Top tippers in titanic tussle in latest edition of Commercial Motor

George Barrow
May 17, 2018


As Tip-ex 2018 approaches Commercial Motor has put eight-wheelers from all seven major manufacturers to the test in a unique issue on sale today.

CM pitted an DAF CF450; Iveco Stralis X-Way; MAN TGS 35.420; Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3240K; Renault Range K480; Scania XT G410 and Volvo FMX420 against each other in a quarry in Gloucestershire against each other – and the results can be read in the 17-page spectacular.

The past year has seen Scania and Iveco reveal new models, the XT and Stralis X-Way respectively, optimised for the construction centre. Both models will be on display at Tip-ex – which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 31 May and 2 June.

Meanwhile the DAF CF has benefited from recent updates across the board, while the remaining four are nowhere near approaching obsolescence as all are signed up to a programme of Continuous Professional Development with mid-life improvements appearing in their specs.

Tip-ex is the only show in the UK where you can see trucks from all seven major manufacturers.

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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