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Phelan Haulage gets specialist DAF crane truck

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Phelan Haulage has expanded the flexibility of its operations after taking delivery of a DAF XG 530 tractor unit mounted with a HIAB X-HIPRO 858 EP-6 crane from MV Commercial.

With a four-tonne lifting capacity at a full reach of 16 metres, the new crane truck has allowed the Durham haulier to increase its heavy load operation in the North East of England and Scotland.

Most of its work is transporting abnormal loads such as telecom poles and moving shipping containers for use at corporate events, as well as for a company that stages escape room interactive games at a variety of sites.

The new arrival, which features a DAF XG cab, mirror camera system and three-star DVS rating, joins three other crane trucks in the Phelan Haulage fleet and is expected to travel about 100,000 km per year.

Phelan Haulage has diversified its operations over more than 15 years in the industry.

As well as an urban rear steer trailer capable of transporting abnormal loads of up to 36 metres, it also has HIAB crane trucks with demountable bodies which can be used as rigid vehicles – catering for small loads or restricted access sites.

Peter Phelan, Phelan Haulage Director said: “It’s a very impressive bit of kit and the crane is an absolute monster – to safely lift that amount of weight at that reach is exceptional.

“This unit has allowed our business to undertake jobs that require heavier lifts, improving our reputation as a high reach and high load HIAB crane truck specialist.”


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