Dale Bros picks Schmitz for lamb delivery

Dale Brothers

Dale Brothers has taken delivery of ten new Schmitz Cargobull fridge units after winning a new contract to transport lamb to markets in France. Three of the trailers have been specified with meat hanging systems , while the four are multi-temperature and the others are mono-temperature trailers. The units have also all been equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics to provide complete visibility when delivering chilled and frozen food produce to its customers.

Neyland Dale, director at Dale Brothers, said: “We’ve sourced most of our fleet from Schmitz Cargobull because the trailers are very robust with maximum uptime. Their suitability for our work makes them the stand-out choice, and the team provided us with the ideal trailers quicker than any other manufacturer.”

Each of the trailers has also been fitted with additional bumper protection under the rear doors to better protect the unit when reversing into loading bays, while the TrailerConnect system will ensure that not only has the load remained at its desired temperature throughout its journey, but that the fridge unit itself is in good condition too.

“TrailerConnect gives us the complete picture, so we can monitor an entire trailer from the fridge unit right down to the axles and tyres. No other manufacturer has been able to give us this much information before. Being able to make decisions through a phone app makes the process very easy to manage,” added Dale. 

PMC Soil Solutions selling off Scania 8x4 tippers at auction

PMC Soil Solutions

Ten Scania P-series tipper trucks, including several low mileage examples, are up for grabs at an auction next week by Hilco Industrial.

The sale is of vehicles from PMC Soil Solutions and includes two 67-plate Scania P410 8x4 tippers with Hyva tipping gear, Fruehauf bodies and Schur-Co sheeting system. One has covered just 69,099km while the other has racked up 79,319km. There’s also four Scania P410 8x4s on 64-plates which are fitted ith Charlton bodies and have covered a range of distances from 165,000km to 254,000km. Each one has Edbro tipping gear and Schur-Co sheeting systems as well as two-way camera systems.

In addition to the 64-plate models there are two additional 14-plate tippers of the same spec as well as a Euro-5 12-plate Scania P400 8x4 with a Boweld body and a Euro-5 Volvo FMX 420 8x4 also with a Boweld body.

The sale takes place on 4 September 2019 at Ottershaw in Surrey. Also in the sale is a selection of workshop equipment, a Volkswagen Crafter van and a 2,000 litre diesel bowser.