Hadwins takes delivery of special transporter 28 July 2010

Hadwins, which runs Volkswagen and Audi franchises in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, has taken delivery of a new Dyson Transloader transporter from Roger Dyson Group.

Hadwins' managing director Roy Allen explains that the transporter was based on a MAN 7.5-tonne truck chassis, so it could be driven on a standard driving licence while also offering sufficient payload to carry off-roaders such as the Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg.

It was also built with a covered body, for customer confidentiality. Crucially, he says, the ramps also had to provide an approach angle shallow enough for sporty, low-slung supercars, such as the Audi R8 and Spyder.

Commenting on his experience of Roger Dyson Group, he says: "Roger came out to visit us in Cumbria, so I could see straight away that he was taking our business very seriously. He talked through our requirements in great detail and worked out a solution that provided everything we needed."

Hadwins' new transporter is based on a MAN TGL 7.180 day cab chassis, which is powered by a 180hp Euro 5 engine that drives through a Tipmatic automated transmission.

The body was fabricated entirely from aluminium, as were the rear roller shutter door and lightweight loading ramps. The result is a 2,700kg payload. The body's sliding curtains, which are tensioned front-to-back, allow access to the transporter deck so that vehicles can be secured easily for transportation.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd
Roger Dyson Ltd

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