Vac UK delivers UK-first Rhino to Roocroft Road Restraint Systems

27th Jan 2022

Roocroft Road Restraint Systems has become the first customer of Vac UK’s Longo dealership to take delivery of the class-leading Rhino vacuum excavator.

The top-of-the-range model is based around the most powerful twin fan suction excavator on the market and includes premium features such as a vibrating skip which improves unloading and reduces the need for manual clearing. It is built on a Volvo FH chassis powered by the 13 litre 540hp Euro 6 compliant engine.

Established in 1978, Roocroft initially carried out safety barrier, bridge parapets and general fencing works. In 2006, it added the capability to provide slip formed safety barriers and concrete drainage channels.
To support its highly skilled, well-trained workforce, the Lancashire-headquartered business has consistently invested in the most up-to-date and technically advanced plant and equipment to suit its operations.

Joseph Roocroft, joint managing director explained that because the company operates on the National Highways road network, it is vital that it sources the best quality, most reliable equipment capable of handling the toughest challenges.

“We have built a reputation for providing an excellent professional service, with a flexible approach and a willingness to collaborate to deliver successful projects for our clients,” he said. “We are often faced with excavating around critical infrastructure and the safety of our workforce is our upmost priority along with avoiding damage to our clients buried infrastructure. This state of the art vacuum excavation unit will greatly help us achieve this ambition.

“The Longo Rhino impressed us hugely and we have every confidence it will repay our investment.”
Sean Gallagher, Vac UK’s general manager said: “We are really pleased to have seen our first delivery go to Roocroft. They share many of the same values as Vac UK and operate to the same philosophy on equipment.”

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