Celtic Recycling takes two MAN hookloaders

Carol Millett
June 21, 2016

Truck manufacturer MAN has supplied two hookloader vehicles fitted with LX hi-roof sleeper cabs and draw bars to Celtic Recycling, via specialist vehicle hire firm LC Vehicle Hire.

The two bespoke MAN TGS 35.480 8x2 rigids have been taken on by Celtic Recycling in response to the firm’s increasing workload.

MAN’s Steve Welsh said: “The design brief required a multi axle draw-bar rigid with the comfort, power and fuel efficiency of tractor unit. Using an increasingly popular 8x2 rear lift chassis configuration Celtic Recycling now have the perfect vehicles for their needs with reduced costs and greater efficiency assured.”

Antony Fensom, LC Vehicle Hire fleet engineer, said “Once they saw the spec that was offered they were happy with what we could provide and the deal was signed for a five-year lease.”

Mark Smith, Celtic Recycling transport manager said: “Covering an area from Cornwall to Cumbria, 95% of our work involves motorway driving. The new vehicles have been upgraded with increased engine capacity to accommodate running at 44 tonnes when pulling a drag, air deflector kit to alleviate drag and improve MPG as well as a larger fuel tank.”

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Carol Millett

Carol Millett is an award-winning freelance journalist with over 30 years’ of experience writing across a broad range of sectors, including road transport, construction and civil engineering, project management, private finance, technology, HR, and travel and tourism. She is currently a regular contributor to a variety of DVV Media titles including Motor Transport Magazine, Commercial Motor and Transport News.

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