When it comes to celebrating 50 years in business, Graham Churchill Plant sticks to tried and trusted Scania.

Marking their 50th anniversary with a one-off golden Scania, Silverstone based waste management specialists look to the future with the Swedish marque firmly supporting its operation. With both domestic and commercial clients, Graham Churchill Plant offers a full range of services covering excavation and plant hire, land reclamation, skip loader and tipper hire as well as a range of waste management services.

Supplied by local dealer TruckEast Limited, the celebratory tipper is a P410 CB 8x4 MNZ Day Cab finished in a striking shade of gold and complete with an all-steel Charlton SuperLite body. Powered by 306 kW (410hp), the 13-litre six-cylinder engine delivers high torque, smoothly transmitted through its 12-speed opticruise gearbox. 

Not only does the latest purchase mark their 50th year in business but also the 50th new Scania to have entered the fleet. The reasoning behind the continued loyalty to the brand is simple; the Scania tipper is the right tool for their operation.

“We’ve had Scania's for a long time - the drivers like them, the back-up is great, but above all is its reliability,” comments Director Karen Henson.

With a payload of around 19,300kgs, the 8x4 tipper has both the capacity and capability to efficiently retain and move excavated materials from site , whilst providing a comfortable and practical working environment for the driver.

“We’ve had Scania's for a long time - the drivers like them, the back-up is great, but above all is its reliability,” comments Director Karen Henson. “As a business, at Graham Churchill Plant, we make no excuses to our customers. We deliver what we commit to and pride ourselves on the reliable service we have offered over the past 50 years. Without a fleet we can depend upon, this could have been a different story.”

“It’s a big part of our success, that and the ability to adapt to the industry. There is always new challenges and so many advances in both technology and legislation. As a tipper operator you just have to keep on top of it and handle anything thrown at you; a characteristic we too expect of our fleet,” she continues.

Covering over 100,000kms per year and operating on short-haul operations across the four counties, the latest eight-wheeler will primarily be used on general aggregates and muckaway work.

The P-cab, as with the rest of the fleet, is equipped with reversing cameras and proximity sensors in order to maximise safety for their workers.

“All our fleet is available for hire across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire and with each job, there is an allocated driver for that truck,” states Karen. “With the wide variety of jobs and environments our drivers meet daily, safety is high on the agenda and having the increased visibility and awareness of their surroundings is simply a must on our fleet.”

The new P-cab will be maintained by their own workshop but closely supported by the team at TruckEast’s Northampton branch. “Robert Vasey and the team over at Northampton look after us; they are always there at the end of the phone when we need anything! It’s that type of service that makes a difference” adds Karen.

Since taking delivery of their anniversary tipper, Graham Churchill Plant have put in a further order – a trio of next generation P410 Day Cabs which will join the fleet in 2018.