Specialist scrap metal merchants and recyclers, steel stockholders and used vehicle parts suppliers T-Met Ltd of Northern Ireland MAN up with the arrival of their first New Generation TGS 8×4 hookloader.

The Truck Buyer

Established in 2000 T-Met Ltd has grown to become one of the largest recyclers and exporters of scrap metals in Northern Ireland. Their four fully licensed and strategically located depots, are capable of collecting and processing both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals and End of Life vehicles (ELV’s).

Through a series of continual business diversifications T-Met Ltd can also provide customers with a full range of new steel supplies, including aluminium sheet, angle iron, channel iron, circular and rectangular hollow section, flat bars, galvanised sheets and tubing, reinforcing mesh and solid round bars. T-Met Ltd also offer a second-hand car parts service, where customers can buy used parts off the shelf for all makes and models.

TGM 4×2 (left) and TGS 8×4 (right) Both new vehicles were supplied through MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s Direct Sales function and prepared by RK Trucks Centre.

The MAN TGS Truck Specification

The new vehicle will operate across all four T-Met Ltd sites in Armagh, Belfast, Coleraine and Campsie. Striking in appearance in the traditional T-Met corporate blue with the T-Met name and logo in white and with pinstriped panels, the new TGS 8×4 was supplied through MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s Direct Sales function and prepared by RK Trucks Centre.

T-Met Ltd.’s new MAN TGS, a 35.430 8×4 featuring the NN day cab, is powered by MAN’s latest generation Euro6D compliant D26, straight-six, 12.4-litre engines, which generates 316 kW (430 hp) and drives both rear axles via MAN’s TipMatic 12 speed automatic transmission. Bodied with a hookloader body with an automatic roll-over sheeting system, the new arrival offers a flexible, versatile and robust chassis solution. Adding a splash of style the new vehicle is equipped with Alcoa alloy wheels.

MAN Hookloader TGS
T-Met Ltd of Northern Ireland are hooked on their new New Generation MAN TGS 8×4.

T-Met’s new TGS is joined by a New Generation MAN TGM 4×2 18.250 skiploader. Both new vehicles join the expanding fleet of 24 vehicles, predominated by MAN the fleet includes: TGL 12 tonners with tilt & slide car recovery bodies, TGM 18 tonne skiploaders, TGS 8×4 and 6×2 hook loaders and TGX 44 tonne tractors.

The Buyer’s View

Business founder and Managing Director, T-Met Ltd, Chris Traynor, said’ “We have an established and trusted relationship with MAN and MAN’s local sales executive Julian Brown and John Donnelly from RK Trucks Centre. Over the years this relationship has morphed into more of a partnership and the level of wrap-around care and commitment we receive is second to none.

“As an expanding business in a specialised industry choosing new MAN trucks was an easy decision, we have found our MAN’s to be both reliable and trustworthy. In terms of efficiency, when looking at whole life vehicle costs, the MAN’s offer outstanding value for money and with a high level of car like comfort driver acceptance is good, as is the high level of technology in terms of both driver safety and assistance aids.”

MAN TGS Hookloader
The finished vehicle with its 8×4 configuration and hookloader body offers a rugged, reliable and customer friendly package.

Focussing on the TGS 8×4 Chris concluded: “The finished vehicle with its 8×4 configuration and hookloader body offer us a rugged, reliable and customer friendly package. Moving forward these new vehicles, both the TGS and the TGM, will further enhance our scrap metal collection and delivery service ensuring we deliver our customers a timely collection and delivery service throughout the region.”

Julian Brown, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd area sales executive, commented: “It’s a pleasure to once again work with T-Met on their latest fleet edition. With the help of the skilled ream at RK Trucks Centre we’ve managed to deliver vehicles that are truly turnkey ready and we very much look forward to seeing them on the road and our continued relationship.”