Both vehicles are supplied by dealer Border Trucks, of Carlisle. The Range T520 tag went into service in September on bulk tipper duties. It features tipping and walking floor hydraulics, Voith retarder, Dura-Bright alloys, light bar and a 9-tonne front axle.
The Range C drawbar skip carrier, fitted with Multilift XR24S:55 hooklift equipment, was delivered earlier this month.
David Wicks, managing director of the Cumbria-based operator, says he was impressed by the competitive three-year warranty package, as well as the positive press he’d seen for the Range T’s features and reliability.
The Range T is already matching or improving on the fuel performance of Wicks Group’s other vehicles, achieving 7 mpg: “This is a very good return for the type of work it does and I am confident that the fuel returns will improve further over time as the vehicle runs in.”
Both the Range T and Range C, adds Wicks, have won over his drivers.