DAF XDC tippers for Rory J. Holbrook

18 April 2024 #Truck

Norfolk-based aggregate supply specialist, Rory J. Holbrook, is taking delivery of 12 New Generation DAF XDC 450 8×4 tippers to work on major UK construction projects.

These new 11-litre, 450bhp DAF eight-wheelers – with the manufacturer’s double-drive ‘FAD’ rear bogie – boost Holbrook’s fleet to more than 120 vehicles, with the DAF marque accounting for 70% of the total.

The first two, supplied by DAF Dealer in Norwich, Ford & Slater, have entered service, and are equipped with PPG insulated bodies and Edbro tipping gear.

Holbrook has won contracts to supply aggregates to Aggregate Industries for the Sizewell C project and to Associated Asphalt for major new developments at Heathrow Airport

Regular repair and maintenance of Holbrook’s trucks are carried out at its wholly-owned Attleborough Service Centre company.

The 8×4 XDC tippers join recently acquired New Generation DAF XF 6×2 tractor units and a flagship XG+ tractor unit.

Now in its 35th year in business, Rory J. Holbrook is based in East Harling, Norfolk with rail-head operations in nearby Norwich and in Brandon, Suffolk, plus a substantial 10-acre recycling centre in Lakenheath, Suffolk.

Rory Holbrook, Managing Director, said: “Drivers tell me the XDC is a significant upgrade on previous CF models, with much better visibility, better driving characteristics and far more comfort in the Sleeper Cab. I’m looking forward to an uptick in productivity, too.

“We remain very loyal to the DAF brand because they build outstanding trucks and, arguably more importantly, because of the service support. Back-up from DAF and from Ford & Slater, is first rate and ultra-reliable.”

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