J&R Millington appointed as UK's dealer for Tatra Phoenix trucks

Colin Barnett
April 18, 2018


Shropshire-based J&R Millington has been appointed as the official UK dealer for Tatra’s Phoenix range of mostly all-wheel drive rigids and tractor units.

The Tatras, built in the Czech Republic, feature DAF cabs, including right-hand drive, and a full range of Euro-6 Paccar MX11 and MX13 engines from 360 to 530hp.

These driver through ZF manual or TraXon automated transmissions or Allison automatics.

A range of tyres from highway to extreme off-road can be specified.

Despite the tough appearance, the weight of a standard day-cab 6x6 chassis is a competitive 9,800kg.

J&R Millington currently has a 6x6 three-way tipper as a demonstrator, with an 8x8 hook loader with four steering axles on the way.

Director Joe Millington says “we see the target markets as agriculture, forestry, construction and utilities”.

About the Author


Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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