In a deal worth nearly £600,000, TPA is to take delivery of 6 new Scania G400 4x2 rigid vehicles in July 2011, adding to the 38 specialised installation trucks it already operates. All 6 are equipped with Highline cabs, Opticruise gearboxes, and rear-mounted cranes.
Although based at TPA’s Worksop depot, the vehicles will be used on a wide variety of projects, from the T in the Park music festival in Kinross to the R&A Open Championships at Royal St George’s in Kent, and power transmission projects in Inverness, Pembrokeshire and East Anglia. The order allows TPA to honour its commitment to both ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard and BS8901 Sustainability Management in Events.
Tim Stansbury, TPA’s Fleet Manager, says: “Historically TPA have operated a one-marque fleet, but on this occasion we conducted a comprehensive procurement exercise with all the major manufacturers. Scania came in with the best overall package.” Stansbury adds that the combination of a local main dealer, Scania’s EGR technology at Euro 5, alongside a highly competitive whole-life pricing policy were the key factors in the deal.
The trucks were supplied by Keltruck, the world’s largest independent Scania dealer, and will be maintained at Keltruck’s Worksop depot on a full R&M contract. Rear mount cranes are Atlas 92.2 models, supplied and fitted by Plant Equipment, Alfreton.