Kent-based earth disposal and aggregates tipper operator, Ardula Ltd, has added two new MAN multi-wheel tippers to its 21-strong muck-away fleet. A TGS 35.400 8x4 and TGS 26.360 6x4 are already in service and are equipped with Thompson Loadmaster bodies, hydraulic tailboards and Edbro front-end tipping gear.

On site driver training was also provided for Ardula through the MAN ProfiDrive package; designed to enhance an economic driving style and minimise vehicle wear and tear.

The decision to select MAN was due in part to the excellent reputation and proximity of local MAN Truck Centre, MV Trucks in Maidstone.

“MV Trucks is just up the road,” said Managing Director, Martin Dace, “and we know that they have built a good reputation for high quality service and support.

“We had MAN TGAs around ten years ago, so, these are the first of the new TGS model on the fleet, and, as is tradition with the MAN brand, build quality is very high and both trucks are already proving to be very tough and reliable.”

He added, “We also wanted an auto-box and the MAN TipMatic system seems to be bedding-in well with the drivers. Feedback generally has been very positive with comfort often praised by the lads.”

Ardula is a sand, gravel, topsoil and muck-way waste disposal operation supplying sand, ballast, shingle, natural aggregates, recycled aggregates, topsoil, compost, bark and equestrian arena materials.