Pegasus Group has taken delivery of 15 new tipper grabs as part of a major fleet refresh programme, extending its burgeoning relationship with MV Commercial. The 32-tonne DAF CF450 trucks, mounted with Thompson tipper bodies and Palfinger Epsilon M125 grabs, are joined by two new service vans. The replacement vehicles represent the latest specialist assets the company has specified from MV Commercial.

Supplied on a three-year contract hire agreement, the tipper grabs are being used to attend emergency repairs to gas, electric and water utilities’ infrastructure, mainly operating in the Midlands and the south of England.

Daniel Joyner, Transport Manager at Pegasus Group, says: “We work seven days a week; there is always someone on call. We looked to MV Commercial once again to help refresh our fleet in order to reduce maintenance costs and minimise downtime. With emergency utilities work, we have to be on site quickly to carry out repairs. The last thing we need is for our vehicles to be off the road because of a mechanical issue. For our customers, reliability is all important and MV has again answered our call, delivering some outstanding new vehicles that will improve the efficiency of our business operations.”

The FORS Gold compliant DAF trucks feature a range of high specification equipment, including cameras and sensors to ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians when the trucks are undertaking utilities work at busy roadside sites. The vehicles also each feature Chapter 8 fluorescent orange-red chevron safety markings and LED beacon bars.

Each truck is specified with a wacker carrier, which helps to safely stow the wacker plate that is used for compacting materials during construction jobs.

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MV Commercial has now supplied a third of the 84-strong fleet operated by the Pegasus Group

Following the latest deal, MV Commercial has now supplied a third of the 84-strong fleet operated by the Pegasus Group. With the ability to deliver specialist vehicles of all types, MV has also supplied hot boxes, tipper grabs and 7.5-tonne trucks to the company over the past four years.

Joyner adds: “We have developed a strong relationship with MV Commercial who are one of our main specialist vehicle suppliers for very good reason. They had stock availability and delivered quickly to ensure a smooth fleet replacement programme. The customer service and aftersales support is always outstanding too.”

To ensure continued fleet compliance and maximise vehicle uptime for contract hire customers like Pegasus, MV Commercial operates a 24/7 customer support and response unit. In the event of breakdowns, the company utilises its Ready to Go fleet to dispatch required replacement vehicles within 24 hours. VOR times for major repair and maintenance averages between two and three days, with smaller repairs prioritised to get vehicles back on the road within 24 hours.

Established in 2010, the Pegasus Group operates from its Stourbridge HQ, providing a full range of construction and emergency utilities services.