: 8×4 Cable Lift 

After meeting with the MD and Transport Manager at Jet Plant Hire in Evesham they decided to invest in the future by having these 2 Volvo 8×4 trucks fitted with brand new MHF Cable lift equipment.

Built from scratch in the workshops here at MHF, our valued staff have turned out these beautiful trucks. When the major manufacturers decided to stop production of the cable lift RORO system MHF stepped up to the plate. The cable lift system remains popular among scaffolders and road contractors and we are the only British company fitting brand new cable lift equipment.

The system has a much higher payload than the rival hook lift and benefits from the ability to put machinery booms over the cab. It can also be fitted to a much shorter wheelbase truck than the hook lift equivalent.

Bensons Products Ltd

Supply & Build: Articulated Hook Trailer 

In late 2018 Bensons Products’ owner Neil Holcroft approached MHF with a mammoth project. We undertook a task to utilise his own tractor units in the movement of specialist hook lift containers. MHF sourced a trailer in dire need of refurbishment and set about providing this unit. The trailer has been taken back to a bare frame and completely refurbished. The trailer can carry both standard containers and full length 9 metre long containers whilst making the most of the tractor unit’s maneuverability to get into the tightest spots whilst being able to lift the most weight.

Talk Access Scaffolding

Supply & Build: 6×2 Cable Lift

Leeds based Talk Access Scaffolding approached MHF in late 2018 to buy one of our stock cable lift trucks. It soon became apparent that they weren’t looking for a stock vehicle, they were after something a bit special.

MHF set about sourcing a suitable chassis cab from our local MAN dealer, this 26,000kgs MAN TGS is a 6×2 with a lift and steer axle. Wayne Dickinson the MD of Talk Access worked closely with us getting exactly the right specification of truck. It’s fitted with pretty much every available MAN extra including Alcoa alloys, leather seats, wood dash, heated and air cooled seats, sat nav, 4 way camera and tracking system, air horns and strobes to name but a few. We then fitted the very best MHF Cablelift equipment and sent it on its way to Leeds to help erect scaffolding all over the North of England.

James A. Forbes Plant & Civil Engineering

Refurbishment & Sale: 8×4 Hook Lift

James Forbes was interested in our trusty Volvo 8×4 hookloader back in January. The truck had been on our short term hire fleet for 5 years and had been maintained in the workshops at MHF. Mechanically sound the truck needed a bit of TLC to get back to its best. Luckily James spoke to the right place. The truck was taken back to its former glory with an MOT, LOLER and a full paint job. We also supplied James with 2 x 15 yard heavy duty bins and a heavy duty plant flat. The truck is now back in Banff, Scotland working away and looking a million dollars.

Contrakt Ltd

Supply & Build: 4×2 Hook Lift

With the new ULEZ coming into force in London on 8th April 2019 a number of companies had to update their fleets with new Euro 6 vehicles to meet the emissions standards. Contrakt Ltd were ahead of the game and purchased this stunning DAF LF180 7,500kgs truck supplied and built here at MHF. Fitted with our very latest spec MHF5 HL5 compatible hook equipment and Hy-Tower sheeting system the truck is now at work in the capital earning its keep. It’s the first vehicle Contrakt have bought from us and we hope it won’t be the last.

Geoff Greenfield Ltd

Build: 6×4 Cable Lift

The second build in 2018 for Geoff Greenfield Ltd. This 6×4 DAF is fitted with brand new MHF Cable Lift equipment. MHF are the only company in the UK fitting brand new British built cable lift equipment. The benefits of the cable system are evident for road planing companies. They can utilise a much shorter wheelbase, much lower tipping angle and the boom of the road planing machines can be stored over the cab of the truck.

Alchemy Metals Ltd

Supply & Build: 8×4 Scania Hook Lift  

Alchemy Metals have a customer base all over the UK. They run both MHF hook and skip loaders. This 2018 G410 was supplied and built by MHF and is running up and down the UK collecting scrap metal and returning it back to their Stevenage depot. Fitted with our very own hook lift equipment this new generation Scania is one of the finest on the road.

MHF UK Ltd

Supply & Build: 8×4 Mercedes Tipper

We build all of our own vehicles at MHF. This was the second in a long line of tippers for our hire fleet. A Thompson body fitted on a brand new Mercedes Arocs chassis cab. We fitted a brand new ram, weigh cells, air assisted tailgate and a

Chris Sedgeman Ltd

Supply & Build: 6×4 Volvo Cable Lift

Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding are one of our longest standing customers. This Volvo was the newest addition to the scaffolding team down in Penzance along with 10 MHF Scaffolding beds. Being a drawbar specification truck it can also pull a trailer which is needed for the company who erect scaffolding as far away as Edinburgh. The truck is fitted with a brand new MHF Cable Lift Equipment, the preferred equipment for scaffolding companies due to the shallow lifting angle.

Fox’s Pallets Ltd

Build: 4×2 Iveco Hook Lift

A good hire customer in the past, Fox’s Pallets from Kettering asked MHF to build them a brand new HL5 compatible hook lift. Fitted with brand new MHF Hook Lift Equipment and full sheeting system this 14 tonne Iveco is out on the road earning its keep.

GSB Surface Preparation

Build: 6×2 Cable Lift

GSB Preparation are a road surfacing company from Lincolnshire. They were one of the first companies to try the new MHF Cable Lift Equipment back in 2015. This is the latest addition to their fleet fitted on to a 2013 stretched Scania tractor unit. The body was also supplied to their exacting standards by us here at MHF.

Byworth Boiler Hire

Build: 8×4 Cable Lift & Crane

Having been shot down in flames by a few companies Peter Baldwin, Managing Director of Byworth Boiler Hire came across MHF and never looked back. We removed the crane from his old cable lift lorry and fitted it to his stretched artic unit. We then fitted the fully refurbished cable lift equipment and added extras to the vehicle. It can be seen delivering temporary hire boilers across the UK and beyond.

Elvis Kirk Trading

Supply & Build: Tri-Axle Hook Lift Trailer

Across the water in Northern Ireland, Elvis Kirk had an unusual request. Can you put a Hook Lift on a short artic trailer? These are fairly common using 30ft long bins but are no use if you only want a 20ft bin. We set about sourcing a skeletal trailer and fitted a 25 tonne equipment to it. The trailer was then completely refurbished, fitted with weigh cells and a remote control system. It was delivered to the port and is now working away nicely.

Gloucester Asbestos Ltd

Build: 4×2 Skip Loader

Having built them a new lorry back in 2014, Gloucester Asbestos were that impressed with the equipment they decided to purchase a new DAF and have their original MHF Chain Lift equipment refitted to it. We undertook the task and turned it round in double quick time. In their striking colours the equipment had a complete refurbishment by our expert workshop staff.

Amelio Utilities

Supply & Build: 4×2 Hook Loader

Having depots in Belfast and Gloucester Amelio Utilities have all bases covered. The civil engineers had not run a demountable vehicle until this one. MHF fitted the hook equipment to this short wheelbase 18 tonne hook lift lorry and supplied the skips.