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IT’S HEAVY METAL MAN FOR COLLETT

Halifax heavy-haulier adds 10 new specialist MANs

Heavy transport and abnormal load specialist, Collett Transport, has added another 10 specialist MAN units to its fleet. This latest acquisition takes Collett’s fleet size past the 50 unit mark, and MAN’s presence within it to 85%.

At the same time, the Collett Group, which has its headquarters in Halifax, has opened a new Port & Heavy Lifting facility in Grangemouth to supplement its existing facility in Goole.

Collett’s latest hardware comprises TGX 8x4 tractor units and rigids; one V8-powered 41.680 8x4 tractor rated at 250 tonnes and two 41.540s at 180 tonnes, two TGX 26.540 6x4 tractors rated at 160 tonnes and three TGX 26.4480 6x2 mid-lift tractors at 80 tonnes. Two TGS 26.360 tag-axle 6x2 rigids are also delivered, one with a front-mounted crane and one with an extended chassis with rear-steer axle and rear-mounted crane.

“By delivering soild, reliable levels of performance, the MAN product proves itself time and time again,” said Managing Director, David Collett. “We’ve used MANs since 1992 and each successive model has been an improvement on the last. Over this time, we have developed a close relationship with MAN, and we know we can sit down with MAN engineers to determine the precise equipment specification for our operations.

“They are the best engineered trucks on the market,” he said, “and that’s a view supported by the men that really matter, our drivers.”

Collett Transport performs its own vehicle maintenance at its workshop in Halifax, which has also recently been accredited as a VOSA testing facility.