24 October 2019

Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd of Lochgelly has just received six of the best – in the form of half a dozen brand spanking new DAF tippers each fitted with a HARSH combined ram and tank front end tipping gear.

“Tipper specifications just keep getting better and better” says managing director Craig Purvis, “so there’s always something new to learn. For these latest vehicles, we switched to HARSH front end gears for their ideal combination of low weight, high strength and proven local support. Installed on our preferred DAF chassis with Thompsons Loadmaster Lite multi-purpose steel bodies, the end result is a set of highly productive trucks that are also some 200kgs lighter than the ones they replace.”

These days, most tipper businesses need vehicles that can turn their wheels to almost any task that comes along, so versatility and reliability are right at the top of what operators are looking for. With a highly competitive unladen weight of 13,200kgs, the Purvis trucks are great examples of what makes a modern, multi-purpose eight wheeler. These are tippers that are equally suited to carrying everything from rubble and hardcore through to aggregates and topsoil.

Speaking for HARSH, Scottish Business Development Manager Colin Hayes says “We are really delighted to have supplied our first tipping gears to the Purvis Group. Of particular significance, the new trucks are the result of an ever closer working relationship between ourselves, local bodybuilder Thompsons in Edinburgh and Lothian DAF. These new trucks are sure to deliver a first class performance over the years ahead.”

Based in Lochgelly Fife and working right across Scotland’s Central Belt, next year sees the Purvis Group celebrating 40 years in business with business activities that include a wide range of services covering plant hire, haulage, demolition, quarrying, waste management and recycling.

As Craig Purvis notes “with 10 businesses now in the Group, we’ve come a long way in four decades and today we are busier than ever. Our new trucks are clear evidence that we continue to invest in the best products and suppliers that we can find; this way we deliver maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness to our clients. 

HARSH has a particularly good reputation in Scotland, and one that we feel comfortable to be associated with – not just with HARSH products, but also for their high standards of personal support and back-up as well.”