Hadfields Transport uses MAN Trucks

Commercial refrigeration specialist Hadfields Transport of Manchester is using three MAN trucks to boost its customer delivery service offering. Hadfields Transport's new trucks are all TGX 18.330 18-tonne box body rigids, featuring the aerodynamic and voluminous GM cabs designed for long-haul transport, and 9.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder D15 engines that produce 330 hp (248 kW).
Scott Langridge, managing director of Hadfields Transport, said: "We operate a mixed fleet of 35 vehicles, from a number of manufacturers, ranging from 3.5-tonne box body vans through to 44-tonne tractor trailer combinations.

Over the last 12 months, our 12-tonne MAN TGL's have served us well, the drivers like them, they've proved to be reliable and efficient and the level of service we receive from MAN Truck & Bus at Trafford Park is exemplary." Each of the new vehicles has a specialist box body and large cantilever tail lift fitted. Built by PPS Commercials of Bury (Manchester), these bodies are fitted with internal protective padding and multiple strapping points for the safe transportation of customer goods.

To ensure the welfare of the crew and to enable them to move large and awkward shaped delicate high value goods around buildings and to different floors and through restricted areas, each vehicle carries specialist moving equipment including - stair walkers, skoots, ramps and pump trucks. Langridge added: "Due to the complexities associated with the careful delivery and installation of commercial refrigeration units and gaming equipment, it's important that both the driver and crew arrive at a customer's premises in a relaxed way. During the vehicle procurement process we read rave reviews from operators surrounding the high level of comfort found in the latest generation of MAN trucks and from what I've seen it doesn't get much better."

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Transport Engineer

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