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T&M Plant Settles For Dust Suppression MANs

Bowser and sweeper hire company, T&M Plant, in Horley, Surrey, has added a further two MAN 18-tonne 4x4 ‘dust suppression’ units to its specialist plant hire fleet.

Two Euro-5 TGM 18.290 4x4 BB chassis have been delivered with 10,000 litre capacity tank-bodies from Maidment Tankers in Littlehampton.

The company has seven other Euro-4-engined TGMs on its dust suppression fleet. A further two ADR-specification TGM 18-tonne chassis are also en-route as additions into the company’s fuel bowser fleet.

“The 4x4 MAN is quite simply the best truck on the market for our needs,” said T&M’s Terry Beasley, “we ran another German marque previously, but, MAN has raised the bar with its latest 4x4 TGM specification.

“And no AdBlue too,” he said, “which has always been problematic – especially when we’re operating away from our site where supplies of the additive are, at best, scarce.”

The new dust suppression units are already on contracts with local authorities and construction companies where, with the onset of drier weather, dust is becoming an increasing health and safety issue.

Among a range of services, T&M Plant’s core business is plant hire consisting of dust suppression, fuel bowser, sweeper and low-loader plant and equipment hire.