HE Services goes for Sterling bodied DAF rear-steers 03 February 2016

Digger hire specialist HE Services is reporting success with its move to DAF CF 8x2 rear-steer trucks fitted with Sterling fold-forward cheese wedge plant bodies equipped with ‘working at height’ handrail systems.

“The decision to give Sterling the opportunity to supply [us] was based on the excellent lead times offered as well as their ultra-low ramp loading angle,” states HE Services managing director Peter Durey.

He explains that his company needs a particularly shallow approach for loading large excavators, not least because it means more grip, so safer and faster plant loading.

“Likewise, the galvanised ramp systems ensure they will last for a long and safe working life,” he adds – observing that the streamlined design of the ramps also delivers reduced drag, compared with traditional upright ramp systems.

The new trucks – two joined HE Services’ almost exclusively DAF 8x2 rear-steer fleet last year – were processed for type approval through Sterling’s National Small Series certification, without recourse to IVA testing – another contributory factor in the company’s short eight-week lead time offer.

Brian Tinham

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DAF Trucks Ltd
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Sterling GP Ltd

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