The machines were purchased to support ongoing overhead line projects and increase operational capacity.
The company uses tractors to instal and renovate overhead electricity lines. and each tractor will be customised to either winch or tow.
Winch tractors will each be fitted with a 2,000 kg winch to enable them to raise and lower insulators and other equipment to teams working on towers.
Tow tractors are used to move equipment around sites as well as towing tensioners – machinery used to raise and tighten the main power cables – to and from site.
Rob Sonnex, mechanical plant manager for Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, said: “The new tractors will increase our capacity for overhead line work and therefore give significant benefits to our clients, especially on projects where time is a factor.
“When it came to purchasing our new tractors, we needed machines which would stand up to the stresses and strains our important work puts on them. We take safety extremely seriously in all of our work, so this was also an important factor when choosing a manufacturer.”
The investment in the tractors comes only a few months after Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions invested in a fleet of 700 Mercedes Sprinter vans to improve safety for its entire workforce.