These are exciting times for fast-growing East Midlands operator Burrows Recovery, which is poised to open a new depot in Nottingham and has just taken delivery of the first two 6000kg capacity Super Low approach Hydraloader SLa slidebacks to be built by Roger Dyson. Burrows

A third-generation family business, Burrows Recovery has a headquarters in Derby, and other depots in nearby Borrowash, Burton upon Trent, Loughborough and Sutton in Ashfield.

To these it is now adding a new base on Lenton Lane, in Nottingham – Burrows has already made a substantial investment to acquire the one-and-a-half acre site, which boasts extensive workshop and storage facilities, and is now spending more to bring the facilities up to scratch.

Burrows operates a fleet of 60 recovery units, which range from 3.5-tonne spectacle lifts to heavy truck systems – Droitwich-based Roger Dyson Group built the vast majority of its slidebacks. Latest to arrive are four new Hydraloader SLa variants, all of which offer market-leading approach angles of 4.9 degrees.

The ground-breaking Hydraloader 6000SLa models are both accident units. They have steel beds and are mounted on 18-tonne Iveco Eurocargo 180E25 chassis, which are also fitted with PM16523 cranes that extend to 9.9 metres and work in conjunction with Dyson Hydraclamp damage-free vehicle lifting frames.

The two others are Hydraloader 3000SLa models with 3000kg capacities. Both are based on low-emission EEV Iveco Eurocargo 80E18 7.5-tonners but one has an aluminium bed – another first for Burrows – and crew cab, while the other has a steel bed and standard cab.

Burrows’ fleet is always kept up-to-date and Roger Dyson took back two accident units and a slideback in part-exchange against its latest order.

Burrows is a long-standing customer of Roger Dyson and has operated many of its Enforcer spectacle lifts and Hydraloaders, as well as Commander underlifts used for heavy vehicle recoveries – it has also just ordered a 150-tonne NRC Sliding Rotator which will be mounted on a four-axled DAF chassis; Roger Dyson is the sole UK and European distributor for the Canadian manufacturer NRC’s acclaimed range of sliders and sliding rotators.

“The build quality and finish of Roger’s equipment is exceptional,” confirms Managing Director Chris Burrows. “It does the job and it never lets you down, while spare parts are always available when you need them.”

He continues: “Damage-free recovery is more important today than it’s ever been – quite rightly, customers won’t tolerate their vehicles being scraped and that applies just as much to a van as it does to an expensive sports car.

“We have been using built-in ramps to reduce the loading angles and thus protect vans with tail-lifts or rear steps.  But Roger Dyson’s 6000SLa saves weight and offers an even lower loading angle.

“It’s all about keeping up with the times, and that’s what Dyson’s equipment allows us to do.”

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