Derbyshire-based Ward specifies Commercial Vehicle Hydraulics wet kits on its new DAF, Scania and Volvo tippers

Metal and and waste recycling specialist Ward has specified Commercial Vehicle Hydraulics (CVH) wet kits on 12 of its new tippers.

The order is part of a £2m upgrade the Derbyshire-based company is making to its 120-strong truck fleet, and consists of a mix of DAF, Scania and Volvo rigids and artics.

Donald Ward, operations director at Ward, said: “This is another significant investment and commitment to our ongoing sustainability strategy. We continually review our fleet, moving out older vehicles and bringing in more efficient replacements.”

Carl Hinds, MD at Commercial Vehicle Hydraulics added: “We’re delighted that Ward Recycling has once again chosen CVH for their latest 12 tipper wet kits. With their trucks often having to carry irregular payloads, this is the ideal solution for hydraulic power to tip the load.”

Mandarin Stone expands fleet with new DAF XF drawbar

Back in 1989, Alma Small was selling a few slate tiles out of the boot of her estate car. Today, the Monmouth-based founder and managing director of Mandarin Stone has just added the tenth, and largest, vehicle to her truck fleet, all DAFs supplied and supported by Watts TVC at Newport.

The new truck is a DAF XF530 FAN drawbar combination, pictured at handover with transport manager Mark Lane (left), Small and Watts’ salesman Kristian Seddon.

The XF’s Space Cab is finished in DAF factory grey metallic paint on the outside, with Exclusive leather trim, Xtra leather air seats and Xtra Comfort mattress inside.

Transport Enterprises supplied the bodywork with 16in triple aluminium dropsides and tailgate, and matching 24-tonne tri-axle drawbar trailer, connected by a Jost air-operated drawbar coupling. The new XF joins three XF450 FA 18-tonne and six LF 12-tonne curtainsiders.

Together, they deliver high-quality stone and porcelain floor and wall products to Mandarin Stone’s 13 showrooms, which employ 140 staff at Monmouth and Cardiff in Wales and across the whole of southern England as far up as Wilmslow, Cheshire.