H Askey Transport buys DAF XF tractor

H Askey DAF

 

H Askey Transport has taken delivery of a DAF XF 480 tractor unit fitted with a PM 38.5SP crane.

The Sheffield operator routinely handles wide-load movements, heavy haulage jobs, crane-assisted work and hazardous materials.

The new XF six-wheeler was acquired through PACCAR Financial.

MD, Rob Askey, the sixth generation  of family to work in firm, said: “The PM crane on the new DAF 480 gives us a fair bit of extra reach over other trucks on the fleet, and we have one particular customer where the collection and delivery of bulk bags of materials calls for just that.

"The vehicle is a replacement in terms of overall fleet numbers, but is a major upgrade in terms of both specification and flexibility.”

H Askey Transport works across the UK and into the rest of Europe, with at least three or four trucks on the continent, on a regular basis.