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MAN Wins Welsh Waste Order from Williams

Skip-hire and recycling specialists, Williams a Williams in Pwllheli, North Wales, has taken delivery of a bespoke 8x4 draw-bar combination from local MAN Truck Centre in Wrexham, AN Richards, for bulk recycling operations.

The TGS 35.440 8x4 BB prime-mover is equipped with Multi-Lift roll-on-off bodywork, and is coupled to a Cauldswell tri-axle skip-trailer. The 44 tonne GCW offers a payload of 20 tonnes.

The new ‘L’-cabbed drawbar unit joins a 280hp MAN TGM 18 tonner in the company’s non-AdBlue fleet of ten trucks.

Since the closure of its local landfill site, Williams a Williams was forced to undertake a 150 mile round trip from its transfer station to deliver its full loads of compacted waste.

The requirement for a larger capacity truck became apparent, and the 20 tonne payload provided by the MAN drawbar combination sees the company operating profitably once more. The 8x4 is also run solo for other applications.

“The MAN 8x4 offered the ideal specification,” said Managing Director, Meurig O Jones, “MAN TipMatic automated gearbox, front disc brakes, and a really robust chassis for quarry and highway maintenance work made the truck very appealing. AN Richards were very helpful too – they made sure we spec’d the right truck for the job, and guided us through the whole acquisition process.”

“We’re keeping well away from AdBlue as well,” he said, “the whole SCR concept seems unnecessary. Why bother with it? Operational costs increase, and I’ve heard of costly refilling accidents from other local operators.”