A Yorkshire feedstuff supplier has purchased three new MAN trucks to deliver a range of bagged and bulk feeds, fertilisers and wood pellets along tricky country roads to farms across the UK.
Family firm H. Walton’s new units include a 44-tonne TGX 26.510 6×2 tractor, featuring the GM cab, which will pull a curtain-sided trailer of goods to customers from the Midlands to the Scottish Highlands.
Fitted with a 19.5-inch mid-lift axle, the 44 tonne TGX 24.510 with GM sleeper cab is equipped with a NTX/10c gearbox driven PTO which drives a Priden Engineering cooler pack supplying power and drive to a new Priden monocoque plank side bulk blower trailer.
Both have been specified with the MAN EfficientRoll gearbox function which, via GPS data, reduces fuel consumption by automatically shifting the automated gearbox into neutral on downhill gradients.
Lastly, three-axle 26-tonne TGS 26.360 6×2-4 rigid features the high roof TM Cab and has a 5900mm wheelbase, which accommodates an 8.2-metre curtain-sided body, Moffett Mounty and custom-built tray mounted to the sub-frame.
David Walton, Director of the East Riding company, which supplies products including bagged and bulk feeds, fertilisers and wood pellets, said: “Most of our delivery points are to individual farms and at times access can be tricky.
“The rigid with its lifting axle and Moffett Mounty will be a real asset to the business ensuring we deliver our feeds and meals to the exact point they are needed and, at the same time put less stress and strain on the driver.”