04 September 2020
Aggregate supply specialist Rory J.Holbrook has taken delivery of two DAF CF 410 FAWs, rendering it the first operator in the UK to adopt the manufacturer’s latest 8x4 rear-steer tridem chassis.
The firm has four more units on order and all six are kitted out with rear-steer capability, sleeper cabs, air-suspension, lightweight highway chassis and Fruehauf’s Aggri-Roll Mk III non-tipping V body, which dispenses aggregate via a conveyor floor to distribute loads directly to the road surfacing machine.
The trucks are being supplied by Ford & Slater of Norwich and the inaugural pair has been deployed for the operator’s contract with road construction company, Kier Highways.
DAF claims the fixed V-shaped body is safter than traditional tippers when the vehicle is close to power lines, trees and other overhead road furniture, while the 16 cubic-metre hopper can allegedly pump out almost 20-tonnes of aggregate in less than two minutes.
The FAW is the latest of the manufacturer’s multi-axle models, has a 10-tonne front axle and is said to mix four-axle payload potential with 6x4 manoeuvrability.
“After my contact at Kier saw a conveyor floor on one of our trailers, he asked if the methodology would transfer onto an eight-wheel rigid,” said managing director, Rory Holbrook, “we sat down with DAF, Ford & Slater and Fruehauf and the answer was ‘yes’… Apart from the health and safety and productivity benefits, the new truck is a massive hit with the drivers – especially the [TraXon] auto-box and the high-spec CF sleeper cab.”
24 August 2020
Norfolk-based aggregate supply specialist, Rory J.Holbrook, has become the UK’s first recipient of DAF Trucks’ latest 8x4 rear-steer ‘tridem’ chassis, after taking delivery of the first two CF 410 FAW sleeper-cabbed trucks from a total order of six units.
13 November 2018
Kier and Rory J Holbrook Ltd have worked collaboratively to launch a brand-new surface dressing innovation used for the first time in Norfolk. The team is the first in the UK surface dressing industry to introduce this type of truck, which negates the need for the use of tipper trucks. Instead, the new truck uses a conveyor system to dispense aggregate into the Phoenix Chipping machine; meaning that stopping to reload the chipping machine from a tipping truck is no longer needed.