ERF tractor unit notches up 1.7 million miles 01 May 2014

An ERF tractor unit, which has delivered tanker containers across the UK and Europe, is still going strong after clocking up nearly 1.7 million miles.

George Starkey, of Welsh border haulage contractor BG Starkey Haulage, has owned the tractor for 14 years, taking it on when it was five years old with more than 600,000 miles of triple-shifting for BP.

Starkey says the truck's longevity is down to good build quality, good maintenance and the use of Morris Lubricants oils in the engine, which was made by Perkins in Shrewsbury.

He initially used XHD 15W-50 and evolved to Ring Free MXC 15W-40, which he now swears by. He also uses the company's antifreeze and other oils from its range in his car and Grey Ferguson T20 tractor.

"She was one of the last engines to come out of the Perkins factory in Shrewsbury," states Starkey.

"She has been running on Morris Lubricants' oil and has been kept on the North Shropshire border for the last 14 years," he continues.

"Morris oils have always been a firm favourite because they are excellent quality and local to Shropshire."

Morris Lubricants says it has now added new generation lubricants to meet the demands of Euro 6 exhaust after-treatment equipment and transmission innovations.

Brian Tinham

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