Holystone turns to Thompsons for new Scania XT bodies

George Barrow
January 23, 2019

Holystone Civil Engineering has become an all Thompsons bodied fleet after adding two new Scania XTs with Loadmaster bodies into its vehicle parc.

The Loadmaster Lite bodies join eight other vehicles with Thompsons bodies on the company’s muckaway and aggregate work, and have been specified with cab - operated tailgates and fast acting cantilever sheeting systems.

Holystone’s transport manager Graham Skelton said: “Any idea that specifications don’t much matter with general purpose tippers is completely wrong. In fact, it’s quite the opposite because the truck has to be efficient and productive in every task we put it to."

"That’s a tough call, and in our operating environment previous experience of various types of chassis and bodies count for a great deal. The single skinned Loadmaster Lite offers the perfect balance between strength and weight."

"We’ve got all the ruggedness we need for the really arduous jobs, yet still with 19 tonnes payload capacity. That’s an excellent figure for premium spec tippers such as these.”

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About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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