The order consists of two 44 tonne TGX tractors, a 26.510 and a 24.510, and a 26-tonne TGS 26.360 rigid. The TGX 26.510 6x2 features the popular GM cab with additional satellite navigation and a fridge. This vehicle will predominantly pull a curtainsider trailer delivering bagged goods to customers.
Fitted with a 19.5-inch mid-lift axle, the TGX 24.510 is equipped with a NTX/10c gearbox-driven PTO which drives a Priden Engineering cooler pack supplying power and drive to a new Priden monocoque plank side bulk blower trailer. This vehicle is also fitted with the GM sleeper cab.
Both of these vehicles have been specified with the MAN EfficientRoll gearbox function which, via GPS data, automatically shifts the automated gearbox into neutral on downhill gradients, intelligently controlling coasting and maximising fuel efficiency.
The three axle 26 tonne TGS 26.360 6x2-4 rigid features the high roof TM Cab and has a 5900mm wheelbase which accommodates a 8.2 metre curtainside body and a Moffett Mounty with a custom-built tray mounted into the sub-frame. It also features a lift and steer rear axle which helps reduce the turning circle and maximise efficiency and, at the same time via weight transfer, improves traction on the drive axle when on challenging surfaces.
The vehicles were ordered through Fishlake Commercial Motors of Doncaster.
“In our business we don’t have the luxury of one-size-fits-all, and that’s why each of our new vehicles offers a different solution,” said business director David Walton. “Most of our delivery points are to individual farms, and at times access can be tricky. The rigid, with its lifting axle and Moffett Mounty, will be a real asset to the business, ensuring we deliver our feeds and meals to the exact point they are needed and, at the same time, put less stress and strain on the driver.
Operating out of its long-term premises at Old Goole Mill, H Walton Ltd offer the farming community specialist feed and meal products for poultry, cattle, sheep and pig, in either blown-bulk or in a single bag. They also supply and transport oils and liquids in the form of soya, rape and blended fish oils, molasses and distillers’ syrups.