MAN TGX tractor for Northern Ireland haulier 01 September 2017

As it looks to decrease fleet downtime, McCaffrey Transport has bought a TGX 26.500 6x2/2 tractor unit with XXL cab from MAN Truck & Bus UK.

The freight transport company, based in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, was looking for a sturdy and reliable vehicle, and said that MAN ticked both those boxes. The tractor unit is the company’s first new unit, and it follows two MAN TopUsed vehicles.

Owen McCaffrey, operations manager, said: “The vehicle will be put to use across the UK and Ireland, but will also have a few European trips per month, anywhere from Sweden to Spain and in between.

“This MAN TGX is earmarked for European work, so the Euro 6C engine ensures increased reliability and decreased downtime.

“We have taken a full gold repair and maintenance contract out. Our local dealer [RK Trucks] is in close proximity to our yard, which is a bonus for dropping and collecting trucks. It offers great flexibility when booking periodic maintenance inspections, which is vital when such a small window of opportunity is available.

“The appearance of this vehicle is second-to-none and, after a week or so of driving it, our drivers are hooked and love driving MANs.”

The 6x2's middle axle raises to reduce rolling resistance when running empty, a configuration designated by 6x2/2. Another, less common, specification is to raise the rear axle, which is written 6x2-2.

Will Dalrymple

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