If you run a vehicle breakdown recovery business, then you can’t afford unreliability in your own fleet. That is why Recovery North West replaced a mixture of truck brands with six new DAF Trucks. The acquisition consisted of four DAF XF and a pair of LF rigids. Three of the XF trucks were 4×2 tractor units with the last an impressive looking XF 530 FAS 6×2 rigid (dual-mounted trailing axle) wrecker with a remote-operated twin 30,000lb hydraulic winch, 30-tonne K boom and a 32-tonne rear bogie.
All six were supplied through DAF franchise dealer, North West Trucks located in Huyton, Merseyside.
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Supplementing the XFs are a pair of LF rigids at 12- and 16-tonnes GVW, both on rear-air. The 12-tonne LF has been taken as a dedicated and secure covered transporter, while the second LF 16-tonner has been equipped as a full-service roadside recovery vehicle with an SLA tilt-and-slide rear flatbed twin deck with spectacle lift and five-tonne winch.
Stephen Hall, Managing Director, Recovery North West, said:
Overall, we run a mixed fleet, but when it came time to replace a portion of our vehicles, it was a simple decision to go with the six DAFs as opposed to changing like-for-like. The cost, performance and well-known reliability were deciding factors, while all our drivers – including myself – rate DAFs interiors as the best in terms of comfort no matter the journey. While the product speaks for itself, we have a great relationship with the team at North West Trucks who guided us through the sales process and will ensure our vehicles are always in peak operating condition through their excellent after sales and service teams.
Established for over 40 years, Recovery North West has grown year-on-year from a modest recovery agent to one of the largest breakdown and vehicle recovery companies in the region, covering areas including Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside, Chester and Cheshire and North Wales. It has garages throughout Merseyside as well as boasting its own commercial fitters.