Why Use a Rotating Telehandler?


Rotating or rotary telehandlers (ROTO) are a specialist piece of equipment which are considered a ‘must-have’ machine on most modern construction sites. But why is this? What benefits does this machine have over others, and why should you ensure you have one on hire? Here are a number of reasons why a rotational telehandler might be of use to you on-site.


These machines are incredibly versatile, and are capable of performing a number of tasks. The roles of telehandler, crane and access platform unit are all rolled into a single machine. There is no need for specialist tools for the purpose of hydraulic attachment coupling either, meaning that switching between functions is quick and reliable. With a number of essential functions in one machine through a single operator, rotating telehandlers can be efficient in saving you money, time and space on-site.


Manitou’s rotating telehandlers have intuitive and ergonomic dual joystick controls which offer precision and comfort for the operator, meaning productivity is increased. The controls allow for a very high standard of accuracy at any height or angle as well.


The Manitou rotating telehandlers in our fleet are capable of providing lift heights of up to 25m, reaching places that other machines would not. This includes a tight turning circle with exceptional manoeuvrability, meaning locations and terrains that might not be suitable for cranes can be tackled using this type of machine.


Designed with safety at the forefront, the Manitou rotating telehandlers feature adjustable outriggers for total stability and an efficient distribution of load. They are built to handle a variety of terrains and tighter spaces as well, with all-around visibility to ensure the safety of the operator and other personnel on-site. The attachment recognition system E-reco lets you save time by specifying the proper work envelope and enhances security since it automatically detects any overload.

A Rotational Telehandler at C.G. Robinson & Sons

At the C.G. Robinson & Sons fleet, we have a couple of Manitou models available from the Privilege range – the MRT 2150 and the MRT 2550. Be sure to check the technical specifications and contact us for the rotating telehandler to suit your needs on-site.

Call us today on 01642 588 806

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Executive Hire Show 2019


Craig, Jai & Joe shake on a deal for new JCB machines at the executive hire show.

Earlier this month, we visited the Executive Hire Show in Coventry, where we got to see some brand new JCB machines. The picture above highlights Craig, Jai & Joe shaking on a deal for some new additions to the C.G. Robinson & Sons fleet thanks to T.C. Harrison.

Thedr machines are a JCB 406 ToolMaster (pictured below), four new site dumpers, and a HTD5 dumpster as Joe takes steps into the tool hire business.

A JCB 406 Toolmaster in action

We are thankful for T.C. Harrison’s continued support in helping to provide a high quality plant hire service for Teesside, the North East and beyond. Be sure to contact us for all your plant hire requirements, including diggers, telehandlers, dumpers and more.

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New Indespension Trailers for Hire


We’re always expanding our fleet here at C.G. Robinson, and now our latest department - trailer hire - is among those growing. As part of an exciting deal with Indespension Trailers, we currently have more trailers available from our hire fleet, including box trailers, car transporters and more!

Indespension Trailers Available at C.G. Robinson

We don't currently have a page for trailers on our website, but hopefully it will be ready to show off our trailers very soon. Despite this, the trailers are ready to go out on hire right NOW!

Call us for further details and a member of our dedicated team will be on hand to help you with all your trailer needs:

01642 588 806

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C.G. Robinson on BBC News!


A C.G. Robinson JCB Excavator As Seen On BBC Look North

If you were watching BBC Look North last night, you might just have spotted a familiar name. One of our clients certainly did, and even sent us a picture:

A C.G. Robinson JCB Excavator As Seen On BBC Look North

Yes, that's one of our JCB Excavators on the job! As usual, working hard for one of our many clients.

While we are proud to have our name on such a high profile news programme, we're mostly humbled by the opportunity to be working on developing for the future of the North East.

Remember that we have an extensive modern plant hire fleet to suit all your needs. Call a member of our dedicated team for further details and we can guarantee high quality service from our dedicated team.

And who knows, maybe next time we get spotted on the news, we'll be working for you.

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C. G. Robinson on Social Media


We want to make sure our clients and customers are always aware of how C. G. Robinson is growing and changing. The best way to keep up with all of our goings on is through the our social media channels.

We currently use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep people updated with information, contact details and pictures. We also hope to post interesting events and new additions as often as we can!

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Follow the links below to find us!

C. G. Robinson on Facebook

C. G. Robinson on Twitter

C. G. Robinson on LinkedIn

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Also, our motorhome department has its own website and social media pages as well, these are as follows:

C. G. Robinson Motorhome Hire - Home Page

C. G. Robinson Motorhome Hire on Facebook

C. G. Robinson Motorhome Hire on Twitter

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And finally, we'd just to take a moment to talk about our latest department: trailer hire, which also has its own Facebook page. Hopefully you'll be seeing more on that soon.

C. G. Robinson Trailer Hire on Facebook

Remember to keep an eye on these pages. Call us over at 01642 588 806 and a member of our dedicated team will be more than happy to help!

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