Border Trucks Carlisle has supplied Dumfriesshire-based forestry haulage specialist WD & A Haley with its first two Range T520 tag axle tractor units.
The vehicles feature 13-litre engines, Optidriver automated gearboxes, Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminium wheels,cruise control and hydraulic power steering.
They are fitted to logging industry skeleton trailers with timber bolsters, and are transporting logs from a forest in Beattock, north of Lockerbie.
The trucks, which come with five-year R&M contracts from the dealer, also include Bigfoot Tyre Deflation systems. These allow drivers to control the air pressure in each tyre from the driving seat, giving extra traction in challenging conditions and reducing damage to forestry roads.
WD & A Haley, which operates a fleet of seven trucks, has run Landers, Premiums and Kerax vehicles for several years.
Owner Antony Haley, described the deal on offer from Border Trucks as very competitive and said he is looking to add more Range Ts to his fleet.
He said: “Forestry work is tough, the landscape is awash with steep embankments and we needed something with plenty of grip and power. The T520s give us this by the bucket-load, coping skilfully with all types of terrain - they just keep going.
"The tag axle is good for tight corners too and, importantly, gives us the traction on the hills and on difficult land.”
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