M&M Greene receives one of South Wales’ first New Generation MAN 8x4s25 June 2021

Haulier M&M Greene of Gorslas, near Llanelli, has turned to MAN for one the most challenging jobs in transport: delivering bulk loads of sand and gravels to and moving spoil and muck-away from local projects and building sites.

M&M Greene’s new TGS 32.510 is one of the first New Generation 32-tonne 8X4’s to enter service in South Wales.

The vehicle was purchased through MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s direct sales function and prepared and PDI’d by Swansea based MAN dealer W.G. Davies.

It is powered by MAN’s D26 Euro VID compliant 12.4-litre ‘straight-six’ engine, which generates 503bhp and drives both rear axles via MAN’s TipMatic 12-speed automatic transmission. On top is a Wilcox Wilcosteel body built entirely from Hardox 450 steel with a deck thickness of 4mm, the sides, headboard and tailgate are 3mm thick and the wings and valances are made out of aluminium plate.

M&M Greene’s fleet now extends to 10 vehicles and in a break from their previous acquisition method of leasing vehicles, M&M Greene has purchased their latest truck.

“The MAN trucks we already operate have proven to be both tough and reliable,” explained Mike Greene, managing director M&M Greene. “In this part of the world we have some challenging hills, both on and off road, so we need dependable and solid workhorses.”

Greene added: “We tend to run our vehicles for seven years, so we specify them to meet both today’s requirement and importantly how we see the future of the business. Historically our MAN Trucks have offered us a very cost-effective solution, and we are confident this new TGS will do the same.”

Operating out of the M&M Greene yard at Gorslas, the new TGS 32.510, by nature of its operation, runs at 32t GVW most of the time.

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