H.E. SERVICES’ have taken delivery of three new 32 tonne DAF CF85 8×2 rigids, mounted with Andover Trailers plant bodies. A further four are currently under construction and will go into service shortly.

Peter Durey, Managing Director of H.E. SERVICES, says: “We’ve had a long-running relationship with Andover Trailers and they understand that we expect a product which is reliable and strong.

“You know that when you buy an Andover Trailers plant body, it is built to last. I have no doubt that with the quality of these trucks they could be easily in service for a decade – although at H.E. SERVICES we only keep them on our fleet for three years.

”The LPPB 32 body features fuel-saving hydraulic fold-forward ramps – a design pioneered by Andover Trailers. Measuring 2.7m by 1m wide, they fold flat against the deck – minimising aerodynamic drag while the truck is moving.

The specification also includes hydraulic steady legs, which ensure a stable platform for loading and unloading, as well as six pairs of lashing points in the floor to hold equipment down securely.All seven vehicles are equipped with red diesel tanks with hose and nozzle, which will be used to refuel H.E. SERVICES’ construction machinery on-site or on-the-move.

The DAF chassis have been provided by Channel Commercials, each finished in H.E. SERVICES’ distinctive orange and blue livery.H.E. SERVICES’ has also ordered six 48-tonne, two 53-tonne and two four-axle 67-tonne step frames from Andover Trailers – each specified with heavy-duty SAF disc brake axles. Peter Durey: “We have used drum brakes in the past and have had a few problems with them cracking which we wanted to avoid. Specifying these top quality SAF disc brakes made sense.”

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