Buildstation builds with Bevan

George Barrow
March 22, 2018

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.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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