Glasgow firm hails MV for delivery of tipper grab

Glasgow-based Ellerslie T&C has praised MV Commercial for delivering a tipper grab, helping the utilities contractor avoid lengthy lead times in sourcing the truck from other suppliers.

MV Commercial came to the aid of the firm when it experienced significant problems trying to quickly source a tipper grab to expand its utilities work, with many vehicle manufacturers currently quoting lead times of up to 12 months.

The commercial vehicle specialist, which has a Ready to Go fleet of 300-plus units, was able to deliver the DAF CF 450 tipper grab to the specifications required by Ellerslie T&C.

Thomas McManus, owner of Ellerslie T&C, says: “MV’s extensive Ready to Go fleet offering made this possible. It’s of huge benefit to companies like ours who are seeking to quickly expand their fleet or replace vehicles.”

The DAF tipper grab, which is mounted with a Thompson tipper body and Palfinger Epsilon M125L grab crane, is the second vehicle from MV Commercial to join the company’s fleet after it took delivery of an identical truck three years ago. Ellerslie T&C, which also runs utilities training courses, runs the tipper grabs alongside a fleet of three vans.

McManus said it was important the truck was compliant with Low Emission Zones in Scotland, allowing the business to operate in local city centres.

The truck features cameras and sensors plus LED beacon bars to ensure the safety of its drivers, road users and pedestrians.

Commenting on MV Commercial’s service, he added: “We used to outsource some of our work, which was costing a lot of money. Contracting trucks from MV has saved us a small fortune.”

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