More Thompsons tipper bodies for Brocklebank Demolition
Sheffield-based contractor takes delivery of 30 new Scania tippers with Loadmaster Lite bodies
BROCKLEBANK Demolition have once again chosen Thompsons tipper bodies for their latest fleet of 30 Scania XT trucks. ‘Business is good and we are very busy, but we still have to keep the fleet right up to date,’ said company owner Nick Brocklebank. ‘With a tipper, the two factors that really matter for us are its total, overall performance and its residual value after three to five years of very hard work.
‘Whatever chassis we go for, the addition of a Thompsons body helps make our tippers winners on both those counts. As such, we know that choosing Thompsons is always a rock solid investment.’
Of Brocklebank’s 30 new trucks, 27 have been fitted with Thompsons all-steel single skinned Loadmaster Lite units, followed by two with aluminium bodies. The final vehicle is a tipper grab complete with a full-spec double-skinned Loadmaster and an Epsilon crane.
Covering a wide range of tasks from moving demolition spoil and recyclables through to stone and aggregate transportation, the company’s trucks operate throughout the South Yorkshire region and often load and tip more than five times per day.
During loading, the constant, everyday battering of the body’s 5mm Hardox steel floor accrues to a significant amount of tear and wear, especially when subjected to repeated impact from irregular items such as crushed reinforced concrete, bricks and random stonework.
According to Thompsons, Brocklebank’s Loadmaster Lites have proved to be exceptionally resistant to abrasion and wear when such loads are tipped out. The company’s new Scania XT tippers have also been fitted with a Binotto tipping cylinder.
‘This is our biggest single investment in new vehicles ever,’ commented Mr Brocklebank. ‘Loadmaster bodies are just terrific and the Lite model especially so. Whatever the job, they can carry anything. We give our Loadmasters the ultimate test and they deliver.’
Ian Chaplin, sales manager for Thompson’s Blackburn factory, added: ‘If ever there was an example of a typical Thompsons customer, it must be Nick [Brocklebank]. He’s built his business up to be at the very top of its field, and we’re obviously delighted to have played a significant part in that success.’