Cumbria-based civil engineering and plant hire specialist Waitings has taken delivery of a 150-tonnes gross train weight (GTW) double-drive STGO category 3 Scania 650 S heavy haulage tractor unit.
Waitings’ extensive fleet of earth moving equipment includes excavators weighing up to 70-tonnes. This includes a specially commissioned candy pink-painted JCB JS 220 excavator. A proportion of the fees earned by this particular machine are regularly donated to a number of UK cancer charities.
Waitings late MD Victoria Waiting died from cancer not long after the fund-raising excavator was commissioned around five years ago. “"We wanted to give something back to the community and this seemed like an ideal opportunity”, explains Waitings director of operations Adrian Ash, “ In addition to its regular work, the excavator has appeared at a number of shows and events, and to date has raised in excess of £20,000 – that's something of which we are immensely proud.”
"The plant we hire has become heavier and heavier over the years, and the 650 S is the only vehicle we have capable of moving our largest excavators. We have two Nooteboom trailers which the truck hauls; one is a four-axle step frame unit, the other a four-axle low bed with a goose neck and dolly. The combination of the truck and these two trailers gives us the versatility we need to fulfil our customer's demands in every situation."
The Scania 650 S was supplied by Carlisle-based Graham Commercials.