Timber specialists Arnold Laver processes around 230,000 cubic metres of timber per annum and was looking for the most reputable sideloaders to serve the 7.5 metre high racking at their busy 16-acre national distribution centre in Sheffield.

Two 7 tonne capacity high specification trucks from Baumann were recommended as the best machines for the job.

Arnold Laver operations director, Andrew Bowler, who has a background in engineering, was impressed to find the Baumann sideloaders could meet his exact needs. “Just by looking at the machines in comparison to some of our older models, you can tell the amount of intricate engineering work that has gone into the production,” he said. “Our challenge was finding the best sideloader with the ability to reach the 7.5-metre-high racking in our timber warehouse, and the Baumann trucks are definitely cut out for the job.”

The two GX70 models include bespoke masts, reaching to 8.1 metres – a height never before achieved with sideloaders.

Baumann UK managing director, Jason Reynolds, adds: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Arnold Laver to the Baumann customer-base. The company has an unrivalled reputation for providing quality timber, and 99% of the Arnold Laver product comes from sustainable sources. It goes to show that even a traditional business with a long history can incorporate up to date technology that helps drive efficiencies and supports an ongoing focus on the environment.