Blok 'N' Mesh has upgraded with MAN 7.5 and 18-tonners

Commercial Motor
October 3, 2019

Knowsley-based Blok ‘N’ Mesh has taken delivery of 26 MANs from MTC Northwest, as part of a fleet upgrade.

The supplier and installer of temporary fencing, site hoarding, and traffic management systems ordered six 7.5-tonne TGL 8.190 4x2s, and 20 18-tonne TGM 18.250 4x2s. All were specified with aluminium flatbed bodies from Brit-Tipp of Warrington.

The TGLs have been fitted with the German manufacturer’s two-man 2,240mm C cabs, while the TGMs use sleeper L cabs which have a 2,005mm long, 749mm wide mattress.

For added security when loaded, the MANs’ bodies have been spec’d with cross member, deck mounted load restraint rings and galvanised removable side and corner posts.

All the TGMs feature mounted Hiab X-HiDuo 158 cranes and Hiab’s Boom Deployment Assistant system (BDA), preventing the driver from moving off if the crane isn’t stowed correctly.

Transport logistics director at Blok 'N' Mesh Chris Maclean, explained: “This upgrade takes advantage of the benefits that new MAN vehicles offer. Early feedback in terms of efficiency, support and driver comfort is extremely positive.”

Blok 'N' Mesh has achieved FORS Silver status by fitting the MANs with left turn warning systems, blind spot cameras, and live feed forward facing cameras which are monitored via Blok 'N' Mesh’s operations office.

Maclean concluded: “For us to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations we needed support from a trusted and reliable truck manufacturer partner, and we feel we have this in MAN.”

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