Lightweight Thompsons tippers enter service 06 July 2012
The first few of 34 Thompsons Roadmaster 7.5 tonnes gvw tippers ordered for Daniel Land & Marine, have entered service in Wales.
Designed for a wide range of general purpose and highways repair tasks, the high-spec Roadmasters wree specified to provide one of the most versatile and practical light truck tippers possible.
Carried on lightweight Fuso Canter chassis, the all-steel double dropside bodies take lower gvw 4x2 tippers to a new level of sophistication.
Inside the body, for example, mounted behind the headboard, is a lockable steel tool chest. Down the centre of the body is a removable partition enabling payloads such as sand and tarmac to be transported separately.
Then, at the back of the body, integral with the top hung tailgate design, are three tarmac chutes, each with a simple 'lock open' catch, making shovelling out the payload quick and easy.
From the operator's perspective, investing in such versatile bodywork may also pay long-term dividends.
"As a leading company in our field, Daniel Contractors is always looking to increase the operating potential of the products it buys," says Daniel's head of transport and fleet Paul Boulds.
"In this case, we have worked very closely with Thompsons to develop a higher specification and more complete light tipper truck than has been possible before – one that specifically delivers benefits for both the company and the truck crew alike," he adds.
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