Tom Prichard Contracting Limited have taken delivery of two additional Scania G410CB8X4MHZ construction vehicles complete with Thompson muckaway tipper bodies and Thompson sheeting systems – all supplied by Keltruck Ltd, Scania dealership for the Midlands & South Wales.
For added safety the vehicles have been fitted with a passenger side ‘Vision Door’ designed and installed by Keltruck to give the driver a valuable line of sight to potential cyclists or hazards on the nearside of the vehicle.
In addition the vehicles are equipped with the latest side cameras, side sensors and an audible alarm for cyclists and pedestrians when the vehicle is turning left. Tom Prichard’s drivers have offered great feedback on the improvements this has afforded them in terms of vision and awareness in urban centres.
For over half a century Scania construction class vehicles have been found working in harsh environments spanning the world because they are a durable, reliable vehicle with great driving style, appeal, and also excellent handing and maneuverability. The vehicles can be tailored to suit the operation and deliver back high uptime as well as giving great productivity and fuel efficiency.
The vehicles will be performing their duties for Llantrisant, South Wales construction business Tom Prichard Contracting Limited who are a leading provider of construction and support services to both the private and public sectors throughout Wales, the Midlands and the South West.
Established in 1995 as a plant hire company and working with blue chip organisations such as Morrison Utility Services and Aberthaw Power Station, they now offer a full range of services including demolition, site clearance, bulk earthworks, drainage, ground remediation, infrastructure services, recycling and waste management. Business owner, Tom Prichard, has a great focus on providing the highest professional standards to the construction and support services sectors, with a strong emphasis on building trustful, collaborative working relationships. The company vision is to deliver cost effective, best value and sustainable solutions in the field of construction and support services on all their projects.
The firm employs 110 people in total from the local community and firmly believes in growing its own employees by running an apprenticeship scheme; there are currently two apprentices learning various aspects of the business and plans for more in the future.
Tom Prichard said: “I’m very pleased with the fuel economy on the new Scania [G410CB8X4MHZ] tippers that were recently supplied by Keltruck. In addition we are seeing improved fuel economy in the Terex Finlay J-1160 stone crusher which is also conveniently powered by a Scania industrial engine.”
There are a total of 400 plant assets supported by a 25-strong truck fleet which is 100% Scania including a new 4×2 Skiploader, a beavertail, four dedicated contract vehicles, 16 rigid and 5 articulated trucks. Tom commented that he receives a great level of service, support and backup from the local Scania dealer, Keltruck Ltd, which stems from vehicle and parts backup to specialised plant technicians arriving on site when required for vital updates and servicing on the Scania powered plant equipment including a new Terex Finlay J-1170 and existing Terex Finlay J-1160 stone crusher.
Tom has a further two new Scania 8×4 tippers on order for September as well as two further orders secured for 2016 with Keltruck to assist his expanding business and continues to use the services of Keltruck Ltd and Scania (Great Britain) Ltd for vehicle supply, parts, maintenance, support for Scania industrial engines and Scania Finance as the relationship continues. Purchasing decisions are made at Tom Prichard Contracting Limited with reliability, dealer support and whole life costs in mind.
The supporting Scania dealer providing around the clock support to this operation is Keltruck Ltd at Cardiff, headed up by regional manager Tim Hare. The busy depot offers valuable support for Scania truck, bus, coach, industrial and marine engines as well as supporting trailer and non-Scania vehicles. Similarly to Tom Prichard Construction Limited, Keltruck Cardiff also employs 34 people from the local community along with 5 apprentices busy learning the business. The Cardiff operation supports approximately 350 customers in the area with servicing and parts, boasts eight workshop bays, a dedicated ATF (MOT) testing lane with brake testing and tachograph facilities. It has recently expanded services to accommodate tail lift servicing and weight testing.
Andrew Bentley, General Manager – Marketing & Business Development for Keltruck Ltd, commented: “It was a privilege to spend time with Tom and his team seeing the vehicles and plant equipment all in action but it does make you more aware of the critical uptime required for all the assets in this environment because in some cases if one item should stop working it can have a critical knock on effect and slow the whole process down. We’re really pleased to be of service keeping this organisation working efficiently.”