Hadley takes on two new Arocs

Commercial Motor
November 4, 2020

Scaffolding firm Hadley Group has taken delivery of two 32-tonne Mercedes Arocs as part of its expansion to waste management.

One is an 8x4 hook loader and the second, supplied six weeks later, a tipper-grab. The latter was sourced via the manufacturer’s WorkReady programme, which specialises in off-the-shelf utilitarian vehicles at short notice. They will be based out of its Rochester headquarters.

Both were supplied by Intercounty Truck and Van and are powered by 394hp 10.7-litre engines through 12-speed Powershift 3 automated manual transmissions. They are fitted with Classicspace M Cabs – the tipper grab has a 320mm engine tunnel, the hook loader a 170mm tunnel – and FORS-compliant camera systems. They also feature the manufacturer’s Mirrorcam digital mirrors. 

The hook loader is fitted with Hiab Multilift equipment and used for the firm’s scaffolding business. “Rather than having a truck parked up for ages while it’s loaded or unloaded, we can send the ‘ro-ro’ (roll-on, roll-off) out to a number of projects in the same day, because it only remains at each location long enough to swap the bed,” said managing director Carl Byford.

The tipper grab model has a steel Thompson tipping body and an Epsilon M125 crane designed for operation with a clamshell bucket.

Formerly known as Hadley Scaffolding, the company recently rebranded as Hadley Group to reflect its inclusion of waste management.

“It’s just a side line at this stage, and we’ve only assigned the single tipper-grab to the new venture so far,” added Byford, “but we’re aiming to target a lot of the big builders to which we already supply scaffolding services, and are confident it represents a genuine opportunity to grow the business.”

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