Water and utility solutions company Valley Water Services has confirmed that four DAF CF 450 tipper grabs purchased from MV Commercial are reducing downtime.
The Caerphilly company, which mainly works on utilities and construction contracts in South Wales, turned to the commercial vehicle specialist for the first time after experiencing time-consuming and costly maintenance and repair issues with its ageing tipper trucks.
Gareth Morris, business manager at Valley Water Services, said: “These new additions have made our workforce much more efficient, with regular maintenance checks and any minor repairs taking just a few hours rather than two or three days.
“It means our drivers are working rather than waiting around. With minimal downtime, the tippers have allowed us to increase the volume of work we can undertake.”
Joining a mixed fleet of 90 vehicles, the 32-tonne tipper grabs include a range of safety equipment to ensure FORS-gold compliance – incorporated into the builds by MV Commercial’s team at its Airdrie facility. These include a slimline LED beacon bar, plus four LED strobe lights at the front and two at the rear, helping to improve safety when the tippers are in operation.
David Patrick, sales director at MV Commercial, said: “The £20 million we have invested in our ever-expanding Ready to Go fleet is key to helping us meet the evolving demands of customers like Valley Water Services.”