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Thompsons Loadmaster Lite tipper body

Hague Plant mark 40th year anniversary with special edition Loadmaster Lite unit

A ONE-off special ‘celebratory’ Loadmaster Lite tipper body in Ruby red from Thompsons has recently entered service for Hague Plant to celebrate the customer’s 40th year in business.

The tipper fleet operated by Hague is standardized on Thompsons all-steel Loadmaster Lite bodywork mounted on Scania chassis. With his bright red trucks already widely recognized on the roads of South Yorkshire, managing director William Hague thought the idea of doing a celebratory tipper was a local PR opportunity too good to miss.


‘The colour for our 40th anniversary truck really chose itself,’ said Mr Hague. ‘The deep Ruby shade actually complements very well the standard red of our fleet. The Ruby paint is also a deep metallic; finished off with a coat of high-gloss lacquer. The final result looks quite stunning and has already attracted a great deal of comment.’

In addition to the high-quality paintwork, the new tipper is easily recognized by its aluminium wheels and chrome finish protectors to both the rear axle hubs and wing mirrors. Underneath the exterior, the special edition tipper is still built around Thompsons’ highly productive Loadmaster Lite bodywork.

‘With a northern manufacturing base in Blackburn, Thompsons has been our preferred tipper bodybuilder for many years,’ said Mr Hague. ‘The latest Loadmaster Lite model is supremely versatile in being able to handle every type of payload from sand and aggregates through to muckaway, as well as all manner of materials from demolition. Built with Hardox, it’s a strong, tough and highly durable body that’s designed to be essentially maintenance-free over its working life.’

All of Hague’s latest 410hp Euro 6 Scania vehicles have an unladen weight of just over 13 tonnes and fully meet Thompsons’ N3G off-road type approval specification.


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