MAN TGMs triumph in tackling telegraph pole maintenance

George Barrow
June 9, 2020

JAM Drilling has added four new 18-tonne MAN TGM 4x4 rigids to its fleet to help with demanding telegraph pole replacements.

Each of the vehicles have been fitted with a specialist dropside body and come with a Palfinger PK19001 crane. They will be used across the company’s telecom contract, replacing defective and faulty telegraph poles in Scotland.  

The trucks have been fitted with a range of specially selected safety equipment including audible reverse warning for FORS- Bronze compliance and cyclist warning board and light on the near side.

Built at the MV Commercial facility in Airdrie they have also had a ladder rack height alteration and teeth have been added to the crossbars for a better pole grip.

John MacNiven, JAM Drilling MD, said: “We have purchased a number of vehicles previously from MV Commercial, so we knew we wanted them as our supplier for these latest builds. Our spec is always very particular due to the work we do and the fact that we need to be able to carry the telegraph poles across the country so we need a supplier that can provide high-quality, robust builds.”

MacNiven added: “An added bonus of dealing with MV Commercial is the aftersales support which is second to none”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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