Crouch Recovery, a commercial vehicle recovery specialist based in Leicestershire with several depots throughout the Midlands, recently added a new DAF XF 530 FAS 6x2 rigid truck to its 125-vehicle fleet. It also joins a DAF 3600 ATi model already in the fleet. The truck features a Boniface MK 6 Interstater with a Maxireach Lowline Under-lift with a capacity of 33 tonnes and a twin winch with a capacity of 30,000 pounds (13,608 kilograms). The DAF XF already completed its first recovery operation by transporting a truck from Germany to the UK for repairs.
New Truck, Happy Driver
According to Rob Garner, network manager for Crouch Recovery, the truck’s driver, Ian Ashby, is the company’s “go-to guy for European recoveries” and so far, he is enjoying the XF’s Super Space Cab more than the truck he drove prior. “He’s very happy in it, and that’s always a very good sign,” says Garner. “In any form of transport, it’s the drivers that can make or break a truck, so we like to give them the best trucks we can for the work they do, and the new DAF XF is a prime example of that.”
Purpose-Built For The Job
“We hadn’t had a DAF for a while, but in the past we had always had a great relationship with Ford & Slater in Leicester, D.W Commercials, and F.W Abbotts, the local DAF dealers and repair agents that we work closely with, so we trust the quality of the trucks,” says Adam Crouch, director of Crouch Recovery. “Because of the work we do, however, we sourced this latest DAF entirely through Boniface Engineering. We wanted them to fit the latest specialist gear that we needed on it and give us an all-round supply and service support package on their equipment and bodywork.”