O’Brien Contractors says Andover plant body is ‘the reliable choice’12 May 2014

Civil engineering firm O'Brien Contractors has taken delivery of a 32-tonne Scania 8x4 rigid, fitted with an Andover Trailers plant body.

The bespoke LPPB32 body is fitted with 2.5m long x 1m wide hydraulic fold flat ramps, together with hydraulic steady legs. Seven pairs of lashing points in the floor ensure loads of all sizes can be strapped down securely.

The latest addition replaces a previous Andover Trailers plant body that was in operation for seven years with the Leamington Spa-based business.

"Andover continues to win our business because the previous bodies have proven highly reliable," says Mick O'Brien, plant manager and director.

"A combination of this reliability and the increased residual value that a second-hand truck carries when it is fitted with an Andover body, left us in no doubt about which bodybuilder to work with."

A Fassi crane is also fitted to the plant body, enabling loading and unloading of heavy equipment at delivery sites, but also providing flexibility for the vehicle to be used as a mobile crane.

The deck height is up to five inches lower than a regular plant body, enabling giving low ramp and beavertail approach angles – making it easier to load and unload machinery.

The plant body also features Andover Trailers' fixed-width working at height system, giving maximum protection to the operator. It was also supplied with starter jump leads and a tyre inflator kit.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
Andover Trailers Ltd
Fassi (UK) Ltd
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd

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