Islay contractor hooks up with Scania
Haulage contractor T. A. Wood of Octofad Farm, Port Charlotte, Islay has taken delivery of a Scania eight-wheeler fitted with Hyva hookloader equipment. Supplied by Scania (Great Britain) Limited's Glasgow branch, the truck joins the all-Scania T. A. Wood fleet and will fulfil a variety of tasks around the island.
The 32-tonnes gross vehicle weight truck is a 410 horspower P 410 8x4 XT rigid with a Scania CP17 cab. At 1.7-metres long the CP17 is Scania's longest day cab, and as such provides generous storage space behind the seats. The XT specification is designed for vehicles operating in arduous environments, a factor which appealed to company owner, Andrew Wood:
"We're involved in hauling aggregates, delivering ready mixed concrete and general waste management work, all of which sees us operating both on- and off-road," he says. "As such, this truck suits our needs well. In addition to being tough and well up the job, it's very good on fuel. The comfort levels are high, and both the driver and I are very pleased with its performance. Over and above that, we're looked after very well by the aftersales team at Glasgow, and that's a key reason why we continue to purchase Scania vehicles, which we've done since we purchased our first back in 2002."