The Coates Hire Wagon lands in Western Australia
9 July 2012
Coates Hire releases the Coates Hire Wagon into Western Australia; a unique, modern and genuine alternative to the traditional portable building
On the 14th June, Coates Hire invited customers from the mining and construction sectors to be amongst the first in WA to inspect the latest innovation in portable buildings, the new Coates Hire Wagon (CHW). The event was held against the backdrop of the Swan River in Burswood, Perth, with feedback from visitors being very positive.
Completely self-contained, the CHW is remarkably versatile and useful for a variety of applications in the fields of construction, infrastructure, civil, mining and events.
Light weight and easy to set up and transport, the CHW is particularly useful on remote sites with minimal access to ammenties. The wagon has also been refined over a number of prototypes during testing to withstand the extreme demands of the Australian outback.
Two variants of the product were displayed at the Burswood, Perth event, a 8.9m Crib wagon and 5.7m Crib toilet. At 2700kg for the 5.7m and 3500kg for the 8.9m version, the CHW can be towed by a number of light commercial vehicles, adding a large degree of flexibility for operators. In fact the new Holden Colorado that was used to tow the wagons was also on display to demonstrate a light vehicle capable of transporting and manoeuvring the CHW.
Complete with a crib room for up to 8 people and a single toilet, the 5.7m Crib/toilet wagon has its own waste and fresh water tanks, and also has a 9kva generator on board. CHWs also deliver a unique mechanical braking system that eliminates the need for electric brakes to be fitted to the towing vehicle – adding a further degree of flexibility.
A number of blue-chip clients have already pre-ordered the Coates Hire Wagon with display units from the Burswood event being shipped off to sites in the Pilbara straight after the event.
For more information on the Coates Hire Wagon in Perth, please contact Tom Fay, Coates Hire’s Product Specialist for Portable Buildings on (08) 9359 7025 or call 13 15 52