Company marks fiftieth anniversary with new special edition Charlton-bodied Scania tipper
CELEBRATING 50 years of successful operation, Graham Churchill Plant have commissioned a special ‘one-off’ golden cab Scania tipper complete with a lightweight all-steel Charlton SuperLite body.
Based in Silverstone, next door to the F1 motor racing circuit, the golden Scania brings the total number of Churchill tippers to 25 and, special paint job aside, now represents the company’s ideal tipper specification.
‘The trucks we want have to be strong enough to be able to handle any job we put them to, whilst still delivering a top-class payload,’ said Karen Henson, director of Graham Churchill Plant. ‘Charlton’s exceptionally durable SuperLite body has proven to be the ideal complement to the Scania chassis.’
Delivering a payload of around 19,300kg, the new truck will be used on short-haul operations around Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire – tipping multiple loads per day which can be a changing mixture of aggregates, muck and soil, as well as recycled concrete and demolition waste.
‘Charlton bodies work so well for us,’ commented Ms Henson. ‘They’re strong, reliable and totally practical. People tend to forget that with tippers it’s the bodies that do the really hard work. We’ve had other makes in the fleet but nothing beats the SuperLite.’
Andrew Gunn, sales director for Charlton, added: ‘With their very wide range of tipping operations, Graham Churchill Plant are perhaps the most suited customer for our SuperLite body by demonstrating its versatility and cost effectiveness in every tipping application.
‘We are also delighted to have been chosen to body their special 50th anniversary truck and wish Graham, Karen and their team every success for the company’s next half century.’