Batman is latest super-truck to join DJ Grab’s fleet 01 March 2016

DJ Grab Services of Horley, near Gatwick airport, has added another super-truck to his aptly named superhero fleet – with a Volvo FMX-based Batman joining his SuperMan, Captain America, Incredible Hulk and others.

“Running tippers is a tough business, but it has to be a bit of fun as well,” quips company boss Danny Gallen.

“We want our business to be exceptional and recognised as such. So our vehicle liveries help us to be a stand-out business,” he continues.

“But that’s just the start: we also build the maximum specification into our trucks as well,” he adds, pointing to the fleet standard of Thompsons bodies and Volvo chassis.

In fact, all DJ Grab’s 15-strong fleet use Thompsons’ all-steel, double-skinned Loadmaster bodies fitted with AutoLift hydraulically operated tailgate.

Each is mounted on Volvo FMX chassis and hi-spec cabs – the latest examples, including Batman, also having been specified with Volvo’s 13 litre 540bhp engine driving through I- Shift AMTs (automated manual transmissions).

Batman’s truck-mounted crane can also be operated from within the cab – not least so that for side loading with a shovel, it can be raised out of the way without the driver leaving his seat.

Gallen says Batman has already been put to work – and he’s now looking forward to another two new Super heroes on order and joining the fleet early in the summer.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Thompsons Group
Volvo Group UK Ltd

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