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Spriggs turns to Hiab for Bloodhound move

March 12 - UK based specialist haulage contractor Arthur Spriggs and Sons used Hiab equipment to help move a replica of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) - a 13 m long, 3.5 m high supersonic rocket and jet-propelled vehicle.

The Bloodhound SSC, which is designed to travel at over 1,000 mph (1,600 kph), will attempt to break the current land-speed record in 2015 at Hakskeen Pan in South Africa. The Bloodhound SSC Project is run by Richard Noble, project director, and Andy Green, driver, owners of the current land-speed record of 763.035 mph, achieved with the Thrust SSC in 1997.

Arthur Spriggs and Sons used a Hiab Moffett M8 truck mounted forklift to move the replica car on and off the transporter that was used to convey it around Europe and beyond.

"Whenever we have a new business opportunity that requires materials handling equipment, we sit down with Hiab's Moffett team and specify the correct machine for the task," said Chris Spriggs, managing director of Arthur Spriggs and Sons. "So when we agreed to become the Logistics Product Sponsor for the Bloodhound SSC project, which entailed delivering the exhibition models and related equipment to shows and schools around Europe, we knew we needed a highly specialist piece of equipment, that could be easily maintained out in the field, to handle it all."

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