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Doncaster-based Pennine Stone have taken delivery of its latest bespoke MAN drawbar outfit, built specifically to suit its needs for difficult delivery environments.

Pennine Stone supplies cast stone products to house builders and construction companies throughout the UK, often delivering to town or city centre building sites which may have challenging access issues.

The TGX 26.500 6×2 XLX has a high cab specification equipment including fridge freezer and microwave, as requested by drivers.

Both bodies and trailer were built by Micra truck bodies of Wakefield. The bodies are double-deck with reinforced floors and upper decks. All-round air suspension and off-road mode makes deliveries to building sites much easier, particularly if deliveries are required before nice tarmac access roads are laid.

Pennine Stone specified a ‘four-over-four’ manual gearbox with splitter and comfort shift, which is essential when delivering over unpaved access roads due to the improved control at low speeds in comparison to a fully automatic gearbox.

Julie Harrison Hunsley, Transport Manager of Pennine Stone, said: “We are delighted with this latest vehicle, which is proof of our commitment to excellent customer service and reinforces our aim to have the best equipped fleet in our industry.”

The vehicle has been supplied with a full five-year R&M contract with Pelican Engineering at Castleford undertaking all service work at weekends to fit in with the delivery schedules. The vehicles are estimated to cover some 100,000 kilometres per annum.