Construction and utilities specialist enhances fleet with 15 new DAF trucks

PEGASUS Group has taken delivery of 15 new tipper grabs as part of a major fleet refresh programme, extending its relationship with MV Commercial.

The 32-tonne DAF CF 450 trucks, mounted with Thompson tipper bodies and Epsilon M125 grabs, are joined by two new service vans.

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.

Daniel Joyner, transport manager at Pegasus Group, said, “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 are said to feature a range of high specification equipment, including cameras and sensors to enhance safety when the trucks are working at busy roadside sites. The vehicles also feature Chapter 8 fluorescent orange-red chevron safety markings and LED beacon bars.

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

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