Based on a DAF LF 260 chassis supplied by dealer Norscot Truck & Van, the truck is also equipped with a Carrier Transicold Xarios 500 unit and MXL 1100 evaporator for single temperature cooling.
Gray & Adams’ insulated and heavily reinforced body is fitted with four roof-mounted, aluminium T-style rails. Each rail has 10 double-barbed stainless-steel hooks, with each hook capable of holding two quarters of beef weighing 75kg.
The Dingwall-based butcher runs a fleet of five refrigerated trucks and three vans, also insulted and refrigerated by Gray & Adams.
“We switched to Gray & Adams bodywork eight years ago and have not looked back since,” says Charlie Munro, managing director.
“Its products are exceptionally well built and robust – the new truck has replaced one that we ran for five years, which provided completely reliable service – and represent excellent value for money.”
Gray & Adams’ meat rails can be specified with hook covers so the hooks can be stowed against the underside of the roof, reducing the risk of damage and maximising internal load height when not in use.
The manufacturer has also designed vehicles with built-in, meat-loading cranes. As well as fitting meat rails in new bodies and trailers, it can retrofit systems to older vehicles.
Munro adds: “In our experience, none of its competitors offer the same level of help and advice.
“Gray & Adams equipment always commands strong residual values and we’ve found its vehicles a lot easier to sell than others we’ve run in the past, while the after sales back-up is first class, too.”