Long-standing customer of Keltruck, Joseph Merritt Group Plc of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has just taken delivery of two brand new Scania R485 crane vehicles.

Both vehicles have been fitted with a bespoke lorry mounted crane capable of lifting equipment up to 15 Tonne in weight. This coupled with the reliability of a Scania and impressive power output that the Scania R485 provides, is an ideal solution for machinery to be moved between two different sites without the need for separate transport and a mobile crane.

Darren Hardy of Joseph Merritt Group Plc explains: “Our decision to purchase new additions to our current fleet was necessitated by a large increase in requirement for our specialist services. It is extremely important in our sector for all vehicles and equipment to be totally reliable, have excellent functionality and to have extremely good aesthetics.”

The relationship between Merritts and Keltruck spans three decades and is continuously adapting to meet both industry and business changes. This recent purchase emphasises this by the introduction of a minimum company standard requirement to operate Euro 5 compliant vehicles, which these new vehicles provide.

Darren explains Merritts’ relationship with Keltruck: “Merritts have worked alongside Keltruck for approximately thirty years. We have found Keltruck to be extremely accommodating, professional and reasonably priced in all aspects of their work from new vehicle sales all the way through to service.”

Nottingham based Machinery Logistics firm Joseph Merritt Group Plc. have been operating since 1922 and are specialists in the transportation, installation, removal, lifting and storage of industrial plant and machines. The company is multi-industry active and operates throughout the UK and overseas, offering an extensive variety of transport, lifting and engineering services.

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Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing