Thompsons Loadmaster delivers for Holystone08 January 2019
Holystone Civil Engineering has taken delivery of two new Scania XT trucks, with all-steel Loadmaster Lite bodies by Thompsons – the operator’s tipper body of choice.
The Tyne and Wear-based operator needs its tippers to perform multiple duties, including muckshifting, delivering aggregates, and transporting crushed concrete and recyclables, and it believes Thompsons bodies are unrivalled in this regard.
“The truck has to be efficient and productive in every task we put it to – that’s a tough call,” explains Graham Skelton, Holystone’s transport manager.
“The single-skinned Loadmaster Lite offers the perfect balance between strength and weight. We’ve got all the ruggedness we need for the really arduous jobs, yet still with a 19-tonne payload capacity. That’s an excellent figure for premium spec tippers such as these.”
Drivers, too, are delighted with the new vehicles and their cab-operated tailgates and fast cantilever sheeting systems, adds Skelton.
“There are four things that we really want from our tippers: minimal downtime, good payload capacity, happy drivers and the maximum possible residual value. “Having now run Loadmasters for many years, it’s fair to say that these bodies really deliver on all those requirements.”
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd
Thompsons UK Ltd
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