Mulholland Contracts takes delivery of bespoke-built plant body and step frame trailer from Andover Trailers
By Carrie Bennett24 June 2022
Civil engineering and groundworks firm, Mulholland Contracts, has updated its fleet with a new bespoke-built plant body and step-frame trailer from Andover Trailers, maintaining a near 20 year relationship between the two companies.
The new plant body is mounted to a 26-tonne Volvo FM 380 6x2 chassis, and along with the tri-axle, 60-tonne step frame trailer, join a Volvo FM 500 tractor unit and two MAN tippers in the company’s commercial vehicle fleet.
Alan Bingham of Mulholland Contracts, says: “As soon as we received our first Andover builds, we could see why they had such a good reputation in the marketplace. The first two, and the pair that subsequently replaced them, never missed a beat, so the decision to return to Andover for our latest truck and trailer order was a simple one.
“The team at Andover has always bent over backwards to accommodate any request we’ve made when it comes to tweaking the specification of either build – nothing is too much trouble and that’s a huge positive from our side.”
One of the changes the company has opted for on the latest plant body is a double crank beavertail to provide shallower access to the deck via a pair of 2.5 metre long cheese wedge ramps, allowing the vehicle to be used as a flat bed when required, whilst also offering reduced drag and deliver impressive fuel savings.
To further add to its flexibility, Mulholland Contracts has also specified a 5-tonne hydraulic winch and Palfinger crane mounted behind the cab, capable of lifting 8.9-tonnes. This allows the company to load building materials and concrete blocks as well as various types of plant.