The trucks, supplied by Lancashire DAF in Preston, consist of 6x2 rear-steer 26-tonners and a four-axle 8x2 rear-steer.
Selwood is a global industrial pump manufacturer, and the UK’s leading pump rental provider. The company also supplies plant and equipment for sale and hire to the construction sector.
The decision to select DAF was prompted by previous positive in-service experience and excellent feedback from Selwood drivers. The latest delivery follows a similar earlier intake of DAF vehicles. Its total fleet includes 55 LGV trucks, 171 LCV’s and 127 cars.
The new 410bhp DAF CF eight-wheeler joins three existing four-axle rigids – all benefitting from DAF’s ‘FAX’ 8x2 axle configuration, which the company describes as offering an ideal low-profile flat-bed platform. Latest truck deliveries include beavertail and flatbed bodywork from PPS Commercials in Bury, with three of the 26-tonne 6x2 CFs equipped with cranes supplied by Hiab.
“We’re seeing better productivity returns from the eight-wheelers,” said Selwood’s head of transport, Paul Green. “The higher carrying capacity coupled with excellent manoeuvrability mean the DAF ‘FAX’ set-up is ideal for our operation.
Selwood is the UK’s leading pump rental company, holding framework agreements with the majority of water authorities and with large construction companies. Specialist pump rental branches exist at 20 locations across the UK, supplemented by five regional plant hire branches. Selwood recently opened a new London-based ‘solutions centre’ for customers in the capital and the south-east.