John Knight, from Selwood, and Mark Taylor, from Paultons Park, with the fleet of Merlos

Plant specialists at Selwood are supporting one of the UK’s biggest family theme parks, Paultons Park, as it adds to its fleet of on-site equipment.

Selwood’s plant sales team, based at Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, supplied Paultons Park with a 10-tonne Merlo P40.17 Panoramic Telescopic Handler which will be used for a variety of site work, including erecting rides.

Paultons Family Theme Park, near Romsey, has 70 rides and attractions and attracts more than 1m visitors every year. Its partnership with Selwood stretches back more than three decades as the plant specialist has supplied a range of telehandlers, excavators, rollers and dumpers.

Mark Taylor, General Manager of Technical Services at Paultons Park, said: “This Merlo is a welcome addition and means we now have a fleet of three Merlos ready to tackle any job we need doing.

“We use the equipment for everything from yard work and moving pallets to accessing rides at height. They are such a good tool that we really couldn’t be without them.

“Selwood has supplied all three Merlos and we are very proud of our long-standing relationship with the company. The team are very knowledgeable and efficient and their after-sales service is second-to-none.

“Our preference is to purchase plant equipment from Selwood as we like to have our own fleet on-site.”

Paultons Park now has two 17m Merlos and one 7m Merlo.

John Knight, Plant Sales Manager at Selwood, said: “We place tremendous value on the relationships we form with customers and are delighted to have helped Paultons Park find the right equipment for their needs.

“We have worked with Paultons Park for more than 30 years and are looking forward to continuing that close relationship as the company goes from strength to strength.”

The Merlo P40.17 Panoramic Telescopic Handler is one the most popular machines in the range with a maximum lift capacity of 4000kg and maximum lift height of 16.7 metres.

Selwood has an extensive fleet available for hire or sale from its network of regional branches across England and Wales.

The company’s teams have an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and are proud to deliver exceptional customer service and plant hire solutions.

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