Food wholesaler Harlech Foodservice has procured four 12-tonne DAF LF rigids. They are fitted with multi-compartment bodies from Solomon Commercials and Carrier Transicold Supra 850 MT Silent refrigeration units.
The vehicles form part of the firm’s 32-strong fleet and replace older models. They are based at the company’s headquarters in Criccieth, North Wales, will be on the road six days a week delivering chilled and frozen products to Wales and North West England. They are expected to cover between 40,000 and 50,000km a year and remain in service for around 12 years.
“At peak times we could be making 20 or 30 drops a day,” said Harlech’s joint chairman, Jonathan Foskett.
“With that many door openings you must be sure the fridge unit can cope and that the cold chain will be maintained. Happily, the Supras [fitted to other models] have never let us down,” he added.
“Over the years we’ve specified both multi-temp Supra 750 and 850 units, matching the different power outputs to specific applications in our fleet… they guarantee us consistent, reliable performance with impeccable temperature recovery and rapid pull-down speeds, and since we introduced the low-noise version three years ago we also get the added bonus of a much quieter unit.”