Hadfield Transport add three new MAN Trucks for specialist goods movement

Hadfields Transport of Manchester has added three new MAN Trucks to its specialist fleet used for commercial refrigeration, gaming and leisure equipment.

The new vehicles are all high specification MAN TGX 18-tonne rigids with box bodies and GM cabs designed for long-haul transport. They are powered by a 330hp, in-line six-cylinder D15 engine and have cantilever tail lifts. They’ve also been liveried in Hadfields Transport’s traditional white and yellow colours.

All three trucks will operate out of Hadfields Transports 4.2 acre site in south Manchester.

Scott Langridge, MD of Hadfields Transport, who joined the business in 1994, said:  “We operate a mixed fleet of 35 vehicles, from a number of manufacturers, ranging from 3.5-tonne box body vans through to 44-tonne tractor trailer combinations. Over the last 12 months our 12-tonne MAN TGL’s have served us well, the drivers like them, they’ve proved to be reliable and efficient and the level of service we receive from MAN Truck & Bus at Trafford Park is exemplary.

“These new vehicles will be the first MAN 18-tonners we have operated and although they have only recently gone on the road, the feedback we’ve received from the drivers is very positive indeed.”

He added:  “Due to the nature of our operation, we often double-man our vehicles, so comfort and safety, throughout their working days, is paramount.”

The bodies have been built by PPS Commercials of Bury and are fitted with internal protective padding and multiple strapping points. Each vehicle also carries specialist moving equipment including - stair walkers, skoots, ramps and pump trucks - to help with deliveries.