SHB | RED X Message Board Signals Traffic Management Innovation from SHB and Acklea
Acklea a Division of SHB Hire Ltd will be launching its brand new ‘Red X’ Variable Message Sign (VMS) into the market at the end of April. The Red X combined with the Scorpion Crash Cushion’s ability to operate at speeds of 58mph – well within the 50mph requirement of IAN 187/15 will make the latest product from Acklea an ideal choice for Traffic Management contractors in the UK.
The Red X is a Variable Message Sign (VMS) meaning that it has the ability to display other authorised symbols, something which other alternative models on the market cannot offer. Working in close collaboration, Nissen and Acklea have created a design that will prove to be highly beneficial to the UK road network. The primary focus has been to promote and provide safety to operatives on the networks and in providing a clear instruction and distinct visibility to all road users.
Leading vehicle hire and management company, SHB Hire will be placing a RED X VMS onto 12 of its 18T Traffic Management Trucks which will be available to hire from April, six of which will be fitted with the highly sought after Scorpion Crash Cushion.
Phil Glaiser Highways Product Manager for Acklea/SHB stated “Red X light boards and IAN 187 have been around for some time now and some contractors have shown a great appetite in having IPV’s capable of deploying the various options”
“As a hire company and a vehicle producer we needed to ensure that we provided a suitable product to the Highways industry that promotes safety whilst also being cost effective. We have produced such a product along with Nissen which is dynamic. It has the ability to show a multitude of approved signs, therefore being deployable in a variety of applications. When it’s complimented with our renowned Acklea Scorpion crash cushion, our robust strong body builds and nationwide service and maintenance coverage it really is a substantial product and one which we are proud of.”
The Red X is just the latest in a long line of innovative new designs to emerge from Acklea in recent times. Following on from the hugely popular lightweight 7T Iveco Daily which has the space and weight capacity to carry out a full 2km lane closure, Acklea has also introduced numerous body design developments to ensure safety, ultimately bringing cost savings, efficiency and greater quality for the customer.
The first batch of vehicles have now left SHB’s fabrication centres based in Romsey and Gloucester and are readily available for hire. If you would like further information on these vehicles including full specification details please contact [email protected]