Owning a hot tub business may sound like a relaxing job, but moving them around and installing them in customers’ homes isn’t always easy.
But the addition of an Avant tool carrier has made this job much easier for Jonny Bottrell, owner of O C Spas in Cornwall.
Jonny bought the Avant 640 from Paul Helps Avant Equipment Sales after being impressed with how many jobs he could carry out with just one, compact machine.
“The Avant has been great,” said Jonny. “It’s so versatile and changing the attachments is so quick and easy. For such a small machine, it lifts a lot, and it’s been really reliable for installing hot tubs, and a variety of other jobs.”
Jonny uses his machine on a daily basis to move hot tubs around at his luxury show room in Goonhavern, and also to install them at customer’s homes.
“It makes installation much quicker as I can tow it behind my vehicle, and because it’s so compact, it’s easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.”
This versatility has also enabled Jonny to use his Avant as a self-hire drive. “It’s been so in demand,” he explained. “At first its sole purpose was to move our hot tubs around, but with the amount of attachments that can be used, I was soon asked to hire it out to trim hedges at campsites, dig holes for fencing, mow verges and move all kinds of heavy items around.
“Our local Sainsbury’s supermarket hired it for three months while they were renovating their multi-storey car park. It was the only vehicle that was small enough, yet sufficiently powerful to work within the confined space. They couldn’t have done the job without it.”
Jonny added: “I had to go back to Paul to price up a second machine as I’ve been so busy with the hire business as well as the hot tubs!”
Paul Helps said: “We are delighted Jonny is putting the Avant to work and realising its true potential for his business.”
Avant manufactures a wide range of compact, 4-wheel drive machines, which can be fitted with a very comprehensive range of accessories to meet the many varied requirements of the hire market to make general maintenance jobs, easy and less labour intensive.
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