Steel-bodied crane truck delivers weight edge 06 July 2012
Civil engineering firm Taylor-Webb Communications has purchased its first crane truck, a Mercedes-Benz 8x4 Axor 3243 supplied by Orwell Truck & Van.
The truck has a Charlton SuperLite muckaway tipping body by Charlton Bodies, of Dover, which also fitted its 10-tonne/metre Epsilon 125L crane.
Norfolk-based Taylor-Webb had previously relied on hired vehicles to undertake major highway excavations and reinstatements.
"Orwell suggested we could make savings by acquiring our own vehicle, and so it has proved," says director Michael Webb.
"Mercedes-Benz trucks have a reputation for being the toughest and most durable on the market, while the relatively light weight of the 32-tonne Axor chassis translates into an excellent payload potential," he continues.
"Despite its steel body and crane, our new truck offers a competitive carrying capacity of 16,500kg," adds Webb.
Taylor-Webb has also just taken delivery of its first two 7.5-tonne Fuso Canters from the new range launched this spring.
Both Canter 7C18 trucks, they came fitted as standard with Duonic transmissions – said to be the world's first dual-clutch automatic transmission for light trucks.
Their arrivals bring to eight the number of Canters operated by Taylor-Webb. With bespoke tool boxes behind the cabs and alloy dropside tipping bodies by Priden Engineering, of Wisbech, these vehicles also offer impressive payloads comfortably in excess of 3.5 tonnes.
Charlton Bodies Ltd
Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Europe
Priden Engineering Ltd
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