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Central Demolition turn to Thompsons

Central Demolition's new Loadmaster tipper body

Supersize Loadmaster bodies prove the ideal solution for Scottish demolition and recycling firm

WHEN Central Demolition of Bonnybridge, Scotland, were supplied with tipper bodies with sides of insufficient height, they turned to Thompsons for a solution.

As one of the most prominent tipper companies in Scotland, the Central Demolition fleet has to be able to handle any job put to it. Some of these are exceptionally demanding, such as clearing rubble, steelwork and concrete from demolition sites, while others place particular importance on payload volume, such as in the company’s steadily expanding recycling operations.


‘In tipper terms, one body has to be able to handle it all; and now that we’ve got them, that is surely the high-sided, full-spec Loadmaster,’ said Central Demolition’s managing director, Ross Craig. ‘These bodies give us all the strength we need, yet with a volume bonus as well. Whatever jobs we put these trucks on, we know we’ve got the best possible solution.’

Fitted to both Renault and DAF 8x4 chassis, the trucks typically provide a working payload of around 19 tonnes, their specification also including heavy-duty underfloor stabilized tipping gear for maximum strength and rigidity.

Tony Stevenson, sales manager for Thompsons in Scotland, commented: ‘Whilst Loadmaster is already the UK’s top-selling tipper body, the version just supplied to Central Demolition really does represent the top of the range. Over and above the standard model’s heavy-duty double-skinned construction and four fixed corner posts, the spec for Central includes: a 5mm Hardox floor; taller, 1,350mm high sides with Hardox internal liners; barn doors; and a Hardox pushbar.

‘Whatever loads these trucks need to carry, they have the optimum body to do it with,’ he said.

Murray Brodie, who is in charge of specifying and running Central’s vehicle fleet, which also includes hookloaders, skiploaders and various tractors, trailers and specialist rigids for moving plant and associated construction equipment, added: ‘It’s not just the equipment that’s important, it’s also the quality of response we get from our suppliers and their ability to give us speedy, practical and often individual solutions to our requirements.

‘In this case, and in every area, Thompsons really have delivered the goods.’


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