Lincolnshire-based aggregates and plant hire firm, Bullimores, has taken delivery of a new 32-tonne Scania P360 mounted with an Andover Trailers plant body – extending a working relationship between the two companies dating back more than 15 years.
The new 8×2 Scania joins a large commercial vehicle fleet that includes eight plant bodies which are used as part of the company’s self-drive plant rental business.
Chris Bullimore, Managing Director at Bullimores, says: “Andover’s build quality is the primary reason we keep coming back. These vehicles are vital for the plant rental side to our business and we need to be confident that they won’t let us down – happily, the Andover bodywork never does.”
The new bespoke-built body features a double crank beavertail connected to a pair of 2.5m long hydraulic power toe ramps, plus an electric winch mounted to the headboard which aids with loading and unloading. The build includes six pairs of lashing points along the deck for maximum load security and flexibility, as well as steady legs and working lights for optimum safety.
The vehicle will operate from Bullimores’ plant rental depots based in Bourne, St. Neots and Northampton and will service customers in central and southern England. On the road five days a week, the truck is expected to clock up approximately 52,000 kilometres a year and will remain in service for around six years.
In addition to plant rental, Bullimores supplies aggregate to the building and construction industry, as well as operating a skip hire business from its Bourne facility.
“The nature of our business means we need a variety of heavy-duty vehicles to ensure we offer our customers the best possible service; Andover’s plant bodies play an integral role in this. We’ve got a great relationship with the team and they will remain one of our trusted suppliers as we grow and update our fleet in the future,” adds Bullimore.
Bullimores is a family-run operation that has been continuously trading since 1907. Originally a haulier and coal merchant, it went on to work in the quarry industry but now focuses on aggregates, plant and skip hire.
Source: Uk Haulier