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Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 ( #880 ) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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FNC relies on its T40180 18 m telehandler
Dubai construction contractor Fujairah National Construction (FNC) is finding the Bobcat T40180 18 m telehandler more than a match for the harsh conditions in the United Arab Emirates.

Purchased in December 2015 from Dubai-based dealer Kanoo Machinery, the T40180 has provided trouble-free performance since it arrived, already completing well over 10,000 hours on site.  The T40180 has been working two shifts a day throughout this period and has been used on three major contracts, including two new 18-storey buildings.

Farhan Mahmood Rizvi, engineered equipment and plant manager at FNC, says: "We make sure we look after all of the equipment in our fleet, following or even exceeding manufacturers’ servicing and maintenance guidelines.  We closely monitor all the components and performance of our machinery, ensuring all aspects such as greasing, oils and fluids and genuine parts are used in full compliance with these guidelines."

From its roots in the construction of factories, commercial buildings and warehouses including many in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, FNC developed to become the first turnkey construction company in the UAE offering combined expertise in design, construction and management of building high-rise towers exceeding 40 floors.  As well as being a turnkey contractor, FNC is also the largest steel framework contractor, not only in the UAE, but also in the Middle East.  

"We have used the Bobcat T40180 telehandler for a wide variety of applications from lifting rebar from trucks for foundation work to moving heavy materials such as the components for the steel work for buildings.  The dependable, safe lifting offered by the T40180 when it is used both with the wheels alone or with its stabilisers deployed has been an important aspect for us.  The easy-to-use stabilisers also ensure that the full capabilities of the telehandler can be utilised in the most confined working areas and close to walls."

The T40180 18 m telehandler at FNC is the largest model in the Bobcat range of rigid frame telehandlers.  It has a maximum lift capacity of 4 T and a maximum lift height of 17.52 m.  The lift capacity at maximum lift height is 2.5 T, while at maximum reach (13.7 m), the lift capacity is 560 kg.
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