The East of England Arena and Events Centre has made a £175k investment expanding its fleet of tractors, utility vehicles, handling equipment and mowers used to move, build and manage the 250 acre indoor and outdoor exhibition venue.
The arena has now taken delivery of a new Kubota M5112 tractor, two new utility vehicles – one diesel and one electric – a new 12-metre electric scissor lift, and a Manitou MT 933 telehandler, in addition to a zero-turn mower deck, a 6m triple gang mower and a 3-metre dropside trailer.
East of England Arena managing director Lee Sharp said; “We have made this investment in equipment and vehicles to increase the ease and efficiency of several important aspects of running the venue, including managing 200 acres of grassed outdoor event space and moving people, goods and materials around our extensive site. These new machines bring our fleet right up to date and will repay our investment over time with increased capacity and scope for new events.”
Site foreman Dean Wyers(pictured left, with the Kubota vehicles, chargehand Kevin Puttrell and Huw Price, from vendor Irelands) added; “These machines are robust and well made. Reliability is key for us as we can often have just two days turnaround to get the site looking pristine for the next event.”