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Truck Locator Rigid Crane Trucks Blog Archive

21 June 2022
Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest distributor of building materials, recently made a multi-million-pound investment with the purchase of 170 Volvo FM 330 6x2 rear-steer rigids.
24 May 2022
The 16-tonners are equipped with dropside bodywork from Ranch Truck and Trailer, as well as HMF cranes to ease loading and deliveries.
11 January 2022
Most of the firm’s work is construction-related, but it also handles waste management and recycling jobs, water and fuel tank transport, container shipping, and more, and often needs a truck-mounted crane to reach areas with restricted access.
12 November 2021
The Buckinghamshire-based turf and aggregates supplier needed a truck to replace a handful of ageing IVECO Trakkers, and the X-WAY fills the bill.
5 October 2021
The truckmaker had a pair X-WAYs on display at the show in Yorkshire, one configured with tipper bodywork and the other set up with tipper grab kit.
4 October 2021
The DAF CF has a PACCAR MX-13 engine and is fitted with Hiab crane and a specialist body designed by Forshaw Engineering; NWTT says the eight-wheeler can match its 6x2 rigids in manoeuvrability.
31 August 2021
The firm’s new F110.240 (E) is equipped with Britt Tip high-sided tipper bodywork that is a great fit for delivering mulch and can easily be converted to a flatbed by removing the sides.
26 August 2021
With the additions, roughly 85% of Garic’s fleet is now Volvo-made, a percentage that will soon increase as Garic plans to add several more Volvo FMs later this year.
24 August 2021
AE Spink’s delivery fleet once consisted exclusively of Mercedes-Benz trucks, many supplied by Northside Truck & Van; the fact that FUSO Canters are sold, serviced, and financed through the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network in the UK is a bonus.
2 August 2021
MirrorCam eliminates a truck’s side mirrors and replaces them with a system of cameras, which feed live video to 15-inch displays mounted in the cab on the two A-pillars.
30 April 2021
The new 26-tonne rigids deliver the bulk of the bricks, blocks, cement, timber, and other materials Merkko supplies to sites within a 50-mile radius of its Oxfordshire and Berkshire depots.
31 March 2021
The firm reports that the FL is a big step up from its previous vehicle, both in terms of its payload capacity and its fuel efficiency.
22 March 2021
The 26-tonne 6x2 rigid is powered by four 66-kWh battery packs and came equipped with JOCQUIN tipper bodywork and a HIAB X HiPro 142-E crane.
5 March 2021
The 3.5-tonne, twin-rear-wheel rigid features a six-speed automatic transmission, dropside bodywork, and a Fassi F30CY crane in the rear.
30 December 2020
Selwood head of transport Paul Green says DAF’s increasing presence in his firm’s fleet is directly linked to the trucks’ impressive performance as well as dealerpoint Lancashire DAF’s aftersales support.
25 November 2020
The firm says it considered two other truck brands for the purchase, but neither could match the total package that Volvo had on offer.
22 October 2020
The new trucks are outfitted with Massey Truck Engineering bodywork and Hiab 145DLL-1 HiPro long-boom cranes.
21 October 2020
The Burton-on-Trent-based firm specified their new Actros with new Direct Vision regulations “very much in mind,” says Transport Supervisor Paul Howlett.
16 September 2020
James Burrell was one of the first Mercedes-Benz customers in the UK to get their hands on a new Arocs back in October; today the firm runs five identical Arocs crane trucks, and have ordered six more.
11 June 2020
Purchased in March, the four rigid crane trucks have been very well received indeed; the firm have already established a build spec to simplify future orders from dealer Kingdon Wessex DAF.
14 May 2020
The new truck was a replacement for another Volvo, an FM9 which the firm drove for 14 years and 700,000 kilometres.
25 March 2020
The new 26-tonne, three-axle trucks are equipped with bespoke dropside bodies and carry the latest Palfinger BM26 cranes.
18 March 2020
The roofing supply merchants operated a Volvo FE 4x2 for a year and liked it enough to place its newest order for three 6x2 rigids and an 8x2 rigid, all with D11K engines and brick grab cranes.
18 December 2019
This truck represents the ninth Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the haulage firm’s 16-vehicle fleet; MD Paul Lomas says the truck “has barely stopped working since it landed.”
17 December 2019
Head of Operations Charlie Threapleton likens the trucks to Swiss Army knives: “compact but bristling with well-designed equipment.”

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