It’s always good when something turns out just right. And for SRC Aggregates, that something is a Charlton all-steel SuperLite tipper body, mounted on a Scania 8×4 chassis.
“This tipper body just takes everything in its stride” says SRC’s Commercial Manager Clint Layzell. “Whilst the majority of the work our trucks do is taking out aggregates, we also have to accommodate backloads that can be anything from muckaway to demolition materials. What we want is one tipper body that can handle the lot – and with a good payload potential too. For us, it’s the SuperLite.”
Based a few miles from Stansted Airport at Great Dunmow, Essex, SRC currently employs some 40 tippers across their three different sites. Now a leading regional supplier of all types of primary and recycled aggregates, the company has grown rapidly since its original formation as Sewells Reservoir Construction Ltd in 1994.
“Providing a high quality, reliable service is the core of everything that we do” adds Clint, “and key to this is having an up to date fleet of high productivity trucks. Right now, the fleet is busier than ever, so reliability and performance are everything. Mounted on their latest spec Scania 410hp chassis, our Charlton tippers tare off at 12,700kgs, giving us a payload of 19,300kgs. For a Euro 6 vehicle with an all-steel body, that really is as good as you’re going to get.”
As a relatively new company in the industry, SRC pays particular attention to its image and appearance. As a result, most of its truck livery is white, thereby promoting high visibility and cleanliness. With completely smooth single piece sides, the SuperLite significantly helps in this aim by preventing dirt build-up and making routine cleaning quick and easy.
Inside the body, SuperLite’s curved floor also ensures a clean and speedy ejection of the load, particularly so with wet or sticky materials.