New machinery takes centre stage at the EHS

New products have always been at the heart of the Executive Hire Show and it’s the place where visitors get to see new potential profit earners and take advantage of show only deals - which makes the show an even better prospect for visitors. Here’s a taster of what hirers can expect to see on display at the Executive Hire Show 2019

Takeuchi is back at the Show with a new towable mini. The new Takeuchi TB225 2.25 tonne mini machine is ideal for tool hire companies looking for a towable mini that sits safely within trailer towing limits.

The machine was specifically designed to meet the growing demand by hire companies who wanted a heavier Takeuchi within trailer towing weight. Available in both cab and canopy, it powers in just under 2400kg cab or 2265kg canopy with plenty of room for extras in the trailer. The machine also comes with an integrated trailer tie-down.

The TB225 comes with 16.5kW of power, 19.3kN of digging force and breakout of 12.8kN; bringing it close to a 3-tonne mini in power capacity. Compact in size with expandable tracks taking the machine from a very narrow 1100mm up to 1500mm for maximum access in narrow areas with added stability when digging deep. The TB225 features joystick proportional control.

Molson Compact Equipment will be bringing models from their Kobelco mini excavator line to the Show. This will be the first time Kobelco machinery will have been shown at EHS.

Joining Ammann Compaction Equipment, a Dieci Apollo telehandler and a Cormidi tracked dumper, on the Molson Compact Equipment stand will be the Kobelco: SK10SR-2 (1,065 kg), SK17SR-3 and the SK28SR-6 (2,950 kg)

The Kobelco SK17SR-3 is a compact, yet tough mini excavator. Available as a canopy (1,555 kg) or cab (1,655 kg) version, these machines are commonly found working on sites where space is restricted, such as residential, landscaping and industrial works.

On both the cabbed and canopy versions the tracks expand from 990 - 1,320 mm, aiding stability when working but also allowing for easier site access and transportation when tracks are fully retracted.

For an excavator in this class size it has very good capabilities, helped by a long arm giving a dig depth of 2.38 metres and a dump height of 3.41 metres.


Tufftruk is bringing the new TRUXTA range of battery powered mini dumpers. Compact and portable the TRUXTA Bendie allows access into the most environmentally sensitive areas allowing eight-hours of continuous operation with zero emissions. The compact battery unit with an in-built charger also provides noise-free operation.

The new range has a regenerative-braking system to help the slow down when stopping; this generates power into battery pack, to increase efficiency and range. At just 730mm (850mm) wide the TRUXTA 4×4 is really compact and gets into places other units can’t.

The mini dumper’s articulated chassis means that it handles corners with minimum effort – just steer around bends and corners – no need to lift or reposition. The Bendie also offers excellent load capacity in and around sites and gardens.

Visit for more details on the show and a full exhibitor list. And put the 6th and 7th February 2019 in your diary: the EHS team look forward to welcoming you all to the Ricoh Arena – the home of hire