A 26-tonne Range C2300 320 6x2 truck with tag axle manufactured at Bevan Group’s Oldbury and Wednesbury production facilities has been joined by an 18-tonne Range C2300 250 4x2 on air suspension at Essex-based builders merchant BuildStation.
Both vehicles are the subject of flexible BRS Contract Hire agreements and based on Renault Trucks C-chassis supplied by Norfolk Truck & Van Enfield.
BuildStation is using the two trucks to undertake deliveries to trade and private customers – the company stocks more than 10,000 lines, including building, electrical, plumbing and security products, and power tools.
Vittorio Scoglio, Romford branch manager at BuildStation, said: “Our trucks are instrumental in enabling us to make good on that pledge. Both are exceptionally well built and perfectly specified for the job – given the duty of care we owe to colleagues, Bevan’s Safe-T-Drop rails are a particularly impressive safety feature.”
Bevan’s patented Safe-T-Drop system is designed to eliminate any risk of a fall from height by operatives working on the vehicle bed. The impact-resistant Safe-T-Drop rails can be easily folded away for loading and unloading. This means that the dropsides can only be closed with the Safe-T-Drop rails in place, ensuring correct use of the rails at all times.
The trucks are also fitted with sub-frames for their rear-mounted, radio remote-controlled HMF 1420 14-tonne/metre cranes, which work with Kinshofer brick and block grabs.
The Bevan Group is a strategic partner of HMF (which is set to debut two new grab cranes at Tip-ex at the end of May). The BuildStation vehicles are specified with HMF’s electronic vehicle stability (EVS) system, which calculates the extent to which the load on the back of a truck can also serve as a counterweight, thus allowing the operator to maximise capacity while eliminating any risk of the vehicle toppling.
Scoglio added: “Our trucks operate predominantly within a 10-mile radius of base, although a recent assignment took one of them as far as Twickenham, in south west London. They are entirely fit-for-purpose, and highly effective mobile advertisements as we continue to build our business and raise awareness of our brand.”